Lone Star Cafe
Dunedin City 03-474 1955
- Sun – Thur 11am – 10pm
- Fri & Sat 11am – 11pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: Restaurant 150, Function 120
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Dunedin’s iconic Lone Star Cafe & Bar is famous for serving up great food in an atmosphere you can taste. Offering a wide range of cuisine and noted for our generous portions such as our famous Redneck Ribs. We stand for great value for money and with a restaurant that can seat up to 130 we can cater for groups BIG or small, we have a grouse bar, children’s menu and a large function room perfect for the likes of 21st birthday celebrations or Wedding Receptions. Lone Star Cafe & Bar, Dunedin is your one stop shop for a great night out!
“The Home of Great Eatertainment”
We do NOT surcharge our guests during Public Holidays…EVER!
23 Reviews for Lone Star Cafe
Once everyone had shown up they were very prompt at getting the orders off us, and the food came out remarkably quickly, though perhaps a bit too staggered so that if you wanted to wait for everyone to get theirs before you started, your dinner would bit closer to warm than hot. However, in saying that, the food was delicious, I particularly enjoyed the cajun chicken, and the bit of the steak I tried from a friend also tasted delicious.
For me the two main problems with the lone star are the cost and noise. I mean the helping sizes are decent sized but still, for 27.50, it’s a lot of money when you can go to an indian restaurant and be full to bursting for around $20-22. The noise however is ridiculous. Because of the big open spaces and the amount of people who fit into their big rooms, you can barely hear the person beside you let alone the person across the table. It’s fine, just don’t go if you are trying to have a lot of conversation, or have a hearing aid…
I would potentially go again, like I said, the food was fairly good, but I wouldn’t rave about the place
Finally the awkwardness of been told someone from our group who had left early – had skipped their bill has led to embarrassment for the accused also, and to led to “waste of time” for the person who had covered the bill and the accused to return the following day to remedy the false accusation!!! Not good – Lone Star sort your billing system!
One of the worst dining experiences in Dunedin.
Shoved into a table getting knocked whilst eating.
Tables passed over our heads whilst eating!
Waiting for cutler with food served made our food just warm as it was only just warm when served.
Smaller portions now so all in all a really bad experience and will not be going back.
Overall I would never go back as I could not even hear the person next to me talk let alone the waiter. So so noisy unbelievable.
I was a little disappointed with the quality of the meals the last time we visited. My Dixie chicken was tasteless, the steak was tough and the lamb specials were on the small side.
Please Lone Star lift your game because there are so many choices in Dunedin offering the same sort of fare.
The food is good, but the problem lies is the layout of the restaurant and the staff. The maitre d id very loud when unnecessary, rude, and perhaps slightly uninterested in customer service. The waitresses were all over the place (maybe new, unsure), and without defined breaks in the layout, didn’t know what were their tables. Hence we were left unattended for long periods despite being in a small space within view of the counter.
and helpful. Even the restaurent was so busy they came several time asking if everything was alright. Ambience in the restaurant is good. Definitely will visit again.
You can’t actually book, but if you phone ahead you get priority seating. We did this last Saturday when it was heaving and got seated in about half an hour.
They could maybe do with changing the menu a bit as I think it’s been the same for the 2 years we’ve been going. This place is so good we took some foodie friends there who were over from the UK – bit of a worry as they are very fussy about their food and spend way more than us eating out – but they loved it and had a wonderful meal.