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Lone Star

$$ - $$$, ,
24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 2353
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (30 reviews)
“dixie chicken” (3 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff are always very good, polite to the children. The food is always magnificent. Great menu, very good cooking crew. Taupo remains no 1 lone star, followed by Christchurch, palmy and at a stretch Queenstown. Recommend this restAurant over any other.

Thank Geridog1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

so a great place to go as the meals are a good size and family friendly. Service is low key and good. Not much of a wait after ordering meals.

1  Thank RelaxedBoatie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lone Star is a chain and I have been eating at Newmarket, New Lynn, Hamilton, and last night at Taupo's. Saturday night and the place was pumping. We came as a group of 15 hungry mouths to feed. I wanted something different and tried the...More

Thank Carolin E
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Highly disappointed with the poor service....was tempted to walk out as we were not being served at all. Thankfully another diner was able to grab the attention of wait staff, we were jammed at the back if the restaurant & felt invisible. Dinner took about...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Our food was good (Confit duck and venison) however it took 50 minutes for our food to arrive with no update as yo what was going on. Our drinks were forgotten about (non-alcoholic) and they made it seem like the bar was busy however everyone...More

Thank Red2explorer
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Very nice sports bar type decorations. Service very good. Three of us had dinner. Prawns were good as well as the nachos.

1  Thank fssutton1
Management response:Responded 15 August 2017

Thanks for your review! The prawns and nachos are very popular - glad you enjoyed them!

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Last minute booking which they fitted us in even though it was busy. Service was very good and the food came out quickly. Been to a few Lone Stars in NZ and this one seemed to be the best.

2  Thank James C
Management response:Responded 15 August 2017

Thanks for the review James. Appreciate the feedback and we look forward to seeing you in Taupo again soon!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

It could easily be a 5 star but seemed to lack someone in charge, so service let it down. We almost walked out after being ignored walking in, ignored once we sat, and ignored for extra items. What saved it was atmosphere, the way they...More

Thank Sarahdee3330
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We've avoided Taupo's Lone Star for quite some time after a few bad dining experiences. Tonight, however, it was great! Place was mildly hectic and noisy but in fairness it was super busy due to the long weekend and kid-feeding o'clock. In spite of this...More

Thank slhx6
Reviewed 29 May 2017

just a bad bad experience ... from the service when we walked in, the long wait for drinks, the nibbles not arriving until just before the mains, missing a meal and then the food quality being terrible. I dont understand what Loan Star are offering....More

Thank manksfactorg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 2353
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