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Lone Star Rotorua

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American, New Zealand, Cafe
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1160 Amohia Street | Cnr Arawa and Amohia Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4040
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 228
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  • 46
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  • 24
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  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly delicious meal.

I actually thought this was going to be one of those wanky, touristy, over priced, and not very good places to eat. But I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong, and I was wrong. I saw it had decent reviews on here so went and have it a try and it was easily one of the better meals we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Sputty
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I actually thought this was going to be one of those wanky, touristy, over priced, and not very good places to eat. But I'm happy to admit when I'm wrong, and I was wrong. I saw it had decent reviews on here so went and have it a try and it was easily one of the better meals we had... More 

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Thank Sputty
Baranduda, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We googled family restaurants and this one came up. We had an excellent meal and we were well attended to until our meal was served. An offer to bring colouring pencils and activity sheets for the children did not eventuate despite us asking about it during the course of our meal.

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Thank Karen T
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Have been to Lone Star in Rotorua a few times now. The ribs are great - we usually share a plate of ribs because they are so big. Their coleslaw is very nice and the hot bread is amazing

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Thank Gary C
Auckland
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The setting and theming of this restaurant is very cool. The portions are big and good value for money. The staff were very accommodating. We enjoyed this meal and would return.

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Thank shazzzalongley
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

waiting in line for 30 mins,waiting for service 10 mins,and food for 40 mins,not good when you have hungry mouths to feed. never again,as the name speaks for itself you will always be "a lone" in my books

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Thank mefa l
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here a few nights ago, celebrating our daughters 5th birthday. As always, the meals were delicious and very satisfying. Kids were given pictures to color in so were not sitting there bored until the meal was served. A great place for a family dinner night.

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Thank RobHall4976
Rotorua, New Zealand
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lone star is renowned for the size of its meals, and the Rotorua branch certainly lives up to expectations. But.., the food is just average, nothing special. The chicken in the salad was moist and tasty, but the salad was a bit under dressed and under seasoned. I think in fact, that Lonestar has fallen into the American eating trap,... More 

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Thank LucysMumNz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of recently visiting the Lone Star in Rotorua. I had visitors out from England and took them to Rotorua for the weekend. We were greeted by the owner and quickly seated and had our drink orders taken immediately. We ordered prawns, ribs and chicken. we could not believe the size of our meals. They were huge,... More 

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Thank spock5
Manaia, New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

45 minutes wait to get my meal. And the place was virtually empty. Meal was NOT worth waiting for. Wish I had walked out. Won't be back. Ever.

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Thank NakiToni
Lanark, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my family here for a treat and ordered the full platter of ribs. My eyes were bigger than my stomach and could not eat all that were delivered. Fortunately, I have 2 ravenous grandsons who demolished all I could not eat despite eating their choices of meals. Great value and fabulous service.

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Thank Scott G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1160 Amohia Street | Cnr Arawa and Amohia Streets, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-349 4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, New Zealand, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?