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“I like stuffy!”

Dunston's Steakhouse on Lovers Lane
Ranked #565 of 3,669 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: US$10 - US$36
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Okay.....been going here since childhood....decor is the same.....but the steaks are so tender and tasty, and the salad bar is fresh and varied, and the wait staff is doting!

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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

If you just want a good steak and a club like place to enjoy fast service and a fair price, this is the place. Mostly dinners that come here often and enjoy a staff willing to please,

Best salad bar in Dallas

2  Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Visiting Dallas for 10 days and was excited to go to Dunston's after reading reviews. Went to the Lovers Lane restaurant which was busy but not packed on a week night. The dim light didn't hide the nastiness and unkept condition of this place nor the extensive missing ceiling tiles. The cooks all had a "don't care" attitude and demeanor and used the microwave. What is a microwave doing above the steak grill?? The place had the aroma of overheated fryer grease. The medium rare prime rib we ordered came to the table raw and bleeding. We sent it back and they put it in au jus for a couple more minutes then re-served to us. I noted a lack of conversation between the wait staff and the cooks who looked bored. The salad bar featured fake bacon bits but the lettuce was fresh and crisp. The tomatoes were unripe. Anyway, the bread was good but the rest was well below mediocre. The cap on the night was when our waitress tried to palm our credit card then claim we didn't place it in the bill wallet but was willing to comp the meal. It magically appeared in her hand after we walked her path to the register and called for flashlights to search for the card. Her comment after it appeared was "oh and that was a good one too." We won't go here again.

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3  Thank Rachel X
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Dunstons1955, Owner at Dunston's Steakhouse on Lovers Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Thank you for your recent visit to Dunston's. I apologize for your experience. We have been serving Dallas at our two locations since 1955 and enjoy corresponding with customers and correcting problems when they are brought to our attention. We prefer to handle extreme cases like this when they occur. Your comments are being taken seriously. After interviewing the server in question, I would like to add some information to assist readers and future travelers. Our microwave is seldom used in cooking, but is necessary for some items. 99% of our food is freshly prepared and home made. When a customer needs more doneness for a prime rib that has already been cut, we offer to grill the steak on our mesquite fire or place it in our au jus. The customer chose the latter and never complained at the restaurant. The bacon bits are a novelty that are preferred by some customers. We are looking to add real bacon to our famous salad bar. I would like to mention that the credit card was accidentally dropped into a plate by the customer and was put into a bus tub. The server (who has been with us for 9 years without incident) was able to find it. The customer was fully aware of this but failed to mention this fact in the review. There was no mention of a "comped meal", although we are always able to accomadate a customer with some compensation when they have a complaint. We take pride in our staff and would never put customers at risk with unscrupulous employees.
We understand our facility is aging and are continuing to make fresh changes that both reflect our high standards while keeping with our "old school" heritage.
Hope to see you again!
Chad Dunston

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

Sorry the food was very bland and nothing special. There are much better steakhouses in the DFW area.

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Dunstons1955, Owner at Dunston's Steakhouse on Lovers Lane, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Thanks for visiting. I would like to respond specifically to your review, but it lacks the content necessary to do so. I hope you give our place another try in the future.

Best,

Chad Dunston

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Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

Went there with friends last night and had a great meal. Very reasonable pricing. Small but good salad bar. Various selections to choose from. Highly recommended

1  Thank GorRey
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