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“Always a good time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown

Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown
Ranked #22 of 254 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$27
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Always a good time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Have never been left disappointed after visiting Lone Star for a quick meal, and this time was no exception - fantastic food, great atmosphere, and one of the best, friendliest waitresses I've ever had!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Matt A
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Ellie C, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Hi Matt,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of the Lone Star Queenstown. We have been proudly serving up our fantastic meals for over 22 years. Our aim is to create a relaxed, fun and unpretentious environment where our guests can truly unwind and enjoy the atmosphere.

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we delivered great friendly and efficient service. We hope to get the pleasure of looking after you again should you return to Queenstown.

Many thanks,
All the team at the Lone Star Queenstown
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English first
Hawthorn, Australia
Level Contributor
73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“#holyhugemeal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

I loved everything about this place. the cocktails were awesome, the staff were all incredible (and appeared to have been recruited from a modelling agency - they were all considerably hot) and I managed to walk away satisfied after sharing one meal between 3 people - the meal sizes are monstrous!

Get the ribs, even if you don't like ribs they are sublime.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Dean M
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Ellie C, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Hi Dean,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience at the Lone Star Queenstown.

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our cocktails, the ribs and our fantastic staff! We love having fun with our guests and endeavor to make your experience at the Lone Star Queenstown a 'stand out' of your trip.

We hope to get the chance to look after you again on your next trip to Queenstown.

Kind Regards,
All the team at the Lone Star Queenstown
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

We had dinner here and it was a good experience. Great service, tasty food, lovely atmosphere. Would eat here again.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Bec L
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Ellie C, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Bec,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the relaxed & friendly atmosphere at the Lone Star Queenstown as well as our high quality, well portioned kiwi feed!

We look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit Queenstown.

Kind Regards,
All the team at the Lone Star Queenstown
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

I intended on having dinner here while we were in Queenstown. We were greeted warmly on arrival and the restaurant was busy as was the bar. We were directed to the bar area to wait for our table.

This is where it all turned south. The bartenders were flirting with dirty old men over the bar. One bartender had a tied up vest and had more skin visible than covered.

I had my 14 year old daughter and 12 year old son with me and I felt embarrassed as they perceived the place to be like hooters. This is supposed to be a family restaurant.
We had one overpriced drink to not be rude and left.

After reading further through your reviews there is a popular trend of bar patrons reviewing more about the bar and staff during April and May than any other time. Conveniently this is pre-peak season. When everyone is mapping out their NZ holiday
Most definitely illegal

Nice work Lonestar Queenstown. I will know not to visit any other of your sub-standard food halls again. Hardly a restaurant.

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Sydney
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Aaaammazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

LOVED IT!! Lone star was such an awesome place. The atmosphere was so fabulous and the staff where even better. My waitress Tegan was so fun and friendly and so helpful choosing my meal out of so many great options. The meals are defiantly worth the money, they are so big and delisious!! 10 out of 10

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jaimeeeee
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Ellie C, Manager at Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Hi Jaimee,

Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your review. Tegan is one of our new winter employees and will be as delighted as we were to read your positive feedback on the service she gave you at the Lone Star Queenstown.

We always aim to create a fun, relaxed and unpretentious environment that our staff and guests alike have been enjoying in Queenstown for over 22 years,

We are well known for our generous kiwi portions, however we offer lots of meals in a smaller size for those wanting a smaller feed.

We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to welcoming you back next time you return to Queenstown,

Thanks again,
All the team at the Lone Star Queenstown
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