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Lone Star Cafe & Bar Restaurant

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484 George St, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-474 1955
16:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri 16:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant Resturant to go to Plenty of choices for food and beverage Can be a bit noisy but worth it Remember to use your your lone star app for the points!!!

Thank John S
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks John for your review. Glad to hear you are enjoying our new app. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting from outside of Dunedin. Service was friendly, couldn't get a table for 40 minutes so had a drink in the bar first. Waitress was very friendly and attentive, and our meals were nice - son loved the ribs, asked for 6 but got 9. Told the waitress who checked with the chef and came back saying sometimes they give... More 

Thank BarrellRider
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. We apologise for your meals taking so long on the night you dined, but we are glad you had a good time regardless. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go for a lot if family meals but the food portions are smaller and some at our table were served Mashed Potatoes??? Since when have we ever had them? You should never change a good menu! That is why people return but not us, although we did see it advertised for sale! Shame it is being run down....

Thank kazzaka
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The Dixie Chicken was originally served on mashed potato and after alot of feedback around the country it was decided that it be served on the latest menu with mashed potato. All the meals we serve with mashed potato are listed that way on our menu. Any meal you order you can choose to be... More 

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fab place to eat, although.... on sitting the outside bar area had rubbish stacked up.... ordered the favorite plate, dixie chicken, oh my god, thats where it ended, the staff gave us the wrong meals, (wish we had taken them) they have changed the big potatoes for mash..., salty salty very salty mash, salad has changed, just a miss...chicken... was... More 

1 Thank 129Michelle
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. There have been a few guests who have made comment on the Dixie Chicken now being served with mashed potatoes. You can request your Dixie to be served with buffalo chips if you prefer and we have now instructed all of our wait staff to ask guests whether they would like buffalo chips or mashed potatoes... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a family birthday, as we always do. We've always liked the free meal for the birthday person deal but this has now been scrapped. There is an app now, which still has a deal but it's not nearly as good as a free meal. The food was good as usual, although some menu tweaks seem a bit... More 

Thank SouthernDuo
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank-you for your feedback it seems a common theme that there are a few unhappy Dixie Chicken fans having the meal served with mashed potatoes, you are always welcome to get the buffalo chips instead of mashed potatoes just ask your waiter. The new Lone Star Loyal app will enable guests to receive more offers and deals over and above... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped over for dinner. Person at the front was so slow....She said we would be seated in 10 minutes when they opened the restaurant at 5 so we ordered two drinks at the bar. Guinness came right away, Margarita took 15 mins. A half hour later, no restaurant seat. She forgot us. Bye... Paid bill and left. Do not... More 

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Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback it gives us the opportunity to sit back and review our systems and procedures to ensure we can keep trying to deliver a great experience night after night. I apologize we did not deliver on this occasion and would love to hear from you if you had the time please email me at dunedin@lonestar.co.nz Hope... More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lone Star. Can't go wrong really, and this Lone Star experience was fairly solid in terms of casual Wednesday dining. We arrived, our "preferential seating" (they don't do bookings but it's essentially a booking) was available and we sat after we got a drink. Our lovely waitress was great (Zara from memory?) and promptly took our orders. The entreés were... More 

Thank adam-caro_alexander
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is not a culinary experience but its a good fun place with plenty going on. There is a proper restaurant area serving steaks, ribs etc and its good. The main bar area gets busy but works well. Plenty of screens for the rugby. Great staff.

Thank BRJ D
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, generous portions -a great night out. Was a tad uncomfortable with the dress code of waiting staff as I had young children present and the short shorts were almost obscene.

Thank Jo R
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

great looking restaurant and busy, and is what a franchise should be but the food is poor for the price, steaks quality is not very good and everything kind of has a generic taste, even though the portions are big that is not enough for my dollar, I suppose if its not broken then don't fix it

Thank kenmon19

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 484 George St, North Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-474 1955
The Lone Star in George Street brings another dimension to dining out in Dunedin - handily located to the University of Dunedin, the Forsyth Barr Stadium and a plethora of motel / hotel accommodation we have the offering to fulfill your entire evening – We are very much looking forward to hosting your visit.

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