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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
17:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 17:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recommend you go to this place on a very empty stomach because the portion sizes are huge! Food is pretty good too, not the best we've had but definitely pretty decent! It is a very busy place though and as such, we were pretty squeezed in at our table.

Thank gordon_lapin76
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were attentive and friendly. Had small children with us and staff made it very easy. Food is standard good fare- consistent with Wellington Lone Star restaurants.

Thank CatherineTT100
Auckland NZ
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I came here for a mid week date. Good food and ok service was very busy. They have a special going if you book through their web site so make sure you check that out.

Thank rikrik10
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner on Thursday night and the food and service was amazing! Thank you lonestar for being fantastic to us. Will definitely be back.

Thank Arlena S
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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.

1 Thank jimmy7601
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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..

Thank lanceandange
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 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 

Thank BronwynCarlisle
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 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 

Thank Aloysius001
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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 

Thank AJnemz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Southwestern, Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
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?