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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 good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“tri tip” (70 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
“baked beans” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

This place is the worst for BBQ. The food is overpriced and not worth it. The ribs are greasy and not even good. The cornbread is pre made, they use the microwave for everything. Not worth it. The owner is so rude

Thank mayra1919
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I stopped by with group of 8 recently and all by accident basically. We saw the sign and decided to try. All my clients were happy and they know food. I do understand some reviews below from people from Texas etc. but to put this...More

Thank michaelfaitl
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I visited here whilst in calistoga on holiday, i found it to be of very poor quality, the tri tip was very tough and not well seasoned. The service was very poor, i found the staff to be particularly rude. I thought this place is...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

When we go wine tasting we usually go to one of the cult wineries near St Helena and then head to Buster's for a palate cleanser between wine tastings..........Our favorite approach is to get the Combo Meat platter and then everyone shares taking a few...More

Thank Jolly B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

very good. a must have if you love bar b q food. so good and great variety with the sauces. out of this world delicious

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We needed a quick bite after visiting a vineyard. Buster's looked like a legit BBQ joint but we were disappointed. For what you pay for, you don't get much quality food and it isn't very good. I think I had better sauce and pulled pork...More

Thank GothamPOP
Reviewed 22 June 2017 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 16 June 2017

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 8 June 2017 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 30 May 2017

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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
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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