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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

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1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
+1 707-942-5605
10:00 - 19:30
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:30
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Santa Rosa, CA
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very casual place with a limited menu. BBQ tri-tip and ribs were great, sauce not too spicy, although they do offer a spicy sauce. Very generous portions, we had to take home several dishes. The beans were great.

Thank trvltee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Spot is fabulous great fresh bbq, decent prices eg half beef rib for 16$, half chicken dinner for 9$. Not a place to expect a gourmet dish but a place you enjoy a honest food.

Thank smarterzh
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love American BBQ. This is just another example of how great the food is here. Australia needs to catch up on the quality of service and food.

Thank Leon H
Napa, California
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

..3 of us stopped here for a bite for dinner...got chicken & it was so dried out/overcooked...& the sauce on top didn't make it better...maybe the food was all dried out because it was the end of the day & had been cooked hours ago?

Thank charlotte a
Edgmont, PA
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160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We walked through town looking for a quick meal after a long day of traveling. We stopped in this place and had the chicken sandwich on Texas toast and our friends had the ribs and chicken duo. Our chicken was great ! We had them mix their HOT sauce with their mild sauce and it worked! Our friends said their... More 

Thank NRMEdgmont
Sugar Land, Texas
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

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 15 October 2016 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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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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 3 October 2016 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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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

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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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
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
10:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Calistoga
  • Phone Number: +1 707-942-5605

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