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Buster Crabb

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great selection of local seafood and meats. Several different dining rooms good for smaller or larger groups. Good selection of local craft and imported beers. 3 time here and will be coming back again next time I am in Invercargill. Great service from friendly staff.

Thank Motoxnut
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a recommendation and what a brilliant one it was! Superb food, great service. Highly recommend for couples as it's a great experience

Thank Corky2323
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a group of us that went here and I was not impressed. Overpriced meals. My meal was not even hot. My steak was under cooked as well as a few others in the party. The drinks were too expensive. I can not say anything good. I go out a lot for meals, and this is one of the... More 

Thank tmc0nner
Townsville, Australia
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice ambience a very warm and inviting restaurant - super friendly staff. Interesting menu selection which included a story about Buster Crabb. I enjoyed my Ribeye steak cooked to perfection. My partner also enjoyed her lamb shank. I did learn Buster Crabb disappeared while spying on a Russian warship in Portsmouth harbour . Unsure if Buster new about Invercargill or... More 

Thank AussieRalph
Exeter, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just called in for an evening meal Had two seafood salads with a side of fries. Food was very good. Fresh and tasty. One side of fries was enough for two. Service good and prompt. The only disappointment was after calling the place Buster Crabby and having a menu around his history. The place really needs some old diving artefacts... More 

Thank Michael A
Newcastle, Australia
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and drink, very romantic. We had bluff oysters to start which were to die for followed by calamari. For main we both had steak which was delicious.

Thank AvidGlobeHopper
Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the blue cod and seafood taster. Both items were nice but not fantastic or worth the price. Had better fish elsewhere. Seafood taster was salty but otherwise, the mussels and scallops were fresh. Ambience was good though and that probably explains the price...

Thank Cindergirl_13
Christchurch, New Zealand
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245 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buster Crabb was recommended to us by friends who knew we were visiting Invercargill. We made a daytime sortie and noticed that a "courtesy car" was available. Yes, the van came and collected us for our evening booking and returned us promptly at the end. A marvellous service to provide for the old folks. S had a light meal of... More 

Thank Kiwi_rua
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A+ will be back. Seafood was an excellent choice as was the steak options. Tip: park around the back for easy access. So nice not to have sport blaring in the restaurant

Thank 6boutiquetraveller
Riverton NZ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a party of 8, everyone had a delicious main meal,deserts also great. The service and atmosphere was excellent.

Thank Gavin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 6432144214
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?