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Lone Star

American, Grill
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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: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Huge meals and great service

Visited here with our family and another family whom we were holidaying with. There were 9 of us in total and there was no problem accommodating our large group. Great service and huge meals which were served promptly. Good value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
124taniap
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Hornsea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Some Food portions are served in a choice of two sizes - so called medium and large. Beware the medium portion is large, whereas the large is huge. Everything beautifully cooked and served. Decor will keep you entertained with pictures of various past and present film and singing stars - Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Johnny Cash... More 

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Thank Jeannette W
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Lone Star on a quiet weekday evening. Unfortunately, despite a nice meal, our time wasn't enjoyable. Our drink order took 30min to arrive and we'd already finished our starters by this time. We asked on three occasions where our drinks were and weren't offered water while we waited. The serving staff just didn't care and were talking... More 

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Thank Beth K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here with our family and another family whom we were holidaying with. There were 9 of us in total and there was no problem accommodating our large group. Great service and huge meals which were served promptly. Good value for money.

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Thank 124taniap
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every time we go to Lone Star we have to have the full rack of ribs. They are just about the most delicious anywhere, and if the quantity beats us on the night, we get a doggy bag to take them home and enjoy the rest the next day. The service is good, and watching the rugby on the TV... More 

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Thank idbgreen
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food and plenty of it, friendly efficient service. Within walking distance of the Mercure Oakridge resort, a good thing. The attached climbing wall attraction was enjoyed by all.

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Thank fred1099
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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134 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a meal after watching a movie at Ruby's, which is well worth going to as well. No issues. The atmosphere is an upmarket pub. Lots of noise, plenty of people. A wide menu choice. Most mains come in two sizes which is a great idea. Meal sizes are large so unless you are a very big eater... More 

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Thank Reynard1
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked in we were greeted by two very upbeat waiter and waitress they gave awesome customer service, we sat outside for a drink while we were on the waitlist for a table. When we were seated we were told that another waitress would be serving us, thats where the service went downhill, I wont mention her name as... More 

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Thank Shel87
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun restaurant, family friendly and lovely staff. Food is excellent and always super yummy!! Jonny cash stash is my favourite go to dish and it is amazing everytime!! I will keep coming back everytime I am in Wanaka for sure!

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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't bother. This place is just outside of Wanaka and there are better places in town. Too expensive for food and drinks, lousy service, and very very average food. Might be ok for steak lovers.

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Thank Shetho
rozwanaka, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, Your feedback is important to us to improve our service. Yes, you are correct steak lovers love the Lonestar and we specialise in good quality meals and large portions There are a lot of diiferent options on our menu for all different budgets so feel free to ask... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite the number of Lone Star restaurants I've been to around in NZ, the Wanaka restaurant seems to consistently win me over again and again. The staff and management make me feel like I'm coming over to a friends place when I dine, everybody there seamlessly made me feel welcome. The band playing outside reminded me why I always choose... More 

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Thank weehaze
rozwanaka, General Manager at Lone Star, responded to this review

Hey weehaze thankyou for taking the time to review our restaurant, I have passed your comments on to our crew and they are happy their efforts have been appreciated over this busy time. We look forward to seeing you next time. 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?