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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 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed every bite of authentic southern food. Great atmosphere enjoyed wandering around looking at the original antiques. Very impressed with the military display! Staff was super friendly. Everything was clean as a whistle. We feel lucky to discover and will return.

Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fun BBQ buffet made up of a conglomerate of old mercantile stores from the olden days. It still has vintage mercantile stocked on the shelves. The buffet is delicious and has plenty of choices. There is live music on the weekends that...More

Thank fsmith1959
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was recommended by the lady in the visitors centre.who said it was quirky, and it sure was. Reminded me of a cowboy film. Food ok nothing special, but certainly enjoyed the ambience.

Thank peter7685
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a funky place in Santee not to far off Hey 95. When we walked in we were not sure what to expect. It was a buffet with all kinds of different comfort foods. We had fried chicken, brisket, pulled pork, shrimp and grits,...More

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were able to stop here for a nice Sunday lunch. We really enjoy this because on Sunday there is also a dessert buffet and some additional entrees on the buffet. The barbeque is delicious. There are numerous sides along with the rice, hash and...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Like others said, it is a Southern style buffet. None of the foods are best you ever had type but good food mostly. Some items are uniquely southern(tomato pie), some just standard foods, green beans, corn, potatoes, etc. Pulled pork not the best but good,...More

Thank Nunya B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend or go again. It wasn't horrible, but totally not my thing. Most of the food was overcooked: mushy green beans, dry chicken and bbq. Very limited sauce choices. Buffet includes water, tea, or lemonade. Soft drinks are extra and do not include...More

Thank Michellalisa
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

From the previous reviews, you'd think if you don't make a right turn off I-95 to stop at this place, you're really missing something. . .well, YOU'RE NOT. This spot right next to Santee State Park, S.C. was "charming." A former Mercantile, its got some...More

Thank ComfortRules
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We were traveling through the area and stumbled across this great little restaurant. The buffet was filled with true southern food. Even the Sunday desserts reminded me of having dinner at grandma's house. Southern Fried chicken, shrimp and grits, country fried steak, mashed potatoes, green...More

Thank SCWfromMI
Reviewed 25 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
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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