Stampede 66 never fails to impress.This was our 4th time to Stampede 66, and like all the other times, it was stellar.
At first we were hesitant to come on a Sunday because it was a fixed menu and the normal things were not available.
However, we were all surprised at the amount of food, it's presentation, and the quality.
This is one of the best restaurants in Dallas.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to "Sunday Supper"We went to "Sunday Supper" for Father's day - were not expecting that we would get all 3 entrees as part of the meal (platters/bowls/baskets are put on table for you to help yourself) and it was all good. we ate the brisket and catfish there, and the chicken was great the next day! Almost too much food but it was all wonderful.
There were also lots of families with kids, and they are welcomed by the staff.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and waitstaff...Great food and waitstaff... we have eaten here 4 times now - menu and waiters are simply fantastic, unique and worth going back! HOWEVER, this is the ONLY Opentable restaurant whose host/hostesses don't seem aware of any of the notes or requests made in the Open Table reservation... In three of the four times we went, despite explicitly asking for a quiet booth by the front door if available, our hostess tried to seat us at a table in the middle of the restaurant even with the restaurant practically empty and all of the requested booths open. It makes us wonder if the hostesses are more concerned with balancing wait staff loads than any customer special requests?!? A poor first impression for what is a wonderful new Dallas restaurant...6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experience. ExcellentOutstanding experience. Excellent food with unique twists and wonderful service.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday Suppers are FunThis was the 3rd Sunday Supper we have tried with different set of friends. The menu is always changing
we always enjoythe different food themes as well as lives musical bands. It is a great way to try this restaurant and love the family style menu where you can share and taste different items on the menu.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday SupperWe went for Sunday Supper. It's a great place to end the day. Great food and music.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMEspecially nice when StephenEspecially nice when Stephen Pyles stopped by our table and chatted with us! Great place to bring out of town guests!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!Great restaurant with a very Texas flair. The best Rib Eye Steak in town and the Chicken Fried Buffalo is some of the best I have ever tasted. Don't forget the Chili and an order on Rachero Beans. It's all good! You can't go wrong here!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner and ambianceFried chicken was fantastic! Tater tots with mashed potato stuffing were divine, as were the pickles. I would come back for the same dinner I had.
Ambiance is fun and decor is casual and attractive. A great place to bring out of towners, as well as locals.
Our waiter was always there when we needed him, yet unobtrusive.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service.The appetizers and main course meals were excellent.
The service was spectacular. I felt like a guest in someone's fine home. Perfect service from the time we walked in the door.
The 72 hour smoked brisket is the best I have ever tasted.
Everyone raved about their main course.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAir ConditioningThey sat us in a little room that was not out in the main part of the restaurant. The room was nice, but the A/C was not functioning properly and it was HOT. Shouldn't have seated anyone in that area.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT ATMOSPHERE, food okayI have been here a couple of times and LOVE the atmosphere but have yet to be super impressed by the food. Service is great and decor is a fun tribute to Texas so I will still be returning, especially with out of town guests6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTexas-style Food with a Flavor BursPerfect place to bring out-of-town guests. This is Texas-style food with a flavor boost. We loved the combination of flavors in the pork chop with hominy. Unfortunately, the only even slightly healthy option was the fish of the day which was served over black beans and greens, but the butter sauce definitely contributed to it's wonderful flavor.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWestern Swing on Sunday nightThe Sunday night Suppers are great. Always an unusual twist on a familiar dish. The duck con fit enchiladas were a very pleasant surprise, I did not expect to enjoy them, but they turned out to be one of my favorites for the night. The banana pudding was served in a way I never would have thought of, but enjoyed it.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Place!I was so excited to try Stampede 66, I told everyone about it and dragged my boyfriend there for Sunday Supper. It was awesome! The food was amazing and the special little touches made eating the food a really unique experience. The Deviled Pickled Eggs came with home-made jalapeno pop rocks that were really fun! Everything tasted really good, but my favorite was the Duck Confit and Sour Cream Enchiladas! The one thing I wish we would have done differently would have been getting two different drinks. We both got sangria and I wish that we could have tried something else to try.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Stampede 66! The menuLove Stampede 66! The menu selections are comfort food, redefined, and I haven't tasted anything I didn't love yet. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, and the staff is excellent. It is nice to have a great meal at an interesting restaurant with very moderate pricing.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI really enjoyed it. GoodI really enjoyed it. Good simple food with a twist. It was like you took a little bit of FtWorth and put it in the middle of Dallas. I will be back and would recommend it to my friends.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMReservationist was great workingReservationist was great working with us while our headcount was in a state of flux. Very gracious, energetic and efficient staff. Thank you for an outstanding evening for our special event.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place~All of the staff were really knowledgeable on the menu and the experience was the best I've had in Dallas in awhile.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFun atmosphere; decent food!The atmosphere and service here are top notch! The food, however, left a bit to be desired from what we expected. The oyster tacos are a must for any oyster lover and were hands down the best item we tried. The pork tamales were pretty good - about as good as tamales could be, I guess, and it's neat that they are only 1 of 2 or so restaurants that grind their own corn for tamales (according to my interpretation of our waiter's explanation). The rest of the food was ok, but we'd still come back for the atmosphere and oyster tacos.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome to TexasTexas is a whole nother country, and Stampede 66 celebrates that. The brisket was particularly exceptional.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMcluelesssome of the staff seemed clueless/ awkward
IE the receptionist5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter was so interestedOur waiter was so interested in the table next to us that he delivered incomplete items to our table.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMFifth time there and the menuFifth time there and the menu is still delicious. Had the pasta of the day...really fine pork dish!5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMStephen Pyles has anotherStephen Pyles has another wonderful restaurant. The décor in the restaurant is award winning. There is ample room at the bar which is separated from the dining area, and another quiet area to have a drink while waiting to be seated.
The menu definitely had the west Texas flair, and there is something on the menu for everyone. The food we ordered the evening we went out was exceptional. I would recommend the pork chop. Do leave room for desert. You won't be disappointed with any of the deserts. The service was very good.
Would recommend the restaurant for about any occasion.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back!We dined on a Sunday and therefore had the "Sunday Supper" menu served family style. The food was delicious with exception of the sides, would have loved a warm side! Cold potato salad and cold coleslaw were good but would have been nice to have a hot potato dish or something along the lines of fresh veg. Want to go back when the full menu is available but would do the Sunday Supper again!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeLove what Stephen Pyles has done to create a "Texas" restaurant. It really fits the bill (or horms).5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGenius at workStampede 66 reminds home cooks that one should go out to enjoy cooking genius once in a while. Mr. Pyles has carried on Mark Miller's tradition, and we were reminded of the Sante Fe Coyote Cafe in its golden days, with the open atmosphere and Texas-Tejano themes, complete with a changing skylight and wall slide shows. The fried green tomato salad was to die for and we vowed to come back (indeed to give up all technology to come back regularly) so we could try more of the taco and tamale starters (the fried oyster taco was amazing!). My favorite was the green chile hominy with my pork, and the tasty basket with honey-fried chicken great. We like our mole and pepper sauces, but time to bow to and learn from the master! Golder and Donna Wilson5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Bon Voyage!My workplace had a send-off for a coworker and we had lunch at Stampede 66. Our table for 12 was ready when we got there and the service was warm and attentive. The appetizer and meals were wonderful (except that my chicken friend steak did not come with gravy!). I'm sure many of us will go back again.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Good PricesThough our server was clearly obnoxious and prided himself is speaking so fast no one would understand what he said, we thought the ambiance was fun and the food delicious. Will go back for the food, but be sure to ask someone else to serve us. We were in five, as a group. The server's attituted ended up being a topic of conversation bc of his sarcastic way and clear intention of speaking quickly and having people confused.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWarm Texan atmosphereA group of my kid's moms and I came here for a Mom's Night Out. When we walked in, we immediately were welcomed by the hostesses and a very talented country trio. This set the stage for a special night. There is a pre-fixed family-style dinner on Sunday nights. I loved how our group of 4 could order special drinks by the pitchers too -- we ordered both margaritas and sangria. All of the food was extremely flavorful and tasty. The service was friendly and attentive. My highlight of the night was when Chef Stephan Pyles came by our table to check up on us. We had a wonderful experience. Thank yoU!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful.The food was great. The tamales were outstanding, so was the venison meatloaf. Service was top notch, with the exception of the poorly dressed and moody hostess. I highly recommend Stampede 66.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, third visitI have been to Stampede 66 three times now, and this visit did not let my now-high expectations down. With a friend, I had the bowl of red, a no-beans Texas Chili, served with a dollop of fried cheese. A very enjoyable dish, I would recommend the brisket (first visit, for lunch) or the tacos (second visit, for happy hour), with fried Oyster as the most unique and all others as excellent, as superior options.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe vibe is very Texas themedThe vibe is very Texas themed fun. We bring out of town guests here for something a little different. A good variety of foods. the tacos and pimento cheese popover are favorites. I had the bone-in ribeye and it was perfectly prepared with just the right amount of seasoning to the the meat flavor shine through. our group of 7 in including our banker from NY were thoroughly satisfied.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTexas 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 AMAmazing twist on Texas classicsDont miss the tacos and the fried chicken. The chicken fried steak is amazing. Don't miss the margaritas.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 AMThe concept of a prix-fixeThe concept of a prix-fixe for sunday night dinner is smart. In our particular case it was cobb salad, frito pie, brisket, fried chicken, mash and green beans. Food was good, not great. The dressing on the cobb got 0/5 votes on our table. The frito pie and dessert got 5/5. Food took a long time to get to the table, unexpected in a prix-fixe day. Maybe because we were some of the first guests to arrive for dinner. But we would have expected them to "catch up" at some point.. The dining room was too cold. Ambiaance as great, live Texas music and exciting in its decor. Service was courteous albeit slowed by food. My wife sent back a sangria, which the waiter was very kind not to charge for. But we did get charged for an extra plate of mash.5/12/2013 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 AM