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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 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:30
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Fortuna, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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
Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Great lunch stop while touring the wine country! We really enjoyed the large portions with wonderful food! We had the pork and brisket and both are wonderful! It's a normal 'rugged' bbq place with great bbq! Enjoyed the HOT sauce. Prices are good and food well worth it! We will be back!

Thank watraveler
Napa, California
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Unless you like your beef well done, you have no other choices at Busters BBQ. Wanted to buy a whole tri-tip to take home but they only had them well done. I think they can do better.

Thank TravelAgent34
Palo Alto, California
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300 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

This BBQ joint had some great food! It's a little messy and a little gruff, but if you aren't too prissy, I recommend stopping in. We had a very hearty lunch, though it seemed a bit over priced. We were also really lucky to miss the very long lines that seem to form on the weekends around lunchtime!

Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
North Caldwell, New Jersey
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Excellent Pulled pork with nice sauces. They said the hot sauce was very hot but, we thought it was just hot enough. The cole slaw was also excellent

Thank Glenn K
Oceanside, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

you will love this place. We had a party of 20 or so and everyone found something to love! I had pulled chicken, slaw, and corn bread and wish there had been leftovers for a midnight snack but it was too, too delicious.

Thank Kathleen H
Santa Rosa
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I stop by Busters on my way home from work quite frequently I'm constantly amazed how good tri tip sandwich is I don't think I've ever had tri tip quite as tender and flavorful you rock buster!!!

Thank djh1965
Napa, California
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Stand in line to order your food and pay at the second window. Take you plate to the dining room or outside picnic tables and enjoy! If you like spicy food try the hot link sandwich with hit BBQ sauce. Other wise brisket, pulled pork and chicken sandwiches with choice of hot or mild sauce.

Thank David B

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, 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?