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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: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 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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English first
Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
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142 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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
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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Brilliant and superb. Thoroughly enjoined my massive meal, a bit pricey but totally worth it. Table we were at was a ht small for 5 people but otherwise it was amazing including the service. Will go back

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Orewa, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our group of ten were accommodated in a seperate room that would seat double that. We had been picked up at our motel at the requested time in the courtesy van by a very pleasant driver. The request had been made via their answerphone but they rang back to confirm the pickup time. Most of our party ordered the ribs... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a voucher to be used at a Lonestar and asked if it was okay to use it prior to dining because we hadn't brought our wallets to pay for dinner. Then after being told it was fine to use as long as it wasn't expired by the waiter (which it wasn't) we sat down and ordered food assuming... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As a vegetarian the food and service are always decent, but nothing to write home about. The menu hasn't changed in years, and it's quite limited for vegetarians. The chocolate dessert is huge, I think it's the only time I've not finished dessert! It was a bit much, too sugary for me.

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New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

To start off with - the pitchers of passionfruit margaritas are AMAZING! Secondly the staff was amazing and patient while we waited for the rest of our group to join us. The food while not cheap is also not overly expensive at all and everyone was definitely full to bursting after just some drinks and a main! I couldn't even... 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?