Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

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780 reviews
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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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JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always outstanding! Going to treat my Son here , for his birthday!

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Wedding Anniversary.

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Our waitress was outstanding and the food was great. The waiters were all very helpful and kept us well fed. The salad bar was delicious. Loved the broccoli salad. The building was historic and that was nice. The noise level was excessive and did not provide the ambiance that we have been used to at other Brazilian Steakhouses. The table settings and overall presentation was not in tune with the price and our table was set against a wall and the person behind me could not get out without me moving my chair. I would recommend this restaurant, but hope they will read this review and perhaps add some flowers to the tables, and make the greeting more professional. We noted on our reservation that it was our anniversary and that was not recognized in any way. The others we have gone to provide a special dessert for these occasions and that goes a long way. In fact, we still have a dessert waiting for us at our Florida restaurant since they have our anniversary in their database. We take friends for birthdays etc. and go from 4-6 times per year. Perhaps the theme of Cowboy indicates it is a more casual restaurant and we should have taken that into consideration prior to choosing for a special evening out.

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LL
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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CH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time I come here I eat way too much! The food is amazing

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M
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in a party of 8, so we were in a semi-private room, much to our delight! The service was top notch and the food was delicious. Come hungry because you will fill up quick with all the meat they bring out. Overall great experience and I will definitely be back after I come out of the meat coma I'm still in...

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CB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Cowboy steakhouse was a wonderful experience. While it is pricey to eat there the food is of excellent quality and you truly can get your money's worth if you come hungry. The only complaint I could have is that I wish the restaurant decor was more heavily influenced by Brazil.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. Salad bar was fresh & full. Hot items were really good. I enjoyed some surprises with some smoked salmon & shrimp cocktail. Gauchos were very nice & gave us lots of meats to try. Excellent place for a date night or family!

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We took the whole family to Cowboy Brazilain Steakhouse for our twins birthday. We were given a separate room which was really nice. The restaurant was clean and the service was top notch, every one of us enjoyed our experience and the older two children have requested to go again for their birthdays in August.

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SS
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was just ok. The service was good, the food was good, not great. Salad bar was ok but not worth $22 if you just got salad. Texas de Brazil is much better.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food including dessert and coffee was worth every penny. Our server was excellent, very attentive. The bar was excellent as usual and the meat was brought out perfectly

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

My wofe and i went on friday evening to celebrate our 3rd anniversary, everything was great until i found hair in my food... Only thing management did was give us a free pie, not a discount on our meal or even a free meal. Manager didnt come over until we were about to leave .. Poor management... Wont be returning to this establishment anymore..

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Manager was great. Waiter was OK. Food was great, but leg of lamb was a little dry. Great experience overall.

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The noise level was insanely loud. I was looking for a nice quiet place to have a romantic dinner and this was not it. The dress code that is listed on the website, business casual, was NOT enforced. There were people dinning in attire as if they were at McDonald's. The service was also sub par, we had to flag down servers and were skipped over several times. We would have liked to have had desert but our server gave us our check without even offering or asking if we were interested. We will not be back.

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KN
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We went as a “retirement/just moved here” occasion. Everything I read about it was amazing. We went on a Sunday and they weren’t busy at all. Even still, service was very spotty and we hardly seen any of the meats. When the meat did come it was delicious but I’m not sure if we would go again. I absolutely love Brazilian steak houses but was not impressed with Cowboys.

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MA
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting dining experience that we really enjoyed. The food was very good and the salad bar was stocked with an assortment of delicious items to chose from and everything looked fresh. Our Server (LA), was excellent. Never in the way but always there when you needed him. Great experience, will return.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. I would have liked more options on the salad.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Father’s Day

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Celebrated my husband here on Fathers Day. The waiter was great, however for what we paid this time it wasn't worth it. My husband, two children 6 and 8 and I was highly disappointed. The meats barely came around, we had to keep flagging people down. We have enjoyed coming here in the past but this time was not a great experience nor worth the money.

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FR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always great experience thanks! My hubby and my entire family loves the food and place..

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Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great waitress and they also provided complimentary valet 🥰🤗we will be back

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go. Food was fantastic service was great.

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

It was wonderful

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T
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would not recommend this location (Main Street) due to the service - lack of communication. We were not informed upon our arrival for our 8:30 reservation that the kitchen would close at 9:15.

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at the restaurant we were there celebrating our 7 year anniversary the manager came out and offered us a dessert on the house it was delicious only recommendations is it’s too cold in the restaurant like way too cold. The couple of the meats that came out were a little overcooked like the chicken Parmesan I found it to be a too dry but out of the 20+ sides and meats that came out it would still say it’s amazing I will for sure be coming back.

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

This was my 2nd time eating at this restaurant. It was amazing!

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MY
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is OUTSTANDING!!!!! The service is on point!!! I will always recommend for those reasons!
To improve the ambience, there are a few lights around the outside of buffet which are just way too bright - should be covered with something- the noise level is high - a few noise baffles in the ceiywould improve this - HOWEVER- I will still be coming back and highly recommend!!!!

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FW
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We loved our dining experience. The staff was nice and attentive. The food was delicious . The meat was excellently seasoned and cooked to our liking meduim and well done. The side bar was devine, mutiple cheeses , different salads , pastas , asparagus... Just yummy food . One of the best meals I did not have to cook. We will choose Cowboy Brazllan Steakhouse time and time again.

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Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salad bar to start and the swords of food keep on coming. Excellent wait staff.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch. Service was awesome. It is not like dinner where there's meat service but good add ons.

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

Outstanding food and service! My go to for any special occasion.

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AP
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salad bar is superb if you do not require a lot of meat. The salad bar has hot and cold items that could fill you up especially if you are a vegan, vegetarian or pescaterian. The buffet has smoked salmon, cold shrimp and various meat slices to mix with the many salads. There is always a fabulous soup of the day. If you must have meat, the options are glorious! My favorite is lamb because lamb is not served in many places I visit. The variety and tastes of the meats will satisfy or turn you into an ever returning carnivore.

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LE
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had the dinner but the lunch was meh. There was cocktail sauce, no shrimp. Cold cuts were ham and turkey...balsamic mushrooms was actually gravy. Soup was bland. Not really much as far as toppings go for the salads. The mozzarella was good. Was not a fan.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. Our reservation was last minute, for 8pm, but they welcomed us with open arms. We felt no rush and felt welcomed the entire time.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. This visit was the same. They got our table readied when we arrived and were waited on immediately upon seating. The food and choices were very good with everything being very good. We will continue dining here in the future and look forward to our next return!

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Our waiter did not bring out table items. All the other tables were served some sort of fries and bread, but we were not. The other tables were offered dessert, with their waiters bringing out samples to show them. We did not get the same service. Our drinks stayed empty, one water refill the whole time we were there. The food was bland. Not any decent warm side options. We had the all you can eat experience but left not feeling full and went somewhere else for dessert.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, even better food. We had such a nice evening!

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

Great food and service. Location is very convenient to everything else downtown. Be sure to try the pineapple!

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DG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time visiting and I loved it so much that I will be back this weekend!

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M
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

I've already recommended to 6 friends. We had a wonderful time. Loved the variety of meat flavors and was blown away by the pinapple!

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