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Lone Star Cafe

4 star rating 21 reviews

Telephone 07-839 3005

185 Victoria St
Hamilton Central

American (Traditional), A La Carte
Sun - Thu 5pm - 10pm
Fri & Sat 5pm - 11pm


Photo of Lone Star Cafe
ROCK THE BOAT - Fresh fish fillets panned in seasoned flour, fresh herbs & parmesan. served with a lemon & caper cream sauce, mashed potato and a Lone Star green salad.
LASSOO OF HOG - Huge rolled loin of pork, studded with a herb, apple & vegetable stuffing. Oven roasted, served with crackling on & topped with an apple & ginger sauce. Served with buffalo chips & Lone Star coleslaw.... World famous.
STAND BY YOUR LAMB - Slow braised lamb shoulder, seasoned with garlic and fresh herbs. Served with buttered spinach, carrot, mashed potato and a rich red wine gravy.
THE LOVE STACK - Baked kumara, pea and lentil patties with roast capsicum, field mushrooms, tomato, rocket, feta & relish on a crisp potato rosti. Served with a Lone Star green salad.
JOHNNY CASH STASH - Two chicken breasts stuffed with mushrooms, spinach, cheese & sundried tomatoes, corralled in a herb crust & served with a chunky mushroom sauce. Served with a Lone Star coleslaw & buffalo chips.... In memory of the Great Man himself.

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Price Range:
Spendy, $25 - $35
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
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Reviews for Lone Star Cafe

4 star rating
by Chris B.
15th January 2014

Table for 7 on Tuesday, 14th January. First impressions were that the place suited its brand i.e. country and Johnny Cash etc!! Nicely decked out place – sound system a bit loud!

Staff behind the bar pretended we didn’t exist for a while, but when they decided to come over they were good. Staff waiting on the table were very good indeed – nice work girls.

No one in our table of 7 complained about their meals and most said they really enjoyed the food. Mine was very good (but not excellent).

I can’t see any reason not to go back, and would recommend giving the place a try.

5 star rating
by Trudy S.
5th December 2012

Excellent. Always our favourite place to go & consistently enjoyable atmosphere. Presentation & quality of food is outstanding. Value for money & a great menu.
Mostly the service is fantastic but perhaps a little extra training for the newbie’s :-)
A+ family-friendly restaurant & our first choice for a night out without the kids also!

5 star rating
by Harry C.
4th August 2012

You know what? For some reason Lone Star has an undeserved reputation as being something of an upmarket Maccy D’s. However, we had the private room out the back recently for a large group and I have to say it was excellent. The food was great, service spot on and a clean, pleasant environment. Would definitely use it again for a function.

5 star rating
by Kayl G.
9th July 2012

I love this place!!
I get the ribs every time and they are amazing!!!!
i love the fact that i cant eat it but ill take them home and eat them the next day and they are still awesome.
When my partner asks where i would like to eat its always here :)
bit on the costly side once you pay the bill but hey we leave feed warm and happy so its always a good night all round
Cant wait to go back :)

3 star rating
by Kaylene
13th May 2012

Have been here three times now, and two experiences were poor, so I won’t be going back. We went with a large group (30+ people) and they coped really well, especially considering the restaurant was also full. However I’m just not a fan of the quality of their meals for the price, but I think this is just me, everyone else seems to love it! Can definitely think of a few better restaurants for the same or less cost nearby.

4 star rating
by Danica d.
30th April 2012

Love it! Every time

3 star rating
by Greg T.
12th March 2012

Good friendly service. Large meals.

2 star rating
by Kendyll
16th December 2011

Not overly impressed by Lone Star.
Have been there quite a few times, but wouldn’t go there if I was choosing the venue.
I found that we spent a lot of time waiting, the meals were big, but not fantastic. Felt like I was wasting money because I couldn’t finish the big meals.
Over-all, nothing terribly wrong with Lone Star, but I wouldn’t really recommend it.

4 star rating
by Tinytine
17th September 2011

Been to this place a few time. Every time we had an enjoyable evening. Whether it’s with a group or just with 2 people.
Although the food is slightly on the higher end, it is completely worth it. I recommend going on an empty stomach because it will surely be filled. The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Would definitely go there again.

4 star rating
by Michelle
14th June 2011

Couldn’t complain, food and service is always great. Always good to do group/work functions their. great atmosphere. I wouldn’t go for a family thing with kiddies tho. Never sure on the wait with food and can sometimes be waiting a while to be seated to table even if booked. Always very bizy. Never a prob when your in a group tho as you always have time to catch up and talk.

4 star rating
by John R.
7th May 2011

As usual very busy establishment. Menu is very varied. We had the ribeye steak with mushroom sauce and the dixie chicken. Cooked perfectly. Medium sizes as the usual size is huge. Dessert was banoffie pie and the kiwi pavlovas. $85 for two. Great price. Great established chain. Highly recommend.

4 star rating
by wanida v.
13th April 2011

I’ve been to this restaurant so many times. Food used to be in a very general portion size with a very reasonable price. However they’ve increased their price, same like most restaurants, and it’s not so cheap anymore. Service was average to extremely good. Food was good in general. Love the way pork rib was presented…always turn my head around. I used to order Ring of Fire for entree but they don’t sell it anymore due to not enough demand….very disappointed. When I first discovered this, I asked whether they can cook one for me and and they did it eventhough it was no longer on the menu…thanks guys! Food arrived very quick no matter how busy they were. Love the music but it was too loud and we had to raise our voices when talked.

4 star rating
by Muzza
6th August 2010

Excellent food huge portions good entertainment for kids (colouring in )recommend the mussels and the ribs!

4 star rating
by Elloy
25th July 2010

enjoy it every time.
although i overestimate myself and think i can hardly the awesome huge proportions!

never had a problem unless clearing empty plates counts.

must try the quesidilla. honestly good!

staff are friendly and atmosphere great!

4 star rating
by Michael H.
17th July 2010

Great meals and plenty of food for your money. The environment is great but can often be quite a wait to be seated.

5 star rating
by PureGayNZ.com
9th July 2010

great night… Should i say more

5 star rating
by mickey.c
7th July 2010

we went to lone star for my fiances birthday with a group of friends and this happened to be on the weekend of v8s and i was so impressed with the service having worked in hospitality through my teenage years i know how hard it is to work under pressure when a hole restaurant is full and all there staff handled this amazingly and the food was beautiful if anything we where given to much next time i will stick to the normal not the classic.

1 star rating
by craig b.
31st October 2009

Initial service was okay then it became nonexistent. Waiter sat down at table to take order! Drink orders were forgotten, finished plates left for an eternity, mains delivered without cutlery. Food was acceptable but let down by poor service.

3 star rating
by kathy h.
22nd July 2009

Theres always plenty to eat when we come here! The service was a little slow, but there were a lot of customers. The food was great and husband was pleased with a huge plate of ribs. Only distraction was the waitresses cleavage showing (well distraction for the males in our group!).

3 star rating
by Gecko
5th August 2008

Food and service generally very good. Meals are huge. Steak cuts could be better. Can be noisy, better on a weeknight when not so busy.

4 star rating
by Jen
10th April 2008

Great decoration, great music, great theme. Service is above average, and food is very good. Although it may suit many, and is probably one of their draw cards, I find the food portions to be out of control – huge plates! I recommend the 3/4 size meals.

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