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Busboys and Poets

4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
+1 703-379-9756
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 5 and we all loved it! Mediterranean Pasta was amazing, Wild Rice and Beans so good. You can’t go wrong eating here. The guacamole was fresh.

Thank Shaelyne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and art on the wall. Wish they had flavored creamer or almond creamer for the coffee. Had the sweet potato pancakes and they had great flavor and good portions . I would definitely get them again and recommend them for you to try....More

Thank dennisbc2017
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I had not been to Busboys and Poets in about 9 years. The service was excellent but the food was less than stellar. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and could have used a bit more hollandaise and hash browns were an extra side order. The...More

Thank MEDMaputo_Mozambique
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere even though we had young children. We plan to go again soon. Expected it to be crowded and loud, but at the time we went around five it was not busy at all.

Thank Namir K
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Excellent food for brunch, coffee was divine! I had the traditional eggs Benedict with grits that were so good! The service was excellent! My sister has a gluten intolerance and her brunch was excellent and she wasn't sick at all after eating.

Thank paigehaney28412
Reviewed 17 October 2017

What happens when you have three kids, one vegan, one vegetarian, one gluten-sensitive person, and one guy who can eat anything and you need to go out for brunch? You go to Busboys and Poets! The gluten-free friendly French toast was a heavenly treat! I...More

Thank shootingstarbeauty
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We ate here for dinner & brunch the next day. Fantastic Crab Cakes (dinner - no pimento or bell peppers - yeah!) & Crab Eggs Benedict! Wonderful menu - lots of cool things to chose from. I can be adventurous in food choices, my husband...More

Thank LLDearness
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

What great ambiance and even better food. So many dishes I wanted to try Chose the lamb sliders and they were fantastic. Juicy and spiced properly Also had the wings and the sauce was excellent with a touch of heat. Will definitely come back when...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I was so eager to eat here. I have been reading about this restaurant for years. I was very pleased with the options for vegetarians. Our waiter was very attentive and made us feel so welcomed with a 1 year old in tow. My family...More

Thank spicyjamaicangirl
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Food is always so-so and none of the meals I've had here really stand out. Service is pretty impersonal, as you're treated as just another table. Tables are packed pretty closely together here, which is a let down. Look elsewhere in Shirlington, as there at...More

Thank JAK408
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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
15 July 2016|
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Response from kedavis4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....don't know about gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-379-9756
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