Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

4.3
1151 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1151 people are saying
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josiec
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner, service was great,family enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great server

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SebastianB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice Meet and Food.
Waiting time sometime to long.

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LeahB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were so good. I will definitely be back.

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MichaelT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food wasn’t that good. Most of the cuts were bland. The waiters would bring out the cheap cuts of meats first and I had to ask the waitress for the finer cuts of meat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I went to Cowboy Brazilian recently for the first time in a few years. I remembered it being great, but they must have changed something with their meat supplier. The meat was beautiful, but unfortunately just bad quality. It tasted (to me) like a lot of preservatives. The service was okay- we barely saw our waitress, we were charged incorrectly, but the manager stopped by and was very friendly. The salad bar was delicious and the ambiance was good, but it definitely wasn’t a $100 meal between two people.

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AmieP
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service wasn't as good as normal but, I know a lot of places are struggling to find help. All new faces. Quality wasn't as good as in the past.

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Alex
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was perfect for my husbands birthday dinner . They even gave us a free birthday pie at the end of the night !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

There were a few dishes that were not great, but mostly wonderful. Somewhat slow to come around with food. Waitress didn't give us early bird price until we saw full price on the tickets and had her change it. She said unless you tell them they don't give it to you. Sounds sneaky to me.... It was pretty good, but not the best experience I have had at a restaurant.

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DonN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been there several times and it is still the same with additional safety precautions. Great food and love the building.

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DougH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always! We normally go on Sundays and go early to make it our one meal of the day. Great time to go, as it is very quiet and the food comes pretty quickly. Salad bar is great also, but save your room for the meats!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the food. The service was good. Thanks

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JZWst
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I enjoyed everything.From the salads and side to meats.A pair of wine is a must!🤗

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KimR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our evening at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. Our server was very friendly and checked on us often. The filet was the best meat of the evening. Cooked perfectly, whether you prefer medium or medium rare. The Parmesan pork was also very tasty. Side items complimented the meats nicely and there was a nice selection of items on the cold bar as well.

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vipDawg
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good but food was average for the price.

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LemontM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will be going back soon to finish sampling meats

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JustinW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Mixed Drinks Were Great. Will Be Returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was my husband and I 15 year anniversary… waiter kept forgetting to get us a napkin after accidentally spilling sauce on table… food was okay…. The people serving the meats were excellent… overall, it was okay for our first time

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ScottN
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The salad bar was good. The meat kept coming and was all delicious. Perfect place to take four SC rugby players for dinner! Lexi is the best and makes great cocktails!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! We had an amazing time at this restaurant. Food was great, very flavorful, and didn’t leave me feeling sick. From the lamb chops, to the ribs to the grilled pineapple omg! Desserts were great as well. So good we even got food to go. SERVICE was outstanding! We used a Groupon and had 18% auto gratuity and still added more to the tip. Very cleanly with covid-19. Gloves and masks were on. We didn’t go unattended or thirsty. Coming back at the end of the week to bring our moms!

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LymarieE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious. I really love it. Was a food experience

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Mike
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a "guy's" night out and enjoyed ourselves and the food very much.

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MattK
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe. Always consistently good and friendly.

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StevenF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We are regulars at this restaurant. We just had a poor server on this visit

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BrennanS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was amazing. I never waited for a refill and the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious food. Always a fantastic experience!

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RobertK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cowboy is our favorite restaurant so we go for almost all of our special occasions. We went last night to celebrate my wife's birthday. The food is always excellent and so is the service.

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AnnetteM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salad bar was delicious. Meat was inconsistent, some too well some too rare some just right. Went for birthday dinner and no complimentary dessert or mention made.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday. Staff was friendly and helpful. Service was great. Food was hot, fresh, plentiful and well prepared. Truly enjoy our time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I think that the staff are top notch. Perhaps the problem is me. The majority of the meats tasted funny because they had been cooked in some form of a rotisserie.

I enjoyed the cooked pineapple, the beef brisket and the garlic bread. To be honest; the rest of the meats tasted funny to me, and were a bit tough to chew.

The Salad bar was top notch. 5 stars across the board. We also enjoyed the deserts.

Perhaps if the meats were cooked with charcoal or wood, it would produce a better flavor.

Either way, we had a good time.

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Smile
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. My husband and I will be coming again

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ONav
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, will recommend this restaurant!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there to celebrate my cousins birthday and the experience was amazing. The service was great and the food was amazing.

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DougH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great. Michaela was our waitress and was very friendly and attentive.

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CameranB
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Food was all way over cooked and had no flavor/ seasoning. We had to wait well past our reservation time for a table. Most of the meat seemed to be poor quality. Not tender and lots of fat.

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was polite and professional at all times. The servers were kind and explained everything to perfection. We had a family event because my husband is leaving to deploy for a year and the restaurant took care of us, making it special. 100% would go back and would recommend others.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great server who was very attentive, despite the establishment dealing with short staffing. My kids enjoyed the experience. The noise wasn’t so bad because our party of 6 was fortunate to be seated in a private room.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Definitely not what I expected for the price. The ambiance is very lacking. For $50 meal you would expect the place to be someone decorated and not feel like an industrial cafeteria. Most the of the meat was dry, ribs were inedible. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went shortly after they first opened and it was good. We went a year or so later and it was better. Tonight was the first time in a few years since we've been there. It was great! A really nice selection of meat, the most variety I've ever seen there. Very nice salad bar and sides. Cocktails were perfect. The service was top shelf.

FAQs

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (803) 728-0887.

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia is rated 4.3 stars by 1151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.