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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

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1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sugar Land, Texas
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Drove past and smelled the barbecue and turned around! Be sure and dine on the beautiful patio out back across the parking lot (we didn't see it until we were leaving even though we parked right in front of it)! You order at the window and there is inside and outside dining. The line was long, but they move them... More 

Thank J J
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I split a two meat combo plate with chicken and beef tri tip. Both meats were dry and I believe this may be because they were grilled rather than actually BBQ'd.

Thank Michael W
Vancouver, Canada
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, so if you are going through Calistoga and you are a carnivore, stop at Buster's. Our group did enjoy the tri-tip while I enjoyed the chicken - plain. Side dishes were 'meh!'. The meat is done well, the hot sauce is 'ring of fire' worthy and the sweet potato pie is delicious. This place was opened in 1965 and... More 

Thank J2Deluca
Akron, Ohio
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun little spot for lunch. You order at an outdoor window, and can sit inside a building (not attached to the kitchen) or on the patio out back.

Thank smudpu
Pennsylvania, USA
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140 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 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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248 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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?