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lone star steakhouse

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1160 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3137
+1 618-529-2556
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Norris City
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Saturday night, but the place wasn't busy. The two of us got right in. The table was filthy/sticky, so much so that the paper napkins stuck to the table. My steak was ok, but my wife's chicken fried steak was so over cooked that she couldn't eat it. It appeared that the only thing the manager... More 

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Thank warrenglad
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Food was cold and it took forever to get to us and the place wasn't even busy! All the food was spicy and didn't say it was spicy on the menu! I will never go there again?

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Thank Barbara K
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Though Lone Star can be easily seen from the main highway, its a little tough to access. The food and service are standard to any other lone star so if your looking for a steak dinner be sure to try it out.

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Thank Jeremy C
Illinois
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203 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in just for dessert. The place was empty. The hostess was not overly pleasant but our waitress was very nice. They don't even have the desserts listed in the menu. We did end up getting the brownie with ice cream and it was delicious. I can't speak for the dinner items but dessert was good.

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Thank Rachel J
Marion, Illinois
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249 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Our most recent visit was on par with previous visits which has been pretty average. We've always had good service and the food is fine but it's not a place we really seek out as there are better steaks to be found in the area.

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Thank ANR_78
IL
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The empty restaurant (two other tables besides ours) on a Sunday at 12:30 should have been the first BIG clue to this one. The entire meal was just horrible, from the service (which we tipped, even when she didn't deserve it- never did return with one of our drinks she took to refill), to the dirty table, the dirty plates,... More 

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Thank cokesmom
Memphis
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Took my cousin for lunch here on my second day. Food was very good, wait staff were extremely attentive, and very reasonably prices.

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Thank MemphisinMay
kansas city
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

For the prices this steak place is not worth it. The service was not so great either. They price it like a fancier restaurant steak but it is really Golden Corral quality. Would choose somewhere different next time.

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Thank kansaskristy
Marion, Illinois
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I have been there several times over the years and the past 3 times has been terrible. Just this past Thursday my family and I was in Carbondale and I knew that the past 2 times was not good ( 1 time steak was still bloody and i ordered well done. 2nd time i order well done and it was... More 

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Tolono, Illinois
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Steak was good and service was alright. The butter that comes with the rolls was weird like a honey cinnamon flavor that tasted very odd.

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Thank Kyle H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1160 E Main St, Carbondale, IL 62901-3137
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-529-2556

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