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Lone Star

$$ - $$$Steakhouse, ,
185 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-839 3005
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“ribs” (21 reviews)
“dixie chicken” (8 reviews)
“rib sauce” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
185 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was okay. Lovely prawn star dish in entree. Amazing milky bar pud dessert. However this around it was covered with caramel sauce as though the chef was not bothered how it looked. Used to be cheaper to eat there.

Thank Farah N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m struggling with this place, it’s big, kind of impersonal, staffed by students (generally absent and lacking any initiative) and not cheap. What it is, great for groups, an opportunity to get loud, spill your food and leave full. We were served quickly, with the...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quick, easy and just what I was after. The steak was cooked well and the beer cold. Would come back again.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Five of us went down to lonestar. Music was loud and we managed to get a table by the window that was quieter. I read somewhere that they offer slightly better quality than pub food at fine dining prices. I agree. Meals around $30 to...More

1  Thank C L
Megan M, Owner at Lone Star, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for your feedback, if you would please email me on brooked@lonestar.co.nz with your contact information that would be great. Thanks.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with kids was ok, friendly waitress, but food was quite expensive when compared to what we got. A nice steak is $38 in finer dining establishments and we felt this was costly for a chain organisation. Was nothing to rave about,...More

Thank Jane S
Management response:Responded 25 September 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and take all feedback on board. cheers

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Appalling service. Table of 6 booked for 6pm dinner. Dinner didn't arrive until 7:40pm. We even had to go up and ask for more drinks. Won't be eating there again and will not be recommending it as a restaurant to friends. Apparently Lonestar Rototuna is...More

1  Thank leahjaney
Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Hi Leah, We are very disappointed to read you didn't enjoy your evening with us. Could you please email me on brooked@lonestar.co.nz some more information. Regards The Lone Star team.

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Sunday night been there. Never thought lone star hamilton have that much low standard. We sat down within 45 sec waitress came to take our order. Let people sit down. Anyway we ordered our mains. My wife had campfire and i had fish(rock the boat)...More

3  Thank Jimmy2132
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Made a booking for 5 people but on arrival we were advised that bookings were only taken for groups of 10 or more - why did they take the booking in the first place? Had a drink at the bar till we were seated -...More

1  Thank Sanjay W
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Very good restaurant. Busy which is great to see. Can't book here which is fine, we had a 20 min wait in the bar before being shown to our table. Eye fillet steak tender and juicy with tasty sauces. I had the ribs (9 of)...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of a very few places that got the steak right! Very large portions, well cooked juicy meat and a very nice sticky date pudding to follow. Well worth the slightly high pricing. I couldn't fault anything. Even though the house was packed,...More

Thank Regina D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-839 3005
Ph: (07) 839 3005
Fax: (07) 839 3002
Cafe Hours:
Sun - Thurs 5.00pm - 10.00pm, Fri & Sat 5.00pm - 11.00pm

Bar Hours:
Mon - Sun 4.00pm - late
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