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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

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1207 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515
707.942.5605
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Today
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food

This was the 2nd time we were at Buster's, and both times, the food was tasty. This time, we got some ribs and some pulled pork. YUM! The meat was perfectly cooked and the sauce was delicious. The 'hot' sauce, was way too hot for both my wife and I, but, we had to try it. The beans were good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
darogo
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Napa, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stand in line to order your food and pay at the second window. Take you plate to the dining room or outside picnic tables and enjoy! If you like spicy food try the hot link sandwich with hit BBQ sauce. Other wise brisket, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches with choice of hot or mild sauce.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This was the 2nd time we were at Buster's, and both times, the food was tasty. This time, we got some ribs and some pulled pork. YUM! The meat was perfectly cooked and the sauce was delicious. The 'hot' sauce, was way too hot for both my wife and I, but, we had to try it. The beans were good... More 

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Ohio
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were referred to Buster's by a professional chef. This was probably the first time that I had ever had a chef recommend another restaurant, but we were certainly wise to follow his suggestion. The tri-tip and the french fries were both delicious and clearly we were not the only ones to think so. Most of the plates coming from... More 

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Tustin, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went around 11:15 am so there was no wait (a line developed as we ate). Honest bbq with a yummy sauce. Family of 6 so we tried lots of stuff. Hubby had the chicken and asked for the hot sauce. It is HOT so be careful (posted signs give that warning and tell you there are no refunds if... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a nice change of pace to the more formal dining options in Calistoga. The BBQ is grilled outside and served with the best sauce I've ever had. I am pretty sure I could eat anything if I had this sauce to dip it in!

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is the best I've had! You need to make a stop here! You need to go out of your way. Even if the line is long it is worth. It moves fast

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good food, great taste, Lots of good choices of meats. BBQ sauce #1. Good price. Small to big portions.

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Calistoga, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

I tried this place twice now for takeout. Tri-tip first, beef ribs next. (They were out of pork ribs. The beef ribs were remarkably tough and difficult to eat. Also, it's hard to get sauce on a large rib from a little plastic cup. Side portions are small, but we're better than the meat each time. The tri-tip was also... More 

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Newport Coast, CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was a great find while driving back from a long tour of the wine country in Northern California and if you stop by, please know, it's VERY casual but great BBQ. Try the tri-tip and spicy sauce it's definitely the way to go. So delicious

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St. Helena, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Buster's offers great BBQ with no nonsense or the usual Wine Country pretension. No unpronounceable or unaffordable fancy schmancy dishes here, just honest tri-tip and pulled pork. They have other stuff, but why bother? The sides are tasty, although a bit on the skimpy side. Can't complain about the service because there isn't any, which is fine. This is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1207 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
  • Phone Number: 707.942.5605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?