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“Awful in every way” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Dakota Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Dakota Bar & Grill
310 8th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1C1, Canada (Downtown)
403-262-4967
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Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 2nd Street
Transit: Calgary is well served by light rail transit that connects the downtown with the rest of the city. Dakota Bar & Grill is surrounded by train and bus stops.
Calgary
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“Awful in every way”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

I promise myself every time I go: this time will be the last time I go, but here I am again, going for a colleagues' birthday party. This experience was so terrible you'd have to pay me a lot of money to try their "food" ever again. And I won't be polite next time, people need to stop going to this awful place.

Here's the lowdown on lunch service:
- order was taken at 12:05, restaurant was maybe half full
- server promptly disappeared, appearing only twice before...
- 12:35, when our food finally arrived
- bill paid just after 1, when our colleague was informed they didn't take debit and was instructed to use the ATM
- if that wasn't bad enough, the colleague who had organized the outing was called by the restaurant 2 days before and informed that since we were going as a large group, a 20% gratuity would be applied (on the after-tax, I might add).

As for the food, meat was flavourless, fries were overdone, mayo that accompanied fries had been sitting out for a while -a glaze had formed on top.

Awful.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Service bad, food worse”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

Took us 75 minutes for 1 round of drinks, 2 appetizers and a sandwich. The Prime Rib burger was char-broiled hamburger dried out and tasteless.
The service was so bad...no checking on us for another round of drinks, no cutlery provided (had to find ourselves)...
Stay away.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Typical pub.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

Typical pub.

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“Far to expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

Far to expensive

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“Good sports bar type place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2007

Good sports bar type place

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