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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

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1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Pennsylvania, USA
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were passing through town and needed a quick lunch. The BBQ (we had pulled pork sandwich) was delicious. You order at a take- out window and can sit at picnic tables outside (it was too hot!) or go into the enclosed outdoor seating. Nothing fancy, but good. The hot sauce which they warn about is quite hot but very... More 

Thank TropicalLover
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is really good here but the Tri-tip is amazing. The hot sauce isn't too hot and would highly recommend unless you are a 2 alarm or under with hot stuff.

Thank Rick D
Chicago area
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245 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined a decent sized crowd on Labor Day weekend for some great music, a little wine etc.. Nice patio setting, long lines for the bbq, but moved along well. Buster stopped around to say hi to the patrons. Fun afternoon.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
far nor cal
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

order at a takeout window and find your seat in a separate screened room. Not much for atmosphere. The patios out back will be nice when done. Pretty decent bbq, portions could be a tad larger and the staff could be way more pleasant. No smiles, be prepared to snap off your order and move along to the pay window.... More 

Thank norcalrt
Chappaqua, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

A self serve take away, sit inside or outside BBQ spot. There is always a line but it moves. The pork rib dinner and pulled pork sandwich were great. Everyone left with a smile on thier face.

Thank AnnMarieBF
Columbia, Maryland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We saved Busters for the last day of our trip, hoping to have a nice BBQ picnic outside before leaving wine country. We went on a Monday around 5 PM. The staff at the counter were very unfriendly and seemed very annoyed that we asked questions. They also spent a lot of time talking to each other and ignoring customers!... More 

Thank Judy821
Napa, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Have never stopped in to Buster's, but group of us ordered lunch from them - everything was delicious. The spicy BBQ is just that, but delicious. I had the 1/2 chicken and sides - it was a lot of food, but yummy! The sandwiches ordered were enjoyed but there is a lot of bread. Looking forward to trying something new... More 

Thank 443MichelleE
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Sunday. After three o'clock a band starts to sing jazz and blues. All of us enjoyed the generous portions of chicken and pork bbq. Personally I enjoyed the overall atmosphere and the coziness of the place. The band was awesome!

Thank Lucian C
Port Washington, New York
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Roadside be stop with incredible ribs, chicken and pulled pork the sweet potato pie was tasty as well. Self serve but convenient in Calistoga and worth the stop. Outdoor dining,

Thank jonadoc
Little Falls, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

When we pulled up and saw that people were waiting in a long line, we weren't sure whether or not to stay. I'm glad to say we did. We all got sandwiches - tri-tip, pulled pork, and chicken. Fantastic! It's not a fancy place. This is shorts and tees kind of place. I would go back.

Thank giambigirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
  • Phone Number: 707.942.5605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?