Dakotas Prime Steak & Chop House - Tyler

4.6
437 reviews
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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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KO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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CC
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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J
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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DL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was exceptional! I would highly recommend this place!

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CH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The host handled our reservation without issue. We frequent the Dakotas in Downtown Dallas and were excited to try this location for a Mother's Day dinner. The overall ambience of the restaurant was great. When we go back, I will make sure I do not get the same waiter though. I am fairly easy going when it comes to wait staff, I was once a horrible waiter, but I did not care for our waiter at all. He was very hard to understand (mainly due to the speed in which he spoke and the lack of pause between words) and I did not appreciate his condescending tone on a few occasions. My pork chop was slightly overcooked but all in all the meals came out as ordered and were top tier. Again, my overall review would have been higher if it weren't for the waiter. I will be back.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Don’t get me wrong the food was done well but I just don’t think it’s quite worth the amount charged. Jeff served us this evening and he was very good at what he does and so pleasant. He was probably the highlight of the night other than spending time with my bride of 20 years of course.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The best thing I can say about our experience is that our waitress was a class-act young lady.

Upon entering the restaurant we weren’t even greeted by the young lady at the hostess station. Very poor people skills which I attribute to poor training. We’d had a reservation for several days in advance but we’re seated at a noisy table in a high traffic area. To their credit, after a few minutes they moved us to a far quieter location; again, the hostess should have handled this before we we’re seated the first time.

The food was marginal. Rib eye steaks are of course beef marbled with fat, but I’d never had a fat steak marbled with beef. For $50 no less.

We won’t be returning.

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JE
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day dinner

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RW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was not as good as past visits. Perhaps it was just an off night for the chef. I was surprised to see a really relaxed dress code also. It was much more conservative in the past.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I ate here for our date night dinner. We loved it in every way. Low light settings great service and the food was well worth the money, best steak I’ve had in years. We will be back.

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BA
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation and upon arrival were immediately seated. The food and service was outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great seating position, wonderful staff, quiet, and fantastic food.

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EH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, great tasting food, tender delicious steaks, friendly staff! Will definitely be back!

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed the very best fish dinner at Dakotas to celebrate her birthday. She left telling me that it was the best fish she'd ever eaten. That's saying alot coming from a gal raised near the water.

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DN
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a friend tell us that Dakotas was pretty pricey but the waiter suggested that my wife and I split a 20oz ribeye and it was perfect! The meal, vegetables & and steaks were excellent and delicious. The price was reasonable for what we got so we will definitely be going back and soon!
Very nice experience and delicious meal!

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place I’ve been to in forever. I’m 62. Yes it was a little pricey but it was well worth it. Again, if you want great food, service & atmosphere go here.
Thanks
Ruth

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EA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

service was good, food good, was not impressed with the dress of other customers. this was a special occasion and was seated with others waring tshirts, this took away from the experience, tshirt people should not be seated with those dressed up

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KT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Dakota’s for my birthday. We had a perfect quiet table tucked in a little alcove. Very romantic and special. Husband and I both agreed that the food was SUPERB. The waitress suggested the special for me which was a 4oz filet with a lump crab meat sauce, lobster Mac n cheese with grilled veggies. She said it was a little pricey but very good. And she was absolutely correct. So of course we took her suggestion of the white chocolate bread pudding for dessert. The entire experience was exceptional.

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SH
East Texas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Most of the food was fantastic. My bone in Ribeye was overdone and thin for the price point. My date's filet was amazing.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was terrific. We were celebrating a birthday and the food and service were wonderful. The menu described the steak as coming with asparagus, and I was a bit disappointed that it arrived with carrots that were somewhat sweet...not what I was expecting! This was my first visit to Dakota's and I hope to be back many times... it was one of the best steaks I have ever eaten!

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l
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the service and food. Did not like the area of the restaurant we were seated in, sort of in the out of the way area of the restaurant. There were much nicer tables or booths, so next time hopefully we will get one of those tables.

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TH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Presentation wasn’t appealing .. Restaurant didn’t have a steak house atmosphere .. however service was great !

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great date night with the wife! The food was exceptionally good. The wife’s steak wasn’t prepared the way that she requested, however our experience was still a very good one.

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our overall experience was great! Our level of satisfaction was beyond our expectations! The food was excellent and was served in a timely manner! Our waitress was very polite and informative. We’ll definitely be returning very soon!

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e
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Special occasion made even more special. Thanks, Linda, and all of your staff!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and our waiter, Craig was hilarious and so attentive. I had the steak special, a parmesan crusted filet, and it was to die for. All of the drinks I had were delicious so hats off to the bar as well!

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W
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a good time with my friends. Service was great. However, restaurant has no regular yellow mustard for sandwiches. I was served sweet tea when asked for unsweet. Other than that - all was good. I will bring my own mustard next time! Ha!

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DL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent but the dark lighting almost caused my wife to fall because she couldn’t see the seating.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

we were in this steakhouse for the third time. We like the food, however this time the service was quite substandard, maybe because our waitress was to busy serving more tables than she could handle. We will be back one more time and if the service is going to be the same will find different place.

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R
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fine. Waiter was a bit difficult to understand. He did not offer the cork for the wine and took the steak knife away prior to one of our party being finished. He was very cordial otherwise and the food was delicious.

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B
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dakota’s is an incredible restaurant with fresh seafood & the best steaks made by an outstanding chef! Owners are also incredible people. I highly recommend eating at Dakotas.

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MR
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table was ready, waiter was fast and efficient, food was great and price was very reasonable.

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B
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good not great. Dallas prices in a Tyler restaurant with TYLER service.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. Wished they would enforce their posted dress code, especially for dinner on Saturday nights.

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DW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Went on a late Valentine date with my husband. We had never been to Dakotas and both said we will be back!

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LV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food, service & ambiance!!! The dim lit & dark wood makes the experience elegant!!

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JL
East Texas
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was good as always. Little dark to read the menu but we did ok. Food was great and the service was too!

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MO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food as very good. The waiter was rude and appeared perturbed he had to repeat the specials because it was so noisy in the restaurant. He was exasperated when one person in our group needed further explanation of items on the menu. I would still go back because of the food but I would make sure that we did not get the same waiter. The noise level really prevented our party of 4 in having much conversation. We were at a table in the center of the room and would have preferred one of the more closed in booths.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dakota's is one of the best steak houses in Tyler. I definitely love dining here. There were newcomers dining with me that evening. I told them that everything on the menu was great. A couple of them tried the filet, one tried one of the filet specials that was paired with shrimp and lobster mac-n-cheese, another had the shrimp, and I had the blackened redfish. Needless to say, no one had leftovers to take home. Our waitress was very timely and provided great service.

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JG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff is absolutely wonderful! Flawless meal, incredible service & delicious food!

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