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Busboys and Poets

4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3416
+1 703-379-9756
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“lamb burger” (11 reviews)
“salad” (26 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3416
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

B&P is one of our favorite places to visit for a relaxing meal in a fun spot. The ambiance is chatty without be obnoxious or loud. Food is varied and well-prepared and presented. Never know who you may run into from the neighborhood. Good place.

Thank DrChipB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food and Atmosphere were both really good. Crowd wasn’t that bad at 9am on Sunday morning. Outdoor Seating available. You can watch all the peeps walk by with their dogs.

Thank Leslie G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Busyboy and Poet is one the most comfortable open cafes ive found in Arlington. Their menu has a little bit for everyone and has healthy options. Their book cafe has really good collection of books with awesome recommendations from readers. I loved their mezze and...More

Thank haushala
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fresh food. So many choices for everyone! The roasted chicken and the mac and cheese was delicious! I will definitely tell everyone

Thank mrslive4jc1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two for biz breakfast. Good scrambled eggs, ample fruit in place of potatoes, fair coffee. Comfortable and good for conversation, but...had to ask another waiter twice for assistance since our staffer forgot us. Was it bustling and busy at breakfast? Nope.

Thank buschal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A totally cute little place. Good service. For the price (a breakfast for 4 for over $70) I really expected things to be exceptional. I had the eggs Benedict and they were good, But for me it had too much vinegar that overwhelmed the sauce....More

Thank Andrea L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is always good to wake up at a hotel and find a really great place for breakfast and coffee close by. That is exactly what we did at Busboys and Poets. It is steps from the Hilton Garden Inn at Shirlington and a not...More

1  Thank CvilleMike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stayed overnight at the Hilton Garden Inn Shirlington while seeing a concert at the Birchmere.Ate breakfast here and it was great! Eggs Florentine, delicious. The service was excellent and overall a great experience.

Thank deb4013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is fresh and nicely presented. The ambience is superb. I had a Cobb Salad. They need to learn the difference between blue cheese and gorgonzola. Our wait person thought they were the same. The kitchen must this so also because the Cobb Salad...More

Thank MdTravelerX2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busboys and Poets is a small chain, and this one is one of the better restaurants in The Village at Shirlington. True to its name-it's a bookstore and a restaurant. Wonderful variety of salads and great variety of other choices. Service was excellent. Indoor or...More

Thank cdmarg
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12 January 2018|
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Response from Howard105 | Reviewed this property |
I just checked with the restaurant. They do not take reservations.
10 January 2017|
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Response from Travel1two3 | Reviewed this property |
No not if y'all want to sit together.
29 October 2016|
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Response from Travel1two3 | Reviewed this property |
Parking garage or on meters
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4251 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206-3416
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-379-9756
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