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 and recently featured as "one of the 10 best barbecue joints in the nation" by USA Today (newspaper, of course!), 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 1800's, on into the 20th Century.  In fact, Zeaglar's 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 Bluegrass & Honky Tonk
Labor Day Weekend
Friday thru Sunday - August 29-31, 2014

Friday Aug 29 6:45-9:15PM Common Ground Bluegrass Band
Saturday Aug 30 4:15-6:15PM The Lone Star Pickin' Parlor
Spectators are invited to pick and sing with Lone Star''s hometown band.
    6:45-9:00PM Bell's Highway Bluegrass Band
Sunday Aug 31 11:45AM-1:15PM High Lonesome Mountain River Coal Train
    1:45-3:30PM The Heart Notes Gospel Band


Arguably, the best and most popular bluegrass band in the Low Country, Common Ground, will perform on Friday night from 6:45 – 9:15PM. This group, out of Charleston, performs both in and out of state, and has recorded in Nashville. Their CD’s will be available.

On Saturday, The Lone Star Pickin’ Parlor will entertain from 4:15 – 6:15PM. They will do their own thing, as well as back up any and all comers from the audience who would like to demonstrate their talents. The latter will be welcome to sit in for one or more numbers or for the entire show.

At 6:45PM, The Bell’s Highway Bluegrass Band from Walterboro, SC, will take the stage and perform until 9PM. Like Common Ground, this group performs both in and out of state. Two of its members have been inducted into Lone Star’s Bluegrass & Country Music Hall of Fame. Larry Duncan, the band’s leader, is an expert banjo player and enjoys playing the old fashioned five claw banjo.

High Lonesome Mountain River Coal Train, a band from Lexington, SC, will get things started on Sunday, playing from 11:45AM – 1:15PM, with a combination of bluegrass and gospel music. Then, from 1:45 – 3:30PM, The Heartnotes, a gospel band from New Hope Community, near Monks Corner, will entertain, offering some great harmony. They recently performed at Lone Star and kept the audience spellbound with their music.

As in the past, the three days of entertainment is free to the public, but the bands expect tips to defray expenses. Friday and Saturday, the entertainment will be outside under the trees, so spectators should bring their lawn chairs. Sunday’s performances will be inside the Lone Star restaurant.

Pat Williams, Owner of Lone Star and festival organizer, said, “As always, we have a great line-up of free musical entertainment for the weekend. It represents a perfect, very affordable, way for families and friends to wind down the summer, enjoying good music, good food, good times, and family togetherness. It’s the kind of crowd we look for and expect.”

Buffet Hours

Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 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.

Lone Star
Bluegrass & Honky Tonk

Labor Day Weekend
Friday thru Sunday
August 29-31, 2014

Join us Labor Day Weekend for The Lone Star Bluegrass and Honky Tonk. Some of the best bands in the state will provide free entertainment to the public.


Evening Features
(5:00 'till Close)

Thursday - Pot Luck
Friday - BBQ Ribs
Saturday - Shrimp & Grits
Sunday - Changes each week
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 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
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!

Links

SCIWAY - South Carolina's Front Door