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Lone Star

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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42 The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
3551986
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17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Majority of the reviews rate this place due to the portion sizes. The quality of food itself is bland and thrown together at a high cost. I assume the kitchen is full of microwaves and brought in food. Much better places to go to for the same price with much higher quality of food.

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Thank jimmy7601
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for large groups or couples and families. The meals are very big. My husband and I share a meal when we come here and we're both full..

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Thank lanceandange
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten at a Lone Star previously, I was forewarned and sensibly ordered an entrée instead of a main. I still struggled. I had the quesadilla and it was delicious. For dessert I had the crême brûlée which was also very good despite the peculiar wide and shallow form factor. Everyone else was very happy with their meals; Mr 13... More 

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Thank BronwynCarlisle
Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a very busy Saturday when we visited. Pays to call ahead to get a "preferential time" although they don't book as such. We had a group of 20 or so including 8 kids. The meals were served from about 6.30 and were no material delays, good service. I had the Texan ribs which was soft and delicious of the... More 

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Thank Aloysius001
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Apache Fish and was very disappointed. The only good thing on the plate was the salad. The fish and the chips tasted like oil and even seemed as though they had been reheated in the deep fat fryer or it was old oil. Tartare sauce was also over powering but maybe that was exaggerated by everything else tasting... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Dixie chic was advised will be 45 minutes to hour that was fine loan star food is great went back in n hour to pick up take away was still 10 mins away to be fair it was busy Annoying thing is by the time we got back to motel with our meals to find a piece of hair... More 

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Thank AJnemz
Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

yummy food, friendly service, waited a bit to get the food but tasted great, nice atmosphere and music

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Thank mum939
Feilding, New Zealand
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

love love the Johnny Cash Stash! its my fave when coming here. Staff are always lovely and the atmosphere is great.

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Thank Vixsta S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We both had rib eye cooked to our liking, very enjoyable meal. Central location and very nice decor.

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Thank Darryl T
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner at Lone Star on the way to an event and we were very impressed. We are familiar with Lone Star restaurants so knew the food but the service was exceptional - the waiter went out of his way to make sure we had what we needed, he explained the specials and recent changes to... More 

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Thank Stacey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 3551986

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?