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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
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16:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
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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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank BRJ D
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Thank Jo R
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Thank kenmon19
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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

Thanks for the review. Glad you had a great time :-) More 

Glenavy, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Thank nicolereid2013
Womanwithtwokids, Owner at Lone Star Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments :-) More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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 

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

Hi, thanks for your comments and we appreciate and value all reviews. We will take your comments on board and forward them to our National Franchise office. Thanks More 

Regina, Canada
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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.

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

Thanks for your comments. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 

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

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

chelmsford
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130 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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