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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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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is our go to place when we want good solid food. they make all their food from scratch including salad dressings. I think the only thing they buy pre-made is pickled okra and pickled beets. even though it kinda a step back in time, the food is always good.

Thank leebean
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there because there was a group of us and we did not want to spend a lot of money for dinner. Salad bar looked like it was from old steak house chains of the 1970s. 5 oz fillet was puny. We were with a large crowd, they seem to not have been able to handle a large crowd.... More 

Thank Northeast_Traveler19
Medford, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have a 5oz filet for those of us with small appetites that was perfectly cooked and unbelievably lean. The waiter was very accommodating to give us each individual bills.

Thank Parklanejo
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been visiting Dallas for nearly 30 years, and for most of that time, have made a point of going to Dunstans at least once per visit - it used to be THE place in town for ribs, and real family atmosphere dining, with amazing service on the side. Now, for some unfathomable reason, they've stopped serving ribs, unless it's... More 

Thank boardinginfive
Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 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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220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

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 22 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 8 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 16 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 12 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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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?