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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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Marin County, California
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

I decided to try this place while staying for a week in at my spa "home away from home" in Calistoga since I had eaten everywhere else and love good BBQ. I arrived about 5:45 on a Sunday and found out they close at 6pm Sundays and that this appears to be an order at the window only and sit... More 

Thank Epiphany1953
Oregon, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This was probably our third trip to Busters and got there by memory. The locals know the place and we got directions from our wine server. He knew just where we wanted to go based on description. We noticed the number of local construction workers and people coming in on their lunch hours as well as a few tourists. The... More 

Thank J J
Appleton, Wisconsin
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192 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

In between winery tours in Calistoga, we grabbed a quick meal at Busters Southern BBQ. Both of us tried the tri tip sirloin steak sandwich which was served up on garlic toast and proved to be a generous portion. The sandwich came with one side. I had the macaroni salad and my husband ordered beans. In addition, we bought some... More 

Thank donbo55
Lake Mary, Florida
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302 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Buster was puported to be Danny Glover’s cousin or such. Needless to say the BBQ Tri-trip, ribs and pulled pork were excellent!

Thank Hawkro
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Who knew you could find such good BBQ in Napa and for such a reasonable price?!? Don't expect anything fancy, but you will get a hearty meal perfect for taking on the go.

Thank Kimberly M
hong kong
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We went for a quick lunch which was good value for money and very tasty. The pork ribs with the hot sauce are a must. The chicken breast and coleslaw was also very tasty. Very short wait in the line. Very popular with passers by and locals. Will definitely go again.

Thank fundi8
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

A place where locals come to enjoy a GOOD BBQ! Don't expect anything special in terms of service but the quality of food. As a very popular place no booking is admitted. You just queue outside! Orders are placed through a window in a very efficient way. Then you can take a seat outside or inside. . .... And so... More 

Thank Eduardo R
Fortuna, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Walk up ordering with long lines; but don't worry they move fast. Food was OK Tri Tip was over cooked and the BBQ sauce had an overwhelming chile powder taste and cole slaw was average.

Thank Loren L
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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Had the beef and pork ribs, and the trip tip. The ribs were cooked perfect. Tri tip a little overdone for my taste. The bbq sauce on the side was excellent, not to sweet not to vinegary. Maybe a little to much cumin. A little overpriced but overall a great bbq experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Soooo yummy! Walk-up ordering by the side of road, which is really fun and feels very vacation-y. Hubby got tri-tip; I got pork loin-both delicious. 12 dollars gets you big entree of meat of choice, 2 sides, and huge piece of garlic bread- so worth the price. Oh, and hot sauce is HOT!!! Great dinner choice! 😄

Thank Cassie R

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Restaurant Details

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