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“Excellent steak. Enormous portions.”
Review of Buster Crabb

Buster Crabb
Ranked #6 of 101 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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
San Diego, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Excellent steak. Enormous portions.”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I visited Invercargill during our honeymoon and decided to try the place out based on the reviews that we found on Tripadvisor.

The ambiance was unique and tasteful. There was a short wait - we came without reservation - so we spent the time at the bar which had a good selection of local brews. The oysters were fresh. The steaks were enormous and well prepared. The seafood entree was delicious. The food was a little more expensive than your average pub, and while the name may be understated, the atmosphere and quality of food was more along the lines of a well-appointed steakhouse. Overall, excellent meal, and we would gladly visit again.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Thomas L
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Birthday Lunch”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The meal was lovely, this is the third time Ive been and out of all the places Ive been for a meal in Invercargill it was the best. The price was the same as every where else but much better value for money.

  • Visited May 2013
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3 Thank zodan037
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
231 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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“Mixed results and poor drinks service”
Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We were a table of 6 on a sunday and had booked in. Ordered drinks then lunch. The drinks arrived when we were half way through lunch despite several requests to hurry them along .The pork was great as was the battered blue cod but the pan fried blue cod was small and had a horrible coleslaw with it. This is expensive pub food but in very nice surroundings.

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Best steak in Invercargill”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Went for dinner really busy for a week night ,had a steak cooked to perfection medium rare , tender and a nice chargrill flavour ,good wine selection and the service was great
Better be hungry meals are very big, no room for dessert this time ,will skip lunch next time to fit entree and dessert !

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Mmcdm
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Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

When a restaurant is buzzing on a Thursday night it can only be a good sign. I had the venison terrine to start and not only did it taste good but it was almost the size of a main. I followed this with battered Blue Cod and chips which tasted delicious. I didn't have room for desert!

The icing on the cake is that they have German wheat beer on tap :-)

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank JohnFLUB
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