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Busboys & Poets

2021 14th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20009, United States
TEL: (202) 387-7638

Part restaurant and part community gathering spot, Busboys & Poets is a socially-conscious restaurant founded in 2005 by Iraqi-American activist and restauranteur Anas “Andy” Shallal. The eatery is divided into five separate areas, including a bookstore, the gallery, where works from local artists highlight the décor, and the Langston Room, a dinner theater-style area with a stage. The menu has a selection of burgers, pizzas, and sandwiches, as well as vegan items, and the calendar is full of special events like author talks and open mic poetry nights.

Insider Tip:

The popularity of this restaurant means it's always packed. Expect to wait no matter what time you go.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • No Reservations
  • Parking Available
  • Private Room Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: American Nouveau


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