About Dakotah Steakhouse
We"ve always believed that dining should be a social occasion, a time when friends, family, and coworkers can enjoy great conversation over a great meal.
We believe in supporting our local artisans and staying connected to our Black Hills community. At a time when the area is growing and expanding, we're striving to keep the flavor of the region alive.
Inspired by the history of this area, both the aesthetics of the building and the diversity of the menu are true to our local roots, something no nation-wide franchise can duplicate. Certainly, there are other steakhouses out there, but none like ours.
From the first design to the actual construction, we've focused on creating a balance between upscale dining and a casual atmosphere-crafting a chic steakhouse where the kids are welcome too.
The rest is easy-buy the very best meat possible and prepare it correctly.
Named "Best Restaurant in South Dakota" 2015 by Business Insider
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cody Bartels Sous Chef Epi
Private Party Facilities:
We offer a small private dining room set up board room style seating approximately 12 people. A/V, WIFI.
We also have two semi-private areas for up to 30 people.
Private Party Contact:
Robin Schnieder: 6057911800x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dakotah Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
Food was outstanding - I had the ribeye ...
Food was outstanding - I had the ribeye steak and my wife had the shaved prime rib dip. The service was great and friendly.
We were visiting family. We enjoyed the ...
We were visiting family. We enjoyed the onion rings. We all ordered the filets and they were very good and well prepared. We always go there when we are in town.
We made a reservation at this restaurant ...
We made a reservation at this restaurant for a nice Father's Day dinner celebration. We are from out of town so we had no expectations ahead of time but looked up the menu and it looked great! We arrived early and got seated right away. It took a little while for our drinks and we waited awhile to order. Our waitress, Ashley, did not check back with us at any point. Staying patient we finally asked around to see if we could order food. We got our drinks and ordered our meals. After an hour of waiting and still we hadn't received our appetizer, we decided to pay for our drinks and leave. The staff felt unorganized and were not too friendly when we decided to leave. The place seemed nice but after our experience with the service, I would not recommend it to anyone EVER! When we left several other customers chimed in that they were also unhappy with the service and the food. We are so happy we didn't waste the money or the time on Dakotah Steakhouse.
Alcohol sales were stopped due to early ...
Alcohol sales were stopped due to early closing on Father's Day but we were never forewarned. Entree with venison and bison with blackberry sauce was great but overall experience was disappointing. Would try it again, however.
Great locally owned steak house. Always ...
Great locally owned steak house. Always a delicious meal. Quality cuts of beef. The other people in my party all had steaks, which I have had in the past, and they were all very happy with how they were cooked. I had the Parmesan chicken with mushrooms and it was Fantastic! Thumbs up on the soup and desert as well. We will definitely be back!
Great restaurant and the food was very g ...
Great restaurant and the food was very good. You could go casual or dress up.
Both steaks were done the way we request ...
Both steaks were done the way we requested and were tender and tasty.
The food, service and ambiance was what ...
The food, service and ambiance was what we were looking for for the evening. Too bad that we live so far away and can't place Dakotah on our "to go" place.
Service started quickly. We were impress ...
Service started quickly. We were impressed and thought we were going to have a fantastic experience. However, once we got our appetiser, service dropped off drastically. We waited for an extraordinarily long time for our entrees. We were again disappointed when we tasted our food. I love mashed potatoes but could barely eat a few bites of mine due to the bad, almost sour, taste. The bacon wrapped asparagus used large, past its prime spears. I could eat the upper half until I got to the overly large bottom part of the stalks. The steak was supposed to be prime, not choice. However, I've had choice steaks that were much more flavorful and tender. Again, I could only eat about a third to half of the steak. The rest of my family was similarly disappointed and couldn't finish their meals either. Our server was not attentive. We had difficulty getting refills and had to wait forever for our check. In fact, half my family returned to our nearby hotel while the rest of us waited not only for the check but for the server to return with the receipt for me to sign. On a positive note, we did enjoy the decor, quiet atmosphere and Chislic appetizer. Unfortunately, the food and service were extremely disappointing. It was overpriced to begin with, but the flavor was an insult and a meal we had looked forward to on our vacation left us extremely disappointed.
Our server Mandy was wonderful, couldnt ...
Our server Mandy was wonderful, couldnt have been better
How do you mess up a steak?
This was supposed to be a highlight meal of our trip to Cedar Rapids. My husband's soup was over salted; my medium rare steak was barely pink inside; my "bacon wrapped asparagus" was two woody spears wrapped in barely cooked bacon. I would not recommend this restaurant. The waitress did discount my steak.
Good food,service, and reasonable prices.
Everything was very good. It was our second time at the restaurant and both times we had a good dining experience. No complaints at all.
Happy to find a local place during mega road trip!
My best friend and I were traveling from Florida to California via South Dakota. Everywhere we stopped, we tried to find local places. In Rapid City, we were recommended by our front desk to go to Dakotah. We were not disappointed. Everything we ordered was perfect. The bison rib appetizer, and the ribeye steaks...everything was great and gave us the feel that we were getting a true local experience.
We thoroughly enjoyed our birthday celebration dinner at Dakota Steakhouse. The food met or exceeded expectations. There were six adults plus a toddler, all ordered a different entree, and everyone loved their meal. The atmosphere was relaxed but refined.
Food and Service just so-so
The food was just ok. My sisters steak was really tough. I asked to have my wedge salad chopped and tossed and the waitress told me we don't serve it that way. The bbq sauce is so vinegary that I could not eat it. The rest of the meal was just ok, nothing to boast about.
Very nice experience. Great service and good menu.
Good steaks and great appetizers. Friendly staff and nice ambiance. Would recommend it for a nice night out.
Dakota Steakhouse on the mark.
My sirloin steak was fantastic. There were 6 in our group and everyone had a delicious meal.
I have been going there from the time th ...
I have been going there from the time they first opened. The food is great and the services person are very friendly.
Restaurant was nicely adorned, but the a ...
Restaurant was nicely adorned, but the atmosphere wasn't very inviting. Food was very good, but nothing really unique. Waitstaff were quite cold & unwelcoming, so that set the tone. Good location, easy to find & right off the hwy.
Was in town for a little work and a litt ...
Was in town for a little work and a little geocaching. Decided to try this restaurant. I had the Charred Romaine Caesar Salad and added salmon. The coffee was amazingly good and the wait person was very attentive. While the salad was really good I was surprised that the romaine was chopped and had no char. I am not complaining, because it was so good. Thank you for the lunch
This is the best steak house in Rapid Ci ...
This is the best steak house in Rapid City. I look forward to my next visit.
Best in Rapid City
We went here to celebrate a special birthday and were seated in a smaller area, away from the main dinning room, so it was like we had our own private space. Each of us had steak, either filet or rib eye and all were excellently prepared. The presentation was beautiful. Our waitress was very attentive. If we were in Rapid City again we would definitely go back.
We happened to stay across the street fr ...
We happened to stay across the street from Dakotah while visting Mt. Rushmore and since it was my son's birthday, we decided to have dinner at Dakotah. The food was great - My husband had the filet mignon, my daughter and I shared Cowboy Bone-In Rib-eye and my son ordered the Buffalo Rib-eye - all were quite tasty and cooked to perfection.
Great Service! Good Atmosphere! Avg Food!
The burger, and the flank steak were very good. The Prime Rib was pretty rare, even by Prime Rib standards. The Rib-eye by the ounce was average. The wedge salad was far inferior to others in town, especially for the price. You have good food, but not to the level that warrants the price versus other steakhouses in Rapid. The service was very good!
Walleye, tasteless, watery. Dry aged, prime, rib eye; tough, seemed reheated. It was however, expensive. Asparagus, cold, stringy, tough.
My favorite place!
I love this restaurant. Food is always great. Best steaks in town. Great service and atmosphere. Drink menu is great too. St. Patrick's day dinner was very good. Both of us always thoroughly enjoy going here. A fun night always with friends to stop in for one of the yummy burgers.
Pretty good food.
I had no problem worth my reservation. The service was good, the food was pretty good. The steak I had was amazing, however the prime my boyfriend had wasn't as good but still tender and juicy. Bq sauce was icky but maybe that was just us. I would definately recommend this to a friend, nice place really.
One of our favorite restaurants to eat a ...
One of our favorite restaurants to eat at in Rpaid City. Lovely rustic atmosphere, top notch menu, fresh ingredients, homemade food, wonderful bar menu.
We took visiting friends to Dakotahs for supper. They had Texas boar as a special and our friend really enjoyed this unique dish. The rest of us had various steaks. I ask for the green pepper rings along with onion rings and the chef was kind enough to make them (they used to be on the menu and we loved them). The soups and salads were excellent, no desert we were to full! The waitress was wonderful.
Nice place to have dinner
Dakota Steakhouse is a great place to eat. The food is good & service is excellent. We always stop here when we are in Rapid City.
We always have a great meal at Dakota St ...
We always have a great meal at Dakota Steakhouse. Our go to place for dinner.
Great place for holiday gathering
We held our board and staff holiday gathering at Dakotah Steakhouse. Staff was really attentive and everything was really nice. Food was delicious and people really enjoyed the event. Their dining rooms are very nice--our group had just over 30 and it was fantastic. Many stayed afterwards for dinner and enjoyed the night!
Great service meets awesome food. The qu ...
Great service meets awesome food. The quirky menu options were filled with delicious morsels that made our taste buds sing. You should definitely try the elk ravioli. Dreamed about it later that night. Save room for dessert though. It made the already great meal perfect.
Dakota Steakhouse is our favorite restaurant in RC
We have had numerous dinners at Dakota Steakhouse and feel it is the best for all around good food. We have had dinner for two, family dinner for 6 and group dinners of over a dozen and the food and service has been unequaled in Rapid City. If you don't like their steaks, burgers, seafood or other items we feel sorry for you. We haven't had a bad experience there in the years that they have been open. The only regret we have is that they aren't open for lunch anymore.
We have been to Dakotah several times al ...
We have been to Dakotah several times always very happy but this time the prime rib was not right dident seem to have any taste and was a little tough. Sevice was great and Walleye fingers were great
Took my family of 5 out for dinner as a little celebration, walleye fingers appetizer was delicious, we enjoyed the filet, prime rib, cheeseburger and grilled cheese and all were excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting beef.
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