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Lone Star Cafe

$$ - $$$
Downtown
Steakhouse, American, Southwestern, Bar
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237 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2609
(210) 223-9374
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florida
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

right on the riverwalk. service and food excellent. prices not too bad. i had the brisket, which was to die for. not a gourmet cafe. just good food at a reasonable price and beautiful view of riverwalk.

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Thank pat2008
San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant looked inviting so I stopped in for a glass of wine and a salad. The server wasn't very attentive and it took a while for the wine to be delivered even though I was seated close to the bar. Service was generally slow although the restaurant wasn't crowded. The salad came with strips of steak which were delicious... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In our trip to the riverwalk this week we have been to the Lone Star 3 times. We had the Buda Buffalo Burger, Brisket Sandwich, LaGrange Chicken Breast and the Leon Springs BBQ combo. The Brisket Sandwich was a little bit greasy but the other 3 were a bit above average. The second visit involved a liquid diet and we... More 

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phoenix
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noisy busy place. Staff was efficient but pretty disengaged. Beer very cold. Food very basic and average ( brisket and pork sandwiches). Overlooked river and the madness that is a saturday night. This was our last option as there arent really any superb options in this area. Lots of chains. They had 2 bar stools open so we took them.... More 

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Texas
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read my reviews, you will see that I usually try to find something positive to say. Sadly, there was nothing positive about this experience. We went on a Thursday night. It was crowded and there was a wait, but we were seated in a reasonable amount of time. French fries were old-- hours old! (Think fast food fries... More 

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Cleveland, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here​ while visiting​ the river walk and were not impressed. You pay extra for the location but we were seated inside right next to the waitressing station. Not very scenic...plus it was hot. The Sirloin steak salad was sad. The steak was cooked well but the salad consisted of iceberg lettuce and a few tomatoes. The chicken fried... More 

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Thank fairclothjd
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped in for supper on our last night in San Antonio, ordered The chicken fried steak, we are in the south , you know. it was served piping hot and smothered in gravy sides were fresh and the beer was cold , great atmosphere, staff in western grab , attentive, checked on us and served us well Good food !!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On my second day in San Antonio's fame River Walk, we decide to get grub with a view of the river. We wanted something Texan so the Lone Star Cafe caught out attention. The Lone Star is on the second level of the River Walk, so we satisfied with our balcony seating giving us a nice view of the walk... More 

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Thank Josue C
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15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and sat on the deck overlooking the river walk. It was a great location for a birds eye view of the river walk. Unfortunately The food was not great. My chicken fried chicken was rubbery but had a nice fry on it. The mashed potatoes were yummy and the best thing on the plate.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upstairs restaurant overlooking the river walk. Best if you can get a seat on patio if the weather is good. Excellent bacon wrapped filet. Very tender and tasty. Service is better than a lot of places. Usually no wait but very busy. Inside is not bad either. Can sit at bar on the end if wanted. All the steaks are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $25
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (210) 223-9374
Description
Lone Star Café is located on the street level overlooking the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. Lone Star was established in 1981 to bring a taste of Texas to our locals and tourists that head downtown to dine at the river. The restaurant features, Texas favorites like Burgers, Hand Cut Steaks, and Chicken Fried Steak with hearty Gravy. Lone Star Café has the largest balcony overlooking the river, as well as indoor seating.

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