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Buster Crabb

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” (40 reviews)
“mixed grill” (6 reviews)
“crab” (10 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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1 - 10 of 388 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Recommended visit, that exceeded expectations. My seafood chowder was the best I have had, its a favourite of mine. The meals are of the highest quality and I can see why the venue was packed out early in the night. If you come to Invercargill...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a dinner with friends. Shuttle picked us up from our accommodation, super nice driver and very knowledgeable. All the meals we had were perfect!! Had the full three courses because everything was so delicious. Friendly staff too. Ginger pudding was the best we...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meals in the south are big. But there was just too much going on in my plate and it was cloyingly sweet. The meat was succulent and juicy . Just too many sauces on one plate. Crackle was v good.

Thank bustedblonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the outside I would never had stopped if it wasn't for ok recension in TripAdvisor. Very very nice girl immediately welcomes is and swosch we got ourselves a table, menu and a beer. Nice interior and much cosier than I expected. We just had...More

Thank Ulf S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointing. The menu said "mashed potato" but the meal (children's meal) came with mash kumera - when we questioned the waitress she came back and tried to justify it by saying it was potato - sweet potato! No apology,! The rest of our meals...More

Thank ElvisLGP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fabulous meal i ordered stuffed chicken breast.the stuffing and sauce just made this dish 10 /10. Other friends had pork, blue cod, and scallops they all rated 10/10 .This resturant would be in the top 5 fine dinning in Invercargill.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to fault. Lovely layout with friendly staff. The menu covered most basses as did the beverage selection. We all had something different and could not have been impressed by the standard of the presentation and the flavours of the food. A great experience

Thank DJandR
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and advise given by well informed "southern belle" Amanda (our waitress) Full praise to her! Well presented yummy food with nice setting and surroundings. Was a chilly night but toasty warm in the restaurant. Extra bonus having the courtesy vehicle pick up/drop off...More

Thank 946barb999
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The Buster Crab is on Dee St, a little way from the main CBD (maybe 5 minutes by car), but worth the drive. it is right across the road from the Homestead Villa Motels. The food is excellent with a good choice to suit most...More

Thank briand0c
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Having heard several positive comments regarding this restaurant, my wife and I recently went there for lunch, on her birthday. My wife had been there previously. Pleasant , if a little gloomy, surroundings. I had to clear off several bits of food debris from my...More

Thank blackrock2016
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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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  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
10:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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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