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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3.8

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83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (16)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Romantic (5)
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Great Beer (4)
Bar Seating (3)
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 7 days ago

Always a favorite. Walleye fingers are a definite must.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (South Dakota)·Dined 7 days ago

We had the special of the night, Chateaubriand, and it was excellent! The drinks were good, the service was great, we enjoyed the whole experience. This is about the 3rd or 4th time we've been here and has been a great experience each time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Mixed review. The wine selection was very nice. However my dad asked about a hot brandy. They couldn’t do it. Asked about hot buttered rum. No luck. Another party asked for JB scotch and water. They didn’t have that either. So for an upper scale restaurant their bar offerings were mediocre at best.

We had the petite filet. It was cooked very well and tasty. I ordered the asparagus as a side. It was way over cooked and mushy. It was very disappointing. Three spears of asparagus wrapped in bacon but you could tell it was cooked up ahead and held on heat for a long time. If it weren’t a business dinner I would have sent it back. Then I ordered herb tea with no caffeine. They brought me a box of tazo tea, nice...not!! Every tea had caffeine. I did send that back and the waitress brought me two individual tea bags.

I feel that there is definitely room for improvement in the details. The prices are high enough that I would expect a better experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding as they have been every time we eat at Dakotah Steakhouse. This is out favorite steakhouse in all of the Black Hills. We have brought our family from California and Australia there in the past and all of them were very impressed. On the most recent visit our waitress Tallulah provided truly exceptional service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and service were both fabulous. The New York strip was one of the best we have ever had. Nice wine list and not terribly overpriced. Would definitely eat there again.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoy eating at Dakotah. The food is always great the so is the service. We especially like brining family and guests here for a special evening dinner.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great evening, perfect! The food was perfectly prepared, the drinks were just right, and we had a waiter who was very experienced and did a perfect job. And excellent dessert!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Love this place one our favorites in rapid city. Every time it’s awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had a wonderful meal and great service. We prefer to sit in a booth at the bar. It’s quieter and we like the seating.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Our party had different special dietary requirements and they did a great job with each of the needs. Food was delicious and meal was perfect. Very impressed.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We were very satisfied with the quality of the food and the ambiance. We visited on Christmas Eve, the food was delicious, and the staff never made us feel rushed through tour the evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Their names says Steakhouse but you can get a better steak at Longhorns just an exit away for 1/2 the price. Overall, the meals we had were very average in flavor. Nothing stands out for a 40 dollar rib eye or New York strip. Won't be going back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Tallulah made our experience at Dakota Steakhouse very enjoyable! Thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is amazing and the service is good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Neither of us are big beef eaters, so we ordered the Prime Rib to split between us. The prime was melt in the mouth, but the fat was not charcoaled enough. The bacon-wrapped asparagus was good, but bacon needed to be wrapped more than just around the middle of the bundle.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Appetizer came out cold. Sent it back and it came out cold again. Waitress was nowhere to be found so we ate it since we were starving. Manager argued with us very rudely and said "You ate the appetizer, it must have been delicious. You ate it, there's nothing I'm going to do". Thanks for ruining an expensive birthday dinner.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on December 2, 2017

FOOD WAS GOOD, THE STAFF WAS GREAT, THE ONLY THING IS OUR WAITER WOULD NOT CHECK IN ON US AS OFTEN AS I WOULD HAVE LIKED, DRINKS SAT EMPTY. OTHER THEN THAT THE PLACE WAS GREAT.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Brandie was an excellent waitress. I left her a good tip but probably not enough, especially since we spent so much time talking after we were done eating. Hopefully I didn’t take too many customers away from her.

It was just a very pleasant and enjoyable evening with my sister-in-law. We had a great time, and I would recommend Dakota steakhouse different for sure.
Fred

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Dakotah steakhouse is a basic, overpriced restaurant that serves small portions for an outrageous price. I will never eat there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had reservations for a Thanksgiving dinner. As usual, the service was excellent.

I had a combination turkey/ham dinner. The turkey was as expected, very good, but the ham was tasteless. Wish I had not spent the money on the combination dinner.
Will we visit again? Yes, but no ham.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 10, 2017

Nothing special

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 10, 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 10, 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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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 7, 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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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 2, 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 1, 2017

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

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on October 28, 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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 (Denver)·Dined on October 24, 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 22, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 21, 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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 (South Dakota)·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.

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 (South Dakota)·Dined on October 13, 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 7, 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!

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