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Buster Crabb

326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 4214
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (47 reviews)
“mixed grill” (7 reviews)
“crab” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I felt I was being served by a robot. I believed they felt highly efficient service equaled good hospitality - but it missed the whole point of an enjoyable dining experience. This wait staff should be running a factory not waiting tables. That aside the...More

Thank Duphney
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

My family and I were down from Christchurch and decided to finally try out the well known “Buster Crabb”. I had the Seafood Salad which was superb! My husband had the natural fresh bluff oysters (I even managed to sneak a couple) to start followed...More

Thank FionaSmith0668
Reviewed May 6, 2018

My wife and I had read good reviews of this establishment and were excited to give it a go when visiting Invercargill recently. We arrived at the restaurant at 4 pm on a Sunday to a completely empty facility. We honestly were not sure they...More

4  Thank BwowwGA
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed our time here. My steak was cooked perfectly, the seafood salad and oyster sliders were superb!

1  Thank Hồ M
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The bad new was no Bluff oysters, which meant I had the venison pate for a starter instead. I'm glad I did. It was superb. Blue cod for a main. Very fresh and well presented, but I do find blue cod a bit bland. Excellent...More

Thank Papamoabill
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We attended Buster Crab for my cuzzies 60th bday recently. The food came in good time, staff were attentive but not overly so, the prices were reasonable and the food delicious - esp seafood!

Thank SarieRoadTrip
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We visited in a small group. Very busy and popular restaurant. We had the Blue Cod, Calamari, and a steak. All good. Service was efficient however our waitress looked as if she would like to have been somewhere else. The meals looked fine I wished...More

Thank hazza2016
Reviewed April 12, 2018

Food was very good as was the service. If the B&B had not recommended it we would not have found it. We had a most enjoyable dinner.

Thank CapeCodder1_12
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I had raw bluff oysters for my late lunch since i didn't get them in bluff. It was very fresh and delicious! The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Would love to go back again.

Thank Canty S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

A group of 4 adults. Our friends had the oysters to start which they enjoyed. We were a little disappointed at the wait we had for our main meal but it was certainly well worth the wait - everyone's meal was fantastic. The best steaks...More

Thank Glynis W
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Response from bustercrabbziffs | Property representative |
Yes we definitely do vouchers. If you call me on 027 433 6408 I'll certainly arrange it for you. I'm not sure adamant21 is and how he h=can answer questions for us........ We do this all time. Sell vouchers I mean... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
$14 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 4214
We have a lovely warm and inviting restaurant. We use all locally sourced product with very generous servings with an emphasis on the meat portion of the meal. Our steaks are 250gms up to the "Donald Trump Choker", which is 500gm and cooked slowly over 20 hours. We use fresh Blue Cod and locally caught wild Venison. Buster Crabb is the best choice
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