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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
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Delicious, filling and good service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nymphonicx
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New Zealand
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked out the top floor of the LoneStar in Wanaka the night before our wedding. the staff there were fantastic and doing the booking from Christchurch were happy to help with any request we had. We had a great time with our friends and Family the day before our wedding enjoying the great service the team here offer you.

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Lumsden, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Thank you guys for your wonderful service and great food. We had very quick service both nights and the food didn't disappoint. But most of all we found the staff to be so friendly and helpful. Thanks for making our dinner so easy and relaxing!

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

This is the second time I have been disappointed in Lone Star Wanaka. I have eaten in various Lone Star's throughout NZ but feel Wanaka is letting the brand down. The restaurant was moderately busy but we still had an hour wait to get a table. Table service was pretty prompt but we waited a long time for our meals... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We aimed for an early meal, 2 adults & 3 kids. Everything was perfect, including the steak which I'm pretty severe about. Lovely desserts. Our advice, beat the rush.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Love this place, always have, delightful staff, pleasant surroundings and always a fabulous meal. (Could do with dusting the top of the lights and speakers though) We will definitely be back for another Lone Star experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We usually have a good experience at different Lone Star restaurants as there is a great selection for all and generous portions. However our recent meal there left a bitter taste in the mouth, however there was a silver lining! We were told of a 40 minute wait which was more like an hour by the time we were seated.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arrived and got told it would be a 20minute wait, ended up being an hour and 30 mins. When we finally got seated there were 10 of us and we got given 2 tables.. 1 was a 4 seater and 1 was a 2 seater and we were only given 7 menus. We ordered within 5 mins of being... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Plenty of food on the menu to pick from and reasonably priced. The grandchildren loved colouring in while waiting on our meals :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Always look forward to a meal at The Lone Star. First time in Wanaka. Staff were genuinely friendly with prompt and attentive service. The food as always was large and delicious. A very enjoyable evening meal. Would definately come back again.

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