The Canyon Cowboy

4.1
60 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
The Canyon Cowboy is a Live Entertainment Venue with an elevated dining experience to please everyone's palate. From our specialty cocktails, 20 draft beers, farm fresh salads, specialty burgers and Prime steaks, you are sure to be pleased by the quality ingredients and excellent service. Check our website for our nightly events schedule.
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CT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time, good music, good food, great service and even better friends.

LD
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for comedy night with my husband. Great date night choice! We had a nice time and the food was delicious.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Friday night entertainment was great. free desert for my birthday date.

MW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointed, was looking forward to our first visit. Restaurant cancelled the reservation after our arrival. I was told that the kitchen was slammed and could not even seat us. The restaurant looked about half to two-thirds seated. No apology or consideration offered.

Hard to believe that a restaurant would actually train their employees to treat us this way so most likely just a lack of training. As a local resident, I'm hoping the Canyon Cowboy will reach out and offer us a different experience.

DL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely LOVED The Canyon Cowboy. We were greeted warmly, sat right away and helped promptly. Our drinks were great and the food was sooo good. There was live music and the band playing was great. Over all great everything here, I cannot wait to go back.

DE
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Too noisy and service was poor. Food was fine though

B
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting family in Canyon Lake, and this is now one of our “Go To” restaurants that we know we will get a great meal & service!! My favorite is the pork chop dinner and my hubby seems to keep ordering the fried chicken dinner 😋

LF
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The food was completely unedible no one could eat it. The server couldn't get my husband's dinner order correctly. I don't think we will go back.

MS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We have been to The Canyon Cowboy several times in the past few months. Generally, we receive good service. I made a reservation for Father's Day dinner. We were seated promptly and Kyle did a great job of seating us at our reserved time. It all went downhill after that. While I understand they were busy due to Father's Day, the service was terrible. Our server took drink orders which we did not receive for about 25 minutes. When we reminded her, we would tell she completely forgot. Our food took a very long time due to the kitchen being backed up. Again, this is understandable due to the crowd. When it arrived, the bottom buns of our entrees were soggy and we didn't have any silverware. I asked the server who delivered our food for silverware so we could start eating; he never came back! A few minutes later Kyle just happened to be passing by and I asked him for silverware, and he had someone bring some right away. Overall, this is a good place but they completely dropped the ball on this visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome, food is always good and service is great. We dine here regularly and always enjoys ourselves.

MC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Friendly service. Will definitely visit again! Dinner next time!

JD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local spot, live music, dancing, your waitress or waiter never let's you go too long without attention. We have been here 3 times now in the last 2 months and will continue to visit. Dinner is great, beer is ice cold and the staff is on point. Extra kudos for the open door app and the restaurant always honoring reservations.

CG
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great happy hour. Attentive service. Short rib sandwich very tasty with yummy dipping sauce.

AR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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TU
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went here for some steak, ended up having steak and enjoying karaoke night. great crowd full of fun and energy

CP
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good. People were friendly drinks were good

OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went to see Cougarzz Rock and they were amazing. The food was good and the beers were cheap.

MH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good enough to go there again. However the service was horrible. We asked for a kids menu 3 times. We had to go get someone to take our order, for utensils, and the bill. The waitress was very nice and friendly but overall they seemed unorganized as a restaurant. The screwed up my mothers side orders (and it was Mother’s Day!) and didn’t bring my wife’s bread until we were paying. We never got our chip n’ salsa, later to learn they ran out of salsa. Service was so bad it became funny and little jokes were made while waiting. If they can fix this the overall experience would have been good. The food when it did arrive was very good. So yes go for the food but plan to be there an extra hour or 2 for the unorganized service.

LH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The first time was excellent service and service. This recent time was horrible service including an hour wait for food and it was not busy. The food was delicious when it came.

D
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. That place was packed for Mother’s Day brunch. Our only complaint was that it was sooooo noisy we could hardly hear each other talk.

DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

On Mother's day you think they would be prepared. They opened at 9:00 am. My reservation was for 9:00. Get there and they have no tables available! Waited 30 minutes to be seated. Ordered food at 9:30 but didn't receive food until 10:35.
Tried Canyon Cowboy twice before will similar results.

TS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

From the minute we walked in it was a place we knew we could go to on a regular basis from how we were greeted to the service we received sitting at the bar top . Our dinner order took a little longer than expected but it was not intentional the food was very good and we will be very likely to return !! And bring our friends ..

MJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Canyon Cowboy! The food is always good and the service is really friendly. Entertainment is always great

IL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have enjoyed the Canyon Cowboy since it opened! Comedy night is great. I had a surprise birthday party for my son there and the staff is amazing! We will keep going back!

KB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service and food. We went to listen to live music and can't wait to go back!

F
Central Coast
45 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow great dinning experience for my husband’s Birthday!!! We had a reservation at 5:30pm still happy hour! Yeah 😃 I had the flat iron steak medium well with corn and broccolini. Yum 😋 My spouse had a rack of ribs with crispy French fries and delicious Brussels sprouts. OMG delicious. Service was great! They also gave us a free birthday dessert! So nice and yummy 😋

LC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great live music on SUNDAY,also. Everything was very enjoyable, nice crowd, well presented food. It was first time here, cant wait for open mic on Wed.

LT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! We were given a very nice table and the waitress was amazing. I Highly recommend the Canyon Cowboy. The show after was awesome too. This place only books the very best bands! Thank-you for a wonderful evening.

PV
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue for live entertainment. Surprisingly crowded for a Thursday night. Conveniently located. Amazing and friendly staff. Excellent menu. A bit limited in seating and space so be sure to make reservations and arrive extra early. It's worth it!

GA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the food. Felt a little uncomfortable seated so close to the stage as the band was prepping for their performance. First time there and we will go back. Ashton was new there but did a great job.

ED
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our waitress was not attentive in the least. The corn dish tasted like it was out of a car.... Corn was dry and tasteless. Salmon was lukewarm. Was not pleased in the least.

LV
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Would I recommend? I would tell them our experience and let them make up their own mind. I ordered the chix sandwich and it was the thinnest slice of breaded chix ever. The roasted corn with marscapone cheese was more like Canned Corn with Parmesan cheese out of a shaker, not what was described in your menu. " Campfire Corn bowl and mixed with mascarpone cheese,mayo, queso fresco and chili seasoning". My Ribeye was tasty but for 32$ it was very thin. The wine and mixed drinks were very good and a good value. The guy singing and playing the guitar was phenomenal, however there seemed to be a problem with the sound system :{ So would we come back as it was our first time, maybe.

C
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We went on a busy day, so maybe the kitchen and wait staff were off their game, but everything we ordered was over cooked. Our “loaded” baked potatoes only had cheese on it, salmon and steak were hardly seasoned and our sides weren’t correct but we never saw the waitress again to get them corrected until she dropped the check.

The fried pickles we started with were delicious though!

Unfortunately, I can’t recommend.

KK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

St. Patrick’s Day

DV
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food and drinks. Prompt and courteous staff made our party with 23 people fun, easy and enjoyable. Will definitely be back. Thank you, Canyon Cowboy for a great meal.

VC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ordered the steak sandwich it was over cooked and had some tough spots that was hard to chew this is the second time now that we were unhappy with this sandwich.

KL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very fun time, enjoyed the food & our servers.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The menu posted online is not the same as what the restaurant gives you. We went here after perusing the online menu. After we were seated, we found the items we intend to order were not on the menu. On comparing the menus in our hands to the one online, we saw the menus were completely different. The actual menu features mediocre pub style food you can get anywhere, as opposed to the skirt steak and other items shown online. As we left, we informed the manager we would not be dining here and told him it was because of the menu bait-and-switch. He said that yes, it was “a little different.” A little? No, it was totally different!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Valentines Day

ND
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good portion. Good price. Good service.

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