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Buster Crabb

326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 60 restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Again a great night out food was first class and service was good ,and the homemade chocolates are just awesome !!!!!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

great restaurant, glad we finally came here. the service was extremely fast and friendly. the food was lovely. wish i had room for dessert.

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Invercargill
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21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fourth visit to Buster Crabb and one of the best. The atmosphere, so warm and inviting, staff attentive and friendly and our meals were beautiful - lovely wine as well. Food delivered within a very timely manner. The decor is very tasteful. Cannot fault Buster Crabb. Will definitely visit again.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A group of ladies went for lunch, the food was awesome. However we sat there for over half an hour without any service and dirty plates. When the waitress did finally come and ask for any desserts, we did say that if she did come over half an hour ago we would have. the reply from her was "I was... More

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New Zealand
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33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have been here many times with varying success but the last three times, all within the last four months, have been bad! The food has been a combined mix of slow, cold, chewy and tasteless. The last visit produced the worst Roast anyone in the group of 6 people had ever had. Boiled would have been more correct a... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I had my 50th birthday at this restaurant in their private room. What a great event with excellent service and food. Not to mention the wine! Really a must visit if you are planning on dining out in Invavagas! I would recommend and come back to the good old Southland hospitality. Nothing beats blue cod globally! And add Bluff oysters... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We pop in to busters and gave the most excellent meal and service. Jamie has bluecod and I had farmers meat combo, lamb shanks so tender. I had to take half it home as I was so full. Central Pinot noir went down a treat so that was a 50th bday present for homie albeit a month or two after... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I dined at Buster Crabb's last night and was disappointed to find that the menu does not include one single vegetarian main course option. Only after I enquired, was I presented with a very tatty little piece of paper listing the choices available to me. When everyone else at my table (meateaters) is happily choosing from the same main menu,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went to Buster Crabb on what happened to be there Comedy Night. Overall a really good night, except for the price. All the mains are ~$38-40 which would be ok if they were amazing, but they were just good. My Salmon was cooked well and accompaniments were yum. My partner's mixed grill was good but not great. Cost $200... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The greeting by staff when we arrived was almost non existent. The seats near the fire were good, but we nearly left immediately when we saw no oysters on the menu. I investigated in shock, and the staff realised they had forgotten to give us the separate oyster menu... Lucky save! The mains were average, I had the chicken breast,... More

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