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Buster Crabb

326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 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
Wollongong, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 restaurant reviews
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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A must!!! Can't give buster crabb high enough rating. Service was great, friendly and professional. Drinks came quickly and made well. Ordered the steak with peppercorn sauce, wow perfect!!! Cooked to my liking. The staff even made sure my friends didn't see me pay for the meals. Went back again for breakfast I enjoyed it so much.

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Nelson Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We arrived in Invercargill at 6.15pm and by 7.30pm we had been booked in for dinner and collected by the restaurant courtesy bus and taken to the restaurant. The service and the quality of the food was sensational and we could not recommend this highly enough. The menu was very interesting as it was set out as a newspaper and... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I recently had lunch here and ordered the seafood Salad and it was disgusting food. The menu stated it had smoked salmon, prawns and squid rings. I have not seen the salmon yet but it did contain three tiny prawns with rubbery dry squid rings. The meal was basically tough old lettuce leafswithout even any dressing.My friend who also ordered... More

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Watford
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Good food and service. The Buster Crabb was recommended by our hosts at The Manor Farmstay, thank you very much as without their recommendation we may not have found it.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went to Buster Crabs as I wanted Bluff Oysters. They were great as usual. The mains blue cod was a bit average to be honest. The restaurants history and menu (an all in one newspaper format) is original and interesting. For the relatively high prices charged for mains I would expect a bit more of an X factor to... More

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