Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.24mi
  2. Distance: 0.40mi
  3. Distance: 0.45mi
  4. Distance: 0.56mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.24mi
  2. Distance: 0.40mi
  3. Distance: 0.45mi
  4. Distance: 0.56mi

About Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse- N. Charleston

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is an unique, and authentic, all you can eat “Churrascaria.” Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Brazilian Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 16 different types of Beef, Chicken, Pork and Lamb, brought to your table by our "gaúchos" and sliced individually.

2411 Mall Drive
North Charleston, SC 29406
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
East Montague Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 744-9000

Website:
http://www.cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse- N. Charleston Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

Noise

Quiet

74% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Special Occasion (14)
See All
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Romantic (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Casual (6)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Vegan (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Sort by
S
283 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 4 days ago

The salads bar was nice, however quality of meats and service did not meet expectations. We had much better experience at another Brazilian steak house.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The salad bar was tasty but small compared to salad bars at other Brazilian steakhouses where we've dined.

The meats, sides and cheesecake were excellent!

The waiter was kind and personable but service was sometimes slow (e.g. -didn't get water upon being seated but he brewed me fresh coffee). The manager was very "present" and worked alongside his staff when they were busy.

Ambiance needs a definite upgrade. The setting felt more like a "cafeteria" than an upgraded buffet.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed our first visit week. Food and service great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Celebrated with a lot of happiness and great food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great. Edison was just the best host! I'm definitely coming back and refer to others

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Staff was phenomenal ! Food excellent!! Mario is a wonderful manager, very good conversation and service!!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

We walked in and were greeted by the owner who explained the entire concept to us. For $35 it's all you can eat, and the selection of meats include Filet, Chicken, Pork, and Lamb. Bring a HUGE appetite as there is also a huge bar of cold sides, as well as several hot vegetable choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is amazing every bite is deliciously satisfying & the staff is great very friendly & attentive

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service was excellent. Meat selection was varied and served rare like I like.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Worst experience! Wanted an awesome place to take my fiancé for his birthday. We've dined at Rioz in MB. So I was looking for something similar. I asked a few people and got a few good comments. Well, clearly, they haven't been to an authentic Brazilian Steak House. Our first sign should have been there are 3 tables seated on Friday. We ordered drinks and waited 15 mins. We didn't want to get our food without drinks. Buffet=Disappointing. There were 4 hot items. And the bar was missing tons. The chicken salad was probably the worst I've ever tasted which is usually my favorite part. It was mushy. The pasta was dry. I loved the mashed potatoes and mushrooms and honestly that's basically what I ate the entire night. After we fixed our plate of sides, we waited for the actual meat. 10 more minutes before anything came out. One thing came around then literally 5 minutes later someone else would come around. There was no flow at all. Usually you get what you're going to eat then you flip your card over and you enjoy your meal. We couldn't do that because the meat didn't come out like it should. The ambience was like a generic buffet. It wasn't fancy at all. The Mojito was too tangy. Most of the meat that we got was actually tasty so I can't complain about that and the chicken heart was interesting. I never had that before so that was nice. We didn't make it through all meats because we were tired of waiting. Had to ask for the pineapple. And then I got the bill. There is no way it adds up to $108 bill plus tip. So $130. I would suggest whoever runs this restaurant to make a trip to to Rioz. There's no comparison. And it was cheaper. We will not go back. We will not recommend. And we will drive the two hours to MB the next time. And I've already suggested to anyone who recommended Cowboys that they go to Rioz in the future they will be blown away and will probably never go back as well. It was literally the worst experience especially for a birthday outing.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great service. Wonderful food. Nice to be able to try different types of meat. Salad bar was very fresh, nice selection, good quality

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything was as describe. Well worth the price. Come hungary and leave fulfilled.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

We made reservations for 6 adults for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was our first time going there and we were impressed. I did not hear one complaint from our table. The meats were all very good and the salad bar had many delicious healthy choices, including smoked salmon and shrimp. The staff was very helpful, explained A to Z. With the menu being 'All you can eat' and getting a holiday discount on top of that, I'm sure we will go back. We might just make this a tradition.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had been to the location in Winston Salem North Carolina and loved it. We went for Sunday brunch so in addition to all of the meets and the salad bar there were also many breakfast options. My husband and I went for our 30th anniversary and we loved it. We will definitely be back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Untrained waiters, ambiance reminded me of a Ryan’s or Golden Corral. When you spend the money they ask you expect the surrounding and the wait staff to be at a certain level, they were not.

However food overall was fairly good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service1
value2

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service has always been mediocre at Cowboy, but this time it was worse than bad. Apart from the lamb and the salad bar shrimp, the food was awful, no bread on the salad bar - even after we pointed it out. No feta in the pasta & feta salad. Under seasoned meat. Ridiculously long wait for gaucho's to appear with food.
The manager (?) was at a loss for words when we told him all this...if your leadership is crappy then the rest of the staff have little to go by.
Will never go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pace yourself because the food keeps coming. Enjoyed the atmosphere and cleanliness. Mario seated us at our table and explained how things go and we ate all we could eat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Worst restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Seriously, save your money and eat at McDonalds before going here. We love Brazilian steakhouses, but this is a very sad excuse. Food on buffet was old. Meats being passed were either burnt and old or rare. I was looking for medium well meats and never got a single bite that was properly cooked. Waiter was rude. Just awful. This place needs to close.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
·Dined on October 16, 2017

It's pretty bad when the 2 best things you had was the pineapple and the wine. Service was good but food was either over done or had not taste at all. As for the value of it's a little to expensive for what actually ate. We will not be eating there again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service4
value1

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

While the decor is quite dated and cheap, the food is good. Many selections, good drinks.

Tags: Casual, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service5
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sub par meats and next to nothing on salad bar. Not worth the money.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience2
service3
value2

 
·Dined on October 1, 2017

I think it is a little too pricey. The service was great!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I dined here for our 11th year Anniversary and it was Perfect. Great food, Great Atmosphere and Great service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Don't let the hideous parking lot fool you! This restaurant has exceptional staffing and serves fabulous food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. True-to-form red/green Brazilian steak house. The only knock is that the lighting is a bit bright in some sections. $35 per person for all-you-can-eat meat to go with buffet-style salad and sides. Ask for Igor. If he is working, you will certainly have a good time. He won't steer you wrong. The desserts are "dreamy," as he put it. Equally great for a big group or date night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service5
value3

 
·Dined on September 21, 2017

Reservation for 4 at 615pm. No waiting getting our table. Food was very good but ambiance was only fair. All tables in open area so we could hear all that everyone else was talking about. I would not go here again since their prices were higher than my budget.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, food was great. It took the servers a few times of us saying that we were still waiting for the meat tom come around before it really started to come in our section! Great food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Disabled Access
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great food, our waiter wasn’t very attentive or friendly. Overall a decent restaurant but don’t go out of your way to eat there or expect to be wow’d.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value3

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

i loved it. we were there this last night for restaurant week. every bite was delicious. can't wait to return, soon i hope. wonderful service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 6, 2017

An excellent restaurant with food you cannot get anywhere else in town. Bruce, our waitor, was so attentive and friendly that you felt really wanted there. Well worth the price on Group on.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on September 6, 2017

Excellent cuisine, great variety of food. They say, brevity is the soul of wit, what can be said, except a great appreciation for all the food and especially the service.

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Vegan
1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Most of the meat was dry. The taste was ok but it seemed like it was under heat too long.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had Igor, yeah!!! We had seen many positive reviews on google for him!! Service from all outstanding! Food was unique and delicious!! Only negative was big price didn't include desert. For that reason we probably wouldn't return. :( Hope ya'll change cause you have a good thing but.. that.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Best and freshest salad bar I have ever seen- underwhelmed by the meat... the steak was med-well done, chicken also dry.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value5

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The salad bar was plentiful and fresh. Its is very casual and the atmosphere nothing really special if you are comparing to other large chains like this. The meat in some cases was very good, some was very fatty and too much garlic. Service was for the most part good.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The Brazilian Steakhouse concept is well done on a small scale. On a Thursday night almost all the meats on the menu were available and well served. The staff was pretty attentive generally and honored a specific request for another lamb chop which ws one of the best meats available.

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4
value3

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 11, 2017

I've been to a few Brazilian steakhouses around the country but had never tried this one nearby. I was disappointed for several reasons. First, the ambiance...it had none. Outside of a painted wall, it felt like a cafeteria or what I might see at any "buffet" restaurant. Secondly, outside of our main server who was very nice, the gentlemen walking around and serving food were difficult to hear and understand and seemed less than enthusiastic to be coming to our table. Lastly, outside of a couple of the beef choices, the chicken, lamb and ribs were dry and overcooked so overall, didn't feel like we got much value for the $35 per person investment I made, especially since I was paying for 6 people. I would not recommend nor would I or any of my family go back again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service2
value2

 
·Dined on August 6, 2017

Has always been a great spot for us we love everything about Cowboys even more excited that Bruce is back

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 3, 2017

Crisanto was our server and he was amazing. The lamb chops were delicious as well as the bacon wrapped filet. We will definitely be back

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Blind date, she turned out to be actually blind. So she ate a butterball thinking it was a mozzarella ball. Oh well

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.