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Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile

2212 State Park Rd, Santee, SC 29142-9482
+1 803-854-2000
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to eat if you want to experience old time southern culture. The food was awesome down home cooking with fried chicken, mac and cheese (the real deal like grandma used to make) butter beans, baked beans, shrimp and grits, pulled pork , etc....More

Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Variety of foods, deserts, always hot and fresh. Tomato pie and shrimp and grits are so good. A plus is that some weekends they have live bluegrass music. Assorted novelty merchandise for purchase too.

Thank davidr217_73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What I ate was excellent. I wanted to come here because the restaurant is in a series of small, old buildings. But I didn't get any BBQ, and I only got one piece of fried chicken. We had come a couple of hours before closing,...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was very hungry and this was the perfect place to go for lunch. The buffet has plenty of choices. The barbeque is the main feature with chicken as well. The hash and rice are very good. There are a number of vegetables, including field...More

Thank Terrie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently purchased a second home in the area and have been to Lodestar 3 times. Excellent food at a great price!

Thank Stuart H
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We plan our trip North Carolina so we stay in santee just so we can eat here.the food is that good.this time I had the pork B,Q with greens,cabbage with corned beef and Mac n cheese which was so good.highly recommend!!

Thank budnpat86
Reviewed 19 November 2017 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 28 October 2017

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.

1  Thank peter7685
Reviewed 8 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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