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Buster's Texas-Style Barbecue

17883 SE McLaughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97267
503-652-1075
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Ranked #22 of 52 restaurants in Milwaukie
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Family owned and operated and darn proud to bring Oregon authentic Texas-style barbecue. Since 1982 we've been serving up meats so tender and tasty they'll bring out the Texan in you! And no wonder. Our 12 hour cooking process is done over a low smoke-filled wood fire because it's the only way to ensure you the "real deal". People just love our tasty and tender beef brisket, ribs, pork loin, pulled pork, ham, links, turkey breast, chicken, sides and fixins.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Family owned and operated and darn proud to bring Oregon authentic Texas-style barbecue. Since 1982 we've been serving up meats so tender and tasty they'll bring out the Texan in you! And no wonder. Our 12 hour cooking process is done over a low smoke-filled wood fire because it's the only way to ensure you the "real deal". People just love our tasty and tender beef brisket, ribs, pork loin, pulled pork, ham, links, turkey breast, chicken, sides and fixins.
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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98 reviews 98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Our kids wanted us to try this BBQ Place. Food was good, not excellent though. I felt it was expensive but then my wife refers to me as being cheap. I had pork ribs, 3 medium to small in size and it was over $8. It came with one side, I took the dinner salad which you get yourself at... More

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9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited here in June 2002. Looved. Characters. Characters . Characters. Characters. Characters. Characters.

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Milwaukie,Oregon
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134 reviews 134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Good choice when you want BBQ. Informal setting, cafeteria line ordering but generally moves quick. Servings can get a little inconsistent depending on the line volume so I prefer to stop in when the parking lot isn't full. Love their sauce! In fact, that's usually when we eat there- when we stop to replenish our sauce cabinet. Side order line... More

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Clackamas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Tough meat, you need a monster shredder to get the meat from the bones of the so called ribs. The portions are microscopic, and what was splashed on was lukewarm at best.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Prices are inexpesive as noted in other reviews but the portions are small, the potato salad tasted as if it were left over from the previous week and the ribs were dry. Also they don't offer any of the sauces they sell by the bottle to put on the ribs when you dine-in. Won't return or recommend

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Milwaukie,Oregon
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134 reviews 134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I like to experiment with everything so I've tried just about the whole menu. I like the choices!! Favorite is the 3-meat dinner with one of the choices always being a "hot link". Best slaw I've ever eaten in a BBQ restaurant (only way to eat slaw). For a real treat (my opinion), try some Buster's hot BBQ sauce mixed... More

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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

We love Busters. The food is the best in town. We have tried the competition, and they don't compare.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Ok... So I have never been here before and will NOT be going back. Ever. It's one of those cafeteria, get your tray, kind of place. Which is fine! But since we ended up coming in during a rush, Chef's serving your food made us feel rushed. We wanted to read the menu displayed, but were being stared at like,... More

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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

Awesome bbq very authentic. Bring your whole family. I have been to two Locations in the Portland area.

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Denver, CO
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87 reviews 87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I have enjoyed this chain of BBQ restaurants around the Portland area but this particular location was sub-par. The meat was dry (beef BBQ) and the portions seem more like rations than helpings. The service left a little to be desired - maybe a smile or two, guys? Overall will not be returning. Sorry

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