Dakotas Prime Steak & Chop House - Tyler

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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w
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. Great service! I would back again.

CL
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The steak was just okay. For the price I expected it to be so much better!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire family agreed that is was a fantastic experience and all of our meals were delicious!

OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful as usual!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Jeffery is a great server. Filet is very good. Loved the sourdough bread!!

RK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Assume meal..great service..good value for your money. The steak is one of the best I have tasted.

I
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, good wine list, nice decor and ambiance. If you want a livelier evening, there was music on the patio (but people were smoking out there). If you want a quiet dinner where you can talk, the dining room is perfect, with cozy little nooks, at least for 2 people. The waitstaff was attentive and efficient. The food was excellent and next time we are in town, we will definitely be back!

RR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to take that special someone on a date! Beautiful restaurant with amazing food

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Enjoying place excellent service. Very quite. A little dark but we enjoyed

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This was our 4th visit to Dakotas in Tyler. It takes us an hour to drive to one way, so we don’t go as often to eat out in Tyler. This specific night we took my mother in-law for a double celebration for her retirement and birthday. The server rushed us to order, did not share special entree(s) of the night. Overheard the other waitress share with her table after we already ordered. Steaks were undercooked. Waitress never came to fill the water. She actually never checked on us after the food came out. Finally she came and asked us if we wanted dessert. We asked for check. Took five or more minutes to receive. We left cash so we didn’t have to wait. We do not mind paying for a good steak dinner, but to say the least both food and service was lackIng. My husband said he would not return. The last two visits before they overcooked the tuna he ordered. The last time the chopped it up and resembled cat food. This time his well-done steak was rare. Third time of a negative experience was the charm.

S
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Not one of the better dinners here! Took way too long for our waitress to show up, and were out of wine glasses even though they were not that busy!

CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday with wife.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and environment was superb. Our service was lacking.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food5service2ambience5

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
Overall5food5service2ambience4

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner

JA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

o
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Place is very dark and noisy

JB
East Texas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SL
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

m
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall3food2service2ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience. Thanks for asking.

MS
Austin
31 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!