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Buster's Texas-Style Barbecue

17883 SE McLaughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97267
503-652-1075
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Ranked #24 of 51 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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Clackamas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Tigard, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

Where else in the metro area can you consistently get high quality brisket on a Po Boy? I have never experienced a less than quality meal at Buster's in Tigard or here on McLoughlin. The heat needs to be turned up at the McLoughlin locale, the fireplace really doesn't heat the whole room! But, the staff is friendly so it... More

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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197 reviews 197 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The sauces are the king here, as the meat is almost completely unseasoned, but combined they make some great dishes. The pulled pork and the cooked beef sandwich are winners, though the brisket is dry and fairly tasteless. The coleslaw is beautifully tangy and the other sides are equally good. Very good pecan pie rounds out the menu and makes... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I ate at this Original Busters 25 years ago when it first opened. The food is always consistent. They have since opened several more Buster's in the Portland metro area. Gresham location is another I frequent when in town. Family friendly and priced reasonably.

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