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Busboys and Poets

1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
+1 202-789-2227
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

WOW - this place is busy but good. Lots going on upstairs. Books for sale as you enter. Took our granddaughter for her 6th b'day & she got a personal song sung to her! The healthy food menu offered here was an awesome change of...More

Thank Faye P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drank a slightly too sweet Old fashioned and nibbles on a very large helping of Natchos. Neither was bad, neither was memorable. It was fine and the waiter was b nice too. More of a 3.5 stars for me So v good. Place was busy....More

1  Thank SciRad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this restaurant, but unfortunately they weren't met. I ordered fried chicken (gluten free) and was very disappointed in the amount of seasoning used (poultry seasoning, I think). The sauce was also a little strange. The waitress was fairly inattentive (no...More

1  Thank leppaenat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As first time visitors to DC, we were excited to spend the day sightseeing and doing all of the touristy stuff DC has to offer. Our Airbnb host recommended this restaurant to us and while the food was really good, the service was super slow....More

1  Thank carrillocd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so so great. Service was great!! we would definitely go back.I ordered the Blackened sea bass sandwich. with sweet potato fries. the fish was so tender and juicy. not dry at all. I would ask for a different bun though. just an ordinary...More

Thank lezapeza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and cool atmosphere. We had a lovely evening for a meal on the patio. Service was great and they have a great selection of food.

Thank TCM327
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the nearest restaurant for dinner. Tired aftera long flight we decided to eat here. Mezze were great! Salads were dissapointing lots of salad and only a few nuts, little cheese. Would’nt order a salad. Servants were friendly.

Thank Zeilmeermin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Always excellent food and service. Music is awesome but a teeny bit loud for conversation. A must visit in DC for us.

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch and really enjoyed it! Order the nachos- you won’t be disappointed!!! Casual atmosphere, large menu, friendly and efficient staff. I would definitely go again

Thank Sewbusymom
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped into BB&Ps during the second day of my trip to DC. I love the vibe here and the food was just as good. I ordered the crab and grits because that's what I wanted😍. I also ordered tabbouleh with pita chips as a...More

Thank Berlinda B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-2227
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