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Dakotah Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
1318 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (605) 791-1800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a small private dining room set up board room style seating approximately 12 people. A/V, WIFI.We also have two semi-private areas for up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Robin Schnieder: (605) 791-1800

  • Neighborhood

    Rapid City

  • Cross street

    I-90

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,318 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

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  • South Dakota

    Best Ambiance

  • South Dakota

    Best Value

  • South Dakota

    Good for Groups

  • South Dakota

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  • Rapid City

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  1. ML

    MarcyL

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service Great Food Will go back
  2. p

    patriciai

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time we’ve had the pleasure of dining at Dakotah it has been exceptional in every way. It’s very casual as far as dress….but top notch ambiance and food. Possibly one of the best steaks we’ve ever had….the dry aged rib eye. We look forward to stopping for dinner each spring as we drive from Florida to Montana.
  3. B

    Benjamin

    Naples

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First I will say our waiter was excellent he knew the menu. We had the fried onion appetizer which was excellent. My wife had the prime rib and I the Bison rib both were good. I thought the Kuchen dessert was weak. The ambiance was fine and the tables well spaced.
  4. SF

    SandraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was excellent food and service. Our server, Trevor was great even though super busy.
  5. RS

    ReneeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was remarkable.
  6. KL

    KevinL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Steak was fantastic. Buffalo Rib was okay but I wouldn’t order again. Crème brûlée was great. The frybread was incredible.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Vacation outing with family
  8. NJ

    NJGail

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have celebrated our anniversary here for the past 3 years and have never been disappointed. Thank you!
  9. PL

    PennyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there many times a year and find it awesome each time.
  10. HP

    HollyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Cig was our server - his approach was odd. Instead of talking through the menu, he pulled out a bunch of slips of paper with the special written on it, wine list, beer list - and left them for us to decipher. It didn’t seem like he could speak to menu items. There was a loud family in the booth next to us who were not well-controlled… Kids on rolling chairs running into the booth, and loud while we were out for a special occasion. Food was outstanding as usual and we will be back .
  11. JD

    JoanD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great as was the service. They had the table waiting for us when we arrived. The service by all of the staff was outstanding. Wonderful food.
  12. MF

    MthreeF

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Dakotah Steakhouse is one of our favorite places to eat in town. I took my mom and stepdad there for Father's Day. The steaks (ribeyes) were really good...better than last time we were there. The Brussel Sprouts were way undercooked and hard...couldn't eat them. The squash soup was ok, but nothing to talk about. The cowboy hash was a big hit and the ice cream sundae was loved by my stepdad. We will definitely be back to try more of the menu items soon.
  13. S

    Shawn

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent
  14. AJ

    AndyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great place to dine! Many different choice and all are top notch. Service was amazing! Thank you Cig for recommending the bison filet. It was incredible!!!
  15. JH

    JoleenH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. The steak was cooked perfectly.
  16. AR

    AmyR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The prime rib was very fatty although flavor very good.
  17. PL

    PeterL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent! The Food the Wine and the Ambiance. Thank you!
  18. JD

    JDiner

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The superstar of this location is the service from Trevor. Wedge salad excellent… First time I’ve ever ordered one that I didn’t have to order extra blue cheese dressing. Manhattan Clam chowder fair. Rolls were good but a tad greasy. Baked potato on point. Bacon wrapped buffalo fillet amazing. Tender and tasty… Could’ve done without the bacon. Yummy pomegranate martinis. Definitely would go back
  19. SD

    ShaneD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The regular filet and the bison fillet were both not great at all. The taste was poor, flavoring was nonexistent, both meats had fatty goop chunks you couldn’t eat, and neither were cooked as requested. And they were cold. Salad was also gross with soggy lettuce.
  20. KL

    KevinL

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The only thing that kept the food rating below 5 was that the steak was not at temperature.
  21. ML

    MegaLo1

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The walleye fish bites were delicious would recommend every time
  22. EM

    EsMa

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service by Sarah, fantastic food and wine, welcoming atmosphere as always. We enjoyed it!
  23. BS

    BSquared

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Workers in all categories were very busy. They did an amazing job with being short staffed.
  24. KC

    KookyCook

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Bison Bone-In Rib. Fall off the bone tender. Excellent preparation. I am now looking for a location where I can purchase Buffalo ribs.
  25. SL

    SteakLover

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Over priced meals. Alpine Inn in Hill City has way better steaks and they are half the price. We celebrated a birthday and the wait staff would not acknowledge the birthday guest yet the host did as the reservation clearly stated what we were there for.
  26. GG

    GeorgeG

    South Dakota

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful as usual. I had the filet and my husband had a Buffalo burger. Our waiter, Trever, was great - very personable and attentive to our needs.
  27. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I got the dry aged Ribeye and it was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten. Full of dry aged flavor, perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned throughout. It was juicy and full of rich beefy flavor. The staff was excellent. A very satisfying meal and dining experience.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice overall. Food was excellent and atmosphere too.
  29. FA

    FranA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Beyond excellent food!! Try the Cowboy Hash potatoes. Wonderful.
  30. VQ

    ValerieQ

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This was the first time we have ever dined at this establishment. Based on the reviews that I read I got the impression this was an upscale steakhouse and that is a stretch. I would describe it as a nice and casual steakhouse. The chairs with the castor wheels in the dining room would seem to me like a hazard and it was very odd to see in a restaurant. The waiter told us the wine & spirit menu has not been updated in 10 years! I would challenge whomever selects the wine to offer more Chardonnay choices or replace the ones they chose. If I may, I would suggest La Crema. It is a nice price point wine to serve and you could charge 100% plus and make a profit. Rombauer would be another excellent choice as a more expensive wine. The prime rib my husband ordered was good though it was a little grisly. I ordered the walleye fish fingers which is an appetizer I chose it for my entrée and it was very good. I wish there were some malt vinegar offered. I wish they would have a half portion size of their onion rings. Unless you have a really hungry table and more than four people there’s no reason to only offer a full order of onion rings. The dipping sauce that accompanied it was very good too. There are many choices for steaks in the general Rapid City area. The exterior does give the appearance that this restaurant is going to be really impressive steakhouse. However, I think you need to update not only your spirit and wine/beer menu but also update the chairs & dinner menu. I would love to see a simple flash fried walleye filet as an entree. Please make your fried mac & cheese creamier. Believe me, it can be done.
  31. DJ

    DaveJ

    South Dakota

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  32. KR

    KarenR

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dining experience here. The menu gives you a variety of choices with a number of local dishes. The Three Sisters soup was delicious. Tried the Buffalo satay skewers as an appetizer. Very good. The Walleye is a locally caught fish and was very good. The Kuchen for dessert was also very unique. Service was great and the prices are very reasonable.
  33. AW

    AaronW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good and the food was very well prepared. They did however run out of apple crisp desert.
  34. JS

    JarrodS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    They do not know how to cook steak. Our strip steak was ordered medium and came rare, and our Prime Rib was ordered medium rare and they brought the well done heel. Waiter told us to give our prime rib to the dog.
  35. BD

    BobbiD

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very nice but I always am very cold in the restaurant.
  36. JC

    JudyC

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, but out waitress was outstanding!
  37. C

    Cackleburger

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience at the Dakotah! The food was fabulous, served hot by a friendly and super efficient server. The meal was perfect-highly recommended!
  38. TR

    TroyR

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is by far the greatest steakhouse that we have around Rapid City the atmosphere is great it feels like a steakhouse and that’s some just restaurant both me and my wife always enjoy our visits to this Steakhouse and we recommend it to everyone who wants to know where to get a good steak always had great service and great food.
  39. SS

    ShirleyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Knowledgable wait staff, proud of what they serve and can help you decide. Trevor was great!
  40. TL

    TimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the staff did a great job!! The steaks were soooooo good!! If we didn’t live so far away, I would be a regular customer.

FAQs

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

Dakotah Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Dakotah Steakhouse

1325 N Elk Vale Road Rapid City, SD 57703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-90

  • Neighborhood

    Rapid City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (605) 791-1800

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a small private dining room set up board room style seating approximately 12 people. A/V, WIFI.We also have two semi-private areas for up to 30 people.

  • Private party contact

    Robin Schnieder: (605) 791-1800

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