Busy Bee Cafe – Atlanta, GA

For the last several years, I’ve seen the Busy Bee Cafe on every list that was made about places to eat in Atlanta.  Since they close at 7:00 pm, they aren’t an option for dinner out for me most nights, but on a random Thursday I was driving through town at 6:00 pm and looking for a place to eat and ended up at the Busy Bee.

When I got there, the place was so packed that I could barely get into the door.  There was a tour bus out front and apparently the entire bus-load was standing just inside the front door.  I did find a spot at the counter.  Every review had raved about the fried chicken, so that’s what I ordered.

I thought that everyone there would be eating the fried chicken.  I may have made a mistake in my thinking, as the guy next to me ordered the smoked turkey legs with gravy and was nearly heart-broken when they had sold out.

So here’s the breakdown on the fried chicken plate:
The chicken was dry
The creamed corn was dry
The cornbread was dry

The place was HORRIBLY unorganized.  It took twice as long to pay as it did to order and eat. And, before that, it took a while for them to figure out who was going to wait on me.

Honestly, it was really a gigantic disappointment.  I might try it again some time, but I’m not in a hurry to do so.

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