Lone Star in Elgin closed...

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I loved Lone Star. Then I moved near one and was in heaven...

I love their bread, butter, their cheese fries, back in the day, the peanuts. Oh yea, the steak soup, Oh, and I suppose the steak was ok... Problem was, I was usually stuffed by the time that came out...

Now there are only three in Illinois, the closest being Joliet. :(
 

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They closed a bunch including the rockford store.
 

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Try Texas roadhouse . I like the rockford one. They have the peanuts in the pails too .
 

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THey closed the Bloomingdale and the Aurora ones years ago, but then we moved to Elgin and had one right around the corner.

We've gone to the Texas Roadhouse in Naperville/Aurora and in Kenosha. It's ok.
 

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I visited the Bloomingdale Star frequently and was sad to see it go.
Also pissed me off when someone sued them after falling on peanut shells.

Great steak soup
 

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Yea, always someone that's gotta ruin it...

That's where I met the Mrs's. At the Bloomingdale location. Figured I'd get her to know upfront that I likes my red meat.

I've gotten the Wife to make the potato soup like Outback has. Now if I could get her to do a good steak soup like Lone Star's... I'd be in heaven.
 

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That's one of them. I'm sorry, not 3 left in Illinois, rather 4

- Crestwood
- Effingham
- Joliet
- Mt. Vernon
 

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Didn't realize it was even still open.
 

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Most of these were closed down for having filthy kitchens. Word got out and one actually mysteriously burned down shortly after inspection..lol
 

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There is a lone star by me up near gurnee mills. The food is meh.

Outback is 100times better.
 

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Ya it was a couple weeks ago it closed I heard. Nobody notified anyone, the workers came up to a door with a sign that said where to pick up their checks. Then I heard the same thing happening to LS's in other states.
 

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I'm sad that hardees in elk grove closed. that is really depressing.
 

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The best pork chops I've ever had were from the Lone Star that used to be in Hoffman Estates. I was sad when that closed. Outback steaks have been horrid the last few times I've been there, but their sides and bread are always good. Longhorn in my go-to cheap steak.
 

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The best pork chops I've ever had were from the Lone Star that used to be in Hoffman Estates. I was sad when that closed. Outback steaks have been horrid the last few times I've been there, but their sides and bread are always good. Longhorn in my go-to cheap steak.
I was never a huge outback fan but the wife and I went there a few months ago and had the ribs. They are amazing. So now we go often and get a blooming onion, ribs, salad and dessert. it's all really good.
I never appreciated a meal like this growing up
 

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outback quality is def location based, south elgin outback has been terrible
 

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i don't think i've ever been to a lonestar? Plenty of good options out there for a reasonably priced steak still
 

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exactly, that jimmys charhouse by 90/randall can be pretty epic and barely more than outback.
 

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outback quality is def location based, south elgin outback has been terrible
YES!!!

I can do Outback in place of the Lone Star for the steaks. Figure they all get the actual stuff from the same food service company anyway...

Where Lone Star was better was all the appetizers and pre-dinner stuff. Lone Star cheese fries beat up Outback's. Outback's are barely passable as "cheese fries". The bread and butter at Outback is good, but LS's was better (the butter had more flavor), and the steak soup at LS > * at Outback. Although, Outback's potato soup can be good, but it seems to be inconsistent each time we go there (South Elgin is the one we go to 99% of the time).
 

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Lone Start isn't very good imo. If you want a cheap steak try out Texas Roadhouse like mentioned above. Those bread rolls with the cinnamon butter are the shit!
 

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And like I responded earlier, it's ok... I've eaten at both the Naperville and Kenosha/Racine locations. I also don't care for the cinnamon butter, I like regular... So having to ask for it is a little annoying.
 

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