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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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Houston, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing California style BBQ. Though it says southern style it features tri tip which is a California invention. I didn't try the pulled pork but the beef, sausage and chicken were fantastic and the BBQ sauce is amazing, understandably too hot for Texans tho. They have a milder option too. Be sure to stop if you're passing through. You can... More 

Thank Mark N
Columbus, OH
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped by this place due to the wonderful smells coming from the outdoor grill. Very casual, order at the counter, paper towel dispensers in the dining area, paper plates and plastic silverware. Really nice outdoor patio area at the rear of the parking lot. Great food, wash up at the sink behind the kitchen when you are finished.

Thank buckeyefan7099
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I had dinner at Buster's. Their ribs are unbelievable. You will have this all over your smiling face. But they hang the extra paper towels in the middle of the restaurant. Just put a roll of paper towels at each table and maybe some Wet Ones. It's all over you and it's very good!

Thank rehtiag
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had some good BBQ at Busters for lunch in Calistoga. BBQ ribs were great but don't get the hot sauce unless you have a high pain tolerance. Wow it was hot. Great patio out back as well

Thank Michael D
Fort Collins, Colorado
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260 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Being raised in Texas and doing some of my own smoking, I can tell you with certainty this place falls short. You go to a window and a surly order-taker slops it all onto your plate, not sure how long the food has been in heated status. I had pulled pork that was tasteless (not smoky, not spiced) but for... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here. Chicken and ribs with delicious baked beans and cornbread. The service is friendly. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank James G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We love BBQ. My husband is an award winning BBQ champ. We are from St. Louis. We are picky about our BBQ. This was a disappointment! I'm sure if you are not a connoisseur then this place would be sufficient. The tri-tip was tender and had a mild meat flavor. The hot sauce that they claim to be so hot... More 

Thank bjoux1122
Watertown, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A local knew my husband and I were in the area on vacation and recommended Buster's. We were not disappointed. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious. I put some of the coleslaw on mine...yum! We highly recommend eating at Buster's if you are looking for great BBQ!

Thank ireachmydreams
Henderson, Nevada
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had the Tri-tip and the chicken sandwich. No taste at all and the Garlic break has so much Garlic brushed on with a brush. What happen to the taste. Also so many Flys everywhere. Who wants to eat with Flys around sitting on your food. Yuk

Thank bugsibear1969
Sarasota, Florida
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Buster's is very casual and no frills, but their focus is the meat and they do that very well. It's hard to decide what to choose, but we did combo dinners including chicken, tri tip, and pulled pork, accompanied by beans, slaw, macaroni salad. You get an amazing pile of meat, all freshly cooked and sliced up when you order.... More 

Thank GNGator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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?