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“Excellent Food”
Review of Lone Star Cafe

Lone Star Cafe
Ranked #1,403 of 4,671 Restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $13 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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.
Mississippi
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

The food was great and a nice, quiet, casual dining experience. Although we sat indoors (weather was warm and humid)there is an great outside porch for a view of the River!

Visited September 2012
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Converse, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Excellent atmosphere and good food. Had a great time here. Lots of fun and lots to look at.
Highly recommend this place.

Visited August 2012
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Morgan Hill, California
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Good, but not great...”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

We ate at the Lone Star Cafe on the San Antonio River Walk. The best thing was the 60 oz Margarita. We shared it of course, because it was so big!
I had the Chicken Fried Chicken and my husband had the BBQ combo. We were both satisfied with the food and ambiance, but not over the moon. Nothing spectacular, just good.
Service was indifferent. No southern hospitality for us at this restaurant.
The restaurant overlooks the River Walk from a deck. Some people may prefer this as you don't have pedestrians walking by your table.
We'd go back if they were offering a special.

  • Visited October 2012
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Your normal fried food hamburger place. A bit on the pricey side for what you get. Worst BBQ plate I've ever ordered.”
Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Just had the worst BBQ plate in the history of eating BBQ. If you eat here (which I would not recommend btw) do not under any circumstance order the BBQ plate. Trust me on this BBQ is my thing and this was awful. Got fried mushrooms for an app and they were good. Sorry guys this was bad.

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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“yum and fun”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

great food, and great service. friends had steak, and i had the bbq brisket. yum, and yum was all we could say. we sat outside, and had a lovely view of the river walk. good food, and nice portions for a reasonable price. not my first time there, and not my last.

Visited October 2012
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