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Review of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon - CLOSED

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Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 29, 2012

We have been going to the Tustin Lone Star for years. It has a casual, cozy, laid-backed saloon atmosphere. It is located 15 miles from our house and we go there for special occasions and when we get discounts via email. We joined their email club sometime back so receive coupons for $ off or free appetizer, etc. We have closer steak houses (including Outback-which we do not like) but this is our preferred steak place.

We always go for lunch and except for the occasional new wait person always have had excellent, friendly table service. My husband's favorite is a Texas Rose (fried onion), RibEye steak and a soda, mine is the Chopped steak with plain, sauteed onions and baked potato (always baked to perfection and good tasting) and fresh-brewed Ice Tea and, of course, the bread rolls. But, since we are on a budget, most of the time we get a Cheeseburger with Fries (The bread rolls are still served).

When the store went from locally owned to corporate owned a couple of years back the steak fries were changed and, though not as good as they used to be, they are still tasty. One thing that had changed was the "to die for" rolls. We, along with many other patrons, complained because those soft, yeasty, melt-in-your-mouth rolls are one of the primary reasons we keep coming back. The management acknowledged that they were working on this and after a few months they got the corporate supplier, that they now had to work with, to start carrying the old rolls. Crisis averted, we were able to continue coming to our favorite steakhouse and eating those scrumptious rolls.

They are currently in the process of upscaling their menu to attract more customers. When we recently took our moms there for Mother's Day, we found that the regular RibEye that my husband eats was no longer available, on the bone, but he still enjoyed it and everything else was same. I just hope they don't make too many changes and chase away old customers.

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Reviewed February 1, 2012

The steaks are fantastic, the salads are crisp and delicious...the rolls are out of this world.......you MUST go and try this Steakhouse, you will not regret it!! Almost hate to share this little sercet place....don't want it get too crowded.......

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Reviewed January 2, 2012

Sometimes excellent steaks - sometimes marginal. Noone's favorite in our family.

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Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is our favorite local restaurant which is decorated with a true Texas vibe and has attentive servers who keep the coffee coming. In the dinner hours the line dancing waiters engender applause for their enthusiasm. The prices for lunch are super affordable and the dinners make it a casual yet fit for a special occasion. It's the steaks, from chopped to filet, that tops the menu for flavor and tenderness. A variety of sides including baked sweet potato and a generous garden salad are good choices and their fire shrimp or blooming onion makes for great appetizers. After 15 years of patronage, one comment is still on our minds when the freshly baked hot rolls are being served. After her first bite our three-year old granddaughter's articulate comment back then was, "that's mighty fine bread." Best of all, when we bring home leftovers, heating them up the next day is even tastier!

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Reviewed September 12, 2011

I've been going to this restaurant steadily for over three years; it's over 40 miles from home (the Corona location is 55 miles away!!!), but it's worth it. The steaks and prime rib are outstanding, nobody makes a better dinner salad, the drinks are stiff, and the staff is extremely conscientious, as is the management staff.

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