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Lone Star

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
42 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-355 1986
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been there many times but never this disappointed until now. Our cocktails took 45 minutes to arrive despite our constant reminders. Same with the meals. We may be a large group of 15 but no excuse for a chain like this one. Service was practically...More

Thank Samm13alls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing this visit. The nachos were very average. Staff friendly and very attentive. Great atmosphere. Was a busy night but sadly the food not so good this time.

Thank FlyingCharlie
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I never have a complaint when I come and eat here. The ribs are to die for, and the portions are generous for a reasonable price. 🎉 I would recommend coming with kids for birthday or for a special occasion.

Thank amberwistrand
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great venue for drinks after work. Grabbed a booth down stairs, ordered the shared platter and cocktails. Excellent way to finish the week, only improved by one of their great desserts.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

If your hungry but not that fussed on the food then you'll be happy here. Large portions of food average quality and service a bit slow. Also the restaurant is very noisy.

Thank Tim T
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We called in here on a cold wet night and were pleasantly surprised as it was nice and warm. We had fantastic meals and service and the place was very busy which is a good sign. Lovely decor and nice light background music.

Thank grannieannie65
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Dinner out for two celebrating their 16th birthdays. Good menu choices, well cooked and able to cope with requests for plainer options. Good portion sizes. A lively atmosphere as you'd expect so conversation can be difficult. Service was fine although felt a but rushed as...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for a nice night out in Palmy then you can’t do better than the Arranged Marriage restaurant across the road from Lone Star. If you stay at Lone Star be prepared for expensive very average food and staff that won’t leave you...More

Thank jamesbR7741CK
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Four guests to celebrate a birthday, seating was uncomfortable, and the place was very noisy food selection was reasonable, Selecting a steak proved to be the best choice, while it was cooked just right the accompanying vegetables and potato mash? was more like milk and...More

Thank NZConsumer
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I ordered the "classic" sized Johnny Cash Stash. The crumb was burnt, and the chicken was dry, despite the sauce. I probably should have returned it considering that. I didn't manage to finish (the serving size is huge). As I walked out I got a...More

Thank alanjak
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-355 1986
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