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Buster Crabb

) #6 of 87 Restaurants in Invercargill $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 4214
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
“crab” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and atmosphere on a cold blustery day. Seafood chowder was delicious and blue cod even better.

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went here for a work dinner and was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the Fillet steak and it was cooked beautifully. Service for refills on drinks was a little tardy but apart from that I would recommend.

Thank Lynette246
Reviewed 17 May 2017

On a recent trip to the South Island, my travelling companions and I followed the recommendation of our hotel staff to dine at Buster Crabb. The location was easy to find with ample parking behind the building. My wife and I each enjoyed the Blue...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is always top of the list when in Invercargill. The staff are very good and have a good knowledge of the food and drink options. Only after a quick meal tonight so the beef burger was the choice. Very nicely cooked and presented....More

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal, highly rated. Had a beautiful med rare blue marlin steak..cooked to perfection ( very pleased as im a head chef ) however, our waitress was very rude, blunt & sour. Nice lay out, good warm feel.

Thank maggierose_segal
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The environment was friendly and the service fantastic. Drinks were delivered promptly, as was the food. Food around the table looked fantastic, however the seafood salad I ordered wasn't very nice. The majority was made up of crumbed calamari which made the salad very dry....More

Thank Anony M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

What a great restaurant, set in a lovely building you get drawn down the hallway to the well appointed and quirky bar, staff were very helpful as we had some pre dinner drinks and then we sat and had a very delectable meal

Thank 879allanl
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I wanted some Bluff Oysters so we drove to Bluff to try some. Both the restaurants at the end of the road were closed. We started north and found Buster Crabb. They had oysters so I tried a half dozen fried. They came with fries...More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Meals are always tasty at Buster Crabb, I had the chicken penne which was delicious. Friends had oysters and the beef burger. Staff were friendly, though we felt rushed. I arrived five minutes after the rest of the group and had barely sat down when...More

Thank missmac93
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The venue, the food & particularly the staff are fantastic! This is a great place for dining - lunch or evening - & we are working through menu every time we visit!! Lamb is an X special! Thanks for yet another evening.

Thank Maxcooperathome
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Response from bustercrabbziffs | Property representative |
Yes we definitely do vouchers. If you call me on 027 433 6408 I'll certainly arrange it for you. I'm not sure adamant21 is and how he h=can answer questions for us........ We do this all time. Sell vouchers I mean... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 29
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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: +64 3-214 4214
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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