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Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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14 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9995
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's one of those rowdy places where everyone comes to drink and eatvery american style reminds me of Denny's in the USA where I grew up.But the food was great and family friendly. Great service too.

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for your review ExoticPilot, its great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We love to create a buzzing, welcoming atmosphere where all our guests can feel at home. Please come and see us again soon, The Lone Star Team More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a large group booked into the function room. Staff were really helpful with planning and arranging this as numbers kept changing. On the night our host (Levi) was amazing and great at looking after such a big group. The food was amazing, the service excellent and the function room worked really well, Many thanks!!

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us a review gnomeafus, its great to know you had such an enjoyable night here. Our friendly staff always want to create the best night and atmosphere for our guests so flexibility around numbers and seating is never a problem, i'm so happy you found the function room so accommodating. Come back again soon, the Lone... More 

Narrabri, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome !!We had a group booking of 150 including kids.We were on a jnr rugby tour from Narrabri (Australia) and the Lone Star was the location of our final group dinner.We had each team did a skit on the night, so a microphone and music was all organised for us, which created a great atmosphere . The food was fantastic... More 

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review nwls, its so good to know you and your group had a good time here at the Lone Star. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly restaurant, and a big 'rugby family' was was no exception! Our friendly staff strive to meet the needs of all our guests, so providing the space and... More 

Narrabri, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent trip to Queenstown we had 150 people looking to have a group Dinner. The ages of our Tour were 6-60 years and all of our needs were met. Dave and his staff were outstanding as was the meals they served up. No mean feat to serve such a big group whilst still running the rest of the... More 

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review kencampbell2017, its wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your night with us! We have large dining areas both upstairs and downstairs each with their own bar, as well as a smaller function room for quieter events so we have room for groups of any size! It was awesome getting to know you guys, i... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want tender meat this is the place. Both times we went there the friendly staff made us feel at home. The wine was a bit pricey but good food is wasted without a good red.

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for the review 61ColinFraser, its awesome to hear you loved your steak! We aim to provide all our guests not only with amazing food but the best service - our friendly staff always want to get to know the people on their tables. Good wine can be pricey, but everything on our wine list is definitely worth it, and... More 

Central Otago, New Zealand
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great locals' hangout and a popular place to be for sport but also good, hearty family meals. The service is always excellent. Friendly owner is always there

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review noblelouise, its great to know you had a fantastic time here. We love to make our guests feel welcome and feel like part of the Lone Star family. Come and see us again soon, the Lone Star Team More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as a suggestion from our cab driver and upon seeing the reviews figured we should dine. Didn't want to eat a ton so had some beers and a couple appetizers. I felt like I was eating at a basic restaurant from the states, where I live. I wouldn't even eat st a restaurant like this in the US.... More 

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review cramkell, we encourage all our guests to give us feedback so we can improve and grow. Although we do have a country western theme, and of course some these influences can be seen in our food, we have a very strong kiwi history and many classic dishes that have been... More 

London
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner here after a bit of a hunt. To be fair, the portions were good but the food was ok for a higher price tag than Imd expect. The guy who was hosting was great though which made it a fun place to go.

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving us a review kjm105, its good to know you enjoyed your time here. At the Lone Star we are known for the generous and plentiful portions of our meals, and at the standard price of a Queenstown restaurant this makes them very good value for money. Our extensive menu ranges from $10 - $38 as well as... More 

Bowral, Australia
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Lone star on our last night in Queenstown, really hoping for a good meal as had mixed reviewed meals previously. We were greeted by a happy chap kiwi, we had seen him previously at another venue, so it sort of made us feel at home. We all ordered different meals, I ordered the honky chicken. It was... More 

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Thank ced27f
NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for the review ced27f, its awesome to hear that you had a great time with us. All our friendly staff aim to provide our guests with a night full of fun and tasty food - it seem like you got the true Lone Star experience! Come in for another scrumptious meal the next time you visit Queenstown, The Lone... More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly service, waiters were super genuine and nice with great senses of humour. Food was delicious and atmosphere was cosy. My ribs were packed with meat and the coleslaw was the best I've ever tasted. Dessert was very delicious also. The only downside was the irritating location, not being local we didn't know where to park and spent 20... More 

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NaomiRLoneStar, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review claudeasteedman, we are so happy that you had a great night here and enjoyed our ribs - a much loved favorite of our guests and staff alike! I'm sorry it took you a while to find a park, we are looking into ways to make our restaurant more accessible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$27
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 9995

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