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Busy Bee Restaurant

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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
+1 617-566-8733
06:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small diner tucked into Audobon Circle. Friendly wait staff and cooks with quick turnaround on meals. They are superb with all of the breakfast staples (pancakes, eggs, omelets, etc.) Their corned beef hash is superb. The only draw back is that they can get busy during peak time on weekends. I used to live down the street and miss stopping... More 

Thank 30Cros
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265 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a long standing local diner. Great food. Fast, hot, tasty and reasonably priced. We'll be back if we are in the area.

Thank Japruzze
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This place was a terrific diner, complete with adorable aqua booths and real old fashioned diner waitresses. Nothing fancy here, but solid home cooking and a clean and friendly environment. Wonderful home fries and perfectly cooked eggs... my mushroom and cheese omelette was the best one that I didn't cook myself.. and I am a cook who owned a breakfast... More 

Thank CafeBetsy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Wow...That was super quick! Very beneficial when parking at the local meters. Across from the T on Beacon Street, this classic diner type cafe has the old fashioned, pale aqua colored stools at the counter where the cooks make the food right in front of you. There are also booths along the wall. The food came out super fast. I... More 

Thank Susan C
Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I found a gem of a breakfast restaurant. Great home cooked food. Yummy Breakfast all day, great dinners as well. Wish you were opened on Sunday my morning just wasn't the same today.

Thank doyoga102
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Setting: Diner with turquoise seats, bar area and booths. Right next to St Mary's station. Food: Blueberry pancake with bacon was fine. The bacon was precooked as expected but still crispy, the blueberry pancake was soft but not fluffy, loaded with blueberries and maple syrup lifted the pancakes. Butter and jam available if required. It is very filling. Service: Quick... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A real Diner in the world of fake everything! The food is tremendous! Large portions at a small price point. Different specials, daily. You can come every day of the week and have a great, new dining experience. Highly recommended! I love this palce!

Thank mdlyonsx
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101 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

At some point not so long ago, a lot of rather chi-chi sorts of folks decided it was clever to go to diners and imagine themselves getting down to their nonexistent roots among the ordinary, blue-collar people. This has gotten so out of hand that it can sometimes seem like every diner you go into is expensive and pretentious. Busy... More 

Thank Christopher L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The food here is great but the service was horrible. The waitress never asked if we needed anything else, and she had zero manners. Not friendly what so ever.

Thank karlyann s
Cleveland, Mississippi
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Very good food cooked while you wait...fabulous meatballs!!! Diner also serves daily specials...closed Sunday.

Thank Mary J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 12
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?