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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
Closed now
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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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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food wonderful service great atmosphere..what more could you ask for when dining out.. Just making up the 100 minimum now

Thank captiandeadpool
Glenavy, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

realy nice place to eat and take yea family or friends lovely food and drinks :) good menu to looking at what you are wanting

Thank nicolereid2013
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as a family on a week night. We found the service to be poor and food overpriced. Lassoo of hog wad a good size but meat was tough and crackling inedible (under cooked). Had not been there for some years and found new premises attractive but still tasted like reheated mashed potatoes etc which was why we had not... More 

Thank clairnase
Regina, Canada
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant was busy especially for family with kids. Prices are reasonable and good selection of beer on tap. Staff provided god service and food came hot and was tasty. Your typical pub type food.

Thank PatMcKenzie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this restaurant on my trip to Dunedin in February and March this year. Always a good meal here. Not cheap but big sizes and usually need a doggy bag. Don't get a desert as always too full. Seems to be popular with younger families early evening so if you want to avoid this go a little later. Great... More 

Thank harvarddriver2016
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your night. More 

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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at the Lone Star was not that good. Firstly all a bit cramped and tired looking needs a return badly. One drink arrived 10 minutes after the rest as did one of our meals. Strangest Cajun chicken l have ever seen and the shanks were overpowered by a tomato based gloop. Also a lot of components of the meals... More 

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

Hi, thanks for your review, which we value whether good or bad. Please email nickn@lonestar.co.nz - thanks More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food only just warm, bulk rather than quality, restricted menu, dim lighting, tables crammed together, food pricey but had little or no flavour. I ordered fish, tartare sauce & chips & was shocked when presented with an additional charge for having asked for a bit more Tartare sauce - the amount served with the meal initially was blob the size... More 

1 Thank bos2nking
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very welcoming and friendly. The meal that I had (seafood) was excellent, and I would consider the best meal that I had in my four-day stay in Dunedin. Thank you!

Thank Dol L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had diner last night. I had salmon with salad. Was nice. Rest of family enjoyed their meals as well. Service was a bit unusual. Had a trainee waitress, which she told us. So no problem. Had a supervisor with her. Ordered drinks. Took a while to come then felt rushed to order. Once we had meals no one asked if... More 

Thank CromarK
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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212 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My filet dish was good but my wife got their special, ribs, and they were tough. They were tasty but were just not cooked long enough to get that fall off the bone texture ribs need. It might be a local thing, but I think they just didn't cook them long enough. Service was great though.

Thank Lasseter4242

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?