After a long day of flying to get to South Dakota we were thrilled to find the Dakatoh Steakhouse was close to our hotel. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a great meal after spending extended time in the air?
Outside the restaurant was my favorite thing ever. An amazing sculpture named Dakotah created from a multitude of different items. The buffalo was calling my name and Chris had to almost drag me away after I started taking pictures.
I mean how fun is he?
The decor in the restaurant is western and since we were early and the restaurant was not crowded we were able to get seated immediately with no wait. I imagine at other times of the year it is a bit crowded but it was nice to step right in and be seated.
We started out with their amazing Buffalo Satay Skewers and the sauce had just the right kick to it. Yum. Presentation was amazing — served on a slab of wood with a baby cast iron skillet holding the spicy sauce.
I am not a huge meat eater but sometimes a steak is what is in order and Chris and I decided to share the massive Cowboy Bone In Ribeye. To say it was large is an understatement and we brought about 1/2 of it back to the room to eat for lunch the following day. The steak was really good, prepared to our liking and the service was quick.
We always like to try different things when we travel and we usually go for the local restaurants rather than the chains. We were totally satisfied with our meal, got a dessert of apple crisp to go to eat later and it was divine. To visit Dakotah Steakhouse website click here.
By far my favorite thing was this beautiful piece of artwork by John Lopez. To see more of his creativity and inspiring work check out his website here.
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What a fun meal! Hope you have a nice weekend!
Thanks, Julie. The meal was really yummy and the bonus was great service. Win win!
I agree that buffalo is something else! Very cool. And your meal looked amazing.
The buffalo was amazing! So many neat things incorporated in it. And yes–the meal was spot on.
Amazing sculpture. I would have taken a million pics too. And we like to do the same thing, find the places the locals go to. I feel like you get a better meal all around.
Yep–you would have loved taking pictures of this guy. The problem was the sun was so bright it was hard to get some of the shots I wanted to take with just my phone. But you get the idea!
what a cool sculpture & great use of a bunch of stuff that otherwise would be garbage. bone in ribeye… hellz yeah! that’s some good eating!
That bone in ribeye was amazing. We had a similar steak we shared at a steakhouse in Greenville, SC that was called a Tomahawk cut. AT least I think it was the same cut. Regardless this one was so good! Summers.
I would be the same way about that buffalo art. Randy would have to drag me away, too. The food looks delicious and I’m not a big meat eater either. The presentation is a work of art for sure. Thanks for sharing your discovery.
All o fly photographer friends would have had the same experience as I did. It was just very neat and when I looked up John Lopez later I was tempted to buy a coffee table book with his art in it but haven’t done it yet. Amazing talent.
Looks delicious and I love the statue! So unique and interesting!
It really was tasty and we had such a great experience there. The statue was the icing on the cake!
That buffalo statue is something else. I love how the artist made use of all the different objects. And you look adorable standing by him! Have a good trip.
(BTW one of my birthday cards from a friend was a picture of a LIttle Free Library not far from where I lived in Canada! My favourite card.)
Thanks, Darlene. It was a fun stop for sure. And I loved the card you got–thanks for sharing it with me!
I was in Rapid City once. Stopped overnight on the way from NC to MT and my granddaughter was born there!
Well how about that? I wished we would have had more time but there was a storm coming in and we caught an earlier flight out so we would not get stuck there all weekend. Because we know how that can happen. 🙂
That’s some huge steak! Yikes! The buffalo is reminiscent of “The Phoenix” that was hanging in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC back in 2014. It was made out of all sorts of odds and ends as well. Wish I could post a picture of it that I took. It was pretty amazing as well – especially since it was hanging from the ceiling in this cathedral. I’ll send you a PM with the photo.
The steak was massive and as I said we barely made a dent in it. The buffalo was an amazing piece of art. I have seen many sculptures over the years with similar ideas of using items that are otherwise junk. Thanks for sharing “The Phoenix”.
For a girl who doesn’t eat meat, you sure handled that bone like a pro! What a great find. And you’re right – I would have LOVED the presentation on those skewers! I’m glad you like to give your business to local establishments. We do too! Thanks for taking us with! ~ Lynn
Lynn, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment! I do eat meat but not tons of it but this steak was massive. To the point that we could barely eat half of it together! But it was a fun experience and local dining is always the way to go, isn’t it?
We ALWAYS search for the local goodness. Often we ask the locals, “Where do YOU go to eat?”
That’s quite a steak! This place looks like so much fun. Love following your food travels.
You know I am all about the food, right? This was one massive steak!