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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 good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
2212 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142-9482
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't judge the food by the looks of the buildings. We were staying at the State Park and stopped for lunch. It was INCREDIBLE!! The fried chicken was the best I've ever had - moist, crunchy and flavorful. But the real prize was the Squash...More

Thank ccxx88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a Saturday lunch. It wasn't that busy. The girls working were very friendly. It's an all you can eat barbeque buffet. There is also fried chicken and bbq ribs this day. There are also plenty of sides like mac n cheese,...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleased that we stopped at this on the way back from Santee State park. A lot of food for the price of it. Trust me I have eaten a bunch of BBQ at restaurants and competitions. Really going to swing off of I95 to...More

Thank Libor John I
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful quaint place to enjoy great bbq, fried chicken, and shrimp and grits with family. Very reasonable and a great staff. Southern hospitality at its best.

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great place great buffet great food all homemade! Nice old buildings. We've been there at least 4 times. If you like antiques , you will love browsing their old buildings, and their collection of stuff. One of a kind experience!

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

With barbecue in their name, they only served pulled pork (which you poured your own sauce on) & ribs. My wife & I both were expecting much more. The whole buffet was no very big at all. The buildings were dated but had a nice...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

They have an interesting website but the buffet was of poor quality. The chicken was so so and the building has major problems on the handicap ramp - needs repair.

Thank Vernon R
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Go early to lunch so you don't get the end of the pans in the buffet, have realistic expectations. The greens are good, fried chicken is great, everything is cooked on site from scratch, including the mac and cheese. This is authentic food, not Cracker...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This visit which was one of many was disappointing. The ambiance is the same with memorabilia from the past in a collection of several older buildings. One hour before closing the buffet was not very well replenished with fried chicken being very sparse. The choices...More

1  Thank Howard P
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Quirky, which we enjoyed, but the lunch buffet we had was so-so, and a bit expensive. It might be better if there had been a different buffet selection, but not for us.

Thank Susan P
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Vernon R | Reviewed this property |
i am sorry do not know the answer - are stone ground grits gluten free? vern looked up the answer on The Basic Gluten-Free Diet - Gluten-Free Living Magazine YES. Foods made from grains (and grain-like plants) that do not... More
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
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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