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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 16
    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
Try it - well worth the visit.

We went for a quick lunch which was good value for money and very tasty. The pork ribs with the hot sauce are a must. The chicken breast and coleslaw was also very tasty. Very short wait in the line. Very popular with passers by and locals. Will definitely go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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hong kong
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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hong kong
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went for a quick lunch which was good value for money and very tasty. The pork ribs with the hot sauce are a must. The chicken breast and coleslaw was also very tasty. Very short wait in the line. Very popular with passers by and locals. Will definitely go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A place where locals come to enjoy a GOOD BBQ! Don't expect anything special in terms of service but the quality of food. As a very popular place no booking is admitted. You just queue outside! Orders are placed through a window in a very efficient way. Then you can take a seat outside or inside. . .... And so... More 

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Fortuna, California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Walk up ordering with long lines; but don't worry they move fast. Food was OK Tri Tip was over cooked and the BBQ sauce had an overwhelming chile powder taste and cole slaw was average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had the beef and pork ribs, and the trip tip. The ribs were cooked perfect. Tri tip a little overdone for my taste. The bbq sauce on the side was excellent, not to sweet not to vinegary. Maybe a little to much cumin. A little overpriced but overall a great bbq experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Soooo yummy! Walk-up ordering by the side of road, which is really fun and feels very vacation-y. Hubby got tri-tip; I got pork loin-both delicious. 12 dollars gets you big entree of meat of choice, 2 sides, and huge piece of garlic bread- so worth the price. Oh, and hot sauce is HOT!!! Great dinner choice! 😄

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great lunch stop while touring the wine country! We really enjoyed the large portions with wonderful food! We had the pork and brisket and both are wonderful! It's a normal 'rugged' bbq place with great bbq! Enjoyed the HOT sauce. Prices are good and food well worth it! We will be back!

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Unless you like your beef well done, you have no other choices at Busters BBQ. Wanted to buy a whole tri-tip to take home but they only had them well done. I think they can do better.

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This BBQ joint had some great food! It's a little messy and a little gruff, but if you aren't too prissy, I recommend stopping in. We had a very hearty lunch, though it seemed a bit over priced. We were also really lucky to miss the very long lines that seem to form on the weekends around lunchtime!

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent Pulled pork with nice sauces. They said the hot sauce was very hot but, we thought it was just hot enough. The cole slaw was also excellent

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

you will love this place. We had a party of 20 or so and everyone found something to love! I had pulled chicken, slaw, and corn bread and wish there had been leftovers for a midnight snack but it was too, too delicious.

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