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Buster Crabb

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Seafood, International
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326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
03-214-4214
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 102
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 32
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  • 10
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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
Worth a visit

Old home converted into restaurant. Has a nice decor and very good service. Very hard to have a conversation as a very noisy environment at night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
wabbit10
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Chch NZ
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Chch NZ
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old home converted into restaurant. Has a nice decor and very good service. Very hard to have a conversation as a very noisy environment at night.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant and layout. Indoor and outdoor tables along with a full bar. Food was large portions and very well prepared -- highly recommend.

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Thank adamant213
Arrowtown
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were conducting interviews in a nearby building and had over run on our time so only had 45 minutes before our next interview we told the waitress this and she was very helpful with what would be quickest to cook on the menu the meals were very nice to the extent we can't wait to go back.

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Thank ChristineArrowtown
Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone from the restaurant picked us up and returned us to our B and B, so we didn't have to worry about drinking and driving!

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Thank Mary T
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Invercargil just after New Years, and the whole town was pretty much closed. We walked from our hotel and past a number of closed restaurants and were happy to find this place open. The concierge greeted us quickly and then we sat at the bar for a bit. The bartender was quick to get us settled and... More 

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Thank EGAD_Monkey
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gosh really disappointed with Buster Crabb's - recommended by our B&B host and hailed as a quality restaurant. The prices were commensurate with a top notch eating establishment (a hatted restaurant in Australia or a Michelin star one in Europe) - sadly the food and decor did not. An earlier review said something about Buster Crabb's being stuck in a... More 

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Thank Judy F
Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had 400 Gm Ribeye steak off grill menu at Buster Crabb in Invercargill was superb staff very helpful and friendly a must if in Southland

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Thank Jacksback1
queenstwon
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun and friendly place - good fish and chips and excessively hearty portions! Despite best attempts, couldn't eat the enormous serving that arrived. Lovely service and the courtesy car back to our fab Villa Rouge B and B was much appreciated

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Thank mirandaQueenstwon
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on two occasions and loved the food. If you like large portions this is the place for you. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Anne W
Invercargill
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I'd wanted a pub meal I'd have gone to a pub and paid pub prices. Felt short changed. $35-$39 mains with no finesse salads I could whip up at home in 5 min and chips from a frozen bag served with Watties Tom sauce. That was for orange roughy. Blue cod plating was worse. The dessert-roll of tip top... More 

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Thank PMSV26

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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