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Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile

Lone Star BBQ and Mercantile in Santee, SC

If you like cooking that is reminiscent of the Old South, you will love our “All You Can Eat” buffet. Lone Star features fresh vegetables from the local fields and South Carolina’s Farmer’s Market.

Lone Star is housed in 4 old country stores or “plantation commissaries” dating back to the 1800s. All buildings are filled with antiques and other collectibles, most of which were in the old buildings when they were moved to their present site some 15 years ago. The restaurant also has an extensive gift shop, full of old-timey soft drinks and old-timey candy, among other things.

Our BBQ is hickory-smoked chopped BBQ pork. It is cooked overnight over hickory chips in a Cookshack Cooker. We use top quality pork — only hams and shoulders, for the BBQ meat and hash.

Lone Star has an “all you can eat” buffet, serving chopped pork with two kinds of sauces from which you can choose. On Friday, beginning at 5 PM, we have bbq ribs on the line; Saturday, the extra entrée is shrimp and grits, and on Sundays, we always offer one or more extra entrees.

Sweet & spicy sauces offered. We offer a sweet mustard-based sauce and a spicy mustard based sauce. The BBQ meat is diced and patron adds type sauce he prefers to the meat.

The BBQ buffet includes a multitude of fresh vegetables, macaroni & cheese, tomato pie, banana pudding, etc.

Lone Star also has Bluegrass and Country Music every Saturday Night, complimentary to our diners. Plus for the last 13 years, we have a Bluegrass & Country Music Festivals for Memorial Day Weekend and also for Labor Day Weekend.

Named one of the “Ten Best Joints in America,” by USA Newspaper in 2013. Also, “The Best of Downhome Cooking,” by The State Newspaper several years ago. “A visit to Lone Star is like going back in time.”

Patrick J. Williams, Owner
Chris Williams, Chef & General Manager

The SC BBQ Association has named Lone Star one of the Top 100 BBQ houses in the state.

Read their review here.



Lone Star Barbecue and Mercantile
2212 State Park Road
Santee, SC 29142
United States