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!

Belated St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, March 21-22

Due to a kitchen fire, Lone Star was unable to celebrate with its regular St. Patrick's Day Menu last weekend, so the IRISH can look forward to an Irish Fare this weekend. On Saturday, there will be Corn Beef and Cabbage on the buffet line all day long, and for Sunday's Family Buffet, there will be Corn Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd's Pie, Soda Bread, and Irish Stew (cooked with a wee bit of Guinness!). Also, most of our regular buffet items will be on the line. It all represents another opportunity for you to wear the green!

Weekend Entertainment

Friday, March 20 - The Lone Star Pickin' Parlor will pick, sing, & grin from 6:00 – 8:00PM, Friday evening. Great jamming! Bring your musical instrument or your voice and join the session! Great free entertainment – Free to diners, free to musicians!

Saturday, March 21 - Jimmy O'Cain and The Rock – A – Billy Blues Trio will perform at Lone Star from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, playing a wide selection of Country, bluegrass, and Rock – A- Billy numbers. Join us for some great food, great entertainment! Complimentary to diners, although the band appreciates tips.


*Our All You Can Eat BBQ Buffet 11:30am-5:00pm $ 11.00
*Our All You Can Eat BBQ Buffet, plus Extra Entree 5:00pm till $ 12.95

Special Dinners Include Any 3 Buffet Sides with Exception of Extra Meats
(Staff Serves)

BBQ Dinner $ 9.00     Baked Chicken Dinner $ 10.00
Beff Brisket Dinner $ 11.50     Vegetable Plat (4 vegs) $ 8.25
Rib Dinner $ 11.00        

Lone Star Now Offers a Variety of Seafood Baskets!


Order your Takeouts for the Elloree Trials or stop by after the races for great food and entertainment!

Buffet Hours

Thursday 11:30 AM - 8:30 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.

Featured Entrees
Begin at 5PM, and all day Sunday

Thursday - Pot Luck
Friday - BBQ Ribs
Saturday - Shrimp & Grits
Sunday - Family Buffet, extra entree, plus desserts!
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!


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