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Busy Bee Restaurant

1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
+1 617-566-8733
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“moussaka” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“fried clams” (3 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Great Food - nothing fancy - just satisfying. Been going here for years - first time in 1956 when I was a student at BU.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mimi1550
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Amazing friendly service and a top breakfast this place has been here for over 50 years we meet the owner and had an amazing breakfast. I went with scrambled eggs, ham, bacon and sausage and we shared a side of hash browns. Can’t wait to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Markh1205
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Took our granddaughter touring in Boston for a long weekend. We started off the day at BBR. Great breakfast and good selection. Good location close to the train. Not to miss

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Had early morning breakfast here whilst staying at the Holiday Inn locally. Food is made fresh to order and service is friendly and quick.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 564phillipa
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I went there today, based on previous reviews. I had pancakes and bacon and they were served quickly and were tasty. I do have to let folks know it is a no frills place. Typical old style diner, CASH ONLY. It was very busy and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brabsct
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Chris and crew for the delicious food! We’ve eaten here 4 times during our 2 week trip to Boston. Can’t find a better meal for twice the price. A must try!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Haven't been in the area in years, and we found the same great service and local neighborhood feel. Food and specials great to catch on the way to a Sox game at great prices.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank nhlefty
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I ordered the one egg with ham and toast and potato hash. Ham was salty and delicious. Coffee was dark rost and hit the spot. But the prices and the atmosphere are the real winners here. Cannot wait to return.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank J W
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I visited this place with co-workers and the food was bad. It was cheap but the ham on my ham and egg sandwich was extremely thin, and the egg was fried too hard. The bread was thicker than the ham and egg and I didn’t...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Envlvr
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I just spent a few days over the 4th, exploring Boston with friends. Thankfully, we discovered the Busy Bee in time to eat breakfast there 4 mornings straight. It was a treat to get great food, but it was even more special to get to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NCValuTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-8733
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