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Busboys and Poets

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5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
+1 301-779-2787
08:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have now been to Busboys and Poets five times since I started taking classes at UMD last August. Every time I tried something new and never disappointed. Every time the staff was exceptional and accommodating (I have many food allergies/sensitivities). I have come with family and as a romantic date spot. They even let us play our board game... More 

Thank Annie R
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was really cool. Shelves filled with books to read while there. Relaxed atmosphere. The food was really good and fresh tasting, not premade. The wait staff was friendly and pleasant.

Thank Shary A
Capitol Heights, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely a great experience and very good food. Our server was also on top of things even with it being so busy.

Thank truemrsphillips
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 6, we got okay service. On the brighter side, we were not rushed along. And all of our lunch selections were delicious! Parking in rear of shopping are also is a plus, in that area,

Thank ndcarea
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend had the French Toast and I had the Bagel and Lox with cheese grits on the side. After trying her french toast I decided they were the best I've ever tasted. The Bagel and Lox could have used another slice of tomato, a little more cream cheese and just a pinch more lettuce--but it was otherwise delicious. They... More 

Thank The_Drunken_Foodist
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to be a big fan of Busboys when the management was different. Timothy Relph brought a certain cool, relaxed vibe to the restaurant. It's still nice, but it's no longer my hang out spot of choice. It's still a good place to grab a meal and they have something for everyone in a group: from vegan and vegetarian,... More 

Thank Mya W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Franklin's has a very good menu. The food is delicious and the prices reasonable. The standard salads are a little boring, but overall the quality of the food is very high.

Thank Beshdichizzi
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had great lamb sliders, soup, shrimp and grits, etc. Took advantage of happy hour and enjoyed house wines. So, food was deelish, but it was the waitress who went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied, that put the icing on the cake. Some free parking on side of building across the street.

Thank musicmuse2
Jessup, Maryland
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The catfish with collard greens and corn cake is delicious. I had gotten the same meal at the DC location and the flavors were consistent. The service was very good considering the size of the group.

Thank MsC8108
Beltsville, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had our daughter's graduation luncheon from UM here on Wednesday December 21st. My wife had tried to call for a reservation four days leading up to this event and she was told that they don't take reservations, only call ahead seating. We tried to explain that the University of MD was having their graduation for various departments on this... More 

Thank Sam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, International, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5331 Baltimore Ave, Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hyattsville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-779-2787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?