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Buster's Southern BBQ & Bakery

1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
+1 707-942-5605
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tri tip” (70 reviews)
“pulled pork” (22 reviews)
“baked beans” (17 reviews)
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10:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Barbecue
1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'll preface this review by saying I'm a Texas girl, & we know barbeque in Texas! But even if Buster's didn't call itself "southern BBQ" it would still be terrible. We had read about tritip beef so wanted to try it. We had a tritip...More

Thank Doubletcarol
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have ever had BBQ in Texas, Missouri, or North Carolina you will not confuse Buster's offerings with anything you have experienced. The Tri Tip was tough and reminded of roast beef with absolutely zero smoke flavor. The side of chili beans was exactly...More

Thank JamesHTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was terrible. Walk-up window, and they couldn't be bothered. Only two customers, but they were totally confused. THE FOOD WAS WORSE! Ribs so dry, that some of them were the texture of lava. Some people might like pineapple in their slaw, but not...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rip off. We ordered a “WholeChicken” When we got home we opened the box and found 8 partial pieces of chicken that didn’t come close to being a whole chicken. Tasted OK, nothing special. Tourist trap. Gotcha.

Thank matsu7878
Reviewed 5 weeks 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...More

Thank Mark N
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...More

Thank buckeyefan7099
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...More

Thank rehtiag
Reviewed 15 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
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...More

1  Thank HikeWineHotSprings
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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