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Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile

2212 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142-9482
+1 803-854-2000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tomato pie” (49 reviews)
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2212 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142-9482
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1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place great buffet great food all homemade! Nice old buildings. We've been there at least 4 times. If you like antiques , you will love browsing their old buildings, and their collection of stuff. One of a kind experience!

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

With barbecue in their name, they only served pulled pork (which you poured your own sauce on) & ribs. My wife & I both were expecting much more. The whole buffet was no very big at all. The buildings were dated but had a nice...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

They have an interesting website but the buffet was of poor quality. The chicken was so so and the building has major problems on the handicap ramp - needs repair.

Thank Vernon R
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Go early to lunch so you don't get the end of the pans in the buffet, have realistic expectations. The greens are good, fried chicken is great, everything is cooked on site from scratch, including the mac and cheese. This is authentic food, not Cracker...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This visit which was one of many was disappointing. The ambiance is the same with memorabilia from the past in a collection of several older buildings. One hour before closing the buffet was not very well replenished with fried chicken being very sparse. The choices...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Quirky, which we enjoyed, but the lunch buffet we had was so-so, and a bit expensive. It might be better if there had been a different buffet selection, but not for us.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were traveling back home to North Carolina after a brief visit to Savannah Georgia. My husband and I were hungry and debating which chain restaurant to stop at for a quick dinner. Somehow we stumbled upon the lone star and took the chance on...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Low Country charm, great food and a good price. The night we were there, a couple performed blue grass music and it was fantastic. Well worth a stop just to take in the spectacle and enjoy the food.

Thank TerryUSA2015
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Awesome food and cool atmosphere. Step back in time into this converted general store to enjoy down home treats such as collard greens,. cobbler, fried chicken. hush puppies, pork barbecue and more. Our waitress and cashier also rolled out a big helping of southern hospitality...More

Thank Dan N
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent ribs, my favorite. The tomatoe pie and sweet potato casserole are to die for.... Love the atmosphere, almost like a museum.

Thank Mary W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142-9482
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 803-854-2000
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