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Lone Star Cafe & Bar

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The original menu was a combination of comfort food, Kiwi classics and a few Lone Star originals. Some of these dishes from that first menu are still being served today and are as popular as ever. Dishes like the Lassoo of Hog, Dixie Chicken and the iconic Redneck Ribs prove that food fads come and go but good food never goes out of fashion. When you share a birthday with such luminaries as artist JB Priestley and writer Roald Dahl you know you're destined to be different. So it is with the Lone Star which opened its door at 26 Manchester St on September, 13th 1988 determined to create a different dining experience for the people of Christchurch.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
CUISINES
Bar, New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been nearly 2 years since I visited Lone Star and I'm happy to say that the service this time around was great. Even with the restaurant being very busy for Mothers Day our table was never overlooked. Meals were great as usual. I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Fiebe63
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for taking the time to do a review. Great to read that you had a wonderful day. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived there about 5.10pm about 1hr 15 they decided to take our order only because i was giving the waitress the 'eye' finally took our orders only to have them come out 45mins later and burnt to the point i couldnt even eat it..i know...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Wendy W
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Wendy Obviously not a very good experience, are you able to contact me directly and I will follow up as to what went wrong. Regards Trevor 021 660403

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a great experience here. The food was yummy and there was many different things to choose from. I had ribs and they were incredible. Cocktails were yummy and the bill was reasonable. All in all an nice place to eat with family.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank caseym730
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to review Lone Star Tauranga. We look forward to hosting you again sometime soon. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clever menu. If you go hungry, you won't leave that way. I was worried the meals were going to be too large but it wasn't too bad. Enjoyable experience

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kotek1985
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for the review, great to read that you enjoyed you time with us. Regards Trevor

Reviewed April 15, 2019

went here with my family and friends last night. took 1 hour and 20+ minutes for the food to come but they gave us all free drinks so that was nice :) sister said burger was dry but my ribs were great!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tom_Webo
Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

Friendly and professional staff who make dining easy. My steak meal was cooked just how I like it, and the meal was big - great value for money. I didn't have to wait long for my drink or my meal. Will be visiting again next...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lizzysholiday
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

Hi Thank you for your wonderful review, great to read that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. Regards Trevor

Reviewed March 8, 2019

After being 'squished' into a table (their words not mine) we were pretty pleased to have the kids meals come out so fast. However this was the only good thing - we had to follow up when the adult meals had not arrived an hour...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NatalieM3630
Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

We took our grandchildren here for a lunch recently and unfortunately we were all disappointed with our selections and none of us finished our meals. The fish and chips were greasy and did not seem that fresh and the different chicken dishes selected, all chicken...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Judave
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2019

Hi It's obviously disappointing to read your review. We do purchase our fish directly off the wharf from Sandfords, but as your probably aware with the quota changes it is very difficult to source a number of fresh fish species currently and frozen fish is...More

Reviewed January 20, 2019

Stopped-by late on Sunday and had a great feed. Wife had an amazing fillet steak with all the trimmings and cooked perfectly, I had the t-bone but was a bit disappointed on the size for $40 and it was cut very thin. As a result...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RoystaDoysta
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Hi Thank you for the feedback, great that you enjoyed your meals. The three steaks that we offer are the eye fillet, rib-eye and sirloin and each is served based on uncooked weight. When you say you had the t bone steak I'm guessing that...More

Reviewed January 19, 2019

A stunning summers day and a great location for a great meal and a great super cold beer The service was fast and friendly , and the prawn stars (think i love ordering them just for the name lol ) were simply amazing

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaelmnz2018
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Hi Thanks so much for the review, sounds like you had a great evening. Steinlager Super Cold and the Prawn Star are a great food match. Regards Trevor

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Hi, if you don't redeem the dessert it will go into your history and can be retrieved from there. You have 30 days to use the voucher once you have downloaded the app. The "Help" section on your app will answer this... More
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