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Lone Star Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
41 The Strand, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand
+64 7-571 4111
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (29 reviews)
“dixie chicken” (6 reviews)
“cheesecake” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
41 The Strand, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for an evening meal. The place was busy but had room for two. My partner had the Redneck Ribs with Colesaw and Buffalo chips. He doesn't usually like salads but enjoyed the tasty coleslaw and the ribs were delicious. I had the entree size...More

Thank Katz22
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Katz22 Thank you for the great feedback, we look forward to hosting you again sometime. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were excited to dine at lone star and were very disappointed, we usually have great meals here but this time maybe a different chef was working I don’t know but the food was crap! My sons chips were stone cold! My partners chips were...More

Thank latnz
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

You used to be able to count on the lone star to be good quality at a reasonable price. Very disappointing food no longer of a good quality. I will never eat at a lone star again.

Thank balang007
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi I would really like to talk to you in relation to your comments. We're always interested in following up feedback and seeing where we could improve. Regards Trevor 021 660403

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

If you like "pub grub" then this place may be for you but be prepared to pay restaurant prices. The service was sadly lacking, we waited 50 mins for our meals. Far too long with children. When the food did arrive the disappointment continued! The...More

Thank GoodTriptips
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Hi Obviously not a very good experience that you had with us. Clearly the wait time and over cooked meals were unacceptable. In regard to the coleslaw, it is made with a in house made vinaigrette and I can appreciate that may not suit everyone's...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Lone Star never fails for a fun family celebration. The range of ages and meal preferences was well catered for. We booked the family room which made it easier to manage the busy 4 and 2 year olds. The meals came in good time with...More

Thank Dee291
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Dee Great to read that your visit with us was an enjoyable celebration. We look forward to hosting you again sometime soon. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 1 August 2018

My wife, Grandchild and I went in for a dinner during the week. The restaurant was relatively well patronised but nowhere near full. Te service was good and the meals regrettably was not great value for money. We have been here before and felt it...More

Thank Bigrinkles
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Hi Thanks for your feedback re your visit to Lone Star Tauranga. Lone Star has just recently released our new menu with new pricing and changes, where a lot of time was spent looking at the current market place trends and prices. As you will...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018

we had corn fritters for lunch , they were yummy. the service was very good and we got value for money. nice environment. easy access . it was family friendly and would go back again

Thank kevinngaire
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review Lone Star Tauranga, always great to read that guests have enjoyed our hospitality. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Had a yummy meal here. I had the ribs and they were delicious - thank goodness I picked the small serving as I still couldn't finish it! Service was great and friendly. I also got desert to take away as I was too full but...More

Thank Christine D
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hi Christine Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Great to read you had a yummy experience with us. See you next time. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Food as expected, good portions and tasty. Service from the start was great, with no booking and full house (All Blacks game). Felt welcomed and seated within minutes. Loved the local hospitality of Tauranga

1  Thank RnR_275
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hi RnR Thanks for the great feedback, we look forward to hosting you again sometime. Regards Trevor

Reviewed 23 May 2018

We highly recommend going to The Lone Star. Good service and the food is so yummy and fresh. Also nice and close to where we were staying.

Thank piggys10
trevord814, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Piggys10 Thanks for taking the time to do your review, we really appreciate your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Regards Trevor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 The Strand, Tauranga 3141, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-571 4111
  • E-mail
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. 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.
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