Stampede 66
Stampede 66

Stampede 66

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stampede66.com/
  • Phone: 2145506966
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Saturday dinner service from 6 till 11PM.
    Happy Hour starts from 4PM till 6PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Jon Thompson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full off site catering for party sizes ranging from 10-1000.
  • Private Party Facilities: Warm rustic private dining room with 70" big screen that seats 32. The room is equipped with modern AV, compatible with PC and most presentation tools, and live window directly into the kitchen.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Mazzei 2145506966
  • Entertainment: Texas Country Music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Akard
  • Public Transit: Complimentary trolley one block away.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and two hour limit inside the garage.
A word from Stampede 66
The latest restaurant from Beard Award-Winning Celebrity Chef Stephan Pyles. A true homage to the Lone Star State and his humble roots, this restaurant brings together Pyles’ stylish interpretations of his favorite Texas foods and a setting that puts contemporary updates on traditional ranch motifs. Chef Pyles introduces Modern Texas Cuisine to Dallas, Texas in this state of the art facility.

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Stampede 66 reviews from OpenTable diners
285 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (146)good for groups (115)special occasion (114)hot spot (97)great for lunch (55)vibrant bar scene (45)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (36)notable wine list (31)late-night find (17)great for brunch (16)kid-friendly (13)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Not Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Hells eggs were good. Did not enjoy the food at all. The Honey Chicken was funky tasting, there was no sweet tea in a Texas themed restaraunt, being a Texas Native this was definitely NOT Texas food. Fail.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth Trying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Trendy, but unusual food with a definite unique SW Texas twist. Really worth trying, but slightly pricy, and the appetizer portions are way too small (eg: the breads).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun, Unique, pure Texas
    Rleggs
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ambience is main reason to come here. Avant garde meets the Big D in Texas. Interesting art, great lighting. Food is high end comfort food worthy of trying. I wouldn't do the house special table prepared Margharitas again b/c while fun to watch being made, are just to sugary/juiced for my taste. Everyone enjoyed their entrees but don't go if you are a foodie needing your fix. Limited menu, fried, heavier foods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mark
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place to bring out of town guests. Food and service very dependable and enjoy the ambience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience, creative food
    Warthog
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    From the second you step into Stampede 66, it's obvious that you've found a genuine gem. It's very genuine, and a little different - but in a good way. The food was very good, and creative compared to the usual fare. The pickled serranos went very well with their corn bread for a starter, and the chicken fried steak was excellent. The service was great, very quick, and very efficient. I will definitely go back for lunch and definitely will try it for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 7th Wedding Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great experience! Food was amazing, wait staff was attentive, but plesantly invisible. Food was amazing as usual - PLEASE put pork belly on the regular menu!! It was divine! Our new favorite place! One recommendation: more salads!! You guys are amazingly create - I'd love to see more creative salad offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is our third time. Went right after Stephen Pyle initially opened Stampede. Very disappointing this trip. Food was average at best, shrimp and grits bland, chicken tamale dry, chicken pretty good. Wait staff was less than attentive. Will not go back. Fell really fast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GR8foodGR8wineVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Fun, Texas kitsch; Doesn't seem very 'Dallas' but visitors from out of town may enjoy it. For a high-end, celebrity chef restaurant, the food was disappointing - especially compared to his other restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Overall everything was great. I just feel that the price was a little high for the Restaurant Week menu. I could have gone al a carte and had more of a variety at a better price. Again, overall great and will continue to recommend it to The Joule's hotel guests I speak to. Keep up the great work!! Daniel de la Corte
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always an Interesting Menu
    JennMcTX
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Re-visited Stampede 66 for Restaurant Week. While I was sorely tempted by the signature fried chicken on the regular menu, I stuck to the Restaurant Week menu & was not disappointed. They had a version of the fried chicken, but sans tots. The menu is big enough that there will be something for everyone, and it's all good. 4 diners at my table, a little overlap with menu choices, but all walked away very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stephen Pyles is a Texas Treasure
    Nash
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Stephen Pyles has used Stampede 66 to flex his Texas pride & show off comfort food elevated to a lofty level. The huge portions and complex flavors have me lauding this Texas raised chef once again. While his namesake restaurant shows off his forward thinking, sophistication Stampede 66 celebrates his roots. Other than the table where we were seated (which was a banquette right by the server's station and cut off any line of sight into the restaurant) our evening was great from our specialty Tequila drinks to the smooth Chicken Liver Mousse with Jalapeno Jelly and Peach Salsa (YUM!) to the blue ribbon fried chicken with spicy gravy, sweetened green beans and cheese laden au gratin potatoes it was home cooking like Mother should have made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We were just very disappointed in the food. Appetizer and bread portions were very small. The beer bread was very heavy and dense. The deviled eggs, nothing special. The entrees were in small portions and again, nothing special - bland green beans.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service/Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week having never been and we had a great time. I got the Fried Chicken and my husband got the Shrimp Etoufee. The chicken was great!! We definitely will be back to try the rest of the menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rated T for Texas
    danielwayneandrews
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Appropriately themed with interior design and re-interpreted local dishes. I had the chicken fried steak with some of the hottest pickled habeneras I have ever tasted. You must try the deviled eggs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    foodieinsuburbia
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Another Pyles hit. Ate the best fried chicken ever! The whole menu was great and our party was disappointed in nothing. Definite repeat place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissapointed
    RestaurantWeek2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Kitchen and bar service were very slow. Spent 2-1/2 hours for a one course meal for some and a three course meal for others. Husband had to return biscuits served with Honey Fried Chicken because they were rock hard. Best dish ordered at the table was the Buffalo Chicken Fried Steak. Not worth the amount of money we spent. Good thing part of it is going to support a non-profit. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, great service and a great experience. Restaurant for young, old & families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Keslovesfood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Everything was amazing! Service was just about the best I've seen in the city. Food was delicious, everything from start to finish. I was also most impressed with the table side margaritas
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stampede 66
    deelicious11VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    great for apps and drinks! I had been wanting to try this place for a while and I went with girlfriends during restaurant week. It was yummy but if I go again, I will just go to begin my night. Overall great environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food 5, service 2
    Ikat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Dined here Monday night for restaurant week. We had a three course meal and it took 2 1/2 hours; almost an hour between the first and second courses. Food was great but they need to improve the time it takes to serve it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    RC365
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Food is good, not great. Munu is VERY limited. Probably will not return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    Richard
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Marvelous food. Pork belly tacos were awesome. Could have made a whole meal of these. Chicken fried chicken with chorizzo gravy and scallop potatoes was even great the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent; reliable; a go-to spot!
    KenW
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It's hard to do combine excellence with quirky but Stampede 66 pulls it off. A unique style of cuisine in a charming and unusual atmosphere. And did I mention the great service?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Waiter was very informative. The hells eggs were wonderful and the chicken was outstanding. Everything turned out great.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wild Wild West
    WildWildWest
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The waitstaff was very knowledgeable! The food was ok. The western theme did not appeal to me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Disappointments
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was our second time to dine at Stampede 66...we did the Sunday Supper earlier and returned for dinner with friends on a Tuesday evening. Everything was excellent and we will return. We missed the Stampede Smash that had been featured at the bar on our earlier visit and hope that it will be back on the bar menu soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice decor. Good food. Hard sell.
    MichaelTX
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had been wanting to try this restaurant since it opened, but I always ended up in the Arts District on Sundays when they were closed. Was there on a Tuesday night and our waiter was determined to upsell the menu and have us each get a $14 cocktail and several appetizers before our entrees. We had one hour before curtain time in the Arts District. The buffalo chicken fried steak was good, but not awesome. The buffalo was sliced very, very thin, so maybe 2 oz. in the entire entree. The mashed potatoes were just normal and sat in a shallow bowl of chorizo chili. My dining companion had the honey fried chicken which they are apparently known for. It was good, but we have both had equally good fried chicken for less than $21.
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  • Upsale BBQ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    If there is such a thing in Texas. Excellent everything. Great space, excellent service, excellent food and libations. Had the buffalo fried steak and brisket. Both were sublime and worth coming back. My new favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Texas Gem
    Amandafox9
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    If you want Texas eating done right, then go to Stampede 66. An elegant twist on classic Texas cuisine, this place offers the perfect balance between country and elegance. Lively atmosphere, attentive service and a good time to be had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Talking Texan about Stephan Pyles
    Arealgem24kVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I have followed of all of Chef Pyles ventures and this one is the cherry on top!. He got everything right from ambience, to décor, and most importantly - the food! Best fried chicken I have even eaten and I have lived in Dallas all my life - the honey fried, OMG! I KNOW country cooking and this is Texas fare elevated to an untouchable level! Sunday Supper was the best of all worlds as you get to try so many things and the band was SPOT ON highlighting Texas fave music. Only room for improvement, bar service was extremely slow and the beautiful buttermilk biscuits looked great but I found them dry. I will continue to come here again and again and will think of Stampede 66 any "foreigner" comes to visit :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Atmosphere, boring BBQ
    TexasFoodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Stampede 66 is a great "Texas" restaurant. The atmosphere is elegant Texan. Unfortunately, the BBQ at Stampede 66 was very disappointing. Chef Pyles needs to take a few refresher lessons on how to cook Texas BBQ. The ribs were cooked well, but the rub and sauce fell flat. The brisket was too chewy and anytime you need sauce for your brisket, you know it is not cooked correctly. Enjoy Stampede 66 for the atmosphere and to remind why it is fun to be a Texan, go to Pecan Lodge if you want great BBQ.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Supper
    MesquitePair
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    is great - fun to go and try all the foods that are presented, and there is usually fried chicken to take home for lunch. great for a group
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Texas on a plate!
    Txdonmartin1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A lot of restaurants try to do modern interpretations of regional foods with varying success. Most of the time they aren't particularly successful because they don't really understand the food they are trying to interpret and modernize. Not so with Chef Stephan Pyles, he gets it! Pyles is a Texan by birth and probably by choice and as such he has a fundamental understanding of what Texas food is all about. Texas represents far more than just barbecue. The cuisine of Texas is more than just beef as well. From the Pork Rinds (Chicharrones), to the Tamales, the Cobb 66 salad to the various taco offerings, the quail, the ranch beans (yummy) and the desserts, this place is a walk down memory lane and post card mail home from the trip! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very unique menu. The chicken fried buffalo with chorizo gravy is a must. Love the Shiner bread and Mexican skillet cornbread. Table side margaritas were incredible. Service and ambiance are also great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, service falls flat
    RyanDL
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went with a small group for a work dinner. Food stood out, but server was inexperienced and there were a few service blunders. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    LaurenVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We took a few friends in town from the Northeast to this restaurant, and they absolutely LOVED it. From the food, to the music, to the decor... everything was perfect! HIGHLY recommend taking friends/family here!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I loved the ambiance. The décor was beautiful. Table settings perfect. However, the menu didn't have a lot of options. Plus, the supper meals that you say are generous proportioned... Really are not. The food was just ok. The restaurant and the vibe was more to live up too than what the menu offered.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique yet simple
    TXDogLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is the second time we have been to Stampede 66. If you are a strict vegeterian it is difficult to find anything on the menu, however, they are willing to make a veggie dish if you request it. Members of our party enjoyed the fried chicken, bacon wrapped meatloaf and fish tacos. The fish special was also good. This is not the restaurant for you if you are trying to watch your weight or eat healthy as there are few items that would meet that criteria. Overall, a good dining experience, decent wine list and good atmosphere.
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  • Disappointed
    diner4life
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was way too salty, sweet, or oily. Margarita was good.
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  • Very Texan decor w interesting menu
    CGoodrich
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their entrees. Several of them are foodies, so no easy task to please them! The decor was pure Texan. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was comfortable, not stuffy at all. Good for a nice celebration dinner or nice business dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic