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Buster Crabb

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326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
03-214-4214
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Karratha, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

always a stop when we visit Invercargill , best drink selection in town .Never disappointed with the meals. Best place in town

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Thank sarahballantyne7
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Southland blue cod. Generous helping. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable sized restaurant but how it is set up makes it quite private for each table.

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Thank Judith M
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

thank-you very much for visiting with us. We hope you'll revisit and you are always welcome to book specific tables. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, superb service, food was delicious, love the setting. Great to have an open fire burning on a cool day. Excellent

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Thank 975philt
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

so pleased you loved our wee place. You'll be surprised next time you come in to see we have now re-carpeted the entire place with a superb warm 100% wool 480 gm carpet with underlay......... Luxury underfoot as well.... More 

Riverton Southland New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great meal with good variety menu enjoyed the prompt service friendly polite staff off street parking,

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Thank Kiwifernnz
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here for dinner and were seated straight away. The staff were excellent. They were attentive even though it was a busy night. We ordered off the new menu and it was so delicious! I would totally recommend the duck! It was sooo good. Creme brulee for dessert was a great way to finish. Thank you, we will definitely... More 

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Thank iramz434
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

we are so pleasd you enjoyed your experience with us. Thankyou for the feedback More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere and service here sets the scene for a lovely meal. Food was cooked to perfection, both the fish of the day ( orange roughy) and Pork Lion were simply the best. Recommend dose of southern hospitality every time you visit Invercargill.

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Thank MawbyCritiquers
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

thank you so much for your positive feed back. This will be relayed to the staff involved on the day.......... Look us up on your next visit More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great meal. Pork, steal and Blue Cod meals all superb. Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Will be back on future visits to Invercargill.

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Thank dianehQ1708SF
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

So extremely pleased you enjoyed it........ More 

Banff National Park, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner at Buster Crabb earlier this week and were happy with the food. 2 of us ordered the blue cod which was delicious and had a very decent amount of blue cod. My mother had the chicken from the grill and really enjoyed it. Service was good.

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Thank Bridgette J
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

We really appreciate the fact that you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your feedback....... Make sure you to look us up again if you're back this way. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Holidaying in the Deep South, we booked into Buster crab with enthusiasm, as reviews online looked good! All staff were really lovely and friendly, the atmosphere is fantastic! The food, was terrible, plain & amateur & certainly let the whole place down. As a family of four, $260 later, we felt robbed. Being a chef myself, we have absolutely no... More 

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Thank Kelly C
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

Hi Kelly Terribly sorry about this. We've just changed the menu and we are definitely going to redo it and look at the dishes we are doing again. I really hope you'll let us send you a voucher for you to return and give us another go. I know we will definitely do better when you return.... We appreciate the... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere in this well presented dining restaurant with a really cosy bar. It was a cold night when we were there but the fire was going which added a great relaxed feeling. Food was delicious and the staff were all terrific.

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Thank nigeltrewhitt
bustercrabbziffs, Manager at Buster Crabb, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed it........... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 03-214-4214

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?