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Lone Star

$$ - $$$
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
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:30
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came with some friends on a busy Saturday night. We didn't book a table, we just walked in off the street. The place was full and they told us we would have to wait approx. 20 minutes, and to go through to the bar. We didn't mind, but we could see loads of empty tables in the restaurant which... More 

Thank Carole B
Auckland, New Zealand
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We turned up without a booking on a busy Saturday night and after a 30 minute wait we were seated. Service was good, the food was well prepared and the portion size was very generous as usual. We had the giant lassoo of hog pork chop, the ribs and two kiddies meals which came with drinks and dessert. Good solid... More 

Thank g n
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the WORST Lone Star we have ever been to. Service was average right from arrival until we left. The meals were bought out cold, the coleslaw was definitely not fresh- it was brown and inedible! After a couple of mouthfuls we asked for our money back, to which to they reluctantly obliged. Would not recommend to anyone!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, nice food, great location. Service could be a little faster but would come here again. 👍

Thank Sara2i
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank nick11122
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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 

Thank NewZealandCouple
Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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

Thank joolsm425
Chicago, Illinois
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247 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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.

Thank mgomez2468
Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 

Thank 19robbie
Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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

Thank Missb113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
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?