Dee Lincoln, often referred to as the “Queen of Steaks,” is recognized as a female powerhouse in the male-dominated steakhouse business.
Born on the Fourth of July and raised in New Orleans, Lincoln has garnered local, regional and national recognition for her many achievements, including the coveted Restaurants and Institutions’ Ivy Award, the winner of which is selected by restaurant industry peers across the country.
Among others, Lincoln also has earned The Texas Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year Award; Savor Dallas‘ Spirit Award; Dallas Business Journal’s Top Women in Business Award; Northwood University’s Distinguished Women Award; and Nation’s Restaurant News’ Fine Dining Award.
Dee’s humble entrance into the restaurant industry can be traced back to a single Del Frisco’s Steakhouse in New Orleans. In the late 1980s, she and then partner, Dale Wamstad, expanded the concept to a second location in the Dallas area. By 1993, they decided to consolidated the two restaurants, open a single location on Spring Valley Road in Dallas, and, with that decision, they established Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.
In 1995, the duo sold the steakhouse they founded to a publicly-traded company, Lone Star Steakhouse. While her partner resigned, Co-Founder Lincoln remained with the company as the Vice President of Operations. Intrigued by CEO Jamie Coulter’s vision, she assisted in the expansion of the brand into Fort Worth, Denver, New York, and Las Vegas.
In 2006, the company transitioned back to a privately-held company with continued expansion into Charlotte, Houston, and Philadelphia.
Three years later, Lincoln was eager to take her 30 years of experience and ever-present entrepreneurial spirit in a new direction. So, she resigned to launched the Dee Lincoln Brand and with it, Dee Lincoln’s Tasting Room & Bubble Bar at the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, the first wine and champagne lounge of its kind to be located in a sports arena. Soon thereafter, she opened Dee Lincoln Private Events in Uptown Dallas.
Lincoln is now back in the dining room greeting familiar faces and making new friends at Dee Lincoln Prime, located at the Star in Frisco. She has taken her expertise as a restauranteur, paired it with her knowledge and passion for fine wine and her new-found appreciation for sushi to create a truly unique dining experience.
Dee Lincoln, The Queen of Steaks, personally invites you to find out first-hand how she continues to make her mark on the restaurant industry.