Dakota’s Chop House is one place in Tyler that I feel doesn’t get enough love. The food is delicious, the service is always good, and the ambiance is nice. Owned by Jimmy Lynn, who also owns Cimarron, Dakota’s offers a nice selection of steaks, seafood and even a chicken fried steak that I hear is delicious. It’s also a popular week day lunch spot, with some of the best soups, salads, and sandwiches in town.
Out of all the wonderful selections on their menu, I’d have to say my very favorite thing – actually one of my favorite dishes in all of Tyler is the warm spinach salad. It is beyond words. This salad, made of slightly wilted spinach and warm bacon dressing, is hands down the best salad I’ve ever had, ever. They also have an amazing tomato soup which pairs wonderfully with the salad, making the perfect lunch or light dinner.
If you’ve never been to Dakota’s I’d highly recommend it. It’s located on Broadway in the shopping center behind Racquet & Jog, and it’s never too crowded. With all the new restaurants Tyler has been getting in the past couple of years, Dakota’s sometimes slips my mind, but it is one restaurant not to be missed.
Dakota’s Chop House
5377 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75703-3724