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“Best Dinner”

Lone Star Waitakere
Ranked #1,820 of 3,617 Restaurants in Auckland Region
Price range: $13 - $28
Cuisines: Barbecue
Description: 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. The Lone Star is famous for providing quality with quantity, using only the best and freshest local produce. It's not only the size of the meals that are memorable- the service too, is legendary - your meals are served with a genuine smile in generous portions.
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Description: 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. The Lone Star is famous for providing quality with quantity, using only the best and freshest local produce. It's not only the size of the meals that are memorable- the service too, is legendary - your meals are served with a genuine smile in generous portions.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Best Dinner”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I had an awesome dinner, tried ribs which i never tried before in any other restaurant, will recommend to everyone.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bunbury, Australia
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“Awesome service, awesome meal”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We we to the lone star with my family after spending a wonderful week in NZ.
We were greeted with friendly smiles and given pre dinner drinks with particular attention taken the the polishing of the wine glasses,
We were then ushered to our table (of 8), We were given ample time (but not too much) to make our selection. The wait staff were incredibly friendly and obviously enjoyed being there (hard to find these days).
When our ordered meals arrived we were all happily surprised by the quality and the quantity!!
I had the pork ribs and there was more then enough and I am a big eater. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed there meal and no one went home hungry... no room for deserts!!
Never before have I been to a restaurant where the service was A1, and the meals were of a high quality and the size was more than generous. To top it off we asked if we could by a Lone Star T Shirt and were given 2 free of charge. Thank you Lone Star!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Ivan121
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“Won't be back”
Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Hadn't been to lone star in a while so decided to give lone star manakau it a go. To start after taking our drink order they disappeared for 10 minutes and came back to say they are all out of beer? Had to get coke instead which took another 10 minutes. Nobody came to take our order for quite a bit longer and this was on a Monday night.. After ordering a chicken breast "wrapped in bacon" we received chicken with one piece of streaky bacon on top and vegetables that were so burnt I couldn't even tell what they were. We were planning to have dessert however after our tasteless dinner we decided against it. Even using a voucher I still felt it was poor value and I'm very disappointed that it has gone so downhill.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great food, poor service”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Had dinner at New Lynn Lone Star, have been there plenty of times before but last night was the last, great food, but ordered a cocktail and water when seated, cocktail took 20mins to arrive, never got the water, then ordered two beers one arrived 15mins later we had to go to the bar to get the other one. We arrived at 5.30pm so they weren't that busy, meal arrived at 6.45pm.

  • Visited August 2013
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New Zealand
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“Lone Star & Their Missed Opportunities”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We have been to Lone Star in New Lynn several times over the years. The old building it's situated in is a great setting. It's also a lively place where you can bring the kids & not worry about them running around a bit. Also plenty of food choices for them.
However there's many areas that they really need to raise their standards if they're interested in their customers and making money.
We chose LS as my son & his wife were visiting from the UK and we wanted to make it a family event. They have a nice bar area so some of us had cocktails. The bar person was barely of drinking age herself & an order for 3 fairly standard cocktails threw her. It took 20mins to deliver them and the end result of a so called whisky sour was horrible. Her attitude was blase as well.
Once we were seated the young waitress returned every 5 minutes for our order & then got it wrong. The courses came out at different times, so some of us had to start without the others.
My daughter in law who's a vegan was given a plastic folder roughly put together with "Gluten Free" options. Not quite the same & why not have a vegan options area on the main menu?
Over the years I've had varied experiences with them from great to poor, but this one was the last straw. I'll definitely be looking for somewhere else that has more going for it than just being child friendly. Prices are also over the top considering the basic food.
This was also early in the week so not a busy night either.
Lone Star you need a mature & practical manager with life skills to manage all your young staff, and bring up your service levels. Also time to review your menu!!

  • Visited April 2013
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