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Busboys and Poets

American Restaurant, Café, and Event Space
5331 Baltimore Ave (at Jefferson St.), Hyattsville, MD 20781, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

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 socia... (See all)

8.8/10

Based on 318 votes

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    Paige F.
    "Sweet Potato Pancakes and Neptune Benedict are to die for!!!!"(5 Tips)
    Eileen C.
    "Shrimp n Grits r awesome and their brunch"(11 Tips)
    Erin Y.
    "DC tap water, gotta love their sense of humor"(2 Tips)
    Renee' J.
    "The vegan quesadillas are the best!"(2 Tips)
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  • seafood
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  • dc tap water
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  • sweet potato pancakes
  • talent showcase
  • crab cakes
  • spacious
  • trendy
  • French toast
  • lattes
  • lively
  • blackened salmon
  • casual
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  • fritters
  • shrimp
  • Paige F.

    Sweet Potato Pancakes and Neptune Benedict are to die for!!!!

    Paige Forte · 1 week ago
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  • Jason F.

    This place is really interesting. I had a burger that was nothing special and service was slow, but stop by nonetheless.

    Jason Fontana · 2 weeks ago
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  • Micah P.

    Can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

    Micah P · May 23
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  • Mukul K.

    Ambience is great so is the food and the service. Loved the place! :-D

    Mukul Kulkarni · April 11
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  • Jason J.

    Very cool vibe. A shame that the prices indicate more "poser" than "authentic". Still a nice time, just not an everyday or week outing

    Jason Jenkins · April 4
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  • Stacy T.

    Catfish with greens

    Stacy Taylor · March 14
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  • David B.

    My favorite spot.

    David Beck · February 13
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  • Sonja S.

    Tastiest meatloaf in town

    Sonja Strongarm · January 25
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  • Loren W.

    Blackened fish sammich OH MY GAW

    Loren Worsley · January 16
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  • Sasha N.

    Be sure to order a pitcher of mimosas instead of purchasing them one by one. With the pitcher, you get more bang for the buck.

    Sasha Nevermind · January 1
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  • Sasha N.

    They have an awesome brunch on the weekends. My favorite is the sweet potato pancakes.

    Sasha Nevermind · December 28, 2014
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  • Andrea H.

    Great sweet potato fries and a choice of dipping sauces. chipotle mayo was delish. Best Skim Latte! Yum! Staff was very friendly and helpful. Wifi connection strong. Busy on a Sunday afternoon.

    Andrea Hylen · December 21, 2014
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  • N K.

    Brunch sweet potato pancakes and the hiuse blend coffee.

    N K · December 20, 2014
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  • Phi H.

    Turkey roast and beef chili !! Get in my belly !! Good vibes cool place

    Phi Hoang · November 15, 2014
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  • Jamila S.

    Wonderful selection of teas! Large backroom for private events (e.g. book signing of Pitch Black by: Christine Turner Jackson)

    Jamila Smith · November 9, 2014
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  • Jennifer

    The new vegan chilli is really on point 👌

    Jennifer · October 26, 2014
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  • Andrew M.

    First time, excellent atmosphere.

    Andrew Montillo · October 4, 2014
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  • Soulon-on Wheels and Essentials Soulon A.
  • Brandi G.

    Everything is delectable. Go for Brunch try the French Toast and bottomless mimosas

    Brandi Graves · September 19, 2014
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  • Ann Maria

    Love the fresh squeeze orange juice.

    Ann Maria · June 27, 2014
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  • Taboo1099

    Pineapple infused margarita and shrimp & crab cake balls!

    Taboo1099 · June 8, 2014
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  • Eunice K.

    Huge parking area at the back of the restaurant (near the apt). Do not get confused with the small lot. Host also informed me that they do tow so make sure you park at the right lot! :)

    Eunice Kim · February 25, 2014
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  • Laura L.

    Reuben and Portobella my two favorites without a doubt! Plus fresh fruit, yummy!

    Laura Limas · February 15, 2014
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  • Reyhan R.

    WiFi can be pretty spotty. I don't know if it's just with MacBooks or what. It's very disappointing either way.

    Reyhan Reid · November 2, 2013
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  • Holiday Inn Express-Washington, DC/BW Parkway W.

    Not only do you have to have breakfast (any egg dish), but go for lunch as well! The Ruben is AMAZING!!

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  • Eric R.

    This location has its own unique vibe apart from the 14th Street and V location. More spacious, chic and lively the Hyattsville location sits nestled in the up and coming arts district. Bring friends.

    Eric Ringwood · October 20, 2013
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  • Reyhan R.

    Try the steak and asparagus salad, blackened salmon, wings inferno, grilled chicken panini, sautéed mushroom and gorgonzola burger, or the chocolate layer cake. All are excellent!

    Reyhan Reid · October 17, 2013
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  • Joy D.

    You have to try the DC Tap Water, Turkey Burger, and Sweet Potato Fries. Deelish!

    Joy Davis · August 14, 2013
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  • Yetta B.

    Easy parking. Open late. Bohemian atmosphere. Great food. Vegan friendly.

    Yetta Bungie · July 28, 2013
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  • Taneisha B.

    The food is awesome!

    Taneisha Brianna · July 26, 2013
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  • Samantha L.

    too many menu stipulations!

    Samantha Lea · July 6, 2013
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  • Uncle Q.

    The food here is excellent! Significantly better dining experience than the DC locations! :-)

    Uncle Quillis · July 2, 2013
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  • Dark N.

    The Chardonnay cream sauce with the fried chicken breast is a delight.

    Dark Ness · June 6, 2013
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  • Mahoganychild

    The steak/asparagus salad and crab/shrimp fritters are the best items on the menu....

    Mahoganychild · June 2, 2013
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  • Laney C.

    The atmosphere of this place is nice, but the hostess' attitude stinks!!

    Laney Collins · May 27, 2013
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  • Clifton W.

    I enjoyed the Sweet Spiced Latte - organic caramel, cinnamon, and two shots of espresso. Not for the purists, but that doesn't make it taste any less good.

    Clifton Wynter · May 12, 2013
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  • Nicole H.

    Awesome atmosphere! French toast and grits are BOMB!

    Nicole Hunter · May 6, 2013
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  • Barbara J.

    Delicious margarita and perfectly cooked scallops. Nice to see alot of vegan choices too. Super fun place

    Barbara Johnson · May 5, 2013
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  • Trell P.

    Chill place to eat

    Trell Parks · April 21, 2013
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  • Erin Y.

    DC tap water, gotta love their sense of humor

    Erin Yang · April 11, 2013
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  • Shelita M.

    Good food but slow service :-(

    Shelita McBride · March 29, 2013
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  • Sarah G.

    Sweet potato pancakes are to die for

    Sarah Goodman · March 28, 2013
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  • Reyhan R.

    Love, love, love the salmon entree and the chocolate layer cake!!

    Reyhan Reid · March 28, 2013
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  • John T.

    Next time i'll get the sweet potato fries, the chips were a little stale.

    John Tindale · March 15, 2013
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  • Dana A.

    Parking is horrendous but it's worth the headache.

    Dana Anderson · March 15, 2013
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  • Dawn M.

    Awesome crabcakes!

    Dawn Morning · March 9, 2013
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  • Desiree B.

    Apple pie is delicious

    Desiree Bray · February 9, 2013
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  • Johnny R.

    Mmm egg white chicken omelette!!

    Johnny Ray · February 2, 2013
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  • Brett M.

    Try the Sweet Potato Pancakes for breakfast or brunch, it will make your day.

    Brett Morris · January 13, 2013
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  • Nae C.

    Creamy crab grits are a must! The staff and service are always great and so are the drinks.

    Nae Carter · December 29, 2012
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