Dakotas Prime Steak & Chop House - Tyler

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Steakhouse
Dakotas Steak House is ranked one of America’s #1 steakhouses and for good reason. Our steaks are USDA prime, our portions are big and our drinks are stiff. We’ve been in the same location in Tyler for over 10 years. Our servers are experienced and professional. Our wine list is carefully designed, and the drinks are well prepared.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good as always. Just had a large group of businessmen at a table next to us and the head of the group was a VERY loud talker

BN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The steak was great but the Mac and cheese was underwhelming. My wife got the cob salad with shrimp and said it was good. The oysters we got as an appetizer were great. We also enjoyed our drinks and dessert. The place was loads though and it was not the easiest to keep a conversation. There were times that the waiter couldn’t even hear us.

JB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super crab cakes good wine selection and main course super our waiter Tyler was very nice and kept us what we needed

MM
East Texas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very expensive but the ambiance, food, and service are excellent. I recommend it but go there with plenty of money!

LF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our server left a lot to be desired. Normally this place is the best. However, this time our service wasn’t up to par. The server wasn’t very attentive and disappeared for long periods of time. We’ll go back and hopefully this was an isolated instance with one employee.

TB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

None of us could understand our Server. He spoke VERY VERY quickly and was just very difficult to understand.

A
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was good but at the price a couple of the entrees could have been a little better. My steak was prepared medium rare as ordered but came out barely warm. My wife's steak was slightly over cooked but tasty. All considered, it was a good experience.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner

JA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very crowded for a Wed night, great food/service, loud due to crowd but overall very good

K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food but very pricey. Lights are low for ambiance but it does make reading the menu difficult

CM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dinner at Dakotas was an absolute pleasure. Every aspect of it met or exceeded our expectations. We were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary and it could not have been a more wonderful experience.

f
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had the best stake at Dakotas prime Steak!! and also a great service!!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our food was amazing, however we were there to celebrate 2 birthdays and could not even have a conversation due to the noise level. It was so loud we could not hear. Also the menu was extremely hard to read due to the lack of lightening. Several guests sitting behind us used flashlights to read their menus and inadvertently pointed them right in our faces.

BB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Expensive but good quality steaks and prime rib. Service was excellent.

o
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Place is very dark and noisy

JB
East Texas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back,we really enjoyed our time. The service was excellent.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food, did not disappoint. Pricy but worth it! Just didn't like seating near kitchen entrance.

m
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I really enjoy Dakotas every time that I have been there. I do wish they would remove 1-2 tables from the main dining area to give just a little more space between the tables, it does sometimes feel like you're right on top of the next table. Overall this is a wonderful place!

R
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Enjoyed steak and lobster for dinner, in particular - everything was delicious and so nicely presented. The service was beyond outstanding!!

SB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was especially helpful and pleasant. Service superior. Food was fantastically delicious.
We have been here before and received very good service then also.
We live in Houston and visit a friend in Tyler who we usually take out to eat. Dakota’s is our first restaurant to consider. 😄

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For the price of the food, there is no “wow” on taste or presentation. We ordered calamari appetizer and all it appeared to be was frozen calamari out of a bag with with dipping sauces. Would have at least expected it to be sautéed with peppers, onion with a lot of flavor. Too basic. We order stuffed avocado, sea bass and filet for dinner. Best item was the stuffed avocado appetizer. It was unique and different and good presentation. The pecan crusted sea bass was not pecan crusted. I showed our server and she said, “there are plans there”.....really but flavor was good. It came with carrots and a rice pilaf, both of which were very basic and no “wow”. The filet was good and was properly cooked but again the carrots and other side were very basic. Just expected more based on price. Will probably not go back except to sit at bar and listen to the band that was there which was very good.

RE
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

My wife and I went with another couple on a Friday night. The place was pretty busy, which was a little surprising because the last couple of times we went it seemed a lot more low key. Our service was extremely slow even though our server was almost always in sight. When the food came out after being there for an hour, they brought me the correct sides, but wrong steak. I ordered a ribeye, and was served a filet. When they corrected the steak issue, it came out very well-done, though I ordered medium rare. All in all, it was a pretty frustrating visit, and completely not worth the high-end prices.

J
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the entire Dakota’s experience was excellent. Fantastic service, amazing wild salmon, melt in your mouth bread, and great wine. We’ll definitely be back soon!

DN
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great! The service was great! The band (Slickrock Hoodoo) was terrific! There was 6 of us in our party and all are non smokers. There was an employee that had apparently just gotten off duty and changed his clothes and sat at a table next to us where they had no consideration for the smoking ordinance nor for our preference of a non-smoking area. We actually went to hang out, enjoy our meal and listen to live music. We ALL got up and left. As an employee of this establishment, you would have thought that they and the mgmt. would take the patrons into consideration when lighting up &/or vaping.

b
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 1

First time visiting and I was not impressed at all. Its dressed up like a fancy steakhouse with prices to match but nothing was up to par. No one wiped crumbs from your table after each course, it was so dark in the entire dining area that was hard to see exactly what you were eating or if your steak was cooked correctly. My husband had to use his cell phone to read the menu and check the status of his steak. The food was okay, not great and especially for the price. Service was odd and it started at the front desk upon checkin with our reservation. Probably won't be back and definitely wouldn't recommend.

JK
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dining experience. Thanks for asking.

MS
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parmesan Crusted Filet was unbelievable, and the lobster Mac & cheese was to die for!! Interior decor is beautiful, and was one of the quietist dining experiences we’ve had in a Very Long Time!

A
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose Dakotas while alone in town for one night. All the staff was very friendly and attentive. I made some requests with my order, and all were accommodated without question. Food was cooked to perfection, and was delicious.

I was seated in a private room with one other couple. There was a large group right outside our room, that was very loud. I asked the waiter if he wouldn't mind closing the door, and he did. The other couple thanked me for doing so, and we ended up having very pleasant conversation over our dinners. Turned out to be a great experience. Will definitely be back next time I pass through!

GS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our anniversary and Dakota's was a perfect setting. We enjoyed the quiet, relaxed atmosphere.
The steak was the best I've had in a long time. The service was excellent and we will definitely come to Dakota's for future celebrations.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The Wygu Ribeye was not as good as last year and the carrots/twice baked potatoes were dry from over cooking. We’ll try again next year.

BC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance all excellent!! We always bring friends with us and they agree with our assessment.

s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Filet was excellent, service wonderful, plan many more trips to Dakotas.

H
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was outstanding & the obeisance was wonderful! Great evening for our family of eight!
Thank you Dakota’s

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!! Service was excellent

DT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

We were in Tyler for a get-away weekend and we chose Dakota's because of the website and the reviews. We were looking for a nice place to have a great dining experience with very good food and in a "date night" setting. With all but one exception, Dakota's delivered perfectly. The food was very good, the service was top notch. We were seated in a relatively small room (just two other couples there when we arrived) and everything was great. But not too long after we arrived, a live band started playing on their patio. And the music was loud, thumping, rock and roll type music. It pretty much drowned out the soft music that had been playing in our room when we arrived. We had to raise our voices a little higher to hear each other (as did the others in our room) and the deep base, thumping of the music outside was very annoying. Almost ruined an otherwise great evening.

B
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Very very dark, had to use small candle on table to read the menu. My Rib Eye steak was so tough I couldn’t cut it with the steak knife. The lollipop lamb chops were very good. Overpriced fir the quality

KO
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My date and I had a great time. Excellent food, service (young lady named Toni) and timing.

CC
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved Dakotas. The food was incredibly good. My brother-in-law thought it was one of the best steaks he had ever had. The service was impeccable, friendly and more than willing to help you find something you will love from the menu. We spent time in the bar and ended up eating in the bar another night we were in town. Thank you to the entire staff but especially to Eleshia(sp), we came back because you were so amazing!

J
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was responsive to our needs. Wait staff was explained the details of our choices and made recommendations based on their tastings. The meal was cooked to our liking without being over or under cooked.

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