Busboys and Poets

3 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Fried Chicken, Pizza
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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5331 Baltimore Ave #104
Hyattsville, MD 20781
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Went here for a work gathering and asked the manager about their kitchen policies to ensure food is gluten free and minimize risk of cross-contact. Was told that no such policies exist. Shared fryer, shared stovetops, shared utensils. Ended up not ordering anything.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Fryer is gf, which is such a win! I’ve gotten fried chicken here - I believe all of the fried chicken if gf (there’s no non-gf version), and I’ve also tried one of the grain bowls. Great food and friendly service, but definitely still double check with your waiter about Celiac.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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My friends and I ate at the Hyattsville Busboys and Poets yesterday and it was a very good experience. I am celiac and had read the reviews of the GF fried chicken. It was delicious! I haven’t eaten fried chicken for years! And our server Josh was there when we needed him. In the past I have had very spotty experience with Busboys and Poets, both in service and also in their understanding of what GF means, (once, after ordering a GF dish, it came with regular bread toast points). When I questioned the server he told me just to not eat the toast points. Anyway, glad I came back

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Fried Chicken
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Gr8 good. Nice staff. Good entertainment.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After reading several good reviews my experience at the Hyattsville location was not good. After discussing gluten free options with the server he brought out French toast that was definitely not gluten free. I asked about the bread when it came out so luckily did not eat it. He did apologize and offered to remake gluten free but I was already uneasy after they’d completely messed up the order. They never brought the correct food order out. Everyone else at the table finished and ready to leave and I still didn’t have a replacement. The manager did take my order off our check and gave 10% off our other items but I left without getting anything besides water. One of the worst experiences I’ve had and I’ve been gluten free for many years. I think being very clear with the server would help because ours didn’t seem to have a clue about gluten free and was likely the one that brought the wrong food due to entering the order wrong.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great food. Staff was knowledgeable. Menu indicates gf. My husband loved his fried chicken.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend to anyone.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome place, tons of GF options! The menu does periodically change but I always find a new favorite. Currently, it's the blackened salmon!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Oaxaca omelet was amazing. can't wait to come back for the fried chicken.

update: went back for the French toast and it was perfect!Served with real maple syrup.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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The tri-colored quinoa with chicken was outstanding. So was their creamy tomato soup & GF bread.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very cool place. Lots to look at and the Gluten free menu is great.

and the smell when you walk in is amazing

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Came in for coffee and good reads, so I can't speak to the food, however Gluten Free items are clearly identified on their menu. They also have vegan and vegetarian options as well.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Had the vegan nachos and scallops tonight. DELICIOUS. They had a good variety of options. Can't wait to go back! Don't know why it's rated $$$ would say more like $$...

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We had a bit of a problem with my salad coming out with bread, but they fixed a new one promptly. Also tried the gf meat pizza and it was probably the best gf crust I've had.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome GF food items that are delicious!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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“Gluten friendly” menu with lots of options. Didn’t talk to wait staff, but I didn’t get sick after eating brunch here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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My non celiac husband enjoyed the food. Mine was delicious also but I got sick as it’s Gluten Free Friendly but not safe for celiacs. I didn’t order anything fried and still got sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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The food was good (though the portions were a little small for the price). GF is labeled on the menu but there are TONS of options that you can get and substitute the bread for GF bread. They’re knowledgeable, labeled my food as an allergy without me even having to ask, and have the ingredients of the food on their handheld notepad in case you have questions or want to do subs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Is a good spot if you are only gluten intolerant but not great for celiacs. Not a lot of the menu is truly gluten free with no risk of cross contamination and your dining experience is dependent on your server and whether they understand your needs and can clearly communicate with the kitchen. I’ve had ok experiences eating here but always worry about my meal and whether I can trust the staff to do a good job.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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They don’t have a separate fryer, so everything fried that says GFF, is not celiac safe.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

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