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Lone Star

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American, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2353
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Today
11:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always seem to go to lone star when we travel as no matter which town you are in it is always consistently good food . good to sit outside at lone star taupo as it has a nice view of lake . we had the loaf and sirloin steak-all good.we also got the apple cheesecake to takeaway absolute delicious. Will... More 

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Thank nick11122
Hastings
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have had good experiences in lone Star elsewhere, but Lone Star Taupo was appalling. Staff are mostly English students on OE, very shabby in attire with a male staff member that looked akin to a jabby wocky. No service, except a keeness to secure your credit card. After that you have to chase the staff to order, secure implements etc.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual great meals. Taupo staff awesome. Naomi was really friendly and professional. Ribs great. And my friend really liked the posh toilets

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Chicago, Illinois
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249 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is standard fare but this place was in a great location, good food, and nice outdoor seating. The staff was a bit slow but very nice...perhaps that laid back is the best way to describe the service. Views of the lakefront and nice ambiance on a summer evening.

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Thank mgomez2468
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early evening when the restaurant only had a few customers. Yet service was notably slow. The guy on front desk was friendly and seated us quickly, But we then waited too long for the waitress to take our order, she was sitting down behind the counter, I had to get up to let her know we wanted to... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was excellent food looked good but..... I was not happy they would not let me order off the kids menu as I'm a small adult and can not eat a adults meal. Due to not being able to order from the kids menu I ordered two sides without a main which they allowed

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Thank Missb113
Whangarei
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I say cool I don't mean great...I mean lukewarm, just like the drinks service which was a bit slow. A good sized meal, but then the price matches accordingly. Left feeling satiated but uninspired.

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Australia
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74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in a party of 20 people and had to wait a while until we were seated. The service was a little slow at times but the restaurant was very busy and that was understandable. The food of our group was excellent.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The server didn't even know what was on the menu.. when asked things like what were the seasonal vegetables she kept running bad and forth from the kitchen. Then she screwed up our order..

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Thank music4ever16
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Taupo was very busy and most places where packed, we had no booking but the staff at loan star seated us anyway. The meal came out real fast. The meals where huge but did not lack on quality, they where very tasty! The cocktails ordered where a reasonable price and size. Would eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?