Busy Bee Cafe

(404) 525-9212 | View Website

810 Martin Luther King Jr SW, Atlanta, GA | Directions   30314

33.754476 -84.414018

Open Hours

Mon-Fri 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun 12 p.m. - 7 p.m

 
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More Tags: Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Cuisine: Meat-And-Three, Southern

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Intown South, Intown South, Atlanta University Center

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Menu
Fried Chicken Salad Or Roasted Chicken Salad, Busy Bees Fried Chicken, Smothered Chicken, Baked Chicken, Pork Chops, Mamas Beef Stew, Fried Fish, Baked Tilapia, joe Lewis Ham Hock, Chitlins... more

Reviews for Busy Bee Cafe

Recommends

The Busy Bee just smells like nostalgia...and really good fried chicken! The crispiness alone is worth any wait you may endure; I'm pretty sure they are probably using the same cast iron as when the place opened!

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5.0
over a year ago

Great Dining! – My friends and I meet in Atlanta for a weekend every year in September. A friend residing in the city suggested we try Busy Bee. I logged onto Busy Bee's website, checked out its menus, and decided to try it. As we approached the restaurant, I began to feel a sense of home and I could remember rushing home from school to see what Grandma was cooking. The neighborhood reflected my own and my college years. At that point I knew the food would be good! The Cafe was very small, but the atmosphere was great in its generosity and service. We ordered, and not soon later our waitress was blessing us with home-style cooked meals we didn't imagine having during our travels. The food was delicious, non-greasy, and very presentable. I higly recommend Busy Bee as a place to eat for all visitors to the area.

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5.0
over a year ago

I Love the Bee!!! – The First Time I went to the Busy Bee, I admit, I was a little snooty. The space was a bit cramped and it didn't have that modern feel. But once I sat down and ate...I have been hooked ever since. I go very often. The place is clean, the service is great and the food is to "live" for. I hear that they are supposed to move to a larger space one day. I don't think they should because it would lose that "home" feeling. They have the best sweet tea in Atlanta...hands down.

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3.5
over a year ago

Down-home dishes and soul food fuel the buzz at this intown soul food spot. – The Scene
Busy Bee features celebrity photographs and table service. With long waits at lunch, the cafe sports a hodgepodge of patrons: low-rent politicos, cops, students and questing soul food aficionados. Service is extremely friendly, and, in general, the restaurant is home to a busy, cheerful vibe.

The Food
Alongside chitlins, giblets, ham hocks and neck bones,you'll find such classics as "beelicious" fried chicken (try it smothered in gravy), pork chops and meatloaf. Two fresh veggies--don't miss broccoli cheese casserole or a Tuesday special of baby limas--come with each dinner. Desserts, especially red velvet cake and banana pudding, are in a league of their own.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Yumm – Really good smothered pork chops. Lacking in effective air conditioning. Very friendly staff.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Atlanta's secret lunch hideaway – Great food. I read the review and decided to give it a try! Don't let the outside visual effect you decision to come inside. My only suggestion...is portion size needs to increase. My husband felt the serving size was too small. I had to keep reminding him that this was lunch!

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5.0
over a year ago

Busy Bees is never to Busy 4 ME – Although this quait little hole in the wall, would cause you to raise a brow...Upon entering, you are immediately taken back in time. I absoulutely loved it. The ambience was everything. Who said keep it simple stupid would not work? On top of that the food is EXCELLENT!!! I can not exhort it enough. I really thought my granny was in the back frying that good ol catfish!!! Well enough of the nostalgia, If you starving for some history, visit busy bees. It will definately bring memories back of Sunday Church Dinners, and Saturday Barbecues with the Family!!!

Keep it up Busy Bees!!!

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