Wicked awesome place to eat
Really enjoyed this place. Prime rib special with fried Mac was delicious and my wife's walleye was the best we've had at a restaurant, period. Finally there's a place that won't overcook fish! Only drawback for me was the beer selection. Something better than New Belgium, buffalo sweat, and ShockTop (as well as some other "hip" craft beers) would have been nice. Not that they're terrible, its just nice to have variety. Maybe crow peak's ipa and porter for more local stuff, or just some Odells even. Just ask the distributor. I'd go back whenever I'm in Rapid for sure!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, but pricey
The steaks were perfect as far as cooking, delivery, etc. but very small for the price. The sides were fair. Good beer and wine selections. Having the pairings on the menu was nice.
The location is near some new hotels, so they're probably targeting travelers looking for a great meal and willing to pay for it. However, as a native South Dakotan that frequents the area, it seemed like a nice place to go for special occasions for a unique but pricey experience.
Also, I got reservations for 7 on a Friday night at 7:30 based on the website's recommendation and they gave us a nice room to dine in, but the restaurant was almost empty and the reservation seemed silly. Maybe as tourist season picks up reservations will be beneficial.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prime Rib delish
I have been looking for a restaurant that understands how to make a good Prime rib dinner. They have it figured out. Fresh baked potato, perfectly cooked meat, yummy salad and bread. Reasonably priced and outstanding service.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food; Nice atmosphere
We wanted a nice steakhouse close to our hotel. This fit the bill. The food was very good, but our server, Jackie, really made the evening something to remember. She was energetic and attentive without being overbearing.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great locally owned steakhouse with an excellent menu. I've travelled all over, and this steakhouse right here in Rapid City is at the top of the list. You will get a great atmosphere, wine selection, and homemade desserts to top it all off. Enjoy!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food to die for
Everything i had was absolutely delicious the steak melts in ur mouth!!! Mmmm delicious
Totally worth every penny!!!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellant dining experience!
VERY happy with our choice to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary at Dakotas while on a brief vacation!! I looked it up on-line and it was all I expected it to be. The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly, and the wine was affordable and lovely. We loved the spicy peanut sauce with the buffalo skewers and my husband thoroughly enjoyed the cowboy bone-in ribeye that was perfectly cooked and came with the entire rib bone attached. My only disappointment was the dry-aged prime ribeye that did not live up to it's hype or price, although still a very delicious high quality steak. We loved our dinner, atmosphere, and waitress and will talk about it for years to come. Highly recommend!!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, attractive setting
Very convenient for travelers staying along I-90. Had a tasty sirloin steak, reasonably priced, and my finicky wife enjoyed their chopped salad. Only service lapse was the failure of our waitress to offer dessert.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My custom size rib-eye was soooooo good! It was just the size I wanted. The walleye appetizer is scrumptious. Highly recommended! Georgeous inside!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I think it is an excellent place to go in Rapid City, with so many steak houses I like the menu that has different items. I would recommend the pheasant poppers and the dry aged rib-eye steak. Service was a bit slow but it was Fathers Day so I will take that into consideration. They had a reserved sign on the table for my open table reservation and we were seated exactly on time. Nicely done.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a steakhouse and we found it across the street from our hotel! the Flat iron steak was great and my son talked about it for the whole rest of our trip! The bacon wrapped asparagus was not goot. They also ran out of macaroni and cheese! How does that happen! It seemed like our server was not in touch. We found out later that the table next to us was able to get the macaroni and cheese, the server just had to ask the kitchen to make more!!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tender steaks, great service
Dakotah Steakhouse was a welcome treat in Rapid City compared to the many national fast/casual food choices. Filets were tender and perfectly cooked. Others have said that the restaurant is pricey, but the meal includes soup or salad plus a side dish. In many good steakhouses, everything is a la carte, so I thought the prices were a good value for a fine dining place.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Returned a second time for dinner
This first time we dined at Dakota was very good (we returned three days later and it was not so good). They had a special soup, Beer & Cheese, that was excellent. My wife had a very good salad, and we split a tenderloin, which was cooked medium rare, exactly as we had requested. We each also enjoyed a glass of Merlot. The waitress was prompt and pleasant to deal with. We arrived after 6, so we did not get a discount, but we still thoroughly enjoyed the dinner, and it was close to the Garden Inn. It does sit on a busy highway, so don't expect a view. We thought it just a notch below Delmonaco's on this visit.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
In Rapid City, South Dakota Saturday evening July 6, 2013. Ordered 2 of their signature Ribeyes, both medium. One was medium, one was medium well--- all brown. Not overcrowded, no reason not to get both cooked correctly. Not impressed. Salads good, Baked potato good.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience was overall a good one. Our only complaint would be service was slow and we felt the food was a bit over priced for what you got. On a positive note the food was good and it was a nice atmosphere. Loved that they took reservations because it was busy.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have visited your establishment for business luncheons last year for work and great meal every time. Would recommend to others as prices are good and food is excellent. Service and staff are always friendly. Would like to see them open again during lunch hours and not only 4 to 10 pm.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and great service
The service was great and the modern lodge type atmosphere was comfortable yet sophisticated and nice enough for a date or fine dining experience. The food was good, but I thought the prime rib was just on par with what I have had before. The ribeye was also good, but not any more succulent than what I have received at other places such as Texas Roadhouse or Lonestar steakhouse. You would go here for the experience and enjoy the food but from the two things we had you just enjoy the food, which was good but not memorably exciting. They did have a lot of other menu items that looked interesting and a great burger menu I hope to try next time.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Dakotah Steak house has awesome staff and the food is delicious. My husband and I will continue to go to this place time and time again for our all our special occasions. This was also a fantastic place for my daughter and I to have a nice quiet mother daughter launch.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a birthday dinner and couldn't have been more impressed. We had heard that the restaurant was hit or miss when it came to the food. It was a bit expensive, so I would mostly go for a special occassion, but you get what you pay for. Both of us had a ribeye, which was excellent, and the deep fried Mac n cheese was to die for. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to a friend.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a most memorable and enjoyable time at Dakota Steakhouse on our anniversary. Everything was just perfect. We will NOT wait until our next anniversary to grace your presence. See you soon.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife had a spinach salad and I had the Elk Ravioli. The salad was large and served with pecans, mandarin oranges, tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette. The ravioli was spectacular. The pasta itself was fresh and al dente, while the elk sausage filling was lean and full of flavor. The sauce of the ravioli was cream-based with porcini mushrooms, corn, and light cheese flavor (likely Parmesano-reggiano). The ravioli was aptly-priced, $23, so I definitely felt like I got what I paid for (a generous and fresh portion with salad and a side). I paired it with a $6 Savignon-Blanc. Service was fast and friendly. We had asked for a more "intimate" seating as it was our anniversary and they accommodated us well! We'll be back for sure!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
We went there to celebrate a birthday. The food was excellent. The walleye fingers were absolutely wonderful. The Kansas City Strip Steak was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly and then topped off with a pat of seasoned butter. They have a nice wine selection as well. Will definitely be going back again and again.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food at Dacotah
Ate a Dacotah Steakhouse with a group of seven. Service was great for our fairly large group and the steak I had was excellent. Large enough portion to share. Have also had yummy desserts here before, too.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time experience.
When I walked in I was immediately won over by the beauty of the establishment. I had made an online reservation and we were seated right away, no waiting. The food was excellent, the steaks are very tender! All in all, we will probably be back again in the near future.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are going X-country. It's across from Marriott so very convenient. Sioux Falls shuts doors at 9 at most restaurants so we were expecting the same in Rapid City. This place served late, good food. Salad was fair, but meals were great. Elk ravioli was excellent and flat iron steaks were cooked perfectly. Creme brûlée was nice topper. Friendly service and informative.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice neighborhood steak house...
Arrived early could enjoy a cocktail at the bar....had one of the best margaritas I have ever had.. We had asked the manager if she could ask the chef that we would request center cut filets...said she didn't know what center cut was..my husband ask her to just tell the chef he would know...a few minutes later the chef arrived with two beautiful filets to show us the steaks he had picked for us. They were beautiful...I ordered med rare, my husband medium. When they arrived mine was medium as was my husbands...mine would have much better cooked rare...when the creme brûlée arrived for dessert forgot all about the steak. It was wonderful....it was an enjoyable evening. But an expensive run of the mill steak house...
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came over for a birthday dinner for two. The atmosphere and ambience was wonderful. We were seated in a room with two other groups. The server was very attentitive, and personable. The food was also impecable. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to all of the people I know. Thanks for a great dinner! We will be back!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
VERY LOVELY DINING EXPERIENCE
Our server, Brianna, made our visit most enjoyable. We celebrated our daughter's 28th birthday with our family - nine in all. The menu was varied and enough choices for all. The onion ring appetizer is wonderful with 8 onion rings served on a horseshoe (great food, maybe needed two more rings!) Steaks and burgers were served at the proper doneness. The chicken noodle soup was delicious and "foodies" would like the lavosh cracker touch although us older ones would prefer regular crackers. All in all, a great experience and be sure to sign up for the rewards program!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not necessarily for gluten-intolera
With celiac disease becoming more frequently diagnosed, more restaurants are educating their staff about what does and what does not contain gluten. Although Dakotah Steakhouse would sound pretty safe for someone with celiac, breading and flour for thickening abounds -- even on a steak -- and there seems to be no process for following through on a diner's request for a gluten-free meal. They caution that every sauce may contain gluten and then serve with sauce and breaded onion rings for decoration.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, top-notch ambience, and outstanding service (Brandi). It could not have been a better night. Thank you!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite restaurant in region
We love Dakotah Steakhouse! A really great range of food. Interesting options if you like interesting, but also a safe choice for those who have more traditional SD palates. Every time we leave, we say - that is one of the best meals we've had! Some of our favorites are the walleye fingers and the filet mignon. I have not had one thing that I haven't liked. Should definitely try the fried mac & cheese and the bacon-wrapped asparagus. So good!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate here for the first time over the weekend for our anniversary and we were both very impressed. The food was excellent, the portion sizes were just the right size and the ambience was very nice. The only complaint I had was that a large group of tourists showed up, were seated at the table next to us, and talked very loudly during our time there. That wasn't the restaurant's fault though. We will definitely be making a return trip and have already recommended this place to our friends.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
BUFF AND STUFF
The buffalo ribeye was fit for an Indian Chief. Don't miss the mushroom bread pudding if offered, a plesant alternative to potato
with red meat. Woman said beef noodle soup outstanding. No rye whiskey sort of a downer. only found in top drawer establishments these days.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thought Costly (was wrong) AMAZING
I thought this restaurant was out of our league when I heard of it’s opening in the Rapid City area. We received a $25 gift card in the mail and decided to pull up the menu to see how atrocious the prices were. Actually we compared the price to Chili’s which is much less elegant . The servers and hostess were WONDERFUL people, and I mean people. They had personality and relationship. The food was superb. I had a wild caught Alaskan salmon salad and my husband a salmon BLT with sweet potato fries. We will go back! I also want to encourage Dakotah’s that their marketing scheme worked. We would have never come in the door, base on false judgments. I am excited now to eat each of the lower cost items on the menu and bring extended family.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated or
My wife and I celebrated or anniversary here. We had a wonderful
Dining experience the food was wonderful, the staff was very gracious
And made us fill very welcome to guest here. We where surprised at
the wait time on a Tuesday evening and was glad we had made reservations
and we where seated very close to our reservation time. Our experience
was very nice and look forward to when we can do it again.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place to go
I took my friend here for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. The server was outstanding, very personable and helpful. The atmosphere was terrific, busy but not rushed, we had a great booth and were able to talk without having to shout. The food was really good, not outstanding (my steak was a little overdone but the scallops were excellent) but for Rapid City it is a top choice. I would go here again!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dakotah steak great
Wonderful quite ambiance with a great three sisters house soup. Well priced steaks and bison. Pleasant service but a little on the in-attentive side. Nice relaxing place and good value for the price.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I like to take my guests to this independent restaurant. The bison bone appetizer and three sisters soup are favorites.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prices seemed very affordable. Pheasant poppers were extraordinary. Felt like we got to sample South Dakota flavors. Don't know if it is a chain, has a polished look of a chain restaurant, but unique spin on food. Our 8 year old son loved it, so variety of food for all ages. Nice wine and bourbon selections. Steak may have been my least favorite item, and it was very good. We enjoyed ourselves and were very pleased with the food. We highly recommend.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent evening out
Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food enjoyed it very much.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great service
Always love eating here. Steak was a weird triangle shaped cut that would be hard to cook medium rare so the edges were burnt black.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food but not the service
The food was amazing. I really loved the buffalo skewers. I highly recommended the fried mac and cheese. The decor truly feels like South Dakota. The only thing I didn't like was the service. The server didn't took out coats, we hang them on the coat our self. She never gave us plates for our appetizer. By the time our main plates arrive our table was full of places and she didn't take them away.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our servier was exceptional! We had a party of 7 and we were in the private room. All of our food was exceptional!!!! Food and drink order was all correct, food was hot and presentation really great. We all had a fantastic time thanks to your establishment and waitress! From the time I scheduled our dinner on line to calling to make sure everything was good the day of our reservation it couldn't have gone any easier or food any better.
Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love your steaks (Filet Minon)! Always cooked properly! Classic Hamburger Dry and salty. (first time) I ate less than half and I rarely waste food. Christopher did OK for service but when I receive my entree and I am still eating my salad I am not a happy camper. He did take care of our every need. The braised buffalo rib appetizer was exceptional as always. I wish the entire meal was as good.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great date night
I ordered the spinach salad. I love it!!! I am vegetarian and order it without bacon. Alas, when I got to the last of the salad, there were lots of bits of bacon. I picked it out and finished the salad. I let the server know. The manager came over, apologized, and comped the salad, which she didn't have to do. I very much appreciated it. My husband had a steak, and it was perfect! The Creme Brulee we shared was fantastic. The wine I had was wonderful and went very well with my salad and the dessert. A great dining experience. Yes, we will go back. And yes, I will order the spinach salad again!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had always wanted to go to Dakotah Steakhouse, but had a hard time finding the time. Now that I have experienced this restuarant, I cannot wait to go back! Fantastic menu selection and the steak is out of this world. The service was fantastic, I could not have asked for a better waitress.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for a special occasion
One of the higher priced places in town to eat but also one of better looking places. Very nice inside and out but no view what-so ever. Great place for that special occasion.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was very good to
Everything was very good to great. However, the wine list could have a few more selections and one of the deserts was not in the same class as the rest of the meal.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a group of four. Food was excellent, all had steaks, which were done precisely to desired temperatures. Onion rings and pheasant poppers before dinner were also quite tasty.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
the steaks really should have
the steaks really should have more then 1 side the plate looks very sad showing up with jst the steak and 1 side I know other sides are optional but got peets sake dress it up its a $40.00 steak for cryn out loud
if your going here to eat I don't recommend but if your going just to be out and have the money to eat another meal again to fill you up its a good start
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM