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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 good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tomato pie” (53 reviews)
“banana pudding” (30 reviews)
“pulled pork” (32 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2212 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142-9482
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Came for the eclipse, stayed for the BBQ and hospitality. Friendly staff. Buffet style with options for Togo. Quaint 1800-1900 cottages tied together and made into a family friendly dining hall with wonderful trinkets. They were gracious enough to let people camp out out front...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is our second time eating here and it has changed somewhat since our last stop a few years ago. Some of the changes are positive like the place is cleaner and doesn't smell as musty. The food is still tasty although not sure why...More

Thank russofSNJ
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Love the fresh vegetables and most of all the tomato pie. I purchased the recipe and make it often!!

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Don't judge the food by the looks of the buildings. We were staying at the State Park and stopped for lunch. It was INCREDIBLE!! The fried chicken was the best I've ever had - moist, crunchy and flavorful. But the real prize was the Squash...More

1  Thank ccxx88
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a Saturday lunch. It wasn't that busy. The girls working were very friendly. It's an all you can eat barbeque buffet. There is also fried chicken and bbq ribs this day. There are also plenty of sides like mac n cheese,...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very pleased that we stopped at this on the way back from Santee State park. A lot of food for the price of it. Trust me I have eaten a bunch of BBQ at restaurants and competitions. Really going to swing off of I95 to...More

1  Thank Libor John I
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful quaint place to enjoy great bbq, fried chicken, and shrimp and grits with family. Very reasonable and a great staff. Southern hospitality at its best.

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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 22 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 AM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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