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About The Bee's Knees

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!

211 10th St.
Augusta, GA 30901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Global, International, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday -Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Cross Street:
Broad St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(706) 828-3600

Website:
http://www.beeskneestapas.com/

Parking Details:
We have street parking and an adjacent public lot.

Executive Chef:
Kristi Kinlaw

Additional:
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

The Bee's Knees Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Organic (7)
Cozy (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
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People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been to Bees Knees a few times and love their sister restaurant next door The Hive.
Brunch was not great, average food, really poor service. Dinner and drinks usually are great.

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·Dined 7 days ago

The food and the service were good. Fun choices for brunch. Would have liked it better if the heat had been on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was terrible.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

My meal was terrible. I had to ask for my drink several times, the wait staff worked in pairs and neither seemed to communicate. I found a hair in my crab dip. Therr weren't enough tiny baguettes and when asked for more, they brought 4. It was ridiculous. The check i was presented was 25. I handed my card, they took 10 minutes to swipe it and the reciept said 28. I'm not sure when it became okay to charge someone more than you tell them but rather than clarify with me they wanted to be deceitful and not mention it at all. Very unprofessional and probably illegal. Its only 3.00 so i dont see the issue in telling me of an additional charge on my ticket the server forgot!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and service was excellent. The pork tacos were extraordinary!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I love the buffalo temph. Great place to go before a concert. They try to get you out in plenty of time.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was awesome and so was the atomsphere! Our server was horrible. Susan was her name maybe. Brunette with glasses. She wasn’t talkative, friendly and just seemed as she was rushing us. We could order one drink and one app at a time and she would just take off and not show back up for another 10-20 mins at a time. It’s a tapas restaurant so of course we wanted to order a bunch a different things. We just began ordering from the bartenders and other serves as well. We are also bartenders and serves so we know the “struggle” but y’all weren’t even busy.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Vegan, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I loved the restaurant. We were in Augusta for the first time and It made our trip. The place was so quaint and the food was really good. Rae

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Interesting food. Friendly server. Blsh blah blah bah bla

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Always loves Bees Knees!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Not careful service. Poor menu

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a wonderful night and dinner at The Bee's Knees.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Tapas, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

So enjoyed the Sunday evening Loris Trio. They were wonderful Pls have them more often.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Bee's Knees has a relaxed ,urban​ artsy vibe with an​ interior brick wall,candles on the tables and locally made pottery mugs for hot tea. The food is very flavorful and visually appealing. Most importantly they sometimes have really great live music. Don't go if you are in a rush or on a tight budget. The place is meant for relaxing and having a quality time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The service and food were both excellent. I enjoy the quirky atmosphere and fun people.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We went for brunch on Sunday. The breakfast burrito had no eggs or meat. Was mostly filled with potatoes. There were no alcoholic beverages on the menu, so we thought alcohol was not an option. Our 15 year old daughter ordered pancakes and we were asked if she wanted one or two?? Really, we have never paid for one pancake for that price EVER. Will not return or recommend to our friends/neighbors.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Chef Marcus leads a great kitchen. Had the Shrimp on grit cakes with a ruex, was awesome.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Organic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food is amazing. Everything is fresh but the waiting time was too long. We had to wait 1 1/2 hours for our food (3 tapas) to arrive in our table. Will try again to see if this was a one time issue. Loved the food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Spotty service and no help with menu selection. Some of the items on menu did not live up to expectations.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was not at good experience Saturday night.

1. It was hot due to a/c not working
2. Ran out of Michelob Ultra
3. Never got my dinner

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been here before and enjoyed the place although it has been a couple of years. Our recent experience was not great, we actually left half way through dinner. We never saw the same waittress twice, could never get an order placed and had to wait 15-20 mins for a drink. Finally, we just decided that we'd be better off to walk down the street and find another place to continue our dining.

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was excellent! Compliments to the chef, however a bit slow coming to the table. Would also recommend to continue working with wait staff to shine and bring out their personality.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Organic, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Great place for tapas and large plates. Fun atmosphere and good service.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had Sunday brunch after church today. Our meal options included chicken and waffles, hotcakes, chicken sausage and biscuits with a side of turkey bacon, and shrimp and grits with coffee. Alec was our waiter and he was amazing! Our food was local when possible, fresh and hot and the coffee was organic and strong. We enjoyed our breakfast and it was a quick turnaround.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Nice eclectic menu. Tapas for sharing.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Took our son and daughter in law here for dinner. We had a great time. Service is a bit slow. But, it allowed us to take our time and really visit. All the food was excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was our first time there...but our definitely won't be our last!! Every aspect of our dining experience was nothing short of fabulous! Wonderful food...great atmosphere....affordable prices!! Can't beat it!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

As always the food at Bee's Knees is creative and delicious. A great place for a fun dining experience with friends!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Had an engagement celebration here with a friend. our server was excellent and very helpful. had to send a couple things back, but the rest of our food was amazing! one of my favorite spots in the csra

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 1, 2017

My husband and I eat here regularly and enjoy the tapas menu and their drink menu. The staff is always friendly and attentive and the food is always good.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very good food, but it took almost 45 min between tapas. We were there for 2 hours when it should have been half that

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Food was good and atmosphere was fun. The way tress was helpful and fun.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Nice place. Very eclectic, which fits the neighborhood. Food was good, though I would have preferred more options.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Our Second time here... just as before absolutely wonderful!
Really neat old building with exposed brick great inexpensive food and wonderful service

Tags: Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Cozy, Tapas, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun
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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 27, 2017

far too cold... but food great. service great. will return. tapas style excllent

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food. Great service. Good beer.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Awesome as always!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Bee's Knees is a contemporary dining experience in an old building setting. The server was attentive, but not invasive. The menu was mostly small plate with a wide selection of seafood and a separate alcoholic listing... specializing in liquor. The food ordered for the table was better than average, though not outstanding. While the fries were quite tasty and appeared double fried to be crisp and HOT, the other 2 plates were less impressive. The 2 tiny Pork BBQ Asian Tacos had good flavor and eye appeal, though a bit too sweet and 2 notes for my taste. The Blue Crab & Artichoke Dip was flavorful with enough crab to be convincing it just didn't have that fullness of flavor hoped for.
The desserts were interesting in theory, but lacking in execution. A citrus creme brulee had the flavor advertised but had an inconsistent texture that was off-putting—overdone near the top (eggy) and nearly liquidy at the bottom. The meringue with berry sauce was a miss. The first one was burned on bottom, tough on top and thus returned. The second was much better, but still a bit tougher than is best, while the berry sauce was and whipped cream added a good flavor.
All in all, it was a good experience, but a "I can't wait to go back" experience. Tapas/small plate format fare can be pricey when all said and done, so it really needs to be done well. Bee's Knees aspires to much and is within reach of greater things with creativity and service. I'll keep an eye on this one. It's sister restaurant, The Hive perhaps caused us to expect more.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Love being able to have our dog with us in the outside seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wewent there to celebrate Mothers Day and had brunch which was the only menu available at 1230 as we were told. The regular menu is only available in the evening for dinner. We were seated right in front of the dish washing/waiters' service area, and the sounds of plates and silverware shuffling literraly pierced our ears for about half an hour. It felt like the punishment corner where you would seat the noisy toddler family. Plenty of tables available around us. We ordered the shrimp and grits, a very pricey choice for the small plate and portion it was served, with 4-5 very baby shrimp ontop, lukewarm and very very thick in consistency, as if it was prepared the day before and reheated. My mother ordered the "large" salad with the chicken (extra priced), which you needed a microscope to locate.
We had to wait for about 10 mins for a waiter to show up and then a good amount of time to get our reheated plates. The only thing we enjoyed were the complimentary biscuits they brought, one per person, which we loved.
Too bad, not going back again, very disappointed.

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