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Dunston's Steakhouse on Lovers Lane

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5423 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209 (Formerly Dunston's Prime Steak House)
+1 214-352-8320
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, our son, and I had dinner last night at Dunston's on Lovers Lane in Dallas. We get there as often as we can. This place is a real throwback (and in a very good way) to times gone by. Really good steaks and seafood. And a fabulous Salad Bar as well. The prices are a fraction of those... More 

Thank Dungan
Dallas, Texas
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213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to get here at least once a month. it has been re fitted lately and some of the older booths are replaced and everything is spiffed up. the salad bar is one of the best around and the steak is the best hands down. there is a back room bar that is a Dallas institution. although parking is... More 

Thank Cynthia U
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

The atmosphere was very pleasant, the wait staff excellent, the food was out of this world. I had their Chicken Pot Pie (Thursday special) with the daily vegetable, baked squash and salad bar. I truly enjoyed my visit there with my daughter, son-in-law and grandsons. I recommend this place to everyone. Great food, great people and great atmosphere and decent... More 

Thank Fred H
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

A classic throwback steakhouse, however the menu offers much more than steak. MUST get the salad bar, that's a no -brainier. Try the fried catfish and the cheeseburger - both amazing. Wednesdays are half-priced bottled of wine, great promotion. Oh and enter from the back - parking is more abundant and the ambiance of coming in through the kitchen side... More 

Thank michael9988
Jacksonville, Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Dunston's is one of those restaurants that you not only enjoy but you also look forward to your return with anticipation. Unique, comfortable, great service and wonderful food without pretenses. This is not a cookie cutter chain eatery and I am so thankful for it. I had a late lunch with the salad bar, potato soup, and a bacon wrapped... More 

1 Thank 903srguy
Dallas, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a Dallas Institution. The decor is (authentic) 1970's and everyone would be disappointed if they changed it at this point. Unfortunately I haven't been able to go for several months because of my asthma (they cook the steaks right out in the open so there is a lot of smoke). I miss going here...

Thank Dianne W
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Salad bar was really good. Steak cooked perfectly and very tender. This is a great go to place in Dallas area. Restaurant smells like the wood grill they use to cook on.

Thank Matthew W
Baghdad Province, Iraq
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

James (if memory serves me right) the manager was nice enough to seat my group in the banquet room (which has a pleasing ambience), Carlos was a friendly & attentive server, the quail appetizer was very good, and the Bacon-Wrapped Filet, while not the best steak I've had, was certainly more than adequate.

Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Extremely Poor Guest Service & Management Yesterday my partner through a going away party for a friend moving away. We had over 50 people coming to Dunston's for dinner and it turned into a complete "Trainwreck!" 1. We kept calling days ahead of time to confirm the number and no one was returning our call. We were hoping the room... More 

2 Thank Christian M
Bristol, Virginia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and reasonably priced. As soon as you walk in the wood fire grill smells fabulous. Old fashioned salad bar was a welcome surprise and fully stocked with goodies.

Thank Vicki G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5423 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209 (Formerly Dunston's Prime Steak House)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas
  • Phone Number: +1 214-352-8320
Since 1969, the Lovers Lane location is a true throwback to it's big brother on Harry Hines Blvd (set.1955). This neighborhood restaurant and bar is famous for mesquite grilled steaks, chops, quail, chicken and seafood all cooked on open pits in the dining room. Dunston's garden fresh salad bar is a fan favorite for generations of Dallasites. Locals and out-of-towners alike, have come to know Dunston's as an "old school" Dallas institution.

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