Dakotah Steakhouse
Dakotah Steakhouse

Dakotah Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dakotahsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6057911800x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Paul Henniger
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a small private dining room set up board room style seating approximately 12 people. A/V, WIFI.
  • Private Party Contact: Robin Schnieder 6057911800x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-90
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Dakotah Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (41)romantic (20)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (12)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (4)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Riles
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Food was good. Made a special request for the kitchen and the kitchen did it their way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic
    jrcrawler
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Prime rib was delucious....definately will be back
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steaks
    bondnotjames007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Excellent service, fair prices, western ambience, and good steaks. Not fancy but reliable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Danielle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I had our 1 year anniversary dinner at the Dakotah Steakhouse and everything was great. I had the prime rib which was cooked to perfection and my husband had the New York Strip. Our waitress was wonderful and the whole experience was perfect. Thank you for the great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and we were treated like royalty. Brandi, our server, couldn't have been nicer and the service, food and ambiance were all top notch. The only glitch was that they sat a family with two children in our section and it kind of ruined the quiet corner. The food was incredible. We started with the buffalo skewers and my husband had the elk ravioli. I had top sirloin with blue cheese glace and it was incredible. The restaurant bought our dessert, which was a decadent treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak good,service dreadful
    foodiegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It took almost an hour for our steak to arrive. No server appeared to say anything . Finally, my husband found the manager who who whined about a large party and offered to comp. We declined . We were hungry and wanted to eat the dinner. The steak was fine although the salad was so-so. Onion rings were great....
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great steak & outstanding service
    steaklover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We made reservations but got there 1.5 hours early and they seated us right away. Our waitress was very sweet and did a fine job taking care of us. I loved the tomato basil soup and my steak was pretty good. Prices were fair.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ambiance, service and food!
    Sandy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Dinner at Dakotah is a must during a visit to Rapid City. We were looking for a nice place for steak - a local feel - and we found it! From the bison art in front to when you walk in the door, it's a great feeling. You can tell the owners and employees are like family. The food ( I had the buffalo topped with bacon special - WOW!!) and service were outstanding!!!!! I highly recommend it and they will not disappoint!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!! Great!!
    fishlover
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Vacationing in Rapid City and found this wonderful restaurant through open table. The food was awesome & the service was awesome! My husband said the french fries were the best he'd ever had! Buffalo skewers were awesome! The creme brulee was amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Restaurant
    TomT
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The Dakotah is a very attractive place. Unfortunately the food and service are not as good as the ambience. We had a small top sirloin and a New York strip steak. The top sirloin was very thin and overcooked. The New York was neither tender nor flavorful and certainly wasn't worth $34. The service was amateurish. We received the check before the dessert. The salad and dessert were the high points of the meal.
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  • Improved
    tsbikes
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Found the food better than our last visit and very good. The service was very good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place!
    bulldog350
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Dakotah Steakhouse was a great find. Our table was ready when we walked through the door (we had a reservation) and we were promptly seated. Waitress was very attentive and took our order right away. We ordered the Buffalo Satay skewers for an app and enjoyed it very much, great flavor and unique presentation. We ordered fillets for our main courses and were very pleased with them, cooked to our order and excellent quality and flavor. Salads and sides were unique and excellent. Kitchen was a little on the slow side the night we were there, but we were in no hurry and enjoyed our experience at Dakotah Steakhouse. Prices were very reasonable given the quality and quantity of food. 28oz bone in ribeye looked awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great choice for my group!
    TrollsDadVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I was taking a customer group to dinner and have not been in Rapid City before. This location was recommended so we booked the reservation. Prices were resonable and food was high quality. This is in the prime steakhouse catagory along with the Mortons etc... I will return if I am back and would recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffalo Ribeye not up to standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My wife & I dined at Dakotah Steak House on July 21. She had the small fillet and was very happy with it. I had the $43 buffalo rib-eye. While it was o.k., it was riddled with pockets of fat. Also, the dull knife I was given did not help the situation. Will try something different next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I favorite restaurant when we visit
    Steve
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We love this restaurant. Food, service and all and all this is always a dinner we look forward to. Wonderful restaurant. As always we had a wonderful dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable
    Familyof5
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This steak house had outstanding steaks and the service was top notch. They went above and beyond and made us feel very special. They even gave special attention to my 6 year old. The food was unbelievable and some of the best steak I had every had.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food is always great! We save places like this for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad I went
    Bigfist
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Visiting from out of town and was staying at a hotel near here. The service and dinner were both out- standing. I had elk ravioli and my wife had a chicken dish, both very good. Apple crisp was ordered for dessert and we got that free as a diner next to us had a coupon for a free dessert. Very reasonable price as well. If I am ever in the area again, I will be sure to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Notch!
    ChrisRapidCity
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always great food and service. Buffalo ribeye is my favorite. Elk ravioli is excellent, as well. Don't miss their desserts. Their Rewards Club is well worth it for repeat diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great place to dine. Food and service was excellent. This is my forth visit to the Dakota Steak House and each time has been a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shelly
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The building is beautiful inside and out. The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. Mr. Lampert was very friendly and considerate. Our waitress Rosemary was wonderful. I definetly would like to go again and will recommend others to come try it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Maxwell69
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Crispy chicken was out of this world tasty, moist and crispy. Served with a wild mushroom bechemel sauce which too was excellent. Had a side of deep fried mac and cheese which was really good. Ham and pea soup was also really good with lots of ham and just the right amount of sweetness from the peas. Best of all everything was served piping hot!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food and service great! I took a friend to see outdoor sculpture and great artistic interior.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a Gem in the Black Hills !
    foodie67
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    wonderful atmosphere! , although this was our first visit, the hostess and server made us feel as if we were regulars! We Loved our quiet and personal table, the stone fireplace is a a great feature and enhanced our great dining experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dakota Steakhouse
    AceSharon
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We enjoy having an early dinner (5:30/6 p.m.) and can take advantage of happy hour prices or order from the regular menu. A personal favorite is the buffalo rib appetizer (large enough for my main course with an added side salad). Love the atmosphere, and Riedel wine glasses add a special touch. Saw families dining, too, so it appears to be family friendly. Wait staff is very friendly and courteous. Has become our favorite restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Great
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was our forth visit to Dakota steak house. We were very pleased with the wine list and the food was great. Our server was attentive to our needs and very helpful in the selection of our wine, This was a very pleasant dining experience and we will definitely return and recommend the Dakota steak house to our frfiends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Knifemaker17
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great food, melt in your mouth steak, and the waitress was very good at her job.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Service!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. She made sure we had a great dinner, Thank you! The food was amazing too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was the second time I have visited the Dakota Steak House. The menu is good with entrée starting at around $10 up to mid $40's. The food is quite good. The environment is nice with different seating options for groups. The dinner take a few minutes, so I would suggest not being in a hurry. If you have time, the experience is nice.
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  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    sisters
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Everyone was very friendly, it was quiet, the food and service was excellent. We also appreciated that it wasn't freezing in there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place!!
    SugarBearinGA
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    While we were visiting South Dakota, we dined twice at Dakotah Steakhouse. Both times (once for lunch and once for dinner) we were warmly welcomed, seated immediately, and served by a delightful waitress. Everything we ordered was wonderful and expertly prepared. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor service/planning!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Food was great, service horrible, waitress was clearly having an off night but still never managed to redeem herself. Glass of wine took over 20 minutes to get the first time, yet when our food finally arrived, an hour plus later, a different waitress brought it out and had another glass of wine back to us in less than five minutes. Bread took 20 minutes, it literally was like a progressive dinner....this was Memorial Day weekend, graduating night for the local high school if your are understaffed....PLAN!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Dakotah Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Great drinks & food!
    Judys
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Ate at this restaurant twice during our vacation in SD. Salmon BLT was outstanding as was the prime rib. Excellent martinis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love this place. On this last visit, we just happened to notice several areas that had accumulated some light dust and possibly could be given a thorough cleaning to remain the first class place that it is...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected
    BigT
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For reasons not entirely clear OPEN TABLE through whom I had made my Mother's Day brunch reservations had NOT contacted Dakotah Steakhouse to pass along my reservation. Thus, when we arrived,Dakotah Steakhouse had no record of us. Not to worry...they scurried and found a wonderful table for us,the celebration was salvaged by Dakotah's quick work NO THANKS to Open Table.
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  • Great service
    beje0304
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had an amazing time thanks to Jackie. She was great and anticipated our every need. Great place for a special evening out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dakotah Steakhouse, Rapid City, SD
    AceSharon
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We enjoyed everything about the Dakotah Steakhouse. We're locals so we will go there more often now that we've dined there. Really enjoyed the buffalo rib appetizer. Hint: it's large with enough meat that it can serve as a main course if you add a side item like a cup of soup or a side salad, or could also be an appetizer to share (tender, fall off the bone goodness). My steak was cooked perfectly, and our waitress was great! Enjoyed the atmosphere, too. Even the restrooms were a pleasure to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Find
    ArabellasVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We are touring South Dakota and came upon this through OpenTable I had the buffalo filet mignonette and it was superb
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    sdmurch
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Whether a special occasion or an "I just don't want to cook tonight", Dakotah Steakhouse is the place to go. The restaurant is beautiful and the food caters to each and every one's tastes - - -even the vegetarian! The wine list is great, and the desserts - - -fantastic. If you haven't been there, do yourself a favor and go!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Easter Brunch
    Sumitk2
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a party of 6 and everyone was thoroughly impressed with the selection and how great the food was. A definite place to eat in Rapid City.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.