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326 Dee Street, Invercargill, NZ


Since opening in January 2009, Buster Crabb has revolutionised the city dining scene with its innovative menu and distinct focus on steak and the best Southland has to offer.

The Dee Street heritage building has been masterfully re-modelled, capturing several national awards along the way and features a subtle smokey décor which adds to the overall ambience.

Buster Crabb has impressive menus to choose from – lunch and dinner. We also offer specialised dining including breakfasts by arrangement and a wonderful array of bar food. Portion servings are in line with hearty Southern appetites.

Our fantastic food is accompanied by a wine list, second to none, to complement the array of culinary options. Some customers know exactly what they want – and who are we to argue. Simply choose your steak, its accompaniments and how it’s cooked and leave our skilled chefs to grant your gastronomic wishes.

For those who prefer grain to grapes, we offer an extensive range of beers, including two rotating guest taps, imported German Hofbrau Lager, Haufbrau Wheatbeer, Carlsberg from Denmark, Cassels & Sons from Woolston as well as our own good old dependable Speights, all on tap.

We also have an extensive chilled range of bottled beers including all the favourites as well as an extra few imported numbers.


"Our staff are dedicated to ensuring your expectations are exceeded. For them, hospitality is not just a stint on the way to university – it’s a career. Their professionalism is testament to that".

our story

Private Rooms

We have private rooms available for up to 20 people. 1 is equipped with a projector and 100" screen. This room is suitable for work or social functions.

Please call Tracey 03 214 4214 to discuss your options.

Full bar facilities

We have the best full bar facilities available for a casual drink in Invercargill. We have a great range of tap beers and the most comprehensive wine list you’ll find anywhere.

Bar snacks available at all times, which include Blue Cod, Oysters, Antipasto platters etc.

On Friday nights at about 5pm we even have complimentary bar snacks for our customers.

Late Meals and Drinks

Meals available all day till very late. Meals can be organised even later than 10pm by special arrangement. We have late closing times up till 3am on certain days so we are the perfect choice after a show or event in town.

Please call

03- 214 4214 with your enquiries.

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326 Dee St, Avenal, Invercargill 9810 

10:30AM-3:00AM Monday-Sunday

03-214 4214

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