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Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane

4.5
4.5
199 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

11:00 PM


Booked 7 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 199 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AS

    ASbny

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very, very smoky due to an issue in the kitchen. My small filet was minuscule. Canned green beans but fresh Brussels sprouts. Tiny sweet potato.
  2. RD

    RebeccaD

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    The greeter was lovely. It was super crowded at 6:45pm, which is great for restaurant. It was overly loud as an 11yrs old boy was having his birthday dinner with friends. The vents weren’t able to handle the volume of smoke so we went home smelling like a camp fire. They had run out of silverware? How does that happen? The food was Dunston’s usual. My steak was cooked properly! Note for next time - make reservation early in week and ask for back room seating!
  3. P

    Patrick

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's satisfying that the staff now recognizes and greets us.
  4. MN

    MarkN

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was excellent, unfortunately the service was terrible. We never received our appetizer, my partner ordered asparagus as her second side and never got it. Our server never stopped by the table until we were finished eating.
  5. MF

    MichaelF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, great food and service.
  6. HS

    HectorySarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here last year while on vacation and loved it so much that we made sure we came again when we were down there on vacation this year. We will definitely be back!!
  7. JR

    JeffR

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Slow service from staff seemed a bit lost and maybe overwhelmed. The 3 drunk patrons at the booth next to us who couldn't form a sentence without at least one f-bomb while funny if not sad became too annoying, especially with my two young daughters with us. Overall food was good, staff was friendly, but slow overall service, mistakes in the order and the continued serving drinks to the table next to us turned it into a less than stellar experience. Hate to see this at a Dallas staple.
  8. RO

    RONO

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great old school decor with really good food. They now also have opened a bar/lounge area with the same old school decor. Love this place.
  9. RC

    RonC

    Dallas

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent family owned family steakhouse. Servers are highly professional and attentive without being intrusive. Fantastic steaks, cooked while you watch. Our favorite. Highly popular with the locals so reservations are critical to avoid long waits.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak for the money in North Texas!
  11. DD

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dunston's always delivers great value and quality. Half price wine Wednesdays is awesome!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long time regular Back Room Bar customers from years back. We are looking forward to getting back in the routine as long as we can get our favorite tables and good servers like Hector! The quality of the bar drink servings has improved greatly. It reminds me of old times.
  13. HK

    HunterKoka

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food is priced right. Great service. Very friendly. Great place to watch the game. Good location with ample parking. Have eaten here for over 48 years and quality of service and the food has never wavered. Have recommended to friends and family and even total strangers as best place for good down home cooking at great prices.
  14. VO

    VictoriaO

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    1950’s steakhouse vibe—booths, high backed seating, chunky wood, black and red leatherette, smoky grill cooking, multi-item salad bar and back area bar with alcoholic drinks, wine and beer. I loved it! This location is the original restaurant started by the Dunston family in 1955. Great, casual dinning—nothing fancy. Choose seating in the back room if smoke from the open grill area will bother you. The menu gives many options of main courses and side items to pair with them, including steaks, fish, and seafood. There is also a good selection of desserts to round out your meal. My New York strip was rather thin, but was cooked well and seasoned. The prices are still lower than other fancy area steakhouses with cuts that are smaller in size. Friday and Saturday nights have prime rib at $42 including two sides. Our server was very friendly and capable, and we enjoyed our meal and cocktails. This place is casual, family friendly and comfortable. Enjoy a back-to-the fifties and sixties experience!
  15. WL

    WaltL

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurant in every way!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The server must have been in training and her trainer wasn’t with her. She served us on her own. Our steaks were way over cooked, and overall it wasn’t the best experience. I love Dunston’s, and I eat here regularly. It just wasn’t the standard that I know from many past experiences here.
  17. AW

    AnnetteW

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Best steak in Dallas for the $. Salad bar is best in Dallas. Baked potatoes excellent. Been going here for 50 years!
  18. P

    Patrick

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Ann, recognized us and made us feel very much at home. She's a gem.
  19. KG

    KenG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was disgusting and absolutely no managerial supervision over the kitchen. Unacceptably terrible dinner Dirty kitchen too.
  20. TW

    TerryW

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Dallas and found this restaurant on a internet search. Food is very good
  21. DP

    DavidP

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was outstanding, we loved all three courses we tried. Service was a struggle due to several large parties, but overall our waiter was nice and attentive. Ambiance suffered due to the heavy smoke smell. It Emanated throughout the restaurant and lingered on our clothes and hair. Otherwise if you want a good steak and sides at a great price, Dunstons is your place!
  22. DM

    DaveM

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I made a mistake going during their peak business hours so service was a little slow at first. As the evening progressed, service became acceptable. Great place to eat for any occasion. Looking forward to returning soon.
  23. JB

    JanetB

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Busy night. The host and hostess were trying their best to accommodate all parties. Started off with appetizers of fried mushrooms and the backdoor dip. Both were good. Some confusion occurred with our sides ordered. Our server came back to say they were out of our choices, but once our meals arrived our original sides were served. The steaks were okay. Overall, average place full of iconic 70s memorabilia.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dunston’s is one of our favorite places. Great value and wonderful food.
  25. JK

    JamesK

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    I had requested a booth … the hostess went to see if it was ready , and then just waved her arms to come on back to where she was , and told us no booth was available, looking around I saw 4 empties… the service was slow ( because of staffing) I’m sure… food was So So the filet that we ordered was full of gristle… overall not a good experience for $120 only 2 guest
  26. TM

    TodM

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We had been wanting to eat here for quite a while and was a bit take back by the interior - did not realize it was a step back in time. Not a big deal as it was fun and kind of cool. The service was great. The salad was FANTASTIC and I will return for that item alone. We were disappointed in our steaks (filets) as they were more smoky than mesquite grilled as expected. The 9 oz. cut was a clearly an end cut of the filet and not worth the $27. The 5 oz. filet cut was okay and not too bad for $17. I'll try the ribeye next time. We won't be rushing back anytime soon, but for a quick steak fix and a great salad I will return for a lunch fix. Too many other places in Dallas to spend $70 for a lunch for 2.
  27. M

    Melvoss

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always enjoy our meals at Dunstons! The food and service is great every time. And a great value. On our last visit, Lisa was our server and she was exceptional!
  28. KL

    KaiL

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    My family's dinner experience at Dunston SteakHouse on Aug 13, was poor. The waitress gave us 2 sets of utensils for a party of 6. The remaining utensils & plates arrived after 2nd request, and after the appetizer arrived. The medium rare 14 oz. Bone-in Ribeye that we ordered, came out charred, burned and dried. It was thin and small. I still feel hungry after eating it and the 2 sides.
  29. H

    Hildegarde

    Dallas

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The new Dunston's interior is a major upgrade, with more newly leathered booths. Service was hampered by a 22 person party in the back, so food presentation was a bit slow. However, it was very good Dunston style food. Always a pleasure to visit this timeless, true Texas institution.
  30. E

    Eloise

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Dunston’s. My grilled chicken and baked potato were perfect. The salad bar is always awesome. And the wait staff are the nicest people. It’s nice to know that there is still a place where a real Texan can feel at home. Thank you, Dunston’s!
  31. DB

    DanB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is your classic American Steakhouse. Food was fine and the salad bar was terrific. Steak was cooked properly and my wife liked it very much. I had the quail which I felt was a bit over cooked. Sides were wonderful with the baked potatoes coming with the toppings on the side so you could build your own. Bread with honey cinnamon butter was great. The pricing was very reasonable and very good for the value! Overall, I would recommend Dunston’s if you are looking for a good steak at a fair price.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Been coy for years, love the back bar area. Service was really bad.
  33. JB

    JohnB

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Kitchen and dining room busy, Pork chop was very overcooked & ran out of Baked Potato. Otherwise, service was great.
  34. ED

    EvesterD

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great people was nice waiters was very nice
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding old-school supper club/steak house ambience with salad bar
  36. T

    Tucker

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, the staff, food and atmosphere are perfect
  37. HL

    HeathL

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The steaks were good but the salad bar was the main attraction
  38. L

    Leslie

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Wait staff was very courteous and the food was good. We made reservations and were seated immediately. The only thing that was not up to par was the salad bar. Several of the items that I wanted were either gone or there was only a tiny bit in the bottom of the bowls.
  39. PG

    PaulG

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience3
    We sat at the section in the back and there was a table of about 7 guys that were very loud and intoxicated. The waitress even thought they were intoxicated and getting louder by the minute she didn’t even mention to them to keep their voices down and she should have stopped their liquor dispense. There was a elderly couple next to our table that had to to yell at them and said “ hey watch your language” they occasionally would use vulgar language and 1 guy at the table grab 1 of their friend shirt and it looked like they were getting ready to fight. The place was very crowded or else we would have moved.
  40. JL

    JLenox

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We’ve been coming for years, and it never disappoints. The steaks aren’t the best in Dallas, but they’re solidly good. The quail is fantastic, so is the old school salad bar. What we really love, and what keeps us coming back, is the back room. It’s dark and cool and feels like somewhere my parents ate. Probably because they did. Service is always good and Ethan behind the bar is always ready to take care of us. Dunston’s is part of the fabric of this city, and we’re happy to wrap that fabric around us and feel the comfort.

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 199 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 7 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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