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Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane

4.5
4.5
152 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
For decades, Dunston's Steakhouse in Dallas has served classic steaks and other home-style Texas dishes in its relaxing and welcoming restaurant. The breaded and fried mushroom poppers and the tender calamari make delectable appetizer selections. Some of Dunston's Steakhouse's specialty entrée dishes include fried chicken breast, the grilled farm raised catfish and the grilled salmon, all of which come with sides like our famous salad bar (voted Dallas' best) butter beans, fried okra, baked potato and sautéed fresh spinach and broccoli. Of course, Dunston's Steakhouse is all about top-quality mesquite grilled steaks, like the bone-in ribeye, the bacon-wrapped filet and the New York strip, all prepared to order. Daily specials are also not to be missed and include such dishes as the Tuesday baby back ribs and the Thursday chicken pot pie. Should you wish to end on a sweet note, indulge in Dunston's Steakhouse's Jack Daniel's bread pudding or Key Lime Pie.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 352-8320

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Park Cities

  • Cross street

    Lovers Lane and Inwood Road

  • Parking details

    Parking in the front and back door entrance

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 152 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Teddy

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The restaurant must not have anticipated such a robust crowd on the eve of July 4. I don't want to blame the waitress, but our wait time was ridiculous. Our appetizer came after we had started the meal (a trip to salad bar). Then, when finished with appetizer (somewhat room temperature for mozzarella sticks) and the salad we waited a good 30 minutes for the meal. My chicken dish was fine, but my companions' steaks were not sizzling; one said it was cold upon arrival. The whole evening was a disaster, and if my friend hadn't flagged down another waitress to request our check, we might still be sitting there. I've been to Dunstan's many times and never was the dinner this bad. I doubt I'll go back again.
  2. f

    fairreviewer

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice. Chill, casual, old school but easy going.
  3. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dunston's is an institution. If you want a break from the summer and a great steak, Dunston's is the place to go.
  4. SH

    ScottH

    Dallas

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Throw back restaurant with salad bar, great bar, tv's on sports, wonderfully priced steaks and sides and a full bar with strong drinks.
  5. RR

    RonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!
  6. MQ

    MarkQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Outstanding as usual. It’s your folk’s steakhouse…in a good way.
  7. BG

    BethG

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love going to Dunstan’s because of its 60’s old steakhouse vibe, complete with a trip down memory lane to the salad bar. The steak is reasonably priced and cooked to perfection on a wood burning grill right next to the salad bar. The smoke welcomes and lures you in from the back parking lot. Reservations are encouraged as it was packed when we went at 7:00 on a Friday night.
  8. MM

    MarkM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are so friendly and steaks are cooked perfectly. The salad bar is great. Real bacon bits, large bread croutons, freshly shredded cheese and all the fixins of a great salad bar. Looking for a fun smokey experience, Dunstons is it!
  9. M

    Morrisb

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The service was good. Our waiter did everything to try and make everything good for us. The food was awful. There were nets flying over our food. I feel like I waisted my money.
  10. B

    Biel

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great in the back!
  11. C

    Charles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Management seemed like they wanted to be anywhere on earth but there at the restaurant. Very unwelcoming and dismal vibe.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent as always but I ordered the 5 oz filet. It was supposed to be medium. It was done and extremely crisp on the outside. My husband ordered 9 oz medium and it was perfectly cooked. Salad bar and vegetables were perfect.
  13. AM

    AmyM

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our annual Father’s Day dinner. A no-frills classic, Dunston’s is one of our favorites… and the classic salad bar! Cocktails were excellent as well. Adding to our great night, we had exceptional, attentive service from our server, Brooklynn.
  14. CS

    CraigS

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roberto and Hector are excellent!
  15. CW

    CarolW

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food is good but not as good a value as it used to be. My steak was a bit dry and we were overcharged for a bottle of house Cab (menu price was $25 and we were charged $30. Ambiance is definitely “1950s old school steakhouse”, which is ok and still has a loyal following. Wish they had a better ventilation system since we always leave with our hair and clothes smelling of smoke! Service is a definite standout here, cordial and professional on every visit.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steaks were perfectly cooked. Tender and melted in our mouths.
  17. P

    Pango

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Old Highland Park institution. My salmon was excellent but the kids’ steaks were overdone. The ambiance is pure 1970s, which is kind of a kick, but they REALLY need to update their ventilation system. The kitchen grill made the entire restaurant smell like a bonfire.
  18. DN

    DavidN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, great food. Have been to this location several times always good and never a issue.
  19. DB

    DanielB

    Dallas

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I got over charged. I noticed it too late, when I was at home. Daniel 214.215.1323
  20. LB

    LarryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On of my favorite places to eat these days. Always good food and great service and really great drinks. Highly recommend.
  21. LW

    LindaW

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fun place with great food and good prices!
  22. M

    Michael

    Dallas

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Al always, one cannot go wrong with the Filet Mignon, the salad bar, and the baked potatoe..... Somethings in life should always remain the same.... even if the price has gone up a bit.... Dunston's Forever!!!
  23. C

    Comfortable

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The prices have risen significantly while the food remains the same: good but not exceptional.
  24. JW

    JimW

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Steak was over cooked and poor quality. Salad bar was ok. Server was great once she realized she was our waitress.
  25. JL

    JeffreyL

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took forever as usual but it was a great evening as always.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Excellent waiter!! Food delivered promptly. Good value for the price. The only negative was that the food smells were to much. I can still smell the scent of cooking meat in my clothes
  27. V

    Victoria

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food so so. The smoke burns your eyes!
  28. KV

    KatieV

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I loved this place so much / supreme RETRO 1950’s . Super reasonably priced & a fun energetic vibe. This is NOT an intimate date night kind of place , it’s I want to go out & be part of the party kind of place .
  29. RD

    RoyD

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall, good experience. The wait staff were friendly and attentive…they did a great job. The food was fine and, for a steakhouse, reasonably priced.
  30. TX

    TXGal

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint. Fried shrimp with baked potato and green beans. 1/2 price wine night so had a bottle of Far Niente-Dunston's is always consistent with the steaks but was very happy with grilled and fried shrimp too! Our go-to restaurant for week night meals.
  31. TN

    TNT57

    Dallas

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hector is the best ❤️.
  32. CT

    ClintonTwiss

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perennial favorite. We took friends and ordered different items than usual, and all were really pleased with the food.
  33. s

    suzy

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    5oz bacon wrapped filet was size of a quarter. Chicken and dumplings cold, dumplings broken up, gooey and not much flavor.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Filet was very good, New York strip was a little sinewy. Service was very good. Quiet, older steakhouse. - nothing fancy but decent.
  35. B

    Boots

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great steak, service and value. Wish I would have known about it a long time ago!
  36. P

    Patrick

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like the menu and are getting to know the terrific staff. Reservations are quick and easy on the Dunston website.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    great vibe and had a nice meal with the fam
  38. AH

    AndreaH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    It’s like stepping into a time machine back to 1970s Dallas. Clientele did not resemble typical Dallas, food was okay, service was sooo slow.
  39. CB

    CarrieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    If you want an amazing steak at a fair price this is the place for you! The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked. The salad bar (can be a side or added on) is full of delicious options including HOME MADE croutons to die for. The atmosphere is one reminiscent of steak restaurants from the past but to me this just added to the ambiance. Highly recommend Dunston's!
  40. HD

    HarlandD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great, food was great, was a little Smokey inside from the grill. Building has not been updated since opening. Good food friendly people.

FAQs

Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 352-8320.

Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane is rated 4.5 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane

5423 W Lovers Ln Dallas, TX 75209

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lovers Lane and Inwood Road

  • Neighborhood

    Park Cities

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking in the front and back door entrance

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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