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Busy Bee Cafe

Not Rated.
Busy Bee CafeBusy Bee Cafe

Taps: 19 / Bottles: 120
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
96
world-class

46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

225 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1433
United States
phone: (919) 424-7817

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(Place added by: rtratzlaff on 04-18-2009)
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frazbri

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Busy Bee Cafe is a bright and pleasant restaurant. I'd almost say it's more restaurant than bar, but that's not really right. It's a multi faceted place.

The first part you encounter is the cafe. (and I mean that as in coffee) Beyond that is the main body of the restaurant with the long bar along the left side. There is also an upstairs area and a rooftop patio. I'll focus on the downstairs.

The main bar has eight taps. Most notable was Brooklyn Backbreaker. They also stock some pretty impressive bottles. (Some rare, some pricey, but all worthy)

The menu is a step or two above standard pub fare. Yes, they do burgers and sandwiches, but they also serve shrimp & grits, organic chicken hoppin' john, and braised lamb shanks. I had the shrimp & grits as it's not something you find in my neighborhood. Good stuff.

Service was very good. The bartender kept on top of things, and seemed like a good fellow.

This is another place I would return to if I get the chance.

02-20-2010 01:59:20 | More by frazbri
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Busy Bee Cafe in Raleigh, NC
96 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.