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Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile

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2212 State Park Road, Santee, SC
+1 803-854-2000
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Today
11:30 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 03:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Buffett style restaurant with a nice at home feel. Fried chicken, pork, vegetables and desert . The food was great and the staff was very friendly and eager to make their customers happy. Great place for families to eat and enjoy each other. Would have liked to see BBQ chicken on the Buffett.

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Thank brians0101
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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135 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for Sunday buffet around noon. The place says BBQ but only BBQ was pulled pork on the buffet and that was not what I was expecting when when place has BBQ in its name. By no means am I saying food was bad because everything I tried off buffet was great except for the pulled pork it was... More 

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Thank dirttracker00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first time visiting Lone Star and I enjoyed every bit of it. The buffet was full of fresh home cooked meats and veggies. I was excited for the tomato pie and it was so delicious I could have ate a whole plate full. The dessert buffet was filled with cakes, pies and pralines. I had a hard... More 

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Thank Joy P
Coral Springs, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went for a late lunch during the week and were between the lunch and dinner buffet hours, which may have been the problem. The food was hot but didn't look very fresh or appetizing. Most of the selections were 1/2 filled trays and some of the food didn't look good from sitting there so long. The chicken was good... More 

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Thank Cindy R
Branchville, South Carolina
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153 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Finally got to try this place! We ate at the Sunday buffet today for my parents anniversary. It was good - with lots of choices. The chicken was good as well as the hash. I don't eat all hash because I am just picky about it, but this one was good. I loved the old feeling of the mercantile. It... More 

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Thank danamc01
Callahan, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have eaten here the past several years after playing golf. I continually look forward to going back. Usually eat supper there on Friday or Saturday early evening. Always plenty of room with all the old buildings linked together. Often local talent playing / singing live music. I am not the most critical when judging cuisine and some may find... More 

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Thank Treker583
Saint Augustine, Florida
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This was a rustic self serve buffet style restaurant. The Tomato Pie is excellent and worth the trip. Their fried chicken was moist and tasty and they had several vegetable dishes that were good. We were there on a Thursday which was Pot Luck, so I can't say how their barbecue would be on another evening. Check their schedule to... More 

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Thank Joan G
Ankara
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We entered at 1:30 p.m. for lunch after calling to make sure they had ribs. We found a buffet with lots of bbq usuals and filled up our plates. We quickly realized that the time to eat is probably around 12 as everything was a little dry and tasteless. Other restaurants in the area did not even have ribs so... More 

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Thank Omer B
Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This restaurant has been here for a long time. The seafood is fresh and inexpensive. The fried flounder is really good. If you are looking for a place where the locals eat, this is it.

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Thank Tom S
Spokane Valley, Washington, United States
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great southern cooking! If you go on a Sunday make sure to get the desserts in the second room. Fried chicken was great.

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Thank Ron S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 03:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2212 State Park Road, Santee, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 803-854-2000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?