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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
New Zealand, Steakhouse, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 9 March 2024

Selected Lone Star as we had our grandson with us and it’s child friendly. Reserved a table for 5 and upgraded to 7 when we arrived which the staff facilitated. Service was great meals were awesome and service excellent. The buttons you can push for...service are a great idea however the staff were very proactive and only used them once. Great value for money for a family group. Shared starters, a main each a couple of deserts and drinks. Worked out less than $60 a head.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2024

Hi Graham, we loved reading your comment, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We all work extremely hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience they can, so it’s great to read this rewarding feedback and to hear...More

Reviewed 25 February 2024

Service was amazing. Absolutely friendly staff from start to finish. Food and drink came out quickly. We had the prawns, fish and steak. Couldn’t fit in dessert but wanted to. Overall a great experience. Minor detail, steak was slightly overdone but nothing off a massive...concern.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2024

Hi Loz374, We loved reading your comment, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We all work extremely hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience they can, so it’s great to read this rewarding feedback and to hear...More

Reviewed 15 February 2024

We are visit loan frequently, The staff, food and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion! Last night I had the best pork of my life!! Definitely will be back :)More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2024

Hi Nellie602, We loved reading your comment, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We all work extremely hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience they can, so it’s great to read this rewarding feedback and to hear...More

Reviewed 5 February 2024

We were stoked with our service and food when we visited on Saturday night. It was hectic but the staff did a great job sorting it and accomidating what we needed

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2024

Hi Travel36506251467. Looking forward to having you all in store with us again soon! Lone Star Petone team.

Reviewed 31 January 2024

Hubby and I have gone to Lone Star several times. This time was different? The reception was polite and kind to us arriving 10 min late. That was nice. Escorted to our seat and explained what the buzzer was for when we were ready to...order. A lovely young lady brought our side plates after we ordered. Drinks came and Food arrived. The young lady was going home and introduced us to the server who was taking over from her. Fantastic service. But don't forget the food, absolutely delicious! I had the Dixie Chicken with mash. I like their in house salad. YUM. We finished our meal went to the counter and YES the bill was ready to pay. Was very impressed with Lone Star this time round. Keep it up guys!!More

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: October 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2024

Hi anncorcoran292, We loved reading your comment, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We all work extremely hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience they can, so it’s great to read this rewarding feedback and to hear...More

Reviewed 18 January 2024

This was my 3rd time at lone star and recently went here lastnight with my partner for our date night and it was yet another good experience. The girls are lovely and very kind, the customer service is amazing as well & the food? Oh,...so good 🤤 highly recommend.More

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2024

Hi Ivatangaroa Great to see you enjoyed your experience as much as we did having you in store with us at Lone Star Petone. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 January 2024

After years of dining here it has gone from to much on the plate(which was better)to being hungry after the meal. There is a middle ground somewhere and they need to find itMore

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2024

Great to hear from you, GJR869. Thank you for your feedback. We’re sorry that your experience fell short of our 5/5 expectation and usual high standard of service. Our guest experience is at the heart of everything we do, so please be assured, I will...More

Reviewed 7 January 2024

Excellent meals had by all 4 attendees great service by all staff from arrival to departure . Highly recommended to others

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Hi susanX7744SF Great to see you enjoyed your experience as much as we did having you in store with us at Lone Star Petone. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 December 2023

food was awesome, people were friendly, just need air conditioning. good size portions and fast service

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2023

Hi 71gwen Great to see you enjoyed your experience as much as we did having you in store with us at Lone Star Petone It was an extremely muggy day wasn't it? We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 14 December 2023

We haven’t been to Lone Star for years. It was nice to discover their interesting menu and we all enjoyed our respective meals immensely. Food beautifully presented and delicious. Service was good and helpful. We were given a quiet table as requested. Definitely has put...Lone Star in our list again.More

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2023

Hi Gandt_rogers11 , Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of your experience. We are pleased to hear that our team made your experience pleasant and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 10 December 2023

The atmosphere was busy and lively, restaurant diners looked happy and kids were having fun. We were given enough time to consider our orders, with our drinks arriving in a timely manner. Our food was delicious and the birthday cake we ordered was decadent. We...especially appreciated the chocolate adornment on the cake which said "Aotearoa our country", we applaud this given the political unrest right now. Our servers were friendly and quick to respond to our needs. Thank-you!More

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Hi Teresa, great to see you enjoyed your experience as much as we did having you in store with us at Lone Star Petone. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 December 2023

On 2nd December my husband and I went for dinner. We had an awful experience and on the 3rd of December I received an email asking for a review to be submitted through trip advisor or email directly to the email address provided. I decided...to email directly before posting the review online. It’s now been one week since I emailed and haven’t even received an acknowledgment of my email. Here’s our feedback on our terrible experience. My husband and I ordered a couple drinks, a starter to share and our mains. The drinks were delicious and came really quickly, as did the starter. However we weren’t provided cutlery. I rung the bell on the table a couple of times and no one came, so went to the front counter and asked for some, again this was not brought over to us. So I went to the counter again and the staff member said sorry she had got distracted so it was finally brought to us. About a minute or two later our mains arrived. We told the waitress we had only just received cutlery and so just starting our entree and not anywhere near ready for our mains, she said oh I’m sorry, put our mains down and walked away. We were quite shocked by this. As we were eating our starter our meals started to cool so I stopped eating the starter and got into my main, by this stage it had cooled a lot and hadn’t had time to digest my starter so I couldn’t eat much of my main which was incredibly disappointing. Not a single staff member came to check on us during our meal, offer us water or ask if we wanted more drinks (we definitely wanted more drinks). After we finished eating we waited for awhile and still no one came, so I stopped a staff member and asked if I could get my main to take away. When we went to the counter to pay, I let the staff member know about how disappointed we were, she said she was sorry and would let the team know and took the cheapest item (an $11 drink) off the bill for us. The service was terrible (basically non existent) and I didn’t actually get to enjoy my main.More

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2023

Thanks Rachael for your feedback. I have responded to you privately and look forward to hearing back from you.

Reviewed 29 November 2023

Best service we have ever had, thank you so much Georgia for making our daughters birthday that extra special

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2023

Hi Journey52092763216 We really enjoyed having you in store and are delighted to hear you were so well taken care of by our Georgia! Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks from the Lone Star Petone team.

Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

Popular venue. We ordered the cowboy bean dip, prawns and Johnny Cash stash and everything was cooked perfectly. Service was efficient and the staff were friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2023

Hi KiwiExplorers21, We loved reading your comment, thank you so much for taking the time to write it! We all work extremely hard to ensure our guests have the best dining experience they can, so it’s great to read this rewarding feedback and to hear...More

Reviewed 6 November 2023

Cannot fault Lonestar Petone, their staff are awesome and the food delicious. We went on a very busy Friday evening and still got served in a timely manner.

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Clare Whelan, Owner at Lone Star Cafe and Bar Petone, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2023

Hi ch0c0latebl0nde1973 We really enjoyed having you in store and are delighted to hear you were so well taken care of by our exceptional team. Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks from the Lone Star Petone team.

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Hi tamaichris and thanks for your query. If we are made aware of a birthday we offer a free pavlova dessert with a candle. If you give us some notice we can gladly make a cake. Look forward to hearing from you.
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