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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

1207 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515
707.942.5605
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Ranked #20 of 37 Restaurants in Calistoga
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Where else do younger four adults and a child for less than $50? Really tasty food - I recommend the tri-tip by the way. Friendly and once through the queue fast. Go for it!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Looks like a dive but had the most amazing BBQ we have ever had, amazing taste. Huge amount of people eating here and they should be.

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tosa, wi
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are looking for a cheap restaurant with good food, this is it. This is the cheapest place to eat in Napa Valley. You will not find fast food but this is better. You order your food at the window and within minutes you have your barbecue and sides. After that, you just pick a table and start eating.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If your looking for a simple BBQ they are just fine. We split the combo platter with pork and chicken. We were split on witch we liked more. But both were good over all.

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Santa Rosa, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Calistoga is just another pretentious Napa Valley wine town with one exception. Buster's! We have been coming here for years and a trip to Buster's is usually a reward for something well done. Absolutely fantastic and simple BBQ. It's located in an old diner on the outskirts of town and one would drive right past it unless they wondered what... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My group showed up over 30 minutes prior to "closing" but it was quite clear that the staff was done for the night. We were basically told that we were doing "take out". I actually wasn't too worked up over that, but, quite frankly, the food was subpar. The meat was dry (especially the chicken) and lacked flavor. It wasn't... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We're so glad we stopped here for lunch. The Pork BBQ sandwiches were great. The prices for the sides were kind of expensive, so we probably should have looked more closely at the menu for combinations. Authentic BBQ, the meat was being cooked outside. We would definitely recommend it.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you love BBQ, you will love this hidden gem. Everything is good. You can't pick a wrong item. This place is clean and the staff is very friendly. If you're lucky and you get a chance to talk to Buster, you'll see what a character he is. Great down home cooking, easy menu, and a great value. So if... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

As soon as we drove past it and smelled the delicious scent, immediately did a U Turn to try this place out. It was INCREDIBLE!! The portions were generous (order the diner meal, better value), those who posted reviews saying the portions were skimpy, they probably need their eating habits re evaluated. Their BBQ sauce is is insanely delicious, should... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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176 reviews 176 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located at the intersection at the main road into town. This place is hustling busy and for good delicious barbecue. The location isn't too large but gets plenty enough of patrons as the restaurant appears to have had several expanded sections. The menu is quite extensive for barbecue fair including brisket, pork, chicken and the accompaniments of Mac, Cole slaw,... More 

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Additional Information about Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

Address: 1207 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: 707.942.5605
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue

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