Go back in time at Lone Star Go back in time as you dine and shop at Lone Star Barbecue & Mercantile. Selected #1 for "down home cooking" by The State newspaper, Lone Star has earned a reputation for its tasty food, cooked just like Grandma used to fix it.  In addition to its barbecue and other featured entrees, there is always a good selection of fresh vegetables, salad selections and desserts. Relive the past as you enjoy some of the best country cooking the South has to offer!

Buildings at Lone Star Lone Star is a "one of a kind" restaurant and general store that is comprised of four old frame buildings that served as rural country stores and farm commissaries in the late 1800s, on into the 20th Century.  In fact, Zeaglars Store was in operation as a post office and mercantile until 1997.

Lone Star was a long-time dream of Pat Williams, a local Santee Realtor.
As Pat says...

When people walk through the doors at Lone Star, I want them to feel like they are going back in time.

You can bet that a trip to Lone Star does, Indeed, take you back in time!

Lone Star hosts a multitude of special activities and events on a year-round basis. They include featured holiday dinners, special seasonal menus, yard sales, bluegrass or country music entertainment virtually every Saturday night, and country music and bluegrass festivals on Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekends.

Thanksgiving and Christmas are here and we all love to spend it with our family. Why not spend these weekends with us and avoid the hassle of cooking and cleaning. We will have some of the best food on offer and would love to share it with you.
Upcoming Entertainment at Lone Star

Friday Jul 05 6:30-8:30PM Lone Star Pickin' Parlor
Saturday Jul 06 6:30-9:00PM Tristina & Kyle
Saturday Jul 13 6:30-9:00PM Dee Cumbee Country & Bluegrass Band
Friday Jul 19 6:30-8:30PM Lone Star Pickin' Parlor
Saturday Jul 20 6:30-9:00PM The Claude Lucas Bluegrass Band
Friday Jul 26 6:30-9:00PM The Groove Crew
Saturday Jul 27 6:30-9:00PM Tristina & Kyle
Friday Aug 02 6:30-8:30PM Lone Star Pickin' Parlor
Saturday Aug 03 6:30-9:00PM Dee Cumbee Country & Bluegrass Band
Saturday Aug 10 6:30-9:00PM The Claude Lucas Bluegrass Band
Friday Aug 16 6:30-8:30PM Lone Star Pickin' Parlor
Saturday Aug 17 6:30-9:00PM Tristina & Kyle
Saturday Aug 24 6:30-9:00PM Oliver West & the 39 Express Bluegreass Band

11th Annual Lone Star Bluegrass Country Music Jamboree
Labor Day Weekend - August 30 through September 1

Our three day festival offers some of the best in country and bluegrass music, with most of the entertainment outside under the trees. The jamboree is free to the public! Mark your calendars and join in the fun!

Buffet Hours

Thursday & Friday 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 6 PM
Keep in mind, for special parties, events, etc., the restaurant will be glad to extend hours and or days, as the need - your need - dictates.

Evening Features
(5:00 'till Close)

Thursday - Beef Brisket
Friday - BBQ Ribs
Saturday - Shrinp 'n Grits
Sunday - Changes weekly
Join us Thursday - July 4th

July 4th is on a Thursday, and we will be open all day! Get out of the heat, give the family a real treat, and come dine with us. If you prefer, you can order your picnic and barbecue needs at Lone Star and dine at home or whatever! Call (803) 854-2000 or just stop in and pick up your favorites!

Lone Star Has A New Menu - Check it out!

Same good buffet, same good prices, but now there are other choices, from vegetable plates to catfish stew to desserts, etc. We are striving to have something for everyone!

Live Entertainment Every Saturday Night

Lone Star has live bluegrass or country music entertainment every Saturday night and the Lone Star Pickin' Parlor is in action the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month. Whether you are in the Lake Marion region or just passin' through, come in, dine, and enjoy the "down home" entertainment!  It's all free to our patrons. Ya'll come!

Toys & Gift Shop

Lone Star has one of the largest, best gift shops in the region.  Many of the toys are as "old timey" as you can find. Look our gifts over and take note of the very reasonable prices!

Lone Star Pickin' Parlor

Lone Star began the "Lone Star Pickin' Parlor" earlier this year and it is growing! The jam session is held the 1st and 3rd Friday evenings of every month, from 6:00-8:30PM. If you would like to pick, sing, or just sit, listen and grin, come on out.  It's fun and entirely free. Lee Hanline of Summerville is the lead musician responsible for getting the parlor going. Come be a part of it.

Thursday is Seniors Night at Lone Star

Seniors (65 & over) will pay lunch prices ($9.50) for their evening meals (normally $12.50), which feature extra entrees and other delicacies. Just another benefit of being a senior and dining at Lone Star! Seniors must ask for discount!

Private Parties & Tour Bus Groups

Lone Star is an ideal setting for events such as birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, wedding parties, church, school, civic & business meetings. Read more about what we have to offer for your get-togethers!

Things Not To Miss

View the list of Things Not To Miss when you visit!


SCIWAY - South Carolina's Front Door