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Buster Crabb

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326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
03-214-4214
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Restaurant with Atmosphere

We had a 'Girls Only Lunch' occasion this past weekend.... interesting décor, menus and delightful food. Loved the quietly busy but with modern ambience, well-mannered and experienced staff. Oysters were on the menu but did not sample. Situated on main highway out-of-Town. Good off-street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Anne M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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162 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We had a 'Girls Only Lunch' occasion this past weekend.... interesting décor, menus and delightful food. Loved the quietly busy but with modern ambience, well-mannered and experienced staff. Oysters were on the menu but did not sample. Situated on main highway out-of-Town. Good off-street parking. Recommend table reservations.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was very tasty and presented with flair and staff made you feel very welcome and were very attentive. Seems very popular and a great range of choices on the unique menu.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went here for a 70th birthday and 50th wedding anniversary. Booked a private room to the side great idea for family gathering and we had a baby with us so there was no interference to others. Food was excellent, you get what you pay for. The main restaurant was pumping. Good service. Very non assuming from the rd but very... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We went there without a reservation on a busy Friday night but managed to get a table. The food and the atmosphere is good. My husband had the scallops done Asian style and I had the pan fried blue cod. On the menu it stated that it came with oven baked potatoes but I got chips so that was a... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was recommended to try the restaurant by my bed and breakfast hosts. It didn't look much from the outside and I was concerned that I had turned up rather late in the evening and without a booking. But once inside it was fantastic. Service and menu choice were excellent. Plumped for some NZ lamb and had some of the... More 

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Invercargill
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Have dined here many times over the years...(just realised I hadn't reviewed it). Lunch recently and treated my husband to "the tastiest and best cooked oysters" he has had in a restaurant for a while. Lightly battered and nicely presented. My chicken burger was great value for money as was the Pasta of the day. Friendly and efficiently attentive staff.... More 

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Reporoa, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really enjoyed our dinner at Buster Crab. The service was ok, the drinks list interesting but expensive and the menu standard with average execution. Was great setting with plenty of parking and a shuttle service.

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Riverton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Indoor and outdoor options for seating, nice bar. Food is good but not amazing. The servive was impeccable.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

When you dine a at Buster Crabs you get great service and very tasty food. We rate it as the best restaurant in Invercargill.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The service was excellant and the food was very enjoyable, and a good size meal, plus well presented.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 03-214-4214

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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