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Buster Crabb

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We have dined here quite often and was impressed with the top quality meals and service. We live in Otatara and we always appreciate the courtesy vehicle option. Will be back again soon !

Thank Sharon H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Revolving a restaurant around a controversial disappearance during the ColdWar is an ambitious undertaking.But when you match it with good solid grills and steaks,it's a good combination.

Thank Peter M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this restaurant in search of seafood which is surprisingly hard to find in NZ. The seafood chowder was delicious - creamy, flavorsome broth with wonderfully smoky salmon chunks. The mussels were also very good - plump and tasty topped with a bacon and white wine sauce. I ordered the seafood salad thinking it would arrive with grilled... More 

Thank Kathy H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This restaurant was right across the road from our accomadation and recommended by people we spoke to. There was a good selection of dishes and we selected the Southland lamb and a chicken dish. Plenty to eat and nice flavours. The service was attentive and friendly.

Thank kaitaiadreamer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We booked this restaurant as a recommendation due to other places being closed over new years period in Invercargill and wow are we glad! We had the best time! Firstly I don't think there is a bad seat in this restaurant it has a great atmosphere and is cosy while still being upbeat and fun. Our food was amazing (blue... More 

Thank NinaClaire
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We had the "Trump choker"which was a 500 g steak. It was really tasty and very well presented. The dining room is fun based upon this chap called Buster crabb and the menu is particularly good being presented as an old newspaper with articles about Buster crabb amongst the food selection. The staff are nice and attentive. I was particularly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful food, attentive service and menu that tells a story. Awesome yesterday southland home renovated into a restaurant.

Thank LindaAnne500
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best places in town. Great atmosphere and quality food. Highly recommended going there...

Thank Nick R
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great food, Large selection of wines and beers including my fav' Hofbrau on tap Awesome service, and if required a very efficient courtesy coach

Thank johnotinker
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Didn't realise that we should have made a booking on a random Wednesday evening, but the staff let us sit at the bar and order food (after the bartender checked that we wouldn't have to wait a long time for our food). Invercargill Brewery's stout is on tap, and the pub-style meals we had were delicious (fancier fare is also... More 

Thank Angela B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
European, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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: 6432144214
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?