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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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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140 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You always know what to expect at Lone Star and this one is no different. We found the staff on the night were cheerful and accommodating, the food was of the typical standard, (yummy, but too much of it, meaning all of us left something which always seems quite wasteful) Our family does like it, but always feel like overall... More 

Thank Patsy_nz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to the Lone Star for quite some time as we think that the Chain overall needs to raise standards to keep up with competition - it is generally overpriced and lacking any flair for what you pay. Wish we had stuck to our guns and given it a miss - staff were very lack lustre and really... More 

Thank 896daveydave
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we had a pleasant stay here with our dog and staff were very friendly and accomodating. definitely coming back again.

Thank Kelsey Miles Ge... S
Wellington, New Zealand
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The worlds food problems could be solved, expert opinion says, if we wasted less. I had the chicken burger $25, which unknownst to me, came with a basket of potato fries, which i didn't touch. Hubby had Stand by your Lamb, $36. Honestly, if might have been a whole shoulder, it was so big. Beautifully cooked, too, and served with... More 

Thank Dianne C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its become a bit of a tradition to have my "last dinner" before ironman or ironman 70.3 at Lone star taupo. They never disappoint. Good food good service and a great atmosphere.

Thank Tony F
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 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!

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 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 23 March 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?