Dolly Parton All-Star Dinner with McCartney Guess Who Paid?

4/6/2018 11:04 AM PDT

Dolly Parton Has Dinner with Paul McCartney, We Know Who Paid

EXCLUSIVE

If Dolly Parton and Sir Paul McCartney break bread ... who picks up the tab? Dolly actually gave us the answer!

We got the legend Thursday night on her way out of Crossroads Kitchen in L.A., and the first thing our camera guy asked her about was the big L -- LOVE! After all, she WILL always love you ... so she's kind of an expert in the field.

Second topic ... her fabulous dinner. We'd gotten word Sir Paul was inside, so we asked if they were together, and she said yes! Famed songwriter Linda Perry was with 'em too, and walked Dolly out to her car. 

As for who paid? DP didn't hesitate to name names, and she was grateful!