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Busy Bee Cafe - CLOSED

225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1433
+1 919-424-7817
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“tots” (10 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1433
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The service was great which is always a plus even when the food is average. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. Everything was far too greasy. The grilled cheese has the potential to be really good were it not so greasy. The macaroni an...More

Thank ShamLNC
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been here a couple times with some friends, the food isn't that good, i had the burger and cheese plater, nothing to remember, they have lots of beer choices, the service isn't good either, we had too look for the waitress every time we...More

Thank Neyra P
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Really great service that was attentive but gave you space to build a conversation and run with it. The beer was fenomenal and the ambiance was about very little barriers between patrons but enough distance to keep things within your people. Loved it

Thank Eli P
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Visited on late afternoon of 27 November. Roughly 5 tables were already seated and had their food. Server who took our order was nice enough. There were 7 of us - 2 people ordered the chicken sandwich and 5 people ordered the burger. There was...More

Thank maggie_girl_2
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I think the recently had a chef and subsequently a menu change. The food is priced the same but isn't nearly as unique or tasty as previous. They do have a lovely rooftop to eat out when the weather is nice, not to mention to...More

Thank Xulox
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Stopped here for a bite when we were in downtown Raleigh and were not disappointed. They had a pulled lamb sandwich that was absolutely fantastic! Great service (thank you Adrienne!), great beer selection and a nice ambience. Definitely worth checking out for lunch.

Thank goesforett
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

During a layover day in Raleigh, my wife and I tried the Busy Bee Cafe on a recommendation from our hotel manager. The turkey club was fresh and quite tasty. I really liked the bonus flavour from the choice of rye bread. The menu selection...More

Thank jeffreyhunt
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for bunch. We sat on the rooftop and had a great view. They weren't serving alcohol yet but they have quite the selection. I recommend the cold pressed coffee for a non alcoholic drink. Good food but a little...More

Thank Jules22589
Reviewed 8 September 2016

My sister and I ate Sunday brunch here and the food was amazing! In looking at the menu there wasn't as much selection as I expected. I ordered the bacon English muffin and it was wonderful. They do have a great selection of beer and...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This place is GREAT! Not only do they have a world class beer list and draft selection, but they have a wonderful chef that prepares amazing meals and specials every day! The Tots are a must have on your first visit. They are so light...More

1  Thank Beach14NC
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27601-1433
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-424-7817
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