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“Very North American style restuarant”

Lone Star Cafe & Bar Nelson
Ranked #70 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: US$7 - US$29
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The home of the Nelson Lone Star restaurant is a wonderful building that oozes Art Deco charm on the outside but contemporary luxury on the inside. There is a large bar that flows to the outdoor area. Enjoy Cocktails and beersies after work or later in the evenings. There are spacious dining sections available with our experienced and friendly staff always nearby to help you and your friends enjoy your evening with us. Children are especially welcome and have their own menu to choose from, colouring in & traffic light drinks. Don't forget to tell us if its your Birthday - we're likely to have a treat in store for you. Lone Star Nelson, our aim is to make it a "Great Time, Every Time!!!"
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very North American style restuarant”
Reviewed 29 January 2009

It almost felt like we had left New Zealand when we dined here. Very North American style restaurant - which is funny because their menu had a little write-up that pumps up New Zealand.

All the above is beside the point though. Good food, good service, fair prices. Would be happy to eat here again.

Thank JeffCanada
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great meals at great prices”
Reviewed 25 August 2008

The Lone Star restaurant in Nelson is an excellent option for anyone who likes good, tasty, big meals.

We went with some friends and family (all who have different tastes and standards), and across-the-board all of the meals - entrees, mains and desserts, were excellent. Everyone was happy.

Moreover, for the big eaters out there, some of the portions are HUGE. They provide an excellent option of discounted smaller portions of many of the main meals, which is a great option for people who can't stand large helpings (good for the budget-conscious too as the meals are still a good size).

I have been to the Lone Star restaurants in Auckland, Christchurch, and Dunedin also (some several times). In terms of price, service, and meal quality, this was the best experience we have had at a chain that maintains good standards across the board. It also seemed that the Nelson prices for the same menu items were lower than in some of the bigger centres...but if anything the meals were better.

Also, the Nelson restaurant seems to have a better layout than Chch and Dunedin...less cramped and a nicer feel even when it is bustling and full.

An outstanding feature of the Nelson restaurant is also its BYO status...so you can bring your own fantastic local wine (that you've bought on a winery visit earlier in the day) to compliment your meal

In particular, I feel comfortable strongly recommending the following meals:

- Johnny Cash Stash
- Lasso of Hog
- Angus the Sirloin
- Shanks for the Memory
- Sizzling Fajita Platter

Thank Kiwicraig78
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“Cant fault the size and...”
Reviewed 3 July 2008

Cant fault the size and quality of meals and the always friendly and personal service

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