Dakotah Steakhouse

4.7
1244 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
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RickS
South Dakota
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat. Food is good and service is excellent

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PhillyVisitor
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at a nearby hotel for a visit to the area, and were pleased to see that the Dakota was nearby. Made reservations for a Thursday evening. We were seated quickly. Our server (Alix) was excellent- efficient, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was also excellent - the buffalo bone entree and prime rib. Both recommended. Not inexpensive but prices probably in- line with similar steakhouses.

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ShannonL
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Service from Christi was excellent. She was so nice. I recommend it highly.

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BRETW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a last-minute choice this year as our usual place was not serving Thanksgiving dinner. Dakotah Steak House as Rapid City's most exclusive (and high-end) steakhouse, and we've even dined there a time or two for anniversaries, had an outstanding meal, but (understandably) paid a premium for it as well. As it turned out, however, they came through for the Thanksgiving holiday with a wonderful plated traditional meal (which we wanted), superb and very attentive service, an an atmosphere evocative of some of the finest cabins and hunting lodges of the Black Hills. My only comment would be a very tiny one (both turkey and ham were a little dry), but having roasted up my own feasts in year's past, something as minor as this is hard to avoid for a big crowd. Overall, this was a very nice and memorable experience, and we are already making plans to put Dakotah Steak House at the top of our list for NEXT year's Thanksgiving dinner!

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AmyK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We planned a last minute trip to SD over Thanksgiving weekend and this was one of only two places with reservations available on short notice. We were pleased with everything! My son-in-law ordered the bison rib, my daughter the sockeye salmon, and I got the prime rib. They were all great as was the fry bread and the sides (my daughter loved the fried mac and cheese). We also shared the chocolate cake and the fry bread sundae, which were a huge hit with my 5 y.o. granddaughter. The staff was great, especially our waiter Cig, and the space was warm, inviting, and clean. We will definitely stop in again on our next visit.

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BethM
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. Our server, Marcus, was wonderful. Personable and attentive.

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LaceyT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Wonderful, we will return!! Cozy atmosphere with amazing food!!

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vipDebraW
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty lamb chops and mashed potatoes. The wedge salad is a favorite. The sage ice cream can’t be beat. Debra

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LindseyW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed by the presentation of various cuts of beef steaks

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DDDDD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The waitress was very nice and I asked for a recommendation for wine with my entree and the bar tender nailed it but we ordered a well done steak and it was medium. We sent it back and it came back seared and tough. It was still medium on one end of the steak. For the price you pay for the steaks, I thought they would be better

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AMYR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet Minon was amazing as well as the ribeye, perfectly cooked. Highly recommend the Buffalo scewer appetizers such great flavor!

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RickS
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Walleye was excellent. Love this local restaurant

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ChrisF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is on our annual trip "to do list" when we head West to hunt in Wyoming. We have been enjoying this stop on our way through SD! Looking forward to it again next year!

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SusanM
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was outstanding, Dakotah Steakhouse never disappoints!
Chateaubriand for 2 was amazing, cooked to perfection at medium rare and melted in my mouth!

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RonaldE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakota Steakhouse has the best tasting and most tender steaks in Rapid City.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meal for 4 of us. Friendly fast service. Food was excellent.

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Daniel
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had two friends visiting from out of town and wanted to take them somewhere nice. This place fit the bill perfectly. The staff was friendly and attentive and the food was great!

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RayS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm in Rapid City quite often and the Dakota Steakhouse is always a must visit. The food and the service has always been great! One of the best steaks I've ever had and the Buffalo filet is awesome.

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JenniferS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always excellent here. We had our anniversary dinner here and everything was so delish.

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VincentA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and our server Trever was fantastic. It was a great experience.

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HeathO
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit, and plan to return often.

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KevinL
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We did not like where we were, bar area. Service was Very Slow. My wife's prime rib was not cooked properly and her mashed potatoes were Cold.

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vipDebraW
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Buffalo appetizer sticks with peanut sauce, loved the pheasant poppers, great steaks with mashed potatoes and bacon wrapped asparagus. The wedge salad with blue cheese, bacon and tomatoes is very tasty. Nice selection of craft beer and wine. The Dakotah Sangria was light and fruity. An overall excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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AlyssaD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful building and great service, but food was just ok for the price.

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EsMa
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved our server Alex who provided excellent service! The food was great and the ambiance is always enjoyable.

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vipToddP
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Just OK and not worth the money. Every time we come to Rapid we make a point of taking my parents to Dakotah. For years… this time was disappointing.

Food was good, ambiance was a little funky - Blake it on pandemic. The server was great, drinks were horrible, we were charged $12-13/ drink and thought they might be virgins. My wife’s cosmo’s were like straight cranberry juice…

Just left fir the first time feeling a bit disappointed and not worth the money

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Scrud
South Dakota
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 48th anniversary. The waiter was excellent the meal was excellent as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. Both the soup of the day and the signature “three sisters” soups sounded good, but I went with the three sisters soup based off my server’s suggestion. It was amazing, thank you Justine! My bacon wrapped bison filet was perfectly medium rare, grilled carrots were delicious as well. If I ever find myself back in Rapid City, I will be back!

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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
4 reviews
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!!

FAQs

Dakotah Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (605) 791-1800.

Dakotah Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 1244 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.