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“All in all a nice day out, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Lone Star Park

Lone Star Park
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Owner description: Live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. Great Concerts. Year round simulcasting from across the world at Bar & Book. Great venue for group outings, weddings, parties, and outstanding food choices!
Grand Prairie, Texas
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“All in all a nice day out, but...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We took our daughter and her husband to the races for the 4th of July. All in all it was a fun afternoon but the clubhouse has definitely seen it's better day and is in dire need of a face lift. The chairs in the boxes were all missed matched, torn and stained. The common areas just look dated and generally dirty.

One thing I must point out is the whole reservation process is poor at best. The web site is way out of date showing racing dates several years ago. Their seating map is a joke and quite frankly the people you talk to on the phone just aren't very knowledgeable or helpful.

We had a fun time in spite of negatives but I wouldn't rush back anytime soon.

Visited July 2014
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Grand prarie
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“Races are great, service and help are terrible.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

July 4th weekend. Silks dining buffet is average at best. Staff has to be asked to get drinks. Buffet closes before end of races. Automatic 19% tip included in overpriced meal. Staff not helpful on betting. Odds change during race...extremely shady on that. Can't lock in your odds at any time. No explanation of all bets anywhere. Races were fun and exciting. All other parts of operation will prevent me from returning!!

Visited July 2014
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Dallas, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Racetrack & More”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

An inexpensive afternoon for everyone. Holidays are always an adventure with many activities available for all of the family. If your not into betting you will enjoy the experience of watching the race horses from paddock to the race itself. The horses are beautiful, the facility is clean and modern with many food and beverage choices. There is a fee for sitting in the box area but, well worth it during the hot season, enjoy the air conditioning and comfort.

Visited April 2014
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Texas
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121 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Racetrack is great...Silks Restaurant is average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

We decided to go to the Jazz brunch at Silk's for Father's day. It was hard to find much info about it online before we went. When I called, the people weren't helpful either. We called on the way over and they said they still had a few tables available....that made it seem like they were all ready seating people. They said they didn't take same day reservations to just come on over. We got there around 10:15. The attendant in the parking lot was clueless about where we should park for it or where we needed to go in. We ended up going to the side of the building where another employee let us walk right in. We got up to Silks and were told that they don't open until 11:30. The snooty woman didn't bother to tell us we needed to go downstairs and buy tickets to get in. She just said they had tables available and would seat us if we came back at 11:30. Didn't bother to mention that the building wasn't even opened at the time! We walked down stairs looking for a place to sit and were politely kicked out by a security guard who told us the building was not opened and we had to go out and buy tickets to get in. Over and over we kept asking various people, "Why didn't any one else tell us what we needed to do or where to go?" Everyone there seemed clueless!

The brunch is $30 per person, but you can order off the menu too. In addition to paying for that you also have to pay for club level entrance which was $8 each! I think if you're paying that much for the meal that that should be your entrance fee into the park or the entrance fee should be applied to your meal cost or something. At the very least, it would be nice if the process was advertised. It would have been helpful if the website explained all the costs involved and where you needed to go/what you needed to do, etc. We weren't the only ones confused by it all.

That being said, it was a fun lunch. The food was ok. Lots of yummy desserts! Lots of Mexican food too...some good, some not. The enchiladas tasted like frozen. My husband enjoyed his omelette....LONG line for it though and only one guy making them. The pasta station doesn't open until 1:00...that was disappointing. I would have loved some! They had a salad bar, cheese & crackers, veggies (squash), cilantro potatoes, some kind of beans, enchiladas, prime rib, turkey, sausage. It's really fun to watch the races from the restaurant, but it's pretty pricey so I can't see us doing it very often. They just really need to put more details on their website about it or hire some people who know what's going on.

Visited June 2014
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Grand Prairie, Texas
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun for all at Lone Star Park”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Lone Star Park is an inexpensive afternoon for "kid of all ages." We actually went with friends on Memorial Day, but families with children will enjoy the experience of watching the race horses from paddock to the race itself. The horses are beautiful, the many food choices tasty, and the betting fun from experienced betters to those out to have a good time and spending nothing.

Visited May 2014
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Thank jjhathco
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