About Dakotah 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're 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've 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

1325 N Elk Vale Road
Rapid City, SD 57703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
I-90

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(605) 791-1800

Website:
http://www.dakotahsteakhouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Cody Bartels Sous Chef Epi

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Dakotah Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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4.4

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3.9

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Great facility, quiet, with rustic exposed ceiling beams and unique lighting. Good menu, wine list and excellent bourbon selection. Prime rib and lamb chops that my wife and I ordered were prepared perfectly to order and were absolutely superb. Not inexpensive, but well worth every penny.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Celebrated a special anniversary with family and chose the Dakotah Steakhouse as the best venue in Rapid City to fit our desires. The service was great, the steaks were outstanding and we really enjoyed the evening. It's a little pricey but we'll be back for our next special event!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

I was in town on business, and the Dakotah Steakhouse, close by, had nice reviews. The menu was basic - steaks, Walleye, pasta, and sandwiches, but interesting enough. I started dinner with a very nice bourbon cocktail, settled in to a dinner of a 14 oz ribeye (served with a house salad and a choice of side, in this instance, sauteed kale), and a piece of warm fry bread. The steak was served medium rare, as ordered. Flavor: OK, nothing outstanding. Tenderness: OK, not particularly tender. Sauteed kale: I got what I asked for. Service was pleasant and prompt, and a dessert of a locally made sage ice cream was the meal's winner. All in all, dinner was OK. I wouldn't discourage someone from trying it, and I might do so again in the way of a "second chance", but there are other options that may be worth a visit.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nothing special

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant was recommended as an upscale establishment. Accommodations were above average, but the entries were extremely over priced for the quality of the food received. Service was mediocre, well below what was expected for the price of the menu items.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Mt Rushmore, wind cave and Dakota steakhouse are the top 3 on my list every time to visit rapid city.
Ribeye cooked just right as we ordered. Prime rib always good. The shrimp as steak topping is a surprise, fresh and flavorful.
The dressing for side salad made by real blue cheese.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere and great food. Will definitely come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our first dinner at Dakotah Steakhouse. One of us ordered the buffalo ribeye steak and the other the bone-in ribeye. We split them and both were amazing. Great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and great service. Food came out quick and tasted very good. Desert was also really good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great experience all the way around. Great service, great wine, great dinner, great dessert. Absolute A+ dining experience.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was great! My husband and I came for our anniversary. Once our meal came our server Brandi went MIA for twenty minutes. We needed things and waited and waited....We went out to smoke and once we got back waited another 10 minutes until we asked someone to get her. She came back and said "i checked on you twice but you were out smoking" with a little attitude. We were nothing but respectful and were tired of waiting. The restaurant was less than busy. It wouldnt of been a big deal if she wasnt gone for 20 minutes before we stepped outside. Hostess was nice and said she had a special spot for us. It was a quiet saturday night. Food was delicious but was unhappy with the "hospitality" and service from our waitress.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic steaks and tasty sides! 4 stars would've been 5 if the wine selection was better.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food was great and the service was poor for what’s expected at this restaurant. For example the waitress was no Sommelier. She had no idea how to serve wine but then again the waitress who served us a couple weeks was the same. We are also members and the waitress didn’t ask or provide me with my current point status.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were here for three days and ate here twice! Great food and service

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Miss Shelly at the desk was very friendly. Our server Tommy was great. My steak was the best ever.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Too expensive for what I got. Buffalo steak was delicious but too fatty. Really fatty for buffalo. 50.00 and it was fatty.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Me and my wife love to eat here,its are special spot to enjoy the best food in the area..You will enjoy this great steakhouse,yes its a little pricey,but So worth it!my favorite is the cowboy bone in ribeye.Great place..

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first time to dine at the Dakotah Steakhouse. A good friend recommended it and we were not disappointed. The staff had great service matched to outstanding steaks. Definitely will return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fired mac & cheese was great. Everything else was way too salty. Service and ambiance were on par for this type of restaurant.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First trip to Rapid City, pleasantly surprised! Fry bread and butter, so tasty! Salad and entrees were so delicious. A must if you ask me if you want an upscale dinnning experience. Kota, our server was fabulous!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent service and food very well prepared. We enjoyed it all.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great steaks!

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This place is ok. Very pricey for what is served. We had steak one night which was tough and returned another night for just a burger. The burger was better then the steak. The atmosphere was nice. The service was good

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Atmosphere wonderful. Food,Server and service very good

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent food and service! We actually went back a second night in a row while we were visiting! Everything from the soup and salad, to the main courses of both steaks and sandwiches were wonderful! Dakota, our server was fantastic! Wish we lived closer!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was excellent, enjoyed the fry bread and butter. The soups were very good. Wish we felt like the desserts after our meal, next time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I am a rewards card member and appreciated the fact they honored my reservation request to be seated by the fireplace. The service was very good. However, the specialness, if you will, was taken back a bit by the cold baked potato my wife was served.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Drove by looked interesting so we stopped. The food was great! Desert was delicious price was more than reasonable if I lived in town it would be our go to place for dinner

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Traveled through rapid city on vacation and stayed across the street. Walleye fingers and bison rib eye were great. One steak was plenty for two. A little pricey but worth it.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The steak was rare on one side and well done on the other. It seemed burned on the outside. I am not sure what that dessert was. It definitely was NOT traditional South Dakota kuchen. The meal was over priced and disappointing.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Our family celebrated our parents 50th wedding anniversary and the whole dining experience was top notch from the time we entered the restaurant till the time we left. We really enjoyed our waiter Skylar as well, he was so attentive to all of us (he did not know about the special occasion) which made the day a little bit special. We highly recommend Dakotah Steakhouse.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Service was not great. Steaks were OK but had to send back a "medium rare" filet that was "medium well+" done; the new steak was rare to medium rare which was OK. The salad was poor (refrigerator taste). The sides were poor at best. The fry bread, asparagus, and fried Mac & Cheese were not good. Tourist trap???

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 5, 2017

My husband and I are on vacation and keystone South Dakota, a restaurant closer to where we were staying had to wait. We decided to look on trip advisor and find another restaurant, this one was 20 minutes away but well worth the drive. The restaurant was beautiful, the wait staff was helpful and friendly and the food was wonderful. We each got a ribeye which was topped with crispy onions and the bread was fried bread, those two together are always good. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and may go back before we leave .

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was okay with large portions but nothing special. Service was a bit on the slow side. This was a nice night out, but not particularly memorable.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

If and when you go to Dakota's, ask for Kim's section as your server.
She was a hoot - very friendly and lively. So if you have a special occasion
to go there - ask for Kim.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always a great meal and friendly service. One of our favorite places to eat in the Black Hills!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Key West)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Both the server and the food were poor. The server was scatter brained and never brought our initial drink orders even though she verbally told us she was getting them THREE times during the course of our meal. I finally just canceled them. I had the prime rib which was tough and did not come with horseradish sauce like the menu described. The Fried Mac and Cheese was cold and tasteless. My person dining with me had the filet with mushrooms... they charged $6 extra from 6 mushroom slices. I'm not kidding. Never again.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I really enjoyed my filet. I think my favorite part of all my meals, though, is the Caesar salad. The dressing is delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Service was subpar. Young people, no idea of meal specifics, no idea of bar options.

Food was amazing.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

We had dinner while visiting the Rapid City area. The prime rib was excellent as well as the chicken noodle soup which was the soup of the day. Even The baked potatoes were really good. The service was wonderful. All around great meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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