Veteran councillor Ian Borthwick continued his decades of unbroken service after narrowly being elected in Strathmartine.
The 78-year-old was elected on the seventh round of voting, ahead of the Liberal Democrats Daniel Coleman by just a handful of votes.
SNP group leader John Alexander and party colleague Stewart Hunter were both re-elected alongside Labour group leader Kevin Keenan.
Mr Hunter said: “We’re really positive about the support we’ve been seeing across Dundee.
“John and myself have put a lot of hard work in for Strathmartine.”
Mr Alexander picked up the most first preferences, receiving 1956 votes.
Alexander John Scottish National Party (SNP) 1956
Borthwick Ian Independent 825
Coleman Daniel Liberal Democrat Focus Team 828
Daly Sinead Michelle Dundee Against Cuts – TUSC 105
Hunter Stewart Scottish National Party (SNP) 680
Keenan Kevin Scottish Labour Party 1155
Lindsay Robert Scottish Conservative and Unionist 546