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The Bee's Knees

551 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Creative Cuisine (15)
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Traditionally, tapas dishes have been associated with
Spanish cuisine. However at THE BEE"S KNEES, we take a global approach that encompasses various cultures and flavors from around the world. From Thai to Spanish, Cajun to Mediterranean and Japanese to French, we have selected a menu to please the palate.

Our many vegan, vegetarian, poultry and seafood dishes are accented by our extensive selection of
beer, wine, spirits, sake, coffee, and tea.

The name, The Bee's Knees, itself has it's own curious meaning. Taken from 1920's jazz influenced slang,
it refers to the "hip" or the "cool" thing such as "The Cat's Meow".

We encourage sharing!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(706) 828-3600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kristi Kinlaw
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Cross street
Broad St.
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Parking details
We have street parking and an adjacent public lot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 551 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great American breakfast-brunch featuring many of our favorites. Fresh biscuits, bacon, cheese grits, fresh eggs, homemade pancakes, and good coffee.

4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Food and service were great! Reservations were made and honored

CaseyC (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My brother, my aunt and I had dinner at Bee's Knees on Wednesday, Valentine's Day. My aunt was in town after my mom's passing and the holiday happened to fall during our planning. Brooke was our server. The food was phenomenal, and the service was attentive, polite, and friendly. We had an overall great experience. Thank you Brooke!
We had the tuna carpaccio, avocado chop chop (sub crab), crab & artichoke dip, quesadilla, panang, beet/pear/goatchz, amd buffalo tempeh. Drinks were great too!

vipWorthit (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great and the wait staff very friendly. The only reason why they only received 3 stars for service is that our last two plates appeared to be "forgotten" and therefore we missed enjoying them before we had to dash to a concert. Great spot overall!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I was a little put out when the hostess seated us and advised us that our table had another reservation at 7:30. I had a reservation, too. So, she wanted me to hurry up an eat. Another reservation after mine is her problem, right?

KaiLunaMoon (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Josh was the most amazing server and energy. He was the icing on top of the cake of delicious food and drink we ordered. Give thanks for a beautiful first experience at The Bee's Knees.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

I was a bit disappointed with the bees knees. Don't get me wrong. It was not bad, it was passable to good, but I just expected more. I had the brunch-wich and it was good... but it could have been scrumptious with 3 thing. 1- good, fresh, artisan bread, not just regular sliced bread. 2- more arugula! Arugula has such great presents and flavor, don't skimp! 3- fruit salad on the side, with fresh fruits. The price I paid was worth the above sandwich, but I didn't get it. The sandwich I got was passable, but far from exceptional.

Also, the staff spoke so quietly, I couldn't even hear them. I understand trying to be cozy, but the hostesses went way too far. I had to ask twice what she said.

Witchburgers (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Been coming here for years and still enjoy it. Wonderful creative food dishes and great drinks.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

So this isn’t my first time to the Bees Knees so I was surprised when the service was less than superb. The waiter never refilled my coffee and by the time they brought our bacon out the food was already cold. Hopefully it was just a one time glitch.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was awesome except for the rowdy group at the bar who must have thought we were in a bar. It was nice when they left. I had the tempeh tacos( always delish!) and the red sangria is amazing!!! I love the Bee’s Knees!!

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Long time fan. Good work. Thank you! It is time to start changing out the menu esp tapas

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Again eating in a non-chain restaurant is the way to go in downtown Augusta Ga.
that being said just around the corner from the last review I sent in is this little place called the bees knees.
The food is eclectic tapas. You are doing your self a disservice if you don’t enjoy this hidden spot.
The service is on point, the food is just delicious. Please go and stay local, you won’t be disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was great, and the service was exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Server took a while to greet us and get our drinks. Then it took her a while to come back and check on us through out dinner.

AllisonS (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

ALWAYS enjoy the great food!
Love the Smoked Gouda Chicken Nachos.
My favorite!

JohnJ (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

We had dinner for my teenage daughter’s birthday.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic food, great service! A rare gem! Would highly recommend to locals and visitors.

VEVeale (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We always have great food here and our meal this time was exceptional! Wait staff is always friendly and helpful. Lots of fun, and super drink specials too!

mbeaule (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Fantastic meal. We were in town for a concert in downtown Augusta on Saturday 1/6.

We had the smoked Gouda nachos, baked avocado, crab and artichoke dip, tuna carpaccio, and goat cheese bruschetta. All five of these were fantastic and our service was very very good.

The bar service was very good. I believe they have been in business for about 15 years now.

Met both the owner and also one of the managers and they do a great job in promoting a great atmosphere and a staff that works well together.