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Busy Bee Café Photo courtesy of Busy Bee Cafe
  • 810 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW

    Atlanta, GA 30314

  • Phone: 404-525-9212

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The Busy Bee Cafe is a casual diner serving southern style soul food. But it has reigned supreme as one of the favorite spots for soul food in Atlanta for years. This diner is a favorite of students at the nearby University who pack them full during lunch. Chitlins, ham hocks, meat loaf, and fried whiting are amongst some of the southern favorites on the menu. The staff always remains pleasant even during busy periods. The food and service will more than make up for the long wait. Save room for dessert! Banana pudding, red velvet cake, key lime cake, lemon pound cake are all customer favorites. Don't expect a late diner. The restaurant closes at 7 pm.





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Malika Harricharan

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"There are often waits for tables at peak times as the restaurant gets quite busy."

Best for Southern Because: An Atlanta tradition since 1947, it is rumored to have the best fried chicken in the city.

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    WHAT I Liked:

    Nothing. I didn't have a good experience. And to make me type more characters in this space is ridiculous.

    WHAT I Disliked:

    It was over crowded on a Sunday. The food was mediocre if even average. Just because it is in the hood does not mean it's soul food. I ordered the oxtails, rice, greens, and yams. Next time, I will cook my own soul food at home. Very disappointed. A waste of time and money.