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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com
  • Phone: (803) 728-0887
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm


    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Executive Chef: Joao Batista da Costa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering menu available on our website. Full "rodizio" catering services with authentic Gaucho style service available for all occasions.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Book your special event at 803-728-0887.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hampton St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available Wednesday through Sunday in Columbia
    5 pm until closing.
A word from Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria”. Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Brazilian Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 16 different cuts of beef, chicken, pork and lamb sliced at your table by our Gauchos.

Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and our famous Caipirinha Cart on the weekends.

Join us for an unforgettable dining experience!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service/wait staff was great, which is always great. Salad bar very nice. The meats-- which is the whole point of going, were just OK. Filet, beef rib, and flank steak were tasty... Everything else was just mediocre. Will try Rios over by Harbison to see if it's better. We don't recommend it, try another place."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went for anniversary dinner and it was wonderful. Great wait staff was very attentive and food was tasty. Sat next to a large group so a little noisy. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was our first opportunity to visit this type of restaurant. The food was very good, fast, and salad bar was unique, interesting and tasty. We would like to visit again -- now that we know what to expect."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Its not worth the money at all. Food isn't made to your specifications. Everything was bland and under flavored. Will not be attending again or recommending anyone."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My date and I had the best dining experience possible , the staff was very attentive , the food was awesome . We had the date experience we had wished for. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great salad bar and lots of meat. Don't pass on the grilled pineapple. Overall a fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great combination and variety of meets. Probably needs more options of wine but hey who really cares right?"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • ""Salad bar" was excellent and all of the steaks and lamb were perfectly seasoned and served at the correct temperature."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Loved the food, loved the service, I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was prompt and courteous and the food was excellent. Our reservations were at 6:30 on a Saturday and there was plenty of empty space. That space was full by 7:30 so remember that when making reservations."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Cowboy is all about the meat. Sure, they have a very nice salad bar spread with lots of fixins'. But you're here the meat. The House Sirloin is, in my opinion, the best meat choice. Flavorful, juicy and with the right amount of fat, it is delicious. The small regular or bacon-wrapped filets are also good. For a little bit different flavor, try the parmesan pork. It tastes exactly as its name implies. The pork sausage is also good. Tip for first timers: don't fill up on the salad bar. And I recommend skipping the chicken and lamb offerings because relatively to the beef, they're just not as good. But the beauty is you can get as much as you can stomach. A surprising dessert treat is the grilled pineapple. Always a nice way to end your meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Skewers of all types of meat so tempting that it takes great self-control to finally say "stop""
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Absolutely Great staff and wonder ful food. Even on a busy weekend we were seated within 5 minutes of arrival."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This has to be meat heaven! It was never ending and that cinnamon sugar pineapple in between meats was the best. This is American pigging out at it's finest. We ate everything from lamb, sirloin, filet ribs, chicken... Every piece better than the last. Soft easy to chew falling apart in your mouth savory goodness. The servers were friendly and funny. The gurachoes were polite and timely. We will bring people here and recommend anyone who wants to eat like a T-Rex to visit. Reasonable price for the great service and the never ending food. More fruit please or other sweet and juicy options when taking a break from all that delicious meat."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Awesome salad bar and great cuts of meat!!! You definitely get more than what you pay for!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We took my mother in law her for her birthday she had been wanting to try it. The food was delicious and they kept it coming. You can not walk away from this place hungry. The server was very helpful since it was our first time there. Everyone was very pleasant and nice.We were all very impressed.We would come back again.My inlaws said when leaving it's the best restaurant they have ever eaten at and I must agree.Of you have never tried it go. Its well worth the money."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "This was my first experience dining at Cowboy. I took my wife there for our anniversary. It was a great experience for us both. Great variety. I could have stayed at the salad bar all night and been pleased. The meat choices seemed to be never-ending. When you go, make sure you're really hungry so that you will have room to sample as much as possible. Regardless, you will be very content when you leave."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I think most college students can't imagine spending that much money on food but it was definitely worth it. I enjoyed every single second as was full after 30 minutes!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Be prepared to eat a lot! The prices are high, but there is lots of food. You probably want to fast a few days before going to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was our first experience for the five of us and expected a dining experience. We were advised the protocol is to serve ourselves on the salad bar and the meat would be brought to us at the table..we looked at each other and thought "Buffet" and were leery that we made a bad choice. However, the salad bar was good and the meat was excellent. The biggest negative was the noise level where we all agreed was too loud to the point where it was difficult to hear our own conversation. We all ate too much due to our lack of will power on the delicious meat and were miserable later and upset at ourselves for "pigging" out! if you're wanting a lot of food this is it...If you're looking for a fine dining experience this is not for you. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My visit to Cowboy's was wonderful! My in-laws were visiting from out-of-state and had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse and enjoyed their experience. I made my family's reservation online and made some specific requests (i.e., high chair, 2 booster seats). We arrived 15 minutes prior to our scheduled time and to our surprise not only was our table ready, with the items requested, but we also were seated in a semi-private room. Our waitress was friendly and responsive, ensuring that my in-laws understood the dining concept and that the children had their beverages immediately. The salad bar was very clean with fresh selections, and the gauchos were quick with the meat selections and even provided requested meat temperatures."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The server and cheese bread where the best things about this place the food was mediocre and the gauchos Where not very friendly worst Brazilian steakhouse we have ever been to."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My wife and was there on the 18th of May for her birthday we were disappointed in the food it was not as good as it was the last time we were there. The salad bar was ok and the hot bar was ridiculous I see where you cut down on the hot bar as well as the meat you were serving. They brought some to our table that look awful I refuse to eat it. Well you can see how my wife enjoy her birthday don't start your business off great and now going down hill very disappointed in your food. Yours Truly disappointed"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The food is terrific and the atmosphere is relaxing. I enjoyed every moment and it's worth the money spent. I will be returning soon."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I had never been here before, and we didn't know what to expect. It turned out to be unlike mist if the other restaurants in the Columbia area. It was wonderful!! The salad bar was good and fresh, with some very interesting items. Best of all was the endless array if meats, served by the gauchos who came by frequently and cut irrigator your table! Best was the Parmesan pork loin. Simply delicious!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Everything was great. This place is such a gem for Columbia. Food is always great. Service was just as good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse offers a variety of wonderful fresh salads and prime cuts of meat. The meats are cooked to everyone's enjoyment. The service is priceless. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "great food. wide selection party of 7 at college graduation celebration dinner. everyone found much to like. A bit pricey and service slow and forgetful to clear plates, but an overall great experience. Valet parking a nice feature. First time using open table. Booked this a week in advance from 600 miles away based on reviews. The reservation experience was very well done. Appreciated the restaurant's call to us a day before to confirm we were coming. Very smart on their part and appreciated by us. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was a great 1st experience... It was an opportunity to enjoy an escape from the norm and blah. All food tried was very flavorful; compliments to the chef(s). "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed the salad bar and meat selections. I was very impressed by how the wait staff took care to serve the cake we had brought by singing and providing plates, candle, and serving utensils. Overall, a special birthday!!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend took me to Cowboy on 4/26 to meet some friends for dinner. He warned me that the food was plentiful and the servers were quick and to not be tempted by the salad bar (I didn't listen). Our waitress explained the procedure, and no sooner did she leave the table to get our drinks, the food came flying in! And it was phenomenal. Everything was cooked to perfection and there was a huge selection of meats. I really enjoyed the bacon wrapped chicken and the filet, the house special and the pork sausage was great. Also - the mashed potatoes and cheese bar? Fantastic. Well worth the price! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our dining experience was nothing less than 5 stars. Worth the money. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everyone was very attentive to us. Our waitress, Raven, did a great job taking care of our table!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This restaurant provides a wonderful selection of vegetables and side dishes on the buffet bar including asparagus, heart of palm, antipasto, smoked salmon, shrimp, black beans, mashed potatoes and rice. The Servers bring a variety of meats and slice them right at your table. Meat selections include lamb, beef, pork, and chicken. Desserts include chocolate cake and cheese cake. Each dish is prepared with perfection. This is truly a unique and delightful dining experience. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I was very loud and the food is very salty. Lots of college age students looking to fill up as much as they can. Not my style"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was delicious and just enough. I would recommend, but would like to see more private booths."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "My wife, daughter and I loved the relaxed feel of this place. We liked the comfortable feeling of being in a dining room that makes you feels like being in a friend's home. We definitely would return to eat our favorite foods, baked pineapple, garlic and flank steak. Service was well-timed, friendly and outstanding. Everyone was great. We loved everything."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "We have dined at Cowboys before and enjoyed our experience. This past Sunday evening may have proved a deal breaker for us. Customer traffic was low. The good new was that the place was not crowded or overly loud. The bad news was the offerings of beef , chicken and lamb were all dry, and over seasoned. The lamb which is usually to die for , had so much rosemary seasoning, it was inedible. Consistency is the mark of a good restuarant. Sunday night was well below what we have come to expect at Cowboys. At their prices it is tough to give them a do over."
    Dined on 9/8/2013