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Lone Star Steakhouse

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1507 Hampton Dr, Effingham, IL 62401-1787
+1 217-342-7078
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vandalia, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I often dine at the Lonestar because of the good food. We have our favorites ( filet, chopped steak with mushroom gravy) and only once in at least 100 visits over several years was the food not up to our expectations and they comped that meal. I did not give the place a 5 star rating because... More 

Thank Ron R
Warsaw Ohio
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on my last night staying in effingham . I got the New York strip the rice and a salad and the queso for an appetizer all the portions were great the steak tasted wonderful and my waitress did a very good job . The restaurant was very clean I would definitely go back on my next trip!!!

Thank Kevin C
Loveland, Colorado
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here while passing through on a cross country drive. The rolls and cinnamon butter are awesome! Had a Cajun spiced ribeye... it was middle of the road. Great happy hour margarita for $2.99! Wonderful caramel cheesecake. Overall, pretty good.

Thank TedeElizabeth
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Arrived about 5 (they open at 4) and it wasn't busy. After being seated in center of large open area and my order was taken, the server spent a long time talking to a couple nearby who turned out to be her parents. I received no bread, no refills, and a not-hot meal. I'm guessing it was ready but she... More 

Thank usaw1
Decatur, Illinois
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Lone Star in my town closed several years ago, leaving me a Lone Star void in my life. I was pleased to find one in Effingham.

Thank Diana R
Lawrence, Kansas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went in a large group. The food was just fine, but the room wasn't big enough to hold us all so we were all spread out. Made meeting and greeting a bit difficult. I'd go back as just a couple.

Thank BevM_Kansas
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Had a short wait of about 10-15 minutes. Seated and server came over and brought water and asked if I would like a drink, nice friendly smile. When the drink was served asked if I was ready to order. I requsted the chopped sirloin as rare as possible. After the second bite it was clear that it was far from... More 

Thank 2012ZR1
Madison, Wisconsin
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were seated and then waited quite a while just to get water and menus even though there were very few customers at this time. Comfortable booth, food and drinks were pretty good, but not great. Service turned around to be pretty good once we got our server's attention.

Thank Daniel R K
Wheeling, West Virginia
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The good was great and decently priced. If you are ever passing thru make sure to stop and ask for amber. She's the best! Tell her Jared sent you! She made the visit even better.

Thank Jared T
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a typical chain steakhouse. We live very close to this location and visit it often. However, both the service and the food are "hit and miss." Sometimes the service is good, often it is terrible. The food can widely vary. Too often, they don't cook the steaks properly and have to be sent back because they are overcooked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1507 Hampton Dr, Effingham, IL 62401-1787
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: +1 217-342-7078

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