Busy Bee Cafe (CLOSED)

225 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC, 27601, United States
(919) 424-7817
Latitude: 35.77752, Longitude: -78.63825


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4.50 | Service: 4.50 | Food: 5.00
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frazbri (78)
Friday 19th of February 2010 08:58:11 PM
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.
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.5

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