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Busboys and Poets

1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
+1 202-789-2227
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (39 reviews)
“panini” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Absolutely incredible gluten free offering... I had the best bread on a panini and split a burger as well. They are incredibly knowledgeable about their offerings and almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free. Not only this, but it's a fun, forward...More

Thank SpencerBacon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had history, a small book store with knowledgeable servers that will give you the history and how the name came about. It was so good I had lunch there 2 consecutive days. Friendly laid back with gourmet dishes and great prices

Thank thereasaw2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived the place was quite grouded but the waiters and all the staff was frendly and quick in the service, food good suitable for vegetarians

Thank Flaminia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and size of the portions were great, when we finally got the food. Waiters were nice but slow, and very disorganised it seemed after observing them for quite a while, which we unfortunately had more than enough time to do. Food came fairly quickly...More

Thank Trine L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was very close to our hotel which made it convenient. We ate here twice during our stay. Once was quite late after a Night time tour of the city. Most places were closed, but they stay open until midnight, which worked out great...More

1  Thank Julia R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the Shirlington location. Our food was good. The sweet potato pancakes are outstanding. This restaurant, like many others in the DC area are overpriced but will charge $10 for 2 pancakes and a bowl of fruit because the DC area does not...More

Thank campbelldp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We heard some locals say it was their favorite restaurant. And we found out why. The food is amazing. We had rice, beans and salmon and the crab cake sandwich. Both were fantastic! And the key lime pie! But the reason we want there is...More

Thank Tony V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for an informal business meeting Good and coffee great Staff helpful but not intrusive And if you are early or can linger after there are all kinds of interesting books I wouldn't find in my hometown bookstore

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second time to visit Busboys and Poets. The sweet potato pancakes and egg dishes were so good. Amazing fresh-squeezed orange juice is top notch. Friendly hosts and servers, and the decor is wonderful. History abound on every wall.

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Busboys & Poets with business friends. The menu was interesting... looks like it would appeal to my health-food friends. The wait staff were terrific and the food was delivered promptly. The environment was clean and comfortable. Just not my taste much by way...More

Thank karen p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 5th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-2517
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-2227
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