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Busboys and Poets

American Restaurant, Bookstore, and Bar · U-Street
2021 14th St NW (at V St NW), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Happy Hour, No Bar Snacks
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes

We are a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted, and a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide. A place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul. We believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change.

9.2/10

Based on 896 votes

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    Universal E.
    "order a DC Tap Water"(12 Tips)
    Keyon S.
    "Can't go wrong with either their Shrimp and Grits or Fried Chicken."(9 Tips)
    Michael S.
    "Loving the oaxaca omelet"(4 Tips)
    Jeffrey B.
    "You can order the Reuben with tempeh...fantastic veggie sandwich!"(7 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • vegan food
  • grits
  • lively
  • dc tap water
  • breakfast food
  • sweet potato fries
  • casual
  • sandwiches
  • brunch food
  • coffee
  • trendy
  • bread pudding
  • crab
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • cozy
  • family-friendly
  • burgers
  • paninis
  • Lucky D.

    The shrimp and crab fritters were yummy as well as the gnocchi. Our server was not too attentive and forgot easily.

    Lucky Deuces · 5 days ago
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  • Thomas P.

    Coffee and a great reuben

    Thomas Parrish · 5 days ago
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  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila

    When you visit Busboys and Poets start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    Pueblo Viejo Tequila · 1 week ago
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  • Danika W.

    Fried chicken and Cajun fries!

    Danika Weather · 3 weeks ago
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  • Melissa C.

    Grilled salmon and the quinoa with veggies

    Melissa Chai · January 12
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  • Chris G.

    Slow service and alright good. Still, a good meet up spot.

    Chris Gutierrez · December 26, 2015
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  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila

    Try a real Mexican taste, order a Spicy Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.

    Pueblo Viejo Tequila · December 18, 2015
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  • Alyssa Z.

    Flatbread is amaazing

    Alyssa Zhu · December 13, 2015
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  • Liane B.

    I always get the lamb burger. Very Greek.

    Liane Banse · December 8, 2015
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  • Elizabeth

    Great spot. The venue is an experience and the food is delicious (lamb sliders and a side of tabouli)

    Elizabeth · November 9, 2015
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  • Jeung Hwa D.

    A DC institution

    Jeung Hwa D · October 31, 2015
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  • Joshua H.

    Great coffee, and the bookstore has an awesome selection.

    Joshua Higgins · October 3, 2015
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  • Hanny

    Love this place and its poetry night!

    Hanny · September 29, 2015
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  • Giselle V.

    Crab cakes and grits were spectacular! Also one of the best shrimp and grits I've ever had.

    Giselle Valdez · September 15, 2015
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  • Amber A.

    Best tabbouleh I have ever had! My husband had the sweet potato fries and they were amazing!

    Amber Adams · September 3, 2015
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  • Courtney L.

    Great for brunch. Must get the grits, they are out of this world! Ordered the oaxaca omelette and loved it. Beans, eggs, cheese and guacamole? Yes please!

    Courtney Lewis · August 16, 2015
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  • Logan H.

    LITERALLY EVERYTHING. THE CHORIZO. THE CRAB GRITS. THE NACHOS.

    Logan House · July 24, 2015
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  • Lisa W.

    Everything is delicious. Loved the sweet potato pancakes

    Lisa Watson · July 18, 2015
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  • Matt B.

    Great menu with something for everyone. The flatiron steak salad was delicious. Also try the green tea gin Moscow mule.

    Matt Bernstein · July 7, 2015
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  • Micha L.

    Sweet potato pancakes = ♡

    Micha Luster · June 25, 2015
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  • Ab

    Decent bookstore in the back. So-so food. A memory of its former self.

    Ab · May 16, 2015
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  • Danielle E.

    The vegan cobb 👌🏼

    Danielle Elliot · May 12, 2015
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  • Chef Dadisi O.

    Great late lunch.

    Chef Dadisi Olutosin · May 8, 2015
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  • Lorraine L.

    Love it here

    Lorraine Lane · April 20, 2015
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  • Chris H.

    The nacho appetizer is so good and big enough to share amongst a small group.

    Chris H. · March 31, 2015
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  • Monica U.

    The decoration is great!

    Monica Ulfe · March 30, 2015
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  • Craig B.

    Food is great. Great casual atmosphere.

    Craig Barrett · March 15, 2015
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  • David G.

    Very rude staff. Wouldn't go again.

    David Groemping · March 14, 2015
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  • Jaineen B.

    This place has an awesome vibe as well as an interesting book shop towards the back.

    Jaineen Brown · March 12, 2015
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  • Jon B.

    Atmosphere

    Jon Ball · March 11, 2015
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  • Marcie Q.

    The Green Gin Mule is everything.

    Marcie Quintana · March 8, 2015
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  • Victor N.

    Poached pear salad. All day.

    Victor Nguyen-Long · March 1, 2015
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  • Souma M.

    Falafel and sweet potato fries are wonderful!

    Souma M · February 22, 2015
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  • Mark J.

    Amazing vegan options alongside a great standard American menu in a quirky and very lively setting.

    Mark J. · February 16, 2015
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  • Terri A.

    Great food. Hardy portions. Cute bookstore in back

    Terri Alford · January 22, 2015
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  • Cindy A.

    The setup is so amazing. Perfect chill or wait area. I love it here!

    Cindy Allman · December 31, 2014
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  • Kate S.

    Great salads, books and tumeric tea!

    Kate Schwartz · December 25, 2014
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  • Rohaina

    Good place to hangout late night, but skip the food.

    Rohaina · December 23, 2014
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  • Zoa S.

    Everything needed for laughter: good food, drinks, and its downtown where you can s👀👀 everything ✔👍🙌

    Zoa Stewart · December 6, 2014
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  • Stephen L.

    Good bookstore, nice crab cake (how often do get that comment at the same place), but pass on the vegan chili.

    Stephen Legault · December 3, 2014
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  • Jimmy A.

    Karaoke night

    Jimmy Abi · December 3, 2014
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  • Cheeky M.

    Fantastic inclusive place for people of colour and queer people. Lovely bar staff. Good beers. The bookshop is inspirational. The first place in DC that I've felt truly welcome.

    Cheeky McBumface · November 21, 2014
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  • Sasha F.

    Serious celery.

    Sasha Friedenberg · September 21, 2014
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  • Scotty P.

    This place has an awesome vibe as well as an interesting book shop towards the back.

    Scotty Pimpin · September 20, 2014
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  • Aniruddha M.

    Fabulous place. Great environment. Top notch food. Do try out DC Tap Water cocktail. Always busy but worth the wait.

    Aniruddha Mandke · September 15, 2014
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  • Allyson H.

    Reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. Some of the best Eggs Benny I've had in the city. Beat the wait and snag a spot at the bar.

    Allyson Hartten · September 8, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Try the Pomegranate lemonade

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · August 31, 2014
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  • Daniel S.

    Great place to get work done. My favorite dish is the tempe panini

    Daniel Shorstein · August 24, 2014
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  • Al K.

    DC water drink, great ambience, great people, super earthly decor

    Al Kags · August 22, 2014
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  • Meg D.

    Dinner with the Dunns!

    Meg Dunn · August 19, 2014
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