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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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10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Take-out dinners

Everyone in the valley knows and loves Busters. Buster grills his meats on an outdoor grill. His tri-tip sandwiches are legendary. The bbq chicken is also great. You get a box with the meat, bread, and little containers of au jus, and a side (beans, cole slaw, corn, or macaroni salad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JGTripper
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Napa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Winter, sprin,summer,and fall. You can get the best in northern Cali. Year round they are grilling to perfection!! Busters is a comfortable place to eat in or outside! Or just to go! Just Go!!

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Thank Alendia G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The aroma from this place can be appreciated from almost a block away. The prices are fantastic and the food is unbelievable! The tri-tip is so tender. If it's your first time, I highly recommend asking for mild spiciness. The food was so good, after eating, I had to order more to go. Highly recommend!

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Thank Christine B
Napa, California
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in the valley knows and loves Busters. Buster grills his meats on an outdoor grill. His tri-tip sandwiches are legendary. The bbq chicken is also great. You get a box with the meat, bread, and little containers of au jus, and a side (beans, cole slaw, corn, or macaroni salad). Community groups often order food from Busters for picnic... More 

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Thank JGTripper
South FL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stopped here for lunch one day after reading the reviews. I guess I was expecting more. The food was average. The meat was soggy, with runny sauce. I wan't expecting Texas style, but was hoping for more than we got.

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Thank ckphoto
Redwood City, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very casual, affordable place, with very delicious food. The meat was cooked perfect, with a lot of smoky flavor. Great balance with the taste of the meat, the barbecue sauce, and the smokeyness coming through in a great balance of flavor and texture. I'm not a big fan of garlic bread, but loved theirs, and the baked beans looked plain,... More 

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Thank Eric H
Vallejo, CA
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My favorite place for BBQ. We picked up two dinners to take home. They smelled divine all the way home. AND REASONABLE in a very expensive area.

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Thank MaggieVallejo
Calistoga, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The barbecue here is the best in the upper valley. Service is uneven, but just get it to go and take back to your place. Grab your beer at the gas statiomn across the street and enjoy!

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Thank Scott K
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

In trendy, expensive Napa Valley this is one of the few restaurants that is a DEAL. The meat was tasty and perfectly cooked. The beans were spot on.That is all.

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Thank africafan2014
Walnut Creek, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We ordered one Rack of Pork Ribs. It was the worst Rib I ever had. It was still 45 minutes before closing, and their busboy made so much noise with the chairs and tables that we could not have a conversation, so finally we left. I do not recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank Mark A
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We stopped here for a quick bike before heading out for wine tasting in Napa Valley. As soon as we parked, we could smell deliciousness. Ordered pulled pork sandwich with a side of beans. The beans were AMAZING !! The meat was extremely moist and soft, so much so that it made the bread soggy

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Thank Candida D

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?