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!
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
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."
No events are scheduled at this time
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.”
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||11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
||11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
||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.
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.
(5:00 'till Close)
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||Changes each week
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.
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