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Busboys and Poets

2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
+1 202-387-7638
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great spot with a wide variety of food and drinks. A homey environment with great service. Sweet potato fries are exceptional.

Thank Ahmed E
Reviewed 6 days ago

I found this small place on my last visit to Washington DC. The food looked good while passing by so I stopped in. I was hooked from the start, Quesada was amazing. It rained hard second night so returned to same place. Burgers are mind...More

Thank fiamit20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bus Boys & Poets is a melting pot of creative and unique people, as well as, a menu that fits just about any dietary restriction. The atmosphere is abuzz with great music and a friendly staff which makes any dining experience that much better. Be...More

1  Thank Brandon E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend invited me and my family to dinner here. The atmosphere was great with something for the adults as well as for my small children. The wait was a bit long but ultimately worth it.

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busboys and Poets was within walking distance from our hotel, since we had already done a ton of walking. Took awhile to get our appetizers and then our dinners came right after, which was little annoying. My daughter had the grilled cheese panini and it...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wrote a rave review of this restaurant about a year and a half ago, but the last time I visited, the maitre d' told me there would be a 20 minute wait unless I wanted to sit at the bar (which would have meant...More

Thank Mar N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My party decided to eat here after it was recommended by our hotel concierge. Cool vibe, blending art and politics, and the food was really good. I had the Reuben panini- huge serving- with sweet potato fries. Excellent service- food came surprisingly quickly. Just really...More

Thank finkgarrett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For brunch it has excellent choices. Their mimosa is with freshly squeezed oranges at which is good if you enjoy pulp. I ate the "Cubano" which posed a nice twist with its pulled pork bringing down the flavor of pickles in the sandwich. Their thin...More

Thank Edralyne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Neptune and blueberry bliss tea...omg, this brunch was amazing! Completely amazing! Abraham was very nice and helpful even with us dining outside, ive been to other places where youre forgotten bc youre not inside but he was awesome. Everything came out quickly,...More

Thank Cassandra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BusBuys and Poets is a cafe/bar/book store all wrapped in a layer of leftist propaganda. While I am no fan of the right, I don't want to have to eat surrounded by politics. I picked this location for a business meeting. Having not been there...More

Thank mttaylor9
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Response from OhOneMoreThing | Reviewed this property |
I'm unsure. Sorry.
20 May 2016|
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Response from sworrels | Reviewed this property |
Grits may be but not sure about shrimp as they are served with a sauce that may contain flour. However they do have other GF choices.
20 May 2016|
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Response from ags3391 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely call, but so many gluten free choices No on the reservations but wait was not horrible at 8:30 on a Friday night. Maybe 20 minutes. And you can get a drink at the bar or browser the books.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 2021 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4436
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-7638
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