Steel Creek American Whiskey Co.

3.7
149 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. is Downtown Tacoma's Steakhouse & country bar. A full service restaurant during the week & the largest 21+ country party in the south sound after 9pm Thursday - Saturday.
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DeniceJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had diner around 7pm, and we’re celebrating my dads birthday. The staff was super friendly, quick to seat us, bring drinks and to take our order. We ordered several bbq dishes and the pork belly Mac n cheese. Serving sizes were good and everything was hot! Not my favorite bbq but still good. They have a big screen up playing music videos which was fun. We plan to go again but will go a later in the evening next time so we can stay for dancing.

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vipLukeP
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was surprised at some of the ratings here, and after bringing a larger group in tonight for dinner, I had to share our experience.

It's a big place, and clearly set up as a large country-oriented bar, complete with country music videos, dance floor, and a mechanical bull. However, the dining area (I'm guessing reconfigured later at night), is comfortable and spacious. Most importantly, the service was outstanding every step of the way, and the food was far from "bar food" - great brisket and Nashville hot chicken, especially!

So... I understand that some OpenTable reviewers may have had different experiences, or were thrown off by the "country dance-bar" ambiance. However, we were hoping for great food and service, and both were excellent - a "5" review from us!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Fighting waitresses, cracked glass, soiled wine, we were forgotten about and finally left having finally had enough.

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TeresaA
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Ordered rib eye paid 29 for a nice stead felt like I got a 10 dollar steak! For get potatoes! Vegetables were mostly bell peppers! Waitress was new and took forever in getting orders of drinks or checking out! The only thing that made up for it was watching the dancing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was pretty bland, cool atmosphere if you like country music scene. We had a new server who was very nice but seemed to need more manager involvement. When we tried to pay the card machines were down for over 20 minutes. We were told to get cash out of the ATM in restaurant which wasn’t working either. My husband eventually walked down the hill to find an available ATM so we could leave. So probably 40 minutes later we were able to finally leave, machines still weren’t working. We were not happy campers and won’t be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service. Very attentive

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larryB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous time with great food and dancing!!! Can’t wait for their lessons so I can really get in the flow of dancing.

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MaureenM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

New menu but the kitchen moves quickly which was nice! The staff is still training so there’s some inconsistency but overall a great experience!

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KnightD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great crowd, great music, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

When we got in it was still early for a Saturday evening so the music was on and the place was pretty empty still. The food was awesome our server was great she even was working with blisters after trying to break in her cowboy boots. She is a trooper.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great, high energy environment. The staff was friendly and helpful. The DJ went out of his way to greet people and even took requests. He made the experience that much more memorable! Will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Poor service. We were a party of 8. There was a mess up with one persons order (they said they gave it to another table). It took over half an hour to get his meal. By the time his meal was delivered everyone was done eating. We left without him getting to enjoy his meal (since we had a minor in the party and had to be out by 9, we arrived at 7:30 pm which would have normally given us enough time). We barely got an apology. Won’t be returning.

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Bradaley
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited for their new menu and try all the new items. All the food was awesome, the ribs, nashville chicken items, pulled pork mac and cheese, sliders, pull pork nachos were amazing, it didnt stop. We stayed for the music and dancing and had a blast.

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BradS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

First day open since COVID hit. Seated immediately(7pm reservation), waitress (Chelsea) took our drink orders, when she brought them, she then took our dinner order. She kept checking on us for drinks (excellent service) and told us she was checking on food but kitchen was backed up. 1 hr and 15 minutes to get our food. we found out they were out of Baked Beans and the Mac and Cheese. Fry's were hot but brisket and chicken tenders were barely warm. We were too hungry to wait any longer and besides the dancing had started.

Not the quality from before COVID. We will go again later this month and hope they have their act together in the kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dancing was fabulous!

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KelliG
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 5 before attending a comedy show. We had a great experience and our server was very professional and did a great job!
Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 out server was amazing and Michael had a FABULOUS 21st

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Zachary
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was so so but the food was excellent! it was a Saturday night, but we went just as they had opened to avoid the crowd. It was definitely picking up toward 6 pm.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grace was AMAZING! If she could be my server every time, I would be back multiple times.

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TroyH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good had the Ribeye and the atmosphere was fun. Our waitress was either a little overwhelmed, inattentive or forgetful. We had to ask for things several times and I would have loved to see a whiskey/alcohol menu but never even got a chance to ask.

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AngieG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for my Husband birthday. The food was good. Are sever was awesome. She was always around. Had a great time. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is hands down the most disappointing restaurant service I’ve ever experienced. To break it down, I made reservations at 7:30pm this last Saturday night for my husbands birthday, we got there 15 min before to be courteous. Didn’t get sat until 7:40 when in fact our table was ready the whole time we were there. Only knew this because it was the same table we had stared at, that had reserved signs on it since we got there. Our waiter JESSICA took way to long to take our order and kept forgetting about us and we pretty much had to wave her down just to get her attention. By the time we ordered food and got it back it was 8:55PM! She was incredibly disrespectful, kept rolling her eyes, with so much irritability towards us and we could truly tell she didn’t care to serve us or anyone for that matter. And the worst part was she comes out with our food boxed in paper bags because we mentioned we had a show to catch and she thought, with out asking, that this would be a good idea. Who does that? So we had to eat at the table quickly as we opened our “to go boxes”. At that point I was so embarrassed because I was the one to made the reservation and had friends at our table who were visiting out of town. And JESSICA mentioned that if we had a problem we could take it up with Jason the manager. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE! So incredibly upset with the whole experience and I don’t wish this on anyone’s weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Got there about 30 minutes early for a dinner reservation and they were able to seat us. Lots of parties going on but the waitress was attentive. Place was quiet until 9pm and then it gets loud and energetic. Lots of people and lots of dancing and music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We will definitely be back it was so much fun. The only down side was were often left with empty glasses. Other then that everything was amazing.

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SuesanB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Burgers and service. Fun place to meet friends and Linedance. DJ SuperDave is AWESOME!!!!

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John
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Glass was warm and sticky which really made my beer gross to drink.

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GregK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food - great people! Can't wait to go again - highly recommended.

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PartyC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server was very attentive to our table and needs for drinks and food. The bread on the pulled pork sandwich was dry and hard. Also, we had one of our party that is allergic to red pepper and cayenne pepper, when asking the server abut the seasonings on the shrimp and meat was advised that it did not contain those spices. Unfortunately the shrimp did contain those spices and part of our party had to leave to seek medical attention. It might be a good idea to add an asterisk and information to items that contain those items to avoid other such issues, similar to items that are spicey. We will be back to dance but not to eat.

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TraceyC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Front desk staff needs training. They lost an opportunity to sell a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. Instead, they said our server wasn't there yet so we couldn't sit, that is not a customer's problem. That's a staffing problem.

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GuyB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful food, slow service, and we were served a beer in a dirty glass with food in it and the waitress didn't do anything about it when we told her.

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vipBarbP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We got there right when it opened at 5:00. Not many people there, but service was very slow. Food was very good and pricing reasonable.

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AudraS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our group had a great time learning to line dance. The instructors were terrific. The service was good and the staff friendly. The food I tasted was okay. Others in our group really enjoyed their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick service, sweet server, amazing food, and we loved the atmosphere.

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ChrisW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Food was not good. Burger was so cooked it was dry. Waitress not very friendly.

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KARLS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We had steaks, the girls had soup. It was good. Unfortunately the service was slow. It didn't seem as though the waitress was enjoying her; she rarely checked on us and did not ask us if we wanted refills on our drinks or any dessert. We left before the "festivities" started, but it looks like it would be a really fun place for line dancing!

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vipjapanesophile
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

If you like throwbacks to 80's cowboy bars (a la Urban Cowboy), this is the place for you. If you're into bourbon, this is also a good place. But don't go for the food. Mediocre at best with an inflated price tag.

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Diner999
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice dinner spot. We had great steaks and veggies. The staff was willing tobacco
Ofate our keto diet limitations

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My mom and I ate here before seeing the Bob Seger concert they were a little understaffed but the hostess was quick to seat us get out orders and our server was very nice in getting us our check and anything else we needed

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AlexandreaP
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food
Slow service and food took 45 minutes to arrive
Waiter was poor at checking on us and our drinks
Great atmosphere
Prices are not too high
Serving sizes are perfect
Love the setting of the restaurant
Overall, would come again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lot of fun celebrating a birthday!!

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Steel Creek American Whiskey Co. is rated 3.7 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.