Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is an unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Hot Dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA Prime 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 Brazilian Flavored Martini Menu. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience!

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DM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurant so everything is always up to my expectations. It would be nice if they could run more specials for those of us that like to come very often.

CP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Overall great experience, but the food was more bland than flavor as I have had at other restaurants in the same category. The service was amazing and the overall value was decent.

m
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OVERALL COWBOYS IS THE PLACE TO GO OUTSTANDING EVERYTHING !!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ALL PLEASE GO.TRAVEL FROM AUGUSTA GEORGIA THERE EVERYTIME

JL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The meat portion was ok. There was a lot of beef. Not many choices for those who don’t eat beef. The bar that had the side dishes on it was not very plentiful. It was a lot of salad and cold foods. There wasn’t any hot vegetables like broccoli zucchini or squash.
I don’t think that it was worth the money that we spent.
The staff was very pleasant. The restaurant was quiet and clean.

M
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food bar, way more than salad. Nicely done meats, charred to perfection and succulent.

OC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very noisy the night we went there, but otherwise excellent

g
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My experience at Cowboys was OK to good. Everything about the restaurant was average. The restaurant was too busy for my wife's and mine liking. So, next time, we will decide to make reservations on a day or weekend (not a holiday weekend) when we think it may not be so busy. Thanks.

BB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I would recommend it to a friend for the experience. The salad bar was not what I expected and lacked variety.

MH
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Very disappointing! The atmosphere was dirty and had no ambience. Old furniture and in desperate need of a paint job.
The food was okay at best. The salad bar was stocked with odd items. Most of the things I had were not good. The meat was fatty and had little flavor. We spent $300.00+ for 4 people. We did have a couple of cocktails but even so, it was WAY OVER PRICED!!
We will not be going back. I would definitely NOT recommend it to anyone.

BS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sixth time in a year, always same great service and food. A great go to when your looking for something a little different. Great salad and side bar with a diverse selection of meats during the course of the meal. Servers kept our drinks filled and the meat coming. If you leave here hungry...I promise it will be your fault. Eat until your hearts desire is satisfied.

JH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salad bar was an amazing experience in itself. The staff bombard you with so many different types of meat that it is hard to keep pace.

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere but some foods could have been better. Prices are a bit steeper than average.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good & our server drew was super. Everything was great.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

OMG! So much food!!! Most very much to my liking...

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. We had tried a number of times to eat there but were turned away because we didn’t have a reservation. The best meats that night were the lamb and the BBQ chicken drumsticks. Garlic bread was a nice surprise. My first 3-4 servings of meat were either very fatty or had excessive bones in the meat. When I got the bill I was surprised by the fee of $37. Didn’t realize it was that expensive.

HC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The Cowboy Brazil was a disappointment in a few areas. We went to celebrate my son’s graduation from basic training at Ft. Jackson.

On arrival I asked if they had a coat rack to hang a military Dress Blue coat. Nope. Waiter suggested hanging on back of unused seat. MISTAKE. Every time a goucho came to serve they dripped grease on the jacket. And Because the restaurant was dark, We did not see the grease until we returned to base.

The rice was not brazil style.
The meat was not seasoned.
The mashed potatoes were also not seasoned.
We had to set our used plates to the side as the wait staff were not quick to remove them.

The gouchos seemed to keep offering itms we clearly had declined several times.

Music a bit loud for what should be a quite evening meal.

We went on a rainy Thusday night and there were very few people at the restaurant.

Price is ok for just ok food and iffy service.

p
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

very good place to eat! enjoyed a night with my wife eating here.

JF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cozy atmosphere. Our server did a great job.

YK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant was very nice and comfortable. I only had problem with the seating which caused us not to try all the meats even when our card was on green.

DN
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Brazilian Steakhouse in South Carolina. Will highly recommend to all my friends and remember the restaurant for my upcoming wife's birthday !!!!!

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter’s 16th Birthday. We enjoyed the service, food and desserts! Everyone, but especially the Birthday girl were well pleased!
My family agreed Cowboys Brazilian Steakhouse food in Columbia was better than the Brazilian restaurant in Vegas.
Thanks for accommodating us!

L
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was great.
Everything was timed to give you ample opportunity to enjoy the experience.
The salad bar was well stocked, but other than a small nibble or two, I would pass and go straight for the meats...lol
The only down side is that it's very noisy, otherwise it's a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

BN
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have always enjoyed by visit to your restaurant. The food is always fresh and seasoned just right. This was the firs time, I visited were I feel I needed to say something, in regards to me waiting outside for the rest of my party. I arrive about 20 minutes early, me and my friends valet my car and decided to sit in the chairs and wait for the rest of my party, it was a nice evening to do so. as we were waiting and conversing with each other, we were the only one out side, the staff came out, I guess the Host and Manager. she proceeded to ask did we need some assistance, which is fine, I informed her that I had reservations and I was just waiting for the rest of my party. I felt a little threatened when I saw the Manager standing behind her. We posed no threat, we were not loud, and again I had reservations. plus if she was standing at her host spot, she would have seen that I valet my car. I would hope that anyone doing that would surely had reservation. In this day and time, I feel that we need to be a little more conservative on how we approach people. what would have been the harm if we didn't have reservation. I could see if we had taken up chair space and customers was standing to get in, we would have been in the wrong. The manager didn't even give a smile . he stood there stern with his ready to take action face if need be on three harmless women. I don't want to use the RACE card, but a little better approach was definitely needed. even with all of this, we enjoyed our meal and I am sure I will be back.

OT
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was great as far as the food and service. I was disappointed when I tried to order chicken salad and fruit salad to go, I wanted a half pound, the waiter said they only do pint size, I said give me the pint size half chicken salad half fruit salad the waiter said it couldn't be done cause the weight is different so I said take it off my bill. I had been coming there for years and always got the salads half an half and left satisfied but not this time.

SS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Columbia restaurant week

C
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit! Everyone was polite and professional. Great atmosphere!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous! We will be returning.

BX
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My first time to the steakhouse was in Hilton Head. I then decided to take the rest of the family to the one in Columbia because its only an hour away, compared to 4 hours. The building itself was MUCH MORE elegant in Hilton Head. Everything was the same, very good!!!!

KL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worst meals I have ever had. Sorry. I rarely review but I felt I had to say something.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I would not recommend this place. It wasn’t anything like the other Brazilian steakhouses. No banana, no cheese bread. Meat was bland.

CV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had our Thanksgiving dinner here and thought it would be a fun treat for our eight year old granddaughter to experience. The food was great and plentiful. The salad bar selections were excellent and enough for a meal itself, which is what my wife chose. The main difference between lunch and dinner is that lunch only features a plated offering of proteins, whereas the dinner has the strolling waiters. This difference was not enough to disappoint us, but thought anyone reading this review should be aware of the difference.

GM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. And our waitress Linda was wonderful! Looking forward to my next visit

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with special people. Great service!! We love coming here. It’s one of our favorite places to go eat with friends.

VD
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and Customer Service. My wife and i couldn't have picked a better place to have our anniversary dinner at.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience and great atmosphere!

LA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved a table for a large group. We were seated promptly and greeted by our server immediately. Dave was amazing all night, ensuring that any meats, or bread, that we wanted were back at our table quickly, our drinks were filled, and the desserts were delivered. The restaurant was beautiful and the food amazing. 100% will go again and recommend to everyone!

MK
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse just gets better and better! We have been a dozen times over the years but the quality and service continues to improve, as well as the variety of meats. It is a can't miss!

AY
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the salad bar! Amazing seevice and experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome first experience!!

OA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a good experience, all the food is great.