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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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Columbus, OH
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 food, wash up at the sink behind the kitchen when you are finished.

Thank buckeyefan7099
Ventura, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 Ones. It's all over you and it's very good!

Thank rehtiag
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Fort Collins, Colorado
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259 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being raised in Texas and doing some of my own smoking, I can tell you with certainty this place falls short. You go to a window and a surly order-taker slops it all onto your plate, not sure how long the food has been in heated status. I had pulled pork that was tasteless (not smoky, not spiced) but for... More 

Thank HikeWineHotSprings
Winnipeg, Canada
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal here. Chicken and ribs with delicious baked beans and cornbread. The service is friendly. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank James G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love BBQ. My husband is an award winning BBQ champ. We are from St. Louis. We are picky about our BBQ. This was a disappointment! I'm sure if you are not a connoisseur then this place would be sufficient. The tri-tip was tender and had a mild meat flavor. The hot sauce that they claim to be so hot... More 

Thank bjoux1122
Watertown, Minnesota
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

A local knew my husband and I were in the area on vacation and recommended Buster's. We were not disappointed. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious. I put some of the coleslaw on mine...yum! We highly recommend eating at Buster's if you are looking for great BBQ!

Thank ireachmydreams
Henderson, Nevada
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had the Tri-tip and the chicken sandwich. No taste at all and the Garlic break has so much Garlic brushed on with a brush. What happen to the taste. Also so many Flys everywhere. Who wants to eat with Flys around sitting on your food. Yuk

Thank bugsibear1969
Sarasota, Florida
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Buster's is very casual and no frills, but their focus is the meat and they do that very well. It's hard to decide what to choose, but we did combo dinners including chicken, tri tip, and pulled pork, accompanied by beans, slaw, macaroni salad. You get an amazing pile of meat, all freshly cooked and sliced up when you order.... More 

Thank GNGator
San Jose, California
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I enjoyed stopping at busters. It was a roadside stop with some standard bbq dishes. I had the tri-tip and chicken combo. The tri-tip was cooked nicely although I didn't notice a good smoke flavor to it. The chicken had more of the smokiness though. I ordered the hot BBQ sauce. I really enjoy spicy food so it wasn't too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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?