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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%
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“tri tip” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (23 reviews)
“ribs” (43 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
1207 Foothill Blvd, Calistoga, CA 94515-1715
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

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