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Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX

Dunston's Steakhouse - Lovers Lane

4.5
4.5
175 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 17 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 175 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JK

    JamesK

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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
  2. TM

    TodM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  3. M

    Melvoss

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  4. KL

    KaiL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  5. H

    Hildegarde

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  6. E

    Eloise

    Nashville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  7. DB

    DanB

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    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.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Been coy for years, love the back bar area. Service was really bad.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding old-school supper club/steak house ambience with salad bar
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. PG

    PaulG

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 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.
  16. 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a wonderful experience. The portions were just right and the steak was delicious. Our server paid extra attention to ensure we had everything we needed. Nice overall experience
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, food and experience was great. Our server (Roberto) does a phenomenal job taking care of us.
  19. JH

    JohnH

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early for the Friday night Prime Rib special, and it was great for because I wanted to beat the "crowd", and we were successful. In this time when Covid-19 levels are increasing, I value finding good restaurants where it is possible to avoid the crowds. Also getting that Prime Rib early guarantees a really nice cut of meat, which was cooked to perfection! Great service/food. Thanks!
  20. RC

    RonC

    Dallas

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite family-owned steakhouse in Dallas. The retro-style restaurant is perfect for family dining or closing business deals. The steaks are grilled perfectly in the dining room. The all you can eat salad bar is extensive and totally fresh. Servers are dependable, fast, and attentive without being intrusive. It is a favorite among locals for decades so reservations are a must.
  21. J

    Jeoux

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This place is an institution and we always come here. The last few months the quality of food is not good at all. The salmon is always frozen on the inside and charred on outside. Steaks have no flavor and very chewy even at medium. Sides and grave have little taste and seem stale. Hope this is just a small fluke because this is one of our favorite spots.
  22. D

    Debster

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    Way to crowded and smokey. Couldn’t feel air conditioning.
  23. JY

    JonY

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Value and Flavor. Got to see and say hello to Mr. Dunston - which is always a pleasure. You can always tell the commitment of the staff is much higher when the owner appears in the restaurant. While I am used to seeing Mr. D in the Harry Hines location this is my first time to see him at the Lovers Lane location. Great salad bar at Lovers, wish they would add that at the Harry Hines place.
  24. T

    Teddy

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    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.
  25. f

    fairreviewer

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

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

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    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.
  27. SH

    ScottH

    Dallas

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 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.
  28. RR

    RonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yyyyyyyyyyyuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. B

    Biel

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great in the back!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. CS

    CraigS

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roberto and Hector are excellent!
  38. CW

    CarolW

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 175 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 17 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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