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Buster Crabb

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, International
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326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
03-214-4214
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 9
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  • 4
    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
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The food is alway great especially the pork dish. Relaxing astosphere where you enjoy a measure of privacy. Service is also good.

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were staying nearby and the Receptionist recommended Buster Crabb's for a Mothers Day dinner. We ordered a fillet mignon and ribeye steak. The service was great, the steaks delicious and the restaurant had lots of atmosphere. We would go back again. Highly recommended.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The food was excellent and the service was great. Nice atmosphere as well and very warm and inviting.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had terrible service and food at Buster Crabb, we only went there once because we had such a bad experience. The food took 1.5hrs to reach the table and there was only 4 of us and it all didn't arrive at the same time. We all got our mains at different times my husbands arrived 1st then 5mins later... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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148 reviews 148 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We asked to look at menu before deciding to stay for dinner. The staff were really friendly & menu looked great. Quickly seated beautiful decor very busy but as it's separated into small rooms not noisy. We ordered chicken salad & vegetarian lasagne. Both great size meals & delicious my sister said the chicken salad was one of the best... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This restaurant has a very good reputation, the food was excellent. However my dining experience was not that good as we (my husband and I) were placed in a room with another couple and a large table of loud diners. The room would echo badly and it was so hard to hear during our conversation. Also they missed out on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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: Seafood, International

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