Dakotah Steakhouse

4.6
1075 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 1075 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRebekah
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Very safely minded. I'll be back!!

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JohnD
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakotah Steakhouse starts with good quality steaks and cooks them to perfection. This is our favorite place for a special occasion.

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JoshK
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was fast, and people were kind and friendly!

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WilliamE
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, wait staff was excellent, and the food was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Server was great!

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JodiD
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance and meal. Portion size was perfect, not huge. Service was good, but nothing exceptional.

We would definitely stop again if we were in the area.

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Kathsscrn
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

48th anniversary.

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Jewels
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tender steak, wonderful service, and great menu options.

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JohnP
Hawaii
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant that we highly recommend! The buffalo rib, buffalo steak, and filet mignon dinners were some of the best meals we've ever had. Nothing disappointed us! The service, ambiance, light music, cleanliness, and the entire dining experience out-did our highest expectations.

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HumphreyH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Understaffed, short some menu items, and my filet came out medium to medium well when I ordered it medium rare. Waited around too much for service but also for food. Dinner took 1 hour and 15 minutes. The waiter tried hard but they were understaffed and the kitchen did not perform well.

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OliviaD
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server did an amazing job! He had a wonderfulbwine recommendation and he put a candle in my desert because it was my birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was a perfect steakhouse atmosphere. Appropriate noice and light levels with a perfect temperature.

Elizabeth was phenomenal and helped us pick the right cuts of meat. Friendly and engaging, every dining establishment should have a server like her.

Each meal was cooked exactly to our specifications and delicious. Will definitely be returning next time we are in Rapid City.

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LenH
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was very good. Server was excellent. Would recommend for a nice evening.

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DeeM
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was delicious and the service was excellent. We felt very comfortable with seating distance and staff wearing masks.

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Darla
Guam
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good food but Very cold in the restaurant!

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JoelW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Everything just perfect. We ate too fast, staying only two hours. Again this time, just wonderful.

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YvonneH
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and accommodating to dietary needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Dakota’s did not disappoint! Beautiful decor and very professional, courteous staff from drinks to dessert!! Sam was funny, witty and attentive which contributed to excellent customer service. Great food all around - looking forward to our next visit already!!!

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Kent
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alix our server was wonderful. Food was fantastic. We all had different steaks topped off with different desserts. We were visiting the area from out of state. Having just visited Devil’s Tower and driving back to Rapid City, one sees many cattle along the way. Not surprisingly, we all wanted a really good steak. No pressure! Dakotah Steakhouse did not disappoint! Would recommend this establishment to any and all. Not cheap, but fit our expectations exactly. Best yet, all steaks were done as requested, from medium rare to medium well.

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vipDebraW
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly waiter. Cozy dining. Wonderful local dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a great time probably the best meal that We have ever had at Dakotah steakhouse. Wish they had the mushroom bread pudding but we totally understand.

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JasonL
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a wonderful atmosphere. The service was top notch. We willl be back.

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TMandCH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re from Sioux Falls and said we would take a trip back to Rapid City just for Dakotah Steakhouse. The food was amazing, and everything had a different touch, like the fry bread and sweet butter brought out before our meal. Satisfied a craving I didn’t even know I had! Thanks for the great meal and amazing service:)

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SCOTTM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fast & friendly. Food is always above grade and the atmosphere is always excellent. Would highly recommend to any one for the finest steak or just a burger and fries!

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredible. The pace of service was perfect.

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vipRebekah
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was fantastic and the food was amazing as it was the first time!

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vipSuzyA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our waitress noticed my husband was having a little bit of a hard time with seeing the menu and she promptly brought him a tiny flashlight and a pair of reading glasses. We had a laugh but were impressed by her attentiveness! The filet was amazing as was the chocolate cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stop here to eat when I’m in Rapid City. The Buffalo stew was awesome. But I always have to get the Kuchen desert. They have made it smaller and smaller over the years which I think Is a mistake as it’s something you don’t find anywhere else. It seems like something that’s so unique, you’d think they would keep it really special!!!

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BestOfParadiseValley
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and outstanding service. Great atmosphere and a place to go back to many times.

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vipDebraW
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to enjoy a birthday meal. Steak & prime rib were delicious. The waitress was impressive- even remembered our drink preference from a prior visit. A locally owned establishment which makes us proud. Debra

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Michelle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a nice Valentine's supper there as we came through Rapid City. We loved the ambience. Music was nice, but not at all intrusive. Easy to hold a conversation. if you get there early you can have drinks, but only a couple chairs open at the bar to use during covid, so we had to just wait instead. Food was ok, fry bread they serve before meal was a nice surprise. Warm apple crisp was probably the highlight of our evening. Had the couple's steak special for Valentine's Day. Def don't use their highest quality meat on that, but it was more than decent and the price was fair. Service was very prompt, waitress was pleasant. Liked the atmosphere enough to come back if we have the chance.

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KrisB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waitress that served us did a nice job in not rushing our meal. She was helpful and paced the courses very well. The food was cooked as ordered and brought out at the right temperature.

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SteveR
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakotah Steakhouse never disappoints. We had the Chateaubriand special and it was amazing! Tender, great flavor, and had a great dipping sauce. The fry bread as always was fantastic. We always recommend Dakotah to our friends as it is one of our favorite places to go.

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WilliamE
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, our waitress was very prompt and extremely helpful, food as always was excellent. I would definitely recommend to anyone to eat at this fine establishment.

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vipRebekah
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place. Great service and moderately priced. At by fireplace, it was nice and cozy!

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Alli
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so kind and very helpful. She answered any questions and clearly explained the specials. The atmosphere is conducive to conversation, very easy to hear. The background music is very appropriate for the setting and the perfect volume. Our food was absolutely perfect. We will be returning next time we’re in Rapid City!

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Teatimepen
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful server, Sam, made our anniversary really special. The food was great! A wonderful place to celebrate any occasion.

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ZachS11
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent. A bit over priced in comparison to other steak houses in the area.

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TTulon
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. We had Alix for a server and she did a great job. Looking forward to going back.

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Dakotah Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1075 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.