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Busboys and Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1926
+1 301-779-2787
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1926
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here for a family dinner and NOBODY ever came by our table for over 20 minutes until we checked with the hostess and one of the waiters who walked by to see if we even had anyone assigned to our table. Once we...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and great space for dinner and drinks. We will definitely be back. They were out of some of the specialty cocktails but I was able to find another yummy substitute.

Thank Angela5183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner Saturday night. They were busy, but no wait for our table. Husband had a Reuben ($13), I had Salad Nicoise ($16). His had beautiful marble rye, was a large portion, and he said was delicious. Mine was outstanding... fresh greens, green beans,...More

Thank tlhjar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of variety and great dishes. Good for lunch, dinner or brunch. Staff are very friendly and has a lively atmosphere. I love their teas and desserts.

Thank Tourist736314
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went for dinner. We each had one cocktail and a sandwich. I had the lamb burger, served on a pita with sweet potato fries on the side. The sweet potato fries were perfect, with a good crunch but soft insides. The burger was slightly...More

Thank WDavidTF
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

It was busy the day we went so I knew we had to be patient with service. It was worth it. It was so hard to make up our minds. Everything looked so good and smelled good. I had the tuna steak sandwich and my...More

Thank Anna T
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Very interesting restaurant, Large menu with some unusual items. I had a poached pear salad different but very good. Also salmon "blackened" is not to miss. My wife had the tuna said it was the best she ever ate. The greek salad also was good....More

Thank Dan H
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Really cool atmosphere and the crab cakes were insane! Shrimp and grits were a win win...and we all agreed we have never had grits like they do them! Flavor explosion, extremely fresh seafood, and DONT SKIP DESERT...just do it! Really great place and the portions...More

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The lamb sliders...they make my day every time! It’s my husband and mine’s go-to spot for a great quick meal! Service is always great and quick! We love it!

Thank krystalcottman
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My vegetarian sister was in town and we needed a casual, fun place to take her for a fast dinner. Tried Busboys and Poets and there were many items on the large menu that were very much to her taste and liking. Roasted cauliflower was...More

Thank 29Lorenzo
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13 October 2017|
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Response from Byron W | Reviewed this property |
I had a burger and salad when I visited last, I have had a variety of American and International cusine and have not been disappointed ever. Menu Items are added and removed I would say about semi annually.
13 October 2017|
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Response from sym4302016 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you'll be disappointed by the dinner menu. Choices from classic salads to sandwiches and burgers...entrees include plentiful portions of Mediterranean and cajun spiced dishes. Shrimp and Chicken Chorizo Pasta a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-779-2787
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