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Lone Star

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24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2353
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Overview
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“ribs” (37 reviews)
“dixie chicken” (5 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Waitress was loverly. But sadly the food really let the resturant down.was not good.First time hubby and I had been to a lone star resturant and sadly it put us off.More

Thank shellsandc1
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great to hear the wait staff looked after you well, however without knowing what exactly the issue with your meals was, I can't comment on this. When you are meal checked by your waiter/waitress, they do ask if everything is ok with your meals -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped in Taupo and were undecided where to try but settled on the Lonestar, what a great choice. Our orders were taken quickly and out food arived fairly quickly after that. WOW the size of the half Ribs was enormous :-)

Thank dajarranz2012
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The ribs are a long standing favourite, having been on the menu for nearly 30 years now! Thanks for the review - see you next time you're passing though Taupo.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Asked if they had a table for 6. They said, "yeah sure", and took our name. Instead of then taking us to a table, we were told that it would be a 15 minute wait. It would have been nice if they'd told us thst...More

Thank Matthew S
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments Matthew. As explained to another member of your group who left a review also, a wait for a table at any restaurant in Taupo over the busy Easter weekend is normal, particularly if a preferential list has not been made prior....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait for over a half hour for a table. When we received our meals my vegetarian nachoes had chicken through them and was ice cold. The service is also subpar considering the meal price. Would recommend looking elsewhere.More

Thank Kathryn W
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our apologies for the wait for a table over the busy Easter weekend. As with most other restaurants in Taupo during a long weekend, it is normal to have to wait, particularly if a preferential listing has not been made prior. I appreciate it is...More

Reviewed March 17, 2018

We had a delicious meal at this particular chain restaurant. Good selection of beers and the 450g 'Lassoo of Hog' was terrific...and a huge portion ...like 2 Sunday dinners ! My wife had a very good burger. Nice location on the lake front.

Thank Mike F
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

The Lassoo of Hog certainly fills an empty belly! It's rolled and stuffed fresh on site and topped with freshly made apple and ginger sauce .... a long standing favourite. Thanks for the review, Mike.

Reviewed March 6, 2018

I enjoy visiting the USA, especially as Americans have perfected the process of cooking pork ribs. No one else manages to get the combination of smoke flavour, marinade and sauce quite the same as the Yanks. Lone Star comes pretty damn close. Night before an...More

Thank PaulH1961
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Pleased to hear our Ribs were great! They are definitely made with a lot of love and care. Appreciate your comments and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed March 5, 2018

We waited a long time to be served by a waitress who clearly had no idea about anything.Took the drinks orders.She then returned to advise the only diet drink available was coke then we never saw her again!! Our meals arrived after twice asking for...More

Thank Carrotkaren
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

This is very disappointing to read and not the Lone Star experience we want anyone to have. I appreciate your comments and will be following up on this with the staff involved.

Reviewed March 4, 2018

Visited one evening, was shown to an outside table where we waited ages to be asked if we wanted a drink. We then waited to order food, which took over an hour to arrive. The waitress in the meantime brought us our bill! We explained...More

Thank Bristolfour186220
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Very disappointing to hear this. We do consistently strive for a high standard of service, however in your case this clearly did not happen. This will be addressed and rectified. Remember at Lone Star we will always replace a meal if it is not to...More

Reviewed March 3, 2018

Awesome Staff and place to hang during the Iron Man 2018 - recommend them completely - They made you feel welcome even tho just there for drinks ad waiting for next runner pass

Thank Tina H
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! It's the perfect spot for Ironman and the view from the balcony catches all the action along the lakefront. Look forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed February 25, 2018

Had been wanting to go to Lone Star for a long time and so it was my 83rd birthday that we really did it. WOW we are so glad we went. We went to Taupo Lone Star on Sunday for lunch. I had the ribs...More

Thank Graeme R
Lone Star T, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hello Graeme. It was lovely to have you with us for your 83rd birthday celebrations. Vanessa is looking forward to seeing you both again for your 84th!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $45
Cuisine
Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2353
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