Texas Kind Of PlaceThree cheers for Stampede 66 by Stephan Pyles! A fantastic 'Texas' atmosphere with great service and even better food! A must try while in Dallas.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayOutstanding overall, I only wish they would dial back the portions for kids so they can enjoy
More things on the menu.
Will be returning for the fried chicken5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, long waitWe arrived at 8:05 for an 8:15 reservation. We were told they were running a little behind. Not a huge deal. Didn't actually get seated until 9:00. Not good. Waiter seemed in too big of a hurry to really answer questions we had. He talked VERY fast and walked off before we finished talking. Took almost 40 minutes for food to arrive after we ordered. Having reservations at 8:15 and getting food at 10:00 is not okay. Food was good, but anything would have been at this point. Ordered chiccarones and tamales for apps. Yummy. Husband had venison meatloaf and I had pork chop. Pork was better. Venison was not all that special. Mac and cheese was yummy though. Good food, but very frustrated with timing of everything. Work out kinks please.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED IT !!!I love the food Stephen Pyles creates. We were not disappointed. A few minutes of visiting with Stephen was the 'icing on the cake' to a great experience. We were celebrating our 24th anniversary. As Native Texans this was 'perfect' for us. The service was outstanding!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Pyles Success!The food was superb! The honey fried chicken would make the Colonel retire. And the unusual Margaritas made us want to try several. But the most unexpected aspect was the artwork throughout the restaurant that created the Stampede ambience! Our waiter was very knowledgeable about all the art but I still would have liked a postcard listing each piece & artist. The attention to detail even in the unique food presentation reinforced the decor & menu. We will definitely be back!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStephen Pyles = Culinary EinsteinFrom one Engineering geek to all other's his creativity & imagination w/ his ability to put all these ingredients into something magical on your taste buds, deserved a Nobel Prize for creative cooking!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery CleverAbsolutely fabulous. I had the honey fried chicken. It was amazing and not to be beaten. However the mashed potato tatters were world class and extremely clever. The bisquits were also tremendously unique. I have thought about that lunch for days. Also the waiter, Shawn, was highly professional and pleasant.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe tried several differentWe tried several different tacos and tamales, the fried green tomatoes, crab avocado, and the shrimp and grits.
All excellent.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLiquid Nitrogen on Display!Gimmicky but great tasting, their house margarita is made in front of you using liquid nitrogen. It's quite the presentation. The rest of the apps were great including their cornbread and tater tots. Pass on the mac and cheese as the flavor is limp. Outstanding desserts including a smoky chipotle berry cobbler and the best butterscotch pudding I've had in a long time.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for their new SundayWe went for their new Sunday Supper. The Fried chicken and flank steak were excellent. The Country Music band made the experience even more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this family style meal for a group of 4 or more.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSteveWent there for the first Sunday night family dinner.
I'm from Atlanta, and I can say that this might be the best fried chicken I've ever had at a restaurant. The entire meal was a mood changing experience for my group.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMTexas tradition - Stampede 66Stephen Pyles has done it again!! Almost all
19 years of celebrating our marriage has
been at a Stephen Pyles restaurant. Texas
style with incredible food! Sean our server
was personable and helped make the night
special. Go eat at Stampede 66!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative menu, fun country/cowboyCreative menu, fun country/cowboy themed restaraunt. Great place foe our business lunch. My lunch companion ordered the shrimp and grits which were delicious but a little rich. I ordered the chicken and dumpling which were delicious but overly rich with cream. ( I could feel the arteries clogging with each flavorful bite). Wr shared the apple cinnamon spice cake which was out of this world. Served warm and moist with ice cream, it was out of this world. For those of you looking for some lighter fare fixed in a healthier style, not sure this is the place for you. But, this place is definitely a great place to dine and should not be missed.
And btw, service was excellent. $5 valet at lunch.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI was there last Friday withI was there last Friday with two friends for lunch. Our selections were outstanding, which I had no doubt they would be as I had frequented your restaurant several times since it opened. There were two slight negatives. One was the beer biscuits. We all thought they were doughy, heavy in nature, and had little taste. Not a good selection for us. The second negative was that when our waitress came to our table to deliver drinks we asked her a couple questions concerning a couple items on the menu. She answered our questions and then abruptly walked away never to be seen again. We flagged down another waiter and he couldn't have been more helpful. From that point on, our service was super good. Thank you.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMlunch was reasonably pricedlunch was reasonably priced for a high end place. 3 people for $45.00 plus tip. valet parking was easy4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Wild West is Delicious!Wow! Stampede 66 exceeded our expectations! The Texas Cuisine was delicious, and the service was professional & friendly. Stampede 66 is fun, as Chef Pyle's western theme facilitates an entertaining environment in which the diner can enjoy a delightfully complex spectrum of flavors. Stampede 66 is a highly recommended dining destination!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second time toThis was our second time to Stampede 66. We had international guests so we thought it would be fun to show them this very uniquly decorated restaurant. Three of us had the shrimp etouffe - it was good, but nothing special. One had the smoked chicken and dumplings. Again, good, but nothing to rave about. We tried the pickled water mellon rind which had too much vinegar and therefore was quite sour. One of us had a frozen margarita made at our table. This was a real treat, especially with the liquid nitrogen trick to make lots of smoky special effects. We also shared the coconut layer cake which was large enough for all of us to eat, take home and eat the rest the next day - that's about 7 or 8 servings!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDelish comfort foodI try not to eat fried foods, but just had to try their fried chicken and it was the best I have ever had. Pyles is a great and innovative chef. Everyone's meal was excellent and the service top notch. It's a real gem.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM2nd time was excellent as wellSecond time there, both times for a Birthday and both times were excellent. Loved the tamales and had to have the Honey Chicken again. The butterscotch pudding for desert cannot be missed. The service is always top notch.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sisters were in town fromMy sisters were in town from CT and Massachusetts, and we were on our way to the Bon Jovi concert on April 11. We had a narrow window of time to eat and get to the concert...the server was amazing, he was fast without being overbearing, met our needs perfectly. The ambiance was great - very Texas feeling. I would have given 5 stars for food, but the margaritas we had were only so so. The fried chicken was great, loved the presentation in the basket with the jar of pickles....biscuits to die for. One sister had the butterscotch dessert with sea salt - amazing taste. Deviled eggs...the best. We all loved our meals, and thanks for getting us to the concert on time!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Wonderful atmosphereWow! Wonderful atmosphere (remember Star Canyon?) fish special, brisket reuben and chiccarones were outstanding. Can't wait to return.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStephan Pyles has outdoneStephan Pyles has outdone himself again! This is my new favorite restaurant. From Jason the bartendar who made a special cocktail for us, to our waiter Mark who was so helpful and positive---I can't say enough good things about it! Fried green tomato salad was superb, brisket tacos literally melt in your mouth---honestly can say this was the best meal I've had in along time---certainly in all of 2012 and 2013! I am going to dream about my dessert, too---the butterscotch pudding/salt caramel is a genius dessert! It was beyond words it was so good! I really can't say enough about the service and food. Truly outstanding!!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance was wonderful. WeAmbiance was wonderful. We will go back because the atmosphere and service were great. The food was so-so...4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding meal - traditionalOutstanding meal - traditional Texas fare with a unique Stephen Pyles twist. Atmosphere is delightful, from horns and sculptures to unusual Texas city names on the wall (Bug-Tussle, Gasoline!). Star Canyon Margarita is an experience not to be missed (and delicious too!). We were thrilled to be visited by the Chef himself (he's a doll) and got to stare (inconspicuously) at some guy name Troy Aikman - who?!! Overall a wonderful dining experience. All visitors to our Lone Star State should be taken to Stampede 66!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a ladies lunch groupWe were a ladies lunch group of 6 and everyone loved their food and the friendly service. Only negative was that the special margaritas arrived after we'd been served our food and had been sitting quite a while waiting for them. The hostess comped them which was unnecessary but very nice and appreciated.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNOT true Texas Barbecue!Absolutely love the decor and most all of the food is definitely special. However, I ordered the BBQ brisket, potato salad and pickles for lunch and was very disappointed. Being from Texas, I know that barbecue is tender, moist and should melt in your mouth. Back Country BBQ, Sonny Bryan, etc. they know how it's done. I myself make a brisket that cooks all day and falls apart in your mouth. Stampede 66's version was a brick hard, dry piece of meat that I had to cut vigorously with a knife and chew with all my might.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again an incredible eveningOnce again an incredible evening at Stampede. We were a group of six and had impeccable service and outstanding food. Still a huge fan of the oyster and sweetbread tacos. Everyone loved the manchego chicharones for starters. Looking forward to going back again soon.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNot great for kids on holidaysSix of us went for brunch on Easter Sunday. The food was GREAT, the service was quite slow. I asked for the Migas to have egg-whites only, and they wouldn't do that. Our server explained, "Since it's his first brunch, he didn't want to do special orders." They didn't have any child booster seats for our 5-year old granddaughter and they didn't have a child's menu. When asked about kid-friendly items, the server said, "We don't have a kid's menu, but we can serve a pancake or fried chicken." It's strange for a veteran like Stephen Pyles to be open at brunch on a major family holiday and not be prepared to accommodate children. There were several tiny kids among the diners.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my all time favoriteOne of my all time favorite spots. Perfect combination of great, inventive, creative food and welcoming service. We loved the fact that it wasn't packed on Easter Sunday...but we had a rather late reservation. The brunch menu was wonderful. Shrimp and Grits amazing, and I have found a new love of buffalo chicken and pancakes. Holy cow that was good. A riff on the "chicken and waffles" thing I assume, but even better! Nice that you can now walk from Stampede 66 to the Klyde Warren park...we really needed to move after that meal. Can't wait for our next visit.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster Brunch4 of us had a lovely Easter Brunch. The choices they'd selected were wonderful for each of the courses. Stephan Pyles himself made the rounds and made several recommendations. Fried Oyster tacos were very good. Shrimp & Grits and the Barbeque were excellent. Best dessert was lemon icebox pie with the blueberry sorbet, with the Chocolate Panna and peanut butter ice cream a close second! Staff were all exceptional! Loved reading the Texas sayings that are on the wall and the artwork is a lot of fun. Looking forward to returning for their regular menu!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great atmosphereGreat bar - you can enjoy a drink before your dinner, or you can sit at the bar for dinner. Had the mushroom tamales as a starter, which were a great way to kick off the meal. Had the brisket this time which had a nice smoked flavor. The chipotle sauce really enhances the flavor of the beef. My husband had the meatloaf which was excellent. Really appreciate the service here. Attentitve, not rushed, and the water glass never gets too low. Steven Pyles came by which was a delight. This time sat in one of the booths which was comfortable. Overall, Stampede 66 continues to deliver excellent food at very reasonable prices in a fun, playful atmosphere. I'll be coming back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. InterestinGreat food and service. Interesting menu. The chicken and dumplings were delicious. We will go back again. The floors in the restaurant are very slippery. This would make us reluctant to take older folks with us. My guess is that they will have to fix this or someone will get injured.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing experience! FoodAmazing experience! Food was awesome, great service, beautiful interior. We did have to wait way too long to get served at the bar while waiting for our table, as I think they need to staff 2-3 more bartenders, but everything else was top notch. Cannot wait to go again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Texas food and atmosphere.Great Texas food and atmosphere. The food and service was great.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA real gourmet taste of WestA real gourmet taste of West Texas. Second time for us there, and it was just as great the second time. Great place for sharing and sampling. The menu is designed to experience small to large portions that can easily be shared with your friends and family. Texas is everywhere in this place. Would recommend to anyone that has visitors from out of town or just want to show some good old Texas hospitality.
Everything we had was delicious. Lots of local Texas items.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. All staff were very attentive.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated a special occasionWe celebrated a special occasion during lunch at Stampede 66. The wine list is interesting. There are a lot of Texas wines. We had an off-menu Chilean wine that was excellent. I had the fish special and it was perfect. Great size and outstanding flavors. My husband had the BBQ plate which was just okay. Great concept, but not the best brisket in town. The tamale appetizer was incredible, but nothing topped the chocolate ice cream at dessert. The ice cream was so wonderful, we brought the pecan pie home.
We would go back, but would not order the brisket again. The service was top notch from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, but with an unobtrusive approach.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service, food and decorThe service, food and decor were all special. Great food for hungry Texans.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was outstandingThe service was outstanding and the food was great. The only dissapointment was the pecan pie dessert. I felt like that could have come from anywhere but the apple cake dessert was to die for.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA slight disappointment whenA slight disappointment when compared to his other restaurants. The big plates are bigger but lacks some execution. The small plates are the way to go forward. Save the margarita for warm lunches or desert.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service and we were seated right at our reservation time. We will defintely go back and soon3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food at Stampede 66!The food was phenomenal! The atmosphere was beautiful. I love the art and the references to Stephans childhood. The service was great, Adam was my server. The fresh flowers at the table are very nice. The butterscotch pudding was out of this world good! Excellent! Beautiful restaurant and another Stephan Pyles success! Thank you.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food from startFantastic food from start to finish, the Deviled Eggs are amazing!!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMlooking forward to a return visit!Wow- could not have had a better experience! Everything from appetizers to dessert was impeccable, includng service. I highly suggest following the recommendations of the servers. The decor was interesting and the topic of several conversathions, as well as the music. We caught ourselves singing along frequently. Can't wait to go back and try more of the menu- hopefully with the same server!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ExperienceThis is definitely a restaurant I would love taking out of town guest to experience. The employees, food, quality of food and service all very outstanding. From start to finish, not one complaint at all. They truly aim to please. I was with a party of 4 and we all enjoyed everything we ordered. I actually took my dinner home after only a few bites, I was full from trying the appetizers. I love the decor and overall atmosphere. Not stuffy, very laid back and relaxed, but upscale all in one. This was the 3rd restaurant I have tried of Stephen Pyles and I can truly say, Mr. Pyles love good food and know how to prepare good food.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Stephan Pyles twistEnjoyed Stephan Pyles twist on texas faire. Great atmosphere, and reasonable prices, we will be back.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendous meal, inventiveTremendous meal, inventive menu, outstanding value. Love the atmosphere, presentation and overall vibe of this "hot spot"...no wonder. Can't wait to return again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food topped offOutstanding food topped off by excellent butterscotch pudding and salted caramel sauce.The pudding is a must have every time.Service was exceptional.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMbeautiful Texas style restaurant.beautiful Texas style restaurant. The food was good except the sweetbread taco had a yellow sauce that distracted from the lovely meat inside. The porkchop and shrimp & grits we had were both very good. Service was spot on and friendly.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYum Yum said the TexanWent for a spur of the moment lunch and had such a wonderful time. Love the decor of the restaurant---being a Native Texan it was such a TREAT!
The food was amazing and the prices very reasonable, especially for a Stephen Pyle's restaurant. You must not pass up on the tamales or the pineapple cobbler!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM