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Lone Star

American, Grill, Family Fare
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50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
3 443 6901
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5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food - eventually

We arrived (booked) at 6.20, with children and got our main courses at just before 8pm after chasing. Management agreed this was too slow but didn't offer any form of recompense. Food was as would be expected from an American diner (ribs, burgers, steaks etc) and was of a good standard and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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York, UK
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had such an amazing meal at Lone Star last night awesome staff great service, recommend to everyone!!

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Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Roz and the team really looked after us at Lone Star Wanaka. We were there for a friends birthday and got excellent service from the team. I am a fan of Lone Star and have frequented quite a few around NZ over the years, however this is not only a really classy restaurant, but it caters well for large groups... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The best ribs ever! Massive serving as well with awesome roast potatoes and delicious coleslaw too! Prompt service too given how popular the place is. Regular customer.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Second time visiting this lone star within a month and what an awesome experience both times. Service was awesome in all areas, the bar staff were friendly and provided quick service, the waitress we had on our latest visit was great and attentive to our every need. The food received on both occasions was not only presented beautifully but tasted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

We went for a meal the night before our flight (last meal so to speak), and were welcomed by friendly staff. We were seated next to an unruly table of children jumping on seats next to us, running around, shouting, throwing rubbish and pretending to throw up there meals. Not one wait staff attempted to sort/calm the situation. Instead, catered... More 

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882helenar, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hi there Glassman 07 Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are a child friendly restaurant and I have spoken with my bar staff on this incident and although we do our very best to seat children and groups without children dining with them in different sections of the restaurant, every now and then you will... More 

Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I've been to Lone Star several times over the years and its been " Whatever". However a little over a month ago I took my son on a date night (his Choice) and was delighted with THE BEST meal I've had in Wanaka in a very long time. The bread entree was rediculously great value (huge) came out hot and... More 

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York, UK
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We arrived (booked) at 6.20, with children and got our main courses at just before 8pm after chasing. Management agreed this was too slow but didn't offer any form of recompense. Food was as would be expected from an American diner (ribs, burgers, steaks etc) and was of a good standard and generous portions. A potentially excellent visit spoilt by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Sexond time going to lone star, i live in wanaka and my family were visiting. The serviced was rushed for the second time. Waitress cleared plates before everyone had finished and one dish was late to the table. Burger special which my folks had was extremely average! looked like a frozen cheap beef pattie and supposidly wasnt nice! Honestly you... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really enjoyed the food but the guy tending the bar had a real attitude problem and was rude. It's a shame we went and had a drink after dinner otherwise would have been a great evening.

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New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went early for dinner at 5.15 with two hungry children. The maitre d led us to our table and said it was a busy night and only 2 wait staff. So we expected the meal to be late. At 5.45 I went and told a wait person that we had not yet received water or drinks but 2 tables... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Cardrona Valley Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: 3 443 6901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Grill, Family Fare
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm

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