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Busy Bee Restaurant

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1046 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4001
+1 617-566-8733
06:00 - 19:00
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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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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Had some breakfast here last week and tried the egg sandwich. Well, what can I say? It was amazing! The Busy Bee egg sandwich was among the best egg sandwiches that I have ever had. The two eggs they put on the sandwich were cooked to perfection, along with the bacon they put on top of it. It was a... More 

Thank Derek R
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I had breakfast at Busy Bee's. My food arrived fast, generous portions, and all for a very good price.

Thank Jason S
San Diego, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is definitely your classic diner. The waitress we had looked like she'd been there for 30 years and there were even photos of people (owners, family, etc.) on the walls. The food was dirt cheap but delicious (assuming you like diner food in the first place). The grilled cheese with ham was so good! The view from the diner... More 

Thank jaztravelsTWAL
Revere, MA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I highly recommend the Greek Moussaka served on Mondays. It is served with a full large salad consisting of plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, peppers and lettuce served with Busy Bee's unique Italian dressing, a French roll with lots of butter on the side and a huge moussaka filled with savory chopped meat, eggplant and potatoes and topped with a... More 

Thank Nancy M
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick breakfast before heading to NH. Busy place, limited seating. Good old fashioned diner food. Waitress was great. No complaints at all.

Thank GregDemers
Alton, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for fancy this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a great breakfast and lunch with friendly local neighborhood atmosphere this is the place for you. It has old fashion counter and booth service. The omelettes are great and my son loves the hash. It is conveniently located at the MBTA's Saint... More 

Thank KJED1013
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Had several meals here while on a trip to Boston and loved every one of them!!! Great old time diner feel... Friendly atmosphere! And the food was awesome!!! Loved the lamb... Loved the fried clams... Loved the hash and blueberry pancakes!!! Even the homemade tapioca was good! I plan on eating here every time I'm in Boston...

1 Thank Sharon V
Rogers, Arkansas
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Being a classic diner and reading the good reviews of this place, we decided to give it a try. While the lunch was fine - both got burgers that were good - the milkshakes were not milkshakes, they were just milk. We got one chocolate and one vanilla, and they were so runny they literally could have been mistaken for... More 

Thank Carness V
Hamilton, Bermuda
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Food was okay but not a place I would run to in a hurry. My cousin liked the soup they had. They have specials every day. The older waitress in there needs to pay attention. when taking simple orders. Wants to tell you what you ordered. How can you mess up something simple as a hot dog and regular soda.

Thank nallers
Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

My family stumbled upon the Busy Bee diner as we were walking in Brookline. We went in for dinner and are so glad that we did. The specials were very inexpensive (under $10 for an entree and generous sides) and very tasty. I ordered the chicken and stuffing, my husband ordered liver and onions and our daughter ordered French toast.... More 

1 Thank mreedks

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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, Kids, Child-friendly
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?