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                                  UNITED STATES
                             WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): DECEMBER 17, 2004

                       LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE & SALOON, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    DELAWARE                         0-19907             48-1109495
(State or other jurisdiction       (Commission         (IRS Employer
 of incorporation)                  File Number)        Identification No.)

        224 EAST DOUGLAS, SUITE 700, WICHITA, KS                67202
         (Address of principal executive offices)             (zip code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (316) 264-8899

         (Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check  the  appropriate  box  below  if the  Form  8-K  filing  is  intended  to
simultaneously  satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the
following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

     |_| Written  communications  pursuant to Rule 425 under the  Securities Act
(17 CFR 230.425)

     |_| Soliciting  material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17
CFR 240.14a-12)

     |_|  Pre-commencement  communications  pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b)  under the
Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

     |_|  Pre-commencement  communications  pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c)  under the
Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Item 8.01.  OTHER EVENTS.

     On December 17, 2004,  Lone Star  Steakhouse & Saloon,  Inc. issued a press
release  announcing  that the  Board of  Directors  declared  a  quarterly  cash
dividend of $.175 per share.  The press  release is being filed as an exhibit to
this Form 8-K.


(c)  Exhibits

     Exhibit No.     Exhibits
     -----------     --------

     99.1            Press Release dated December 17, 2004.


     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                          LONE STAR STEAKHOUSE & SALOON,

Dated: December 20, 2004                  By: /s/ John D. White                                                         
                                              Name:  John D. White
                                              Title: Executive Vice President