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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

1207 Foothill Boulevard, Calistoga, CA 94515
707.942.5605
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Ranked #22 of 36 restaurants in Calistoga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Brentwood, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Good BBQ beef, pork, and chicken - even beef and pork ribs. Nothing special for eating area (indoors or outdoors) but good food.

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were driving through and saw the BBQ sign and thought heck yeh. Well we should have kept going and found something else to eat. The ribs had little to no meat on the bones. Portion size was small for the price. I'm sure you can find better, less expensive food somewhere around here. I didn't care for the sauce,... More

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San Diego, CA, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you are near Calistoga, this place is a must! Plus it is one of the view restaurants in the area which is kind to your pocketbook. Great BBQ for a very reasonable price.

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Barrie, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We were driving from Geyserville to Calistoga looking for a good lunch spot when were overwhelmed by the smell of BBQ! Such a great find! Very casual...picnic table, paper plates, plastic cutlery and lots of outside seating. It was a beautiful day so sitting outside was not an inconvenience. Pulled pork and BBQ chicken sandwich were great. The sauce was... More

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Sacramento, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Shared the BBQ platter with a friend. The ribs had little to no meat on the bones. Portion size was just tiny for $22. Beer selection was minimal. I'm sure you can find better food in town. The BBQ sauce was really good, I will give them that. Tri-tip was pretty good too. It was a very disappointing experience because... More

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Aptos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It doesn't get more casual than this - picnic tables in a tent. Who cares when the food is this tasty. The tri-tip is so tasty and the sides are good too. Only bummer is they give you everything on a paper plate with plastic cutlery. As you are trying to carry your meal and beverage to the table, watch... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We love lunch at Buster's -- the tri tip and the pulled pork are great, and so is the cornbread. Be forewarned - if you get the hot sauce, it is really hot. Portions are big enough and the prices are reasonable, too. Just don't order the chili dog.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have great barbecue and I've had terrible from all around this country and the pulled pork and sausage weren't bad. Sides nothing to write home about. Place is always busy and they ran out of food when I was here in May 2012 which anyone can tell you is a good sign for a BBQ joint. You can bring... More

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Windsor, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We ate here recently before the big tractor Christmas parade. The food was good nothing special. It was a little pricey for what it was. I don't think I would go back. The only thing I really liked about it was being able to sit outside with my dogs.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The food was fine if eating a large quantity of dead animal and sauce on garlic bread with nothing else is what you like - though you do get a small tub of KFC like coleslaw with it. The service was very quick as the meat is pre-prepared. A few local louts were checking out our car in the lot... More

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