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Busboys and Poets

American Restaurant, Bookstore, and Bar$$$$
U-Street, Washington
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  • Claudia O.
    Claudia Orlando2 days ago
    Amazing brunch, big dishes, great place. But if you are impatient, they are a little slower. Except that, fully recommended!
  • Graeme B.
    Graeme BoyJanuary 3
    Great vegan breakfast food and delicious sweet potato pancakes!
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 20, 2016
    If you visit Busboys and Poets don’t forget to pair your favorite dessert with Pueblo Viejo Añejo.
  • Ed D.
    Ed DennisNovember 30, 2016
    Great place - can not wait to come back and try something new. Grits are tasty.
    Upvoted Dec 12, 2016
  • Carmen Y.
    Carmen YépizOctober 25, 2016
    I haven't found yet another places like this one. Delicious burgers, beers and great service. I always enjoy my time here.
  • Rebekah R.
    Rebekah RobinsonOctober 16, 2016
    Vegan nachos and avocado hot panini 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽
  • Jennae G.
    Jennae Gholston-PittsOctober 12, 2016
    Great shrimp fritters and nice atmosphere
  • Mohammed G.
    Mohammed GhaithOctober 8, 2016
    Great Pizza and you'll have an awesome night
  • Nate T.
    Nate TSeptember 16, 2016
    This location will always be a winner: rich atmosphere; more than ample food selection; professional staff! What more can you ask for?
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LorenzSeptember 12, 2016
    Vegan nachos are to die for
  • Ninon ™.
    Ninon ™May 23, 2016
    Great sandwiches and books
  • Lauren H.
    Lauren HinsonMay 21, 2016
    The sweet potato pancakes are to die for!!! The chicken omelette is so delicious, and the home fries are bomb!
  • Vienna P.
    Vienna PhamApril 10, 2016
    Vegan tuna sandwich is really good.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansApril 2, 2016
    Don't worry, their non vegan/vegetarian options are really good as well! But make sure you grab the halloumi app, so freaking good.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaMarch 23, 2016
    Close with a flourish this spring break and enjoy a refreshing Pueblo Viejo Cocktail here at Busboys and Poets.
  • Matt C.
    Matt CowburnMarch 15, 2016
    That vegan brownie though
  • Jarrad H.
    Jarrad HubbardMarch 8, 2016
    Great place to work
  • Kustom K.
    Kustom KaneMarch 7, 2016
    DC tap water
  • Anne H.
    Anne HenochowiczMarch 2, 2016
    Family-friendly restaurant with a social justice bent. I always take visitors here for dinner and to visit the bookstore.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 29, 2016
    If you want to freshen up with a delicious cocktail at Busboys and Poets, try a Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Rotimi A.
    Rotimi A. WilliamsFebruary 22, 2016
    You'll find a lot of local events hosted in their small but well located space.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 22, 2016
    An anazing mix of styles and themes and people meeting venue ! Very unique and all worth it !
  • Lucky D.
    Lucky DeucesFebruary 8, 2016
    The shrimp and crab fritters were yummy as well as the gnocchi. Our server was not too attentive and forgot easily.
  • Thomas P.
    Thomas ParrishFebruary 8, 2016
    Coffee and a great reuben
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 5, 2016
    When you visit Busboys and Poets start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Danika W.
    Danika WeatherJanuary 19, 2016
    Fried chicken and Cajun fries!
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa ChaiJanuary 12, 2016
    Grilled salmon and the quinoa with veggies
  • Chris G.
    Chris GutierrezDecember 26, 2015
    Slow service and alright good. Still, a good meet up spot.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 18, 2015
    Try a real Mexican taste, order a Spicy Paloma mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • Alyssa Z.
    Alyssa ZhuDecember 13, 2015
    Flatbread is amaazing
  • Liane B.
    Liane BanseDecember 8, 2015
    I always get the lamb burger. Very Greek.
  • Elizabeth
    ElizabethNovember 9, 2015
    Great spot. The venue is an experience and the food is delicious (lamb sliders and a side of tabouli)
  • JH H.
    JH H-DOctober 31, 2015
    A DC institution
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HigginsOctober 3, 2015
    Great coffee, and the bookstore has an awesome selection.
  • Hanny
    HannySeptember 29, 2015
    Love this place and its poetry night!
  • Giselle V.
    Giselle ValdezSeptember 15, 2015
    Crab cakes and grits were spectacular! Also one of the best shrimp and grits I've ever had.
  • Amber A.
    Amber AdamsSeptember 3, 2015
    Best tabbouleh I have ever had! My husband had the sweet potato fries and they were amazing!
  • Courtney L.
    Courtney LewisAugust 16, 2015
    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!
  • Logan H.
    Logan HouseJuly 24, 2015
    LITERALLY EVERYTHING. THE CHORIZO. THE CRAB GRITS. THE NACHOS.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WatsonJuly 18, 2015
    Everything is delicious. Loved the sweet potato pancakes
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinJuly 7, 2015
    Great menu with something for everyone. The flatiron steak salad was delicious. Also try the green tea gin Moscow mule.
  • Micha L.
    Micha LusterJune 25, 2015
    Sweet potato pancakes = ♡
  • Ab
    AbMay 16, 2015
    Decent bookstore in the back. So-so food. A memory of its former self.
  • Danielle E.
    Danielle ElliotMay 12, 2015
    The vegan cobb 👌🏼
  • Dadisi O.
    Dadisi OlutosinMay 8, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Great late lunch.
  • Lorraine L.
    Lorraine LaneApril 20, 2015
    Love it here
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.March 31, 2015
    The nacho appetizer is so good and big enough to share amongst a small group.
  • Monica U.
    Monica UlfeMarch 30, 2015
    The decoration is great!
  • Craig B.
    Craig BarrettMarch 15, 2015
    Food is great. Great casual atmosphere.
  • David G.
    David GroempingMarch 14, 2015
    Very rude staff. Wouldn't go again.
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