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The Canyon Cowboy

4.4
4.4
141 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Canyon Cowboy has been voted "Best Casual Restaurant" in the Inland Empire 2 years in a row!. 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.

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2 people

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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Sunday - Thursday & Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Sunday & Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm Late Night: Friday - Saturday: 9:00pm - 1:00am

  • Phone number

    (951) 723-2201

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Elsinore

  • Cross street

    Canyon Lake Towne Center

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Breakfast

Served until 2pm

  • Farm Fresh Eggs$8.95

    2 large farm fresh eggs any style, served with country potatoes and your choice of 4 slices of bacon or sausage

    • Cowboy Steak & Eggs$13.95

      6oz sirloin steak full of flavor and texture, cooked to perfection and served with 2 eggs any style and country potatoes

      • Omelette Your Way$10.95

        Delicious omelette with your choice of 4 ingredients: chopped applewood smoked bacon, pork sausage, tomato, onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, smoked Gouda cheese, Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese. Served with country potatoes

        • French Toast$9.95

          2 thick slices of rich and fluffy brioche bread topped with mixed berries and whipped cream

          • Fried Chicken & Waffle$11.95

            Hand breaded fried chicken breast served on a warm jumbo sized waffle and smothered in warm maple syrup

            • Breakfast Sandwich$9.95

              Toasted brioche bun piled high with 2 eggs any style, applewood smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, tomato, red leaf lettuce and avocado

              • Grandpa's Biscuits & Gravy$9.95

                Open faced biscuit topped with grandpa's made from scratch sausage gravy, served with 2 eggs any style and country potatoes

                • Old Country Pancakes$10.95

                  Stack of 3 fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with mixed berries, chantilly cream, and warm maple syrup. Served with 2 eggs any style and choice of bacon or sausage

                  • Ole Fashioned Oatmeal$6.95

                    Hot ole Fashioned oatmeal served with a side of cinnamon sugar, raisins and milk

                    • Lil Buckaroo Breakfast$5.95

                      2 farm fresh eggs and 2 slices of bacon or sausage

                      Salads

                      • Chopped Salad$10.95

                        Sweet baby spring mix, romaine hearts, black beans, white roasted corn, chopped tomato, tortilla strips, Julianne fried onions, avocado, and creamy chipotle aioli

                        • Kale Salad$10.95

                          Fresh kale mix, roasted baby beets, shredded fennel, roasted almond, chopped radicchio and feta cheese. Served with your choice of dressing

                          • Prairie Salad$11.95

                            Delicious sweet baby greens mix, hard boiled quail eggs, chopped applewood bacon, Saint Augur cheese, baby heirloom tomatoes and sliced shallots. Served with your choice of dressing

                            Burgers & Sandwiches

                            Served with fries

                            • Fried Chicken Sandwich$14.95

                              The proprietor's favorite!! Country style hand breaded and fried chicken breast on a ciabatta bun. Topped with smoked Gouda cheese, piquillo pepper aoli, green leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion and sliced avocado

                              • Canyon Cowboy Burger$15.95

                                Charbroiled Certified Prime Ribeye blend beef on a toasted brioche bun. Stacked with white cheddar cheese, tomato, red leaf lettuce, roasted piquillo pepper aioli and onion jam

                                • Steak Sandwich$15.95

                                  Tender Prime sirloin steak on a toasted ciabatta bun. Topped with white cheddar cheese, roasted garlic aioli, bell peppers, grilled tomatoes, and fried Julianne onions

                                  Sides

                                  • 2 Farm Fresh Eggs$3.95

                                    • Country Potatoes$3.95

                                      • 4 Slices of Applewood Bacon$3.95

                                        • 4 Pork Sausage Patties$3.95

                                          • 1 Biscuit with Sausage Gravy$3.95

                                            Last updated: March 5, 2020

                                            What 141 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.4
                                            4.4 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.4Food
                                            • 4.4Service
                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                            • 4.3Value

                                            NoiseModerate

                                            Loved For

                                            • Inland Empire

                                              Kid Friendly

                                            • Inland Empire

                                              Good for Groups

                                            • Inland Empire

                                              Hot Spot

                                            • Inland Empire

                                              Neighborhood Gem

                                            • Inland Empire

                                              Outdoor Dining

                                            • Inland Empire

                                              Vibrant Bar Scene

                                            • Inland Empire

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                                            1. AN

                                              ANDREWP

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall2food2service2ambience2

                                              Food was okay, somewhat overpriced in my opinion. Servers all seemed and looked unhappy, we didn’t even get a “Hi, how ya doing?”. Not a good atmosphere for an evening out. We won’t be going back anytime soon.

                                            2. BE

                                              BetsyE

                                              Denver

                                              4 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on October 15, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                              This was our first time here. Enjoyed the atmosphere but a tad bit noisy, it was hard to have a conversation in the large booth table we had which seated our party of 3 adults, 2 kids and a toddler quite comfortably. It was great for taking kids because probably no one could hear them be rambunctious, loud or crying. LOL The waiter was great with the kids, especially our toddler who kept reaching into his back pocket and stealing his extra pen while taking our order (he was in a highchair at the front of the booth). Kids food came out first so that was good as kids get impatient. Service was great, food was also very good, fairly large portions with an average value. They did give us a free cheese cake desert with a candle for the birthday mom. the Cobbler was to die for. fresh out of the oven with vanilla ice cream on top. Very tasty. We will come back, it's just a little out of the way for us. I'm in Norco and the kids are in Murrieta. It was a good meeting spot for us to try something different. Thanks so much!!

                                            3. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on October 9, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our server Justine was awesome! She was very attentive and friendly and made us really welcomed and relaxed. The food looked and tasted great! Definitely will return and try to attend their dance nights.

                                            4. L

                                              Larry

                                              Las Vegas

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 27, 2021

                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                              Service was good and food was pretty average. Tasted good enough but nothing to write home about. I’d go back to try the burger for lunch sometime. Beer on tap was nice and cold and the golf course view is pleasant.

                                            5. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Las Vegas

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on September 18, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food, great service, and a really cool atmosphere. What else could you ask for? We will be back!

                                            6. LC

                                              LyndaC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 15, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We went for my birthday and had a great time and the food was great

                                            7. NC

                                              NormC

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on September 7, 2021

                                              overall2food3service2ambience4

                                              We were excited hearing about the improved service, unfortunately as always service was lacking. Our waitress was too busy flirting with a customer at the bar to keep our drinks full and I had to keep my wine covered as fruit flies started buzzing me after my wine was served.

                                            8. LG

                                              LoriG

                                              Los Angeles

                                              3 reviews

                                              1.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on September 6, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Walked to an extremely warm environment. Told as we were being seated that it would take 45 minutes to get our food once we ordered because the had a group of 75 people. We got up and left.

                                            9. J

                                              Julie

                                              Orange County

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined on August 16, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Brought friends for the first time and they loved it!

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              27 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              27 reviews

                                              Dined on August 16, 2021

                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                              Food was great; took a little longer than usual.

                                            11. C

                                              Cathy

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 14, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I love this place!! The food is so good and there's always something fun going on. Great place to gather and celebrate with friends and even bring your kids.

                                            12. SD

                                              SteveD

                                              San Francisco

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on August 1, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              Great service and food. Was pleasantly surprised.

                                            13. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Orange County

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 26, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Consistently delicious!

                                            14. AD

                                              AmyD

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on July 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our fav place! Great food, great service .. fun vibe!!!

                                            15. MW

                                              MichaelW

                                              San Diego

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on July 11, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Best experience in all categories at the Canyon Cowboy. Have been date night dining there every other week since "dine in" resumed. This was the best experience.

                                            16. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 25, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had the best time and the food was delicious.

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on June 19, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We came to celebrate Father’s Day and we had a great time. It was very busy and loud but we still enjoyed our time and food.

                                            18. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 14, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We always enjoy dinner at the Canyon Cowboy. It’s a great place for both families and those looking for a drink at a calm bar. The noise level also makes it a great place to bring kids. We will definitely be coming back.

                                            19. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 12, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Service and food were great! I’ve lived in Canyon Lake for a very long time. We have seen restaurants come and go in that location which were not very good. Shame on me, I didn’t want to try it. But our friends have been there and told us it was good. Sorry I waited so long. This is going to be a new favorite of ours.

                                            20. s

                                              suzannek

                                              London

                                              1 review

                                              2.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 12, 2021

                                              overall2food2service4ambience3

                                              My server was awesome. But the mediocre food took over an hour. Noise level was over the top and that was without music. Oh well I guess when your the only place in town it doesn’t matter. No competition

                                            21. KJ

                                              KristineJ

                                              Orange County

                                              21 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              21 reviews

                                              Dined on June 6, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Good service and clean place. Food was not as good as normal but still overall good

                                            22. R

                                              Robert

                                              Orange County

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on June 4, 2021

                                              overall1food1service2ambience1

                                              Insanely loud, had to yell just to talk to the people sitting right next to me. Service was very slow and sub-par. Food was not good. Or a good value, my $33 steak was mostly fat, the chips were stale and the salsa was disgusting.

                                            23. HH

                                              HenryH

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 21, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                              We arrived at the end of Happy Hour and caught a couple of deals then. We all had burgers which were great, as was the service. Good beer selection. The background music was a little loud for conversation, but we all had a fun time.

                                            24. LT

                                              LisaT

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 15, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Had a great time. Everything was great. Food and drink excellent

                                            25. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 9, 2021

                                              overall3food2service3ambience2

                                              Mother’s Day so very busy, our food took a long time & wasn’t the best quality but I feel like this would’ve happened anywhere on a busy holiday, we would try them again!

                                            26. KJ

                                              KristineJ

                                              Orange County

                                              21 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              21 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                              Just Wanted to have a steak on a Saturday night and open table is awesome to get a reservation. We got in just on time and the food was very good it and the service was good, the place is very noisy on the inside. They have tables outside, but they do not look like very comfortable chairs to sit in, and it was a bit cold. Overall it was a good value for the money as well.

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              34 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              34 reviews

                                              Dined on May 1, 2021

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              First time here. Place is super casual and fun. Do not get discouraged by slow service, they are definitely short staffed. Our server was nice. Overall the food and drinks were good. The only thing that wasn't, was the lava cake. There is no lava. They sent out a 2nd one and it was like a brick. Our friend ate it for us, he hates to see anything go to waste. We will definitely come back again!

                                            28. TV

                                              TravisV

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 1, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              The steaks were pretty good but on the pricy side for the quality. The sides were tasty. My wife wasn't super excited about the baked beans but I thought they were decent. They almost tasted like chili but with brown sugar added not a traditional baked bean but not bad. The corn was good as well. This is not a bad place if you want to get out on a Friday or Saturday night and let it loose.

                                            29. TS

                                              TracieS

                                              Los Angeles

                                              9 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              9 reviews

                                              Dined on April 23, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Canyon Cowboy is always amazing! The food the staff.... always awesome! We dine here at least 2 times a month! Love them!

                                            30. MB

                                              MarkB

                                              San Diego

                                              18 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              18 reviews

                                              Dined on April 4, 2021

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              First time guest......will be a repeat customer. Decided to try on Easter for brunch and was pleasantly surprised with the location, venue and overall ambiance. The restaurant is unassuming from the beginning and look like a hole in a wall joint at first glance. After meandering down the stairs to the actual entrance, it was very nice and overlooked a golf course. Service was attentive - we were quickly seated at our table and our server took good care of us the entire time we were there. The bottomless mimosas on Sundays are a bargain and the sparkling wine used isn't horrible. We had options of both orange juice and cranberry juice! The meals looked good and tasted great. Very well done at The Canyon Cowboy. I'll be back!

                                            31. KB

                                              KayBee

                                              Phoenix

                                              1 review

                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 29, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              For starters, what’s the point of having a reservation if upon your arrival to the restaurant they state they don’t see it? Secondly, our reservation was at 530pm and by 730pm we still didn’t have our food and ended up going somewhere different. Our server sent over someone else to tell us that they were still working on our food. When asked what’s taking so long we were given the response that there’s a table of 35 also. We already knew that there was a large party that came in 45 minutes after us, because we could see them all trickling in. No apology or even complementary drink/appetizer were offered. It’s safe to say that we will not be going to this place again. Management and service need to really kick it into a higher gear. It’s a shame because the food there is actually good.

                                            32. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on March 20, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience5

                                              Don’t go there for the food. It is awful. And the the wait staff is over burdened. But great ambiance, nice crowd.

                                            33. BM

                                              BetseyM

                                              San Diego

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on February 28, 2021

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Fun place. Good food.

                                            34. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Las Vegas

                                              2 reviews

                                              vip
                                              1.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on February 28, 2021

                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                              Had the impossible burger and it took over and hour and was burnt to a crisp. There was zero social distancing or mask wearing. Terrible experience.

                                            35. RM

                                              RochelleM

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 27, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food and drinks are fabulous and it's a great atmosphere!

                                            36. KD

                                              KylahD

                                              Hawaii

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 27, 2021

                                              overall5food5service3ambience5

                                              lets just say the night ended a little crazy cause the drinks were so good!!

                                            37. l

                                              lovetodine

                                              Central Coast

                                              14 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              14 reviews

                                              Dined on February 20, 2021

                                              overall5food5service3ambience5

                                              Nice, Fun, good beer good food. Loved the out door patio.

                                            38. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Las Vegas

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on February 14, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Valentine’s day

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on January 28, 2021

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and service!

                                            40. CS

                                              CristineS

                                              Las Vegas

                                              10 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              10 reviews

                                              Dined on January 25, 2021

                                              overall4food3service4ambience4

                                              Good food, very affordable. Great pricing on happy hour drinks, including 24 oz beer for $4.50. Quiet atmosphere and nice staff.

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                                            The Canyon Cowboy is rated 4.4 stars by 141 OpenTable diners

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                                            Booked 3 times today
                                            Google Map for The Canyon Cowboy

                                            31504 Railroad Canyon Rd null Canyon Lake, CA 92587-9411

                                            • Cross street

                                              Canyon Lake Towne Center

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Lake Elsinore

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Lunch: Sunday - Thursday & Saturday: 11:00am-4:00pm, Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Sunday & Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm Late Night: Friday - Saturday: 9:00pm - 1:00am

                                            • Cuisines

                                              American

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Dining

                                            • Dress code

                                              Business Casual

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Additional

                                              Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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