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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TW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the BEST experience and the gentlemen that came around were pleasant, kind, and friendly. Thank you sooooooooooo much for making our birthdays a Grand occasion!

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Found out they started adding automatic gratuity

Don’t like that. As I’ve been a server and had to earn my tips.

Expected tips= salary.

Tips are earned. Bad taste In my mouth. Won’t be back.

And the saddest part is 18% mandatory.

I usually tip 25-30% for ok service.

Our waitress tonight could have walked away from our table with a 120.00 tip. We even talked about it before the bill came.

But if you’re going to take it. Well that’s what you get.

Rios in harbison isn’t greedy. I’ll go there next time.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here to eat. Came tonight for my girlfriend's bday and she loved it.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family weekend. Our son has food allergies and they were very accommodating. Everything was wonderful and we had a great time..

LP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! Service was outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is good with adequate options. Servers are excellent and will bring out any requests. Thanks

HC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A good place to get your eat on. If you can stand meats. The salad bar needs a lot of other items on it especially on the hot side. You would think of the price of $50.00 pp the atmosphere would be more elegant.

CM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall we were very impressed with this place. Some of the meats were exceptional including the bacon wrapped filet, garlic strip, and especially the lamb chops. They were as good as any quality Brazilian steakhouse and can even be compared to some steak houses that I’ve been to. The pork, chicken and some other cuts of steak were very good as well. The only disappointing item was the flank steak; it really did not have much flavor and the chimichurri sauce they had available on the bar really was not that good. The mint jelly for the pork chops and other items on the salad bar like the mozzarella, olives, and especially the smoked salmon we’re great. Our service overall was good but not all of the meat servers stopped at every table and we missed a few things. Other than that this is really a place that should not be missed and we will be back.

PA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great customer service. Exceptional atmosphere.

m
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS A EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE THERE I TRY TO BRING NEW PEOPLE EVERYTIME WE TRAVEL THERE FROM AUGUSTA GA THE FOOD AND SERVICE IS SO WORTH THE DRIVE AND MONEY THANK YOU COWBOYS ONCE AGAIN FOR THE AWESOME FOOD

DO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Felt rushed. Load atmosphere. Food was not worth the price unless you eat a whole lot perhaps. Poor, overpriced wines. Felt like eating in an “upscale” Golden Corral”

BK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was extremely nice and the food was AWESOME! You could just easy eat the salad bar and walk away very satisfied! My wife really loved the lamb chops and I became fixated with the variety of steak. We drove an hour and half to experience this restaurant and it was definitely worth the trip!

a
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cowboys is the place where the whole family can find food that we like and it's always good. We've been several times and it never disappoints. Our latest visit was 9-7-19 for our son's birthday. The food and service were great as always and we had an enjoyable evening.

EG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great. We arrived at 9pm and had a hour to eat. We were stuffed by 9:45pm. We received great service and all meat options were presented. I would definitely visit this location again.

*Note: the lamb chops and ribeye were my favorite. Seasoned well and tender.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely outstanding! I was worried about quality since it is a buffet, but all of the food was excellent. Our waitress wasn't great at explaining how things work, but the meat sever helped us out (albeit begrudgingly). Overall an excellent experience

OT
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great atmosphere! My husband and I enjoyed our dining experience.

CW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

I have frequented several Brazilian Steakhouses so I was very excited to bring my Goddaughter to share with her this experience. When I walked through the door I was Very Disappointed with the Ambience of this restaurant. The inside looked Industrial, Old and Tired, Not like the Elegant, Sophisticated, High End look of all the other Brazilian Steakhouses I've visited. That being said the staff there were very nice people and the food was OK. It lacked and could have used a little bit more seasoning on the meats. Everything brought to our table Medium Rare despite us specifically requesting several times Well Done. Consequently, we were there a Looooong time with lots of meat coming to our table that we could neither eat or enjoy.

SS
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful meal with attentive staff in a comfortable environment. We will be back again and again!

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, Service and Food were all 10s! Perfect place for date night, company dinner, or just to celebrate. I can’t wait to go back! I’ll definitely recommend.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to eat. Bring your appetite!!!

A
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food selections, generous servings and service to match.

OT
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at a place like this. We really enjoyed it. Look forward to going back soon.

TJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove from Augusta for a birthday dinner! Wasn’t disappointed! Great food and selection! A great place to eat! Be hungry because they will give you all the great meat you want!!! Grilled pineapple is to die for!!!!

KM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great food and wonderful service

JD
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience. Food was delicious and timely. Salad bar was a bit smaller than others I have been to, but still plenty of choices. Not that I go for the salad bar!! Choices of meat were plentiful and cooked well. Only issue was that I thought dessert was included in the meal as the other ones I had been to that were a little fancier, but definitely will be back!!

BN
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent good although the filet mignon was too well done and tough. Great service.

BD
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is Wow Wow Wow, this is a great concept in a restaurant it was simply the best I’ve ever had!

MC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. This was our first time eating here.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

We have been to Cowboy's quite a few times and everything was great. This time we had the salad bar only and it was very sub par compared to all the other times. The Tabouli was so salty that we could not eat it and the cheeses and cold cuts were pretty dry. The server we had did a very good job. The noise level was loud! I don't mind spending almost $60 incl. tip for two, but the food has always been much better.

N
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed my first time at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. I went with my company for a dinner and we had one of the private rooms. The staff was really on point they made sure to bring items that were requested as well as making sure to bring the meats cooked to the wanted temperatures. For a party of 8 they kept the food coming steadily. I would definitely recommend to visit/try at least one time.

KM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience great service and superior food quality

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere and service.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It started out odd with the service. They had as our waiter, the bartender. I am not sure if this was usual. It was a Saturday night. By the time we were seated, per our request at 8:15pm, the restaurant was half full, so it was not overwhelmed with customers. We felt forgotten for about the first 30 minutes. I don't blame the bartender. Not sure why he was having to do two jobs. Good things-the lamb chops and leg, ribeye, smoked sausage, flank steak were delicious. The chicken and pork really dry and not warm. The Groupon deal offered a bottle of house wine. The Sauvignon Blanc we chose was delicious. News to people like us who print off the Groupon deal off their PC/printer. It apparently takes a day for the bar code to appear. I did not realize this. I have not done alot of Groupon deals. So when we presented the coupon, before the meal started, and at the end to pay, it did not work for the waiter. I offered to call them when we got home and look for this in the trash and on the PC. Thankfully, I had not deleted. I had to click on something on the info on the Groupon deal for the bar code to appear. A big Thank you to Cowboy Steakhouse for letting us get home to do this. They could have charged us the whole meal before we left, as they had no way of getting reimbursed without that bar code. I would go again. Maybe earlier than we did so some of the food would not be dry.

JW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I would say, try not to get seated near the windows. The meat servers don’t tend to make it over to that side of the restaurant very often. Our server was great but we really didn’t get the service or value I expected with the price.

BL
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Based on our visit, we would not recommend Cowboys in Columbia. Though the salad bar was amazing, the meats were sub-par. Most meats were extremely over cooked. The pork was so dry it was crumbly. Also, there were not 16 meat choices as advertised. Needless to say, our anniversary dinner was disappointing.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meats!

AT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food

RL
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We gave cowboys a five star rating because the food and staff were wonderful! The salad bar was yummy. The pineapple was amazing. We enjoyed trying all the different meats. Very good variety of food. Great value!

OA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time
Caroline was the best
She was right there for all our needs and more
My son in law really enjoyed himself
It was his idea for us to come and visit on Sunday
We are doing all on his favorite thinks because he is being deployed next month
Thank you again
We will be back again if we can before he leaves or when he returns back to us
You guys are awesome
Food was wonderful

TL
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

If you have had the real thing, a churrascaria in Brazil, not much in the US is going to measure up. Cowboy's was probably the worst churrascaria we have been to in the US, when it comes to the meat specifically. We were at the restaurant early (5:30 so not crowded), yet the pace of the meat coming around was slow and the meat we wanted(picanha) rarely came. We'd have servers pass us by on numerous occasions. On top of that, much of the meat was too fatty(some fat is good). Some of the meat was tasty but that was the stuff that didn't make it to our table often enough or you had to pick around too much fat.
On the other hand, the salad bar was quite good. I have rarely found vinegrete to be good or at US churrascarias but Cowboy's had it and it was good. However, we don't go to a churrascaria for the salad bar. We go for the meat and lots of it--especially picanha.

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