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Lone Star Steakhouse

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4045 Hammond Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 232-3233
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
OK but some problems....

This older restaurant has some issues. The food is generally OK but they have an uneven staff situation. They seem genuinely surprised when a group shows up at the front reception desk. They all look at each other, study a chart and look around like this is the first time anyone ever showed up... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This older restaurant has some issues. The food is generally OK but they have an uneven staff situation. They seem genuinely surprised when a group shows up at the front reception desk. They all look at each other, study a chart and look around like this is the first time anyone ever showed up for lunch. That being said if... More 

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minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Typical steakhouse fare. Service not stellar. Good selection of beers however. Will not take reservations

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday night, arriving around 5:00. Not very busy then but quite a bit if confusion at the front desk as to where to seat us. I'm not sure why we needed to tell them three times there were only two in our group. Also tried to seat us in a booth directly next to the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

the big Monday special. $5.00 burger and $1.99 "something" beer. Menu they gave us had that promo. she got mgr. and said "nope", we don't have it and she didn't know how to "punch it into the register". good grief. she then told us to try to "TODAYS special, something like $18.35 3 course meal special? seriously? no wonder other... More 

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Iowa, US
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Big crowd after a college game but the staff did a great job and the wait for table and food order and delivery were appropriate.

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Davenport, Iowa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We gave it another try. We should have not given it another try, remembered the food at least as it were and left it at that. A Saturday at about 1 p.m., confusion again at the front. They couldn't decide what section to seat us in and what server. I guess one or two of the wait staff were no-shows... More 

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Iowa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It had been a while since I'd last visited but they still have great steaks. Years ago, prior to all the competition, I use to visit more often and it was a lot busier then. There was a lot of open tables on the Friday night which surprised me. The location may be a turn off to out of town... More 

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Elk Run Heights
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food tasted good but the portions for the steak, chicken, and shrimp combo were small. We stopped on a Monday and there were only about 6 tables being served with about 5 waitresses, and our waitress was not the most attentive. The place has been around a long time but this was the first time in 2 years that... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We walked in at about 1 p.m. on a weekday. We looked around and they probably had people at 6-8 tables with people. Problem at the front of the house. We stood there several minutes before a woman came from the back to greet us. She grabbed the menus and looked around. No one else to seat us, so she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Service was excruciatingly slow even though the restaurant was not busy. Asked for catsup when our food came but never got it. The green beans were served raw. They fixed me another serving - which came shriveled up and the texture of cardboard. Another waitress then proceeded to tell me they were meant to be cooked al dente and she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4045 Hammond Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50701
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (319) 232-3233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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