Dakotah Steakhouse

4.6
1222 Reviews
$30 and under
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 are 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 have 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.

Named "Best Restaurant in South Dakota" 2015 by Business Insider
What 1222 people are saying
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MitchJ
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, and great food, especially the Prime Rib!

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GregU
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Good food and drink. Excellent. Good food and drink. Excellent. Good food and drink. Excellent. Good food and drink. Excellent. Good food and drink.

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RonS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Chateaubriand for 2 and it was the best dinner we’ve ever had! Exceptional! We’ll be back!

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TammyJ
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. A little on the pricey side but somewhat expected. Service was really good. Server juggled many tables very well. The Creme Brûlée is a must!

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our steaks were great. Some of the best we have had recently. Our only issue was the waitress. She forgot and messed up our order. We wrote that off to her being new. If you are in the area, I would recommend this steakhouse.

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RickS
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The walleye was superb

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kirby
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like many restaurants these days, Dakotah is experiencing a severe shortage of staff. You would not know it from the extra mile that Trevor, our server, and the rest of the staff went to make our entire experience amazing. We enjoyed the Chateaubriand for two and we both thought it was the best steak ever!

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CharlesC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place online and was a bit skeptical as I was taking my wife for her birthday dinner; however, turned out great. Everything was phenomenal! Especially enjoyed having Buffalo for the first time…it was excellent. Next time we’re anywhere near Rapid City, SD, we will make a point of returning!

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ClarenceC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated us earlier than our reservation of 4:30. Our waitress Brandi was very helpful with our sides and very courteous! It was pretty quiet and they limited reservations to maintain social distancing. The cowboy ribeye was enough for my wife and me. It was cooked according to our request. Very juicy as well. Highly recommend this and we are from out of town. Would go there again if we’re in the area!

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barbaram
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Woderful food! Great service! Will definately be back.

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DanielS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was good and fast for such a nice place. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to Rapid to celebrate our 5th Anniversary and take my little brother, who’s going to school there, out. We all had Buffalo and while expensive, very good. Our waitress was outstanding and all hosts were exceptional.

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HarryJ
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and the service was excellent, thank you

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ErinnC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come back to Rapid City Dakota's is one of out first stops!! Love it!

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StephenT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Thumb up for our server "Marcus". He reminds my college days work as a server. I can tell he love his job and have fun while doing it.

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StevenG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a good meal and enjoyable evening.

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vipLuke61
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely outstanding meal here tonight. The buffalo and walleye dishes were superb. Our waitress was terrific, the service outstanding and the ambience was just perfect for our last dinner in Rapid City. Highly recommended.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Our server was very good but he couldn’t overcome the poor food. Wife ordered the aged rib-eye medium rare and it came out well done. Sent it back and waited a long time to get a second one that was still slightly overcooked. I ordered the BBQ Buffalo bone. It tasted like overcooked pot roast. Very dry and the BBQ sauce taste like steak sauce. With one glass of wine and one desert the bill with tip was over $150.00

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was fair. Messed up our order. Food was just ok, nothing special.

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DennisB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly waiter and food was out of this world.

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vipMaryB
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Four seasoned big city travelers give high rating to the Buffalo filet and walleye! Regular steak good but not great. Native American Two Sisters soup fabulous and left us craving more. Server was excellent-there when you needed him but not intrusive to conversation. Good for friends and business alike. Temperature was too cold inside for the outside weather which became an issue. Dining room was spread out. A short cab ride from downtown but worth the drive!

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DavidL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was recommended that I get a reservation and was easy to do through open table
They are restricting capacity because of Covid so make your reservation early

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SusieS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. The walleye was the best and my husband got the Buffalo bone. Very relaxing atmosphere and top notch service💕

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vipOpenTable Diner
South Dakota
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always consistent and great.

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Diane
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good variety of food choices and prices. Great appearance both inside and out.

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PaulaH
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Dinner was absolutely perfect (Filet Mignon, baked potato and a salad). Service was great. Didn't have to wait long. Friendly staff. I would definitely go back.

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RobinD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there on vacation and wish we had one in Iowa

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TysonS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trever was our server and he did outstanding! He kept us in the loop of when food would be out and just all around amazing customer service!

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PaulaT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our tomahawk steak was really good and the service was good.

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DebbieC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our steaks were excellent. They are short staffed so service was slow. We had a nice time though.

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PaulK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great until after we got our food. Our server check on us only once and we had to wait almost 15 minutes to get our check. The hostess checked on us twice as she was walking by and said she would get our server to bring our check it still took almost 10 minutes after the first time the hostess checked on us. That is one of my biggest pet peeves.

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KarenM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience
Our server Tina was very knowledgeable about the menu and options
She was very attentive and nice
My guests were here from Texas and wanted to order a steak and see how it compared to Texas, since they felt that nothing could compare
Well the SD beef won by a wide margin!

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant! Feels like each guest is celebrated and given great service. We enjoy the ambiance, the service, and of course, the food. The food is always amazing. We are excited to go back!

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BethM62
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was delicious!

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GlennH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! After a tiring day in the Badlands, having a nice meal in such a tasteful and relaxed atmosphere was wonderful.

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RobG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakotah Steakhouse was an absolutely terrific restaurant in Rapid City - very strongly recommended for awesome steaks & prime rib. It was the best meal of our trip to South Dakota.

Our server Christie was amazing and offered us wonderful recommendations.

We so enjoyed Dakotah Steakhouse that we returned for another meal towards the end of our trip to the South Dakota Black Hills.

We will for sure return to Dakotah Steakhouse the next time we are in Rapid City.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and fabulous food.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and came out in a timely manner. Prices were very fair and our server Alix was awesome and stayed on top of everything.

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NickK
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great 😊 sorry there is a problem getting help because of govt. handouts and you have to turn customers away. Alix was our waitress and did a terrific job even though she had to put up with my humor

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute decision to try Dakotah Steakhouse, but we were so glad we did! I had the filet and it was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had- my husband had the ribeye and said it was great, also. The ambiance was very relaxing and comfortable, very nice but not stuffy. We would rate it a 10!

FAQs

Dakotah Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1222 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.