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Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX
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Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane

4.4
4.4
258 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 31 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

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What 258 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was lacking but everything else was wonderful. Will be back soon for sure.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    My fried chicken was raw
  3. RD

    RebeccaD

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Definitely an off night for this classic steakhouse! Our waiter (Justin) was terrific but our entrees took over an hour to leave the kitchen. The ‘manager’ was less than helpful or apologetic, although he did discount the meal. If it hadn’t been for the lovely waiter, we would’ve paid and exited after 30 min of waiting! Hope this was a one night only fiasco?!
  4. MG

    MGHfoodie

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We waited almost 90 minutes for our food. Our waiter was very successfully dodging us and never once came to tell us that the food was on the way. After waiting just over an hour, my husband got up to find someone. Then our waiter came over to the table and said “the food is almost ready. It’s late because you ordered your steak medium-well.” Finally, 4 of the 5 of us received our food. The fifth was a burger and it didn’t arrive to the table for another 10+ mins. The salmon was well prepared but cold. The burger was also cold. So were all of the sides, and the fried okra tasted like it had been sitting on the counter for at least a day. This was seriously one of the worst, maybe THE worst, dining experiences we’ve ever had. It was atrocious.
  5. DF

    DallasFoodie

    Dallas

    102 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Waiter failed to put our order in then 45 minutes later came back to tell us he had done so as if it was no issue. Then it still took an additional 30 minutes for the food to come out. Nothing like a 7:30PM reservation then have to end up closing the place and having listen to blaring loud, rap music. Last visit for us.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food is always pretty good here. However, since they sold out it’s $10 more for a steak. The service was okay. It felt like we were being rushed. It was a Christmas dinner that was late in coming so we needed some time to chat and talk over the season. Not for our waiter. It felt like the whole time we were rushed. Overall it was good, but the wait staff needs to be cognitive of their customers and not push.
  7. GA

    GARYD

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always good. Consistent !
  8. TS

    TraciSpringM

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food at a great value. Best salad bar left in captivity!
  9. M

    Michael

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful dining experience at Dunston's. Where else can you have a nice New Year's Eve Dinner without being gouged. Same menu, same price, and a great meal before the start of the new year.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The place is terribly run down. Our food was cold and overcooked. Plate presentation was terrible! I think a Dennys has better presentation. First time there for both of us and we booked our New Year’s Eve dinner because it had good ratings, it was definitely a mistake. Never again.
  11. LJ

    LeonarJ

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time 👍👍👍👍
  12. B

    Bryan

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    They seemed to be short-handed so it took a while just to check in and be seated. The service was otherwise great. This place used to be packed on special occasions but this makes the 2nd time we were there on a special Saturday (Tex-vs-OU weekend and NYE) at 7 pm and the place wasn't very busy. We'll have to look elsewhere for good 'people watching'.
  13. DF

    DFWDiningDiva

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab dining experience. Roberto is grt wait person..Xmas decor beautiful..enjoy fresh salad bar n good entree prices an choices. Mesquite smoked steaks..huge baked potatoes n yummy rolls. Dunstons has been n Dallas 1955..this is the reason..grt staff..food and prices..good pkg too...HNY and much continued success.
  14. PC

    PennyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dunston’s is so comfortable! It’s a great place to have a good dinner with friends.
  15. JB

    JohnB

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Old Dallas comfort food and atmosphere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Food, service and all.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Christmas Eve
  18. E

    Emily

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner tradition. Joy!
  19. PH

    PeggyH

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    First part of our experience was poor. I believe there’s a problem with Open Table and Dunston’s reservation system communicating. I made reservations for 3 through OT on Nov 10 at 5,arriving on time and understanding a busy holiday weekend we waited. Witnessed a party of 3 with no reservation get seated immediately. After giving my name, patiently waited while other parties were seated. We we then taken to the back room to a table that was already reserved for someone. The staff did accommodate our seating requirements and our waitress was efficient and delightful. Again, I suspect problems with Open Table. Respectfully
  20. RC

    RonC

    Dallas

    107 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Dunston’s Steakhouse has been our favorite family-owned restaurant for several years. The steaks are always perfectly cooked and presented by very experienced and efficient servers. The problem is that the most popular area of the restaurant is the rear dining room where it has now deteriorated into a dirty environment persistently inhabited by loud noisy and profane groups of drunks. We kept hoping it would get better but there no longer is that hope even reasonable. We are disappointed in the lack of management oversight. Reservations are a must because of the steakhouse popularity. Just avid seating in the back dining room.
  21. JB

    JohnB

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great comfort place we love. Old Dallas cool.
  22. TS

    TraciSpringM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic steakhouse, great food for a good value and the best salad bar still in existence! Be sure to ask for Steve as your server 😉
  23. M

    Michael

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time I tried the Baby Back Ribs and they were absolutely delicious. And everything else was just the same..... the way I like it.... In an insanely changing world, there is Dunston's for sanity.
  24. AR

    ARUM

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The host was very nice and welcoming. It was downhill from there. We got our drinks, ordered our food and then 2 other tables who got there after us were served their entrees, ate and had left. Our waiter ignored us and when we finally got his attention to ask to check on our food, he brought it out, but it had obviously been sitting there a while and he brought my husband the wrong steak. Mine was cooked right, but cold. My childrens’ steaks looked very unappetizing and since we had been there so long, my husband wasn’t waiting for another steak, so he had salad and okra. He had to chase the waiter down to tell him it was the wrong steak and didn’t hear the waiter apologize. It was an overall horrible experience for us, as we are out of towners and my husband did quite a bit of research to find a place for us to eat. We traveled half an hour each way for crap basically, and we left dissatisfied.
  25. LT

    LoveToDineOut

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dunston's is truly iconic and some of us go for the memories. The steaks are thinly cut which is all the volume I need but unfortunately the medium rare came out medium. Salad bar was as terrific as I remember. The back room has a quieter ambiance while the front room has more action with families, groups and the clamor of the open grill where they cook right in front of you. Manhattans were excellent!
  26. JM

    JudyM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Backroom Is always a great experience!
  27. AH

    AprilH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So consistent over the years. A great place to get a tasty steak cooked perfectly to order with the best salad bar to go with it! Yum.
  28. RG

    RetiredGal

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We were visiting from out of town and Dunston's was recommended to us as a good steak house. Reservation was for 7 PM on a busy Thursday night. Server was pleasant but very busy. Service was so so. Salad bar was great. 3 good choices for glass of pinot noir. Food was OK but not remarkable. There must be better steak houses in Dallas.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! We enjoyed our experience.
  30. C

    Cbc2u

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An old fashioned steakhouse but I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly! It’s a spot to go that’s not fancy but feels like the old days.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!
  32. TB

    TheresaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best steak I’ve ever had! Go there! Great price, great service!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

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

    DallasDiner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  36. B

    Buckhuey86

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    great dinner always great salad bar and steaks
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

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

    DanielB

    Dallas

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

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

    Dano

    Dallas

    111 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    111 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.

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 4.4 stars by 258 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 31 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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