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Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane

4.5
4.5
225 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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 225 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dunston’s is one of our favorites!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was served cold. Let the waiter know but they didn’t seem to care.
  3. DD

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First time at this location. Great ambiance if you like the old school vibe which we do. Great privacy in the booths. We had a turkey with 3 sides and dessert. Excellent flavors and value for the money. Young waiter and hostess were very friendly. Looking forward to going back for a steak dinner.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We had reservations made two weeks prior for 7pm and didn’t get seated till 7:30pm. For our party of 8, one steak had to go back, one was well done but we didn’t send it back and my husband’s was very mediocre for $40. The service was great though. We loved Alphonse. He was attentive and kind. The manager on the floor was very attentive and came to our table to check on us. I’m sure we’ll be back but we will get the cheaper cuts of meat.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love going to Dunston’s.
  6. DB

    DanielB

    Dallas

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    No points!!!! ???? Not really the spirit
  7. D

    Dano

    Dallas

    110 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I was disappointed with the quality of the bacon wrapped Filet. It was rubbery and tasteless. Didn't taste like beef at all. Potato and salad bar was good. Decor was dated, probably original. Noisy. Had dinner at the Dunston's on Harry Hines and Regal Row a couple of weeks ago. The steaks were much better there.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Although told them it is a birthday they didn’t care at all The food was very bad, I thought the food will same as their other branch But wasn’t The service was very bad and late
  9. JN

    JohnN

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Steak tough seemed dried out cool upon arrival. Not rare as ordered
  10. KW

    KathyW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place. Loved that the music was not overwhelming!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there in the 35 years we’ve lived in town. We’ll go back.
  12. JC

    JeffC

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere
  13. KR

    KyleR

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak menu in the city. Simple, yet covers all the bases.
  14. RC

    RonC

    Dallas

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great family steakhouse. As faithful customers this restaurant has always been a treasure. The steaks are grilled in the open. Servers are fast, dependable and attentive without being intrusive. It is great for family and business deals. Highly popular with the locals so reservations are a must.
  15. m

    michael

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Great service. Incredible value.
  16. RR

    RoadRashTX

    Dallas

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was out first time at Dunston's. We will go again but this visit was not perfect. I recommend not taking a seat near the salad bar or grill. It was smoky and we also had to listen to the music they were playing in the kitchen. The food was overall good but I am 99% sure my wife recieved a NY strip steak rather than the ribeye she ordered. The waiter did not know the difference and we did not want to complain so she kept it. It was not a ribeye and it was not medium rare. Maybe next time we will get the right steak.
  17. s

    sadiew

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the staff is so lovely and friendly. I feel as though I’m dining with old friends. Of course the food is wonderful and consistently delicious. It’s so wonderful to have this GEM in our neighborhood. I hope Dunstons outlasts me!!!
  18. DF

    DallasFoodie

    Dallas

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super local steakhouse a very moderate price to enjoy an excellent dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Overall a great experience, the restaurant has a nostalgic feel with an old school salad bar that adds to the experience.
  20. G

    Glutenfree

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal in town!
  21. c

    ceasar

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Hostess did not acknowledge our reservation. Acted like we had no reservation and I told her I had Even confirmed via OpenTable . Sat us at a terrible table even though we asked for a specific table via reservation. Ignored my request for a different table and literally walked away. She should be fired! Service was terrible. We had to ask for everything. Water refills. New cocktails. Condiments. Server never stopped at table unless we flagged her down. Only time she paid attention was when we paid the bill Really disappointed. We eat there all the time. This isn’t what we were used to and we had brought our friends for the first time. Not sure we will be back
  22. T

    Tucker

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Dunstan‘s! It’s appropriate at any time. Just to hang out or to celebrate something special. The folks there are so nice, the food is good and the drinks are ample
  23. z

    zanda

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was just ok... nothing great and unremarkable
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    92 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My second visit in the last 2 months. It was a busy Friday night, which may explain that my chopped sirloin came out dry and far beyond the medium rare I requested. In fairness, it was a rather thin offering, which likely made it difficult to prepare at medium rare. Salad bar still fresh and outstanding...I'll be back on a less-busy night to re-evaluate things.
  25. DP

    DougP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great classic Texas steakhouse--mesquite grilled steaks were amazing and reasonably priced.
  26. AS

    ASbny

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    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.
  27. JH

    JanieH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We had reservations and arrived at 7:30 pm on Saturday Oct. 1 and were seated in main dining room across from a table of 12+ unsupervised 11 year old boys who were screaming, running around table, insulting the wait staff, fighting with each other and using vulgar language. Their parents were seated nearby making no effort to end the bedlam. Manager on duty did nothing to quell the bedlam. I finally got up and asked the parents to do something about the noise and fighting and they were hostile and unpleasant. The restaurant should have done something about this. Allowing this Chuckie Cheese noise and total feral behavior was an insult and disrespect of everyone else paying $100 a piece to eat there. Steak was supposed to be medium rare and was like shoe leather. Obviously the management here has gone totally WOKE and accepted civility and decorum is optional. My husband has been patronizing this restaurant for 50 years. We will not be back. There is no excuse for tolerating this sort of display of out of control behavior. Management should have moved them to the private room at the very least.
  28. RD

    RebeccaD

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. MF

    MichaelF

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, great food and service.
  32. 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!!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. RC

    RonC

    Dallas

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 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.
  36. 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!
  37. DD

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dunston's always delivers great value and quality. Half price wine Wednesdays is awesome!
  38. 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.
  39. HK

    HunterKoka

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  40. 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!

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 225 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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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