Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

4.4
1133 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 1133 people are saying
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MattK
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and vibe. Always consistently good and friendly.

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StevenF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

OT
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.

DH
DougH
1 review
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.

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TracyM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food options for those with food allergies!

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BillD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Probably will not return, but not because of any displeasure with the restaurant. My wife and I were celebrating our 65th wedding anniversary. It was a good experience, but at our age, the amount of food is impractical and the price pushes you to eat as much as possible. Just not our thing. Again, a good one time experience but not practical for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The meats that were served were very bland. Many tasted as if they were not fresh. Have eaten at several Brazilian style steak houses and never have experienced the meats tasting so bad.

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MeaganH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice experience! The chicken and steak were a bit over cooked - other than that, delicious!

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Needed updating. Run down building and salad bar was set up like a truck stop buffet.

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ShannonD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with reservation for the time if early bird pricing and was charged full price.

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BonnieL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were courteous and on point! Our glasses were kept full! The Food was beyond amazing!

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JeffK
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was VERY slow, yet the waiter only had our table of 2, a table of 4, and another table of 2. I had to flag him down 3x to refill my and my wife's cokes. The meat offered by the Gouchos was Dry and Extremely Overcooked (notice the capital letters), and NO Filet Mignon was ever offered. Our choices were: Parmesan bread, some sort of sausage(dry), flank steak (decent), salmon (insanely overcooked), Parmesan pork (dry and hard as a hockey puck), lamb chops and leg of lamb (perfectly cooked) and top sirloin, which you took your chances on what you'd receive... Burnt or rare. I made reservations, taking the time to tell them this was our anniversary... We weren't even offered desserts. Very very sad.

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TSparks
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Ryan as a server and he truly exceeded our expectations. Georgio one of the guys bringing the meat to our table was beyond knowledgeable of the meats and what to pair with them to bring out the different flavors.

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JGilliam
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not at all what we expected for the price we paid. Salad bar choices limited. Meats had no flavor. Some of the items served were dry. Expected a nicer atmosphere. Can't say we will go back.

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GeraldH
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

2 meats were dry. All others were perfect. Great Salad bar.

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Jjjjjj16
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was good but not quite as good as a previous (pre-COVID) visit. Needed more flavoring on the crust and for some cuts, the temperature of the meat was on the cold to lukewarm side. Not too impressed with lamb, brisket, and steak w/Garlic as they were dry and seemed old. If you stick to the filet and ribeye you'll be OK. The salad bar had a lot of variety. The peel and eat shrimp snapped when you bit into them as they should - I liked that. Surprised to see tabouleh on the salad bar and it is one of my favs, but it was very dry - felt old. The experience I had here, being not as good as the last, may indeed be a symptom of COVID and the ability to attract/retain the front and back of the house folks that make it all happen so I may give this place one more try in the future. I like the atmosphere and want this place to succeed but they need to raise the bar a little IMHO.....

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DebD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful celebration at Cowboy's. Everything about the dining experience there is elegant. The food (including desserts) is truly memorable. You won't leave unsatisfied!

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William
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great but many of the meats that were offered were not to my taste. They tended to be more bloody. I prefer medium over rare or medium rare. The cost is a bit on the high side for the overall experience.

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Martinaf
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Haven’t been back since before COVID so it was interesting to see new meats offered! Waitress was great and attentive, overall a great time.

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Cricket
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For anyone wanting to enjoy a nice evening trying different cuts of meat, I highly recommend the staff is amazing and will take great care of you

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ClayD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and the service at this restaurant was outstanding. We arrived 8 min prior to our reservation and was seated immediately in a private room which my party and I was not expecting. The service was fast and friendly and the variety of meats that was presented was cook to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant in Columbia.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Ryan was excellent, made sure we had the meat we liked at the temperature we preferred.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it as first timers. As a fan of MR steak I was disappointed that we seemed to always get WD meats. The pineapple was THE BEST!

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RobSur
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good experience but not great. Casual dining.

JK
JKM777
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The atmosphere was comfortable and casual, the food was robust with flavor and the staff pleasant.

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GaryR
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Very nice. Do Not go on Saturday evening. Website states business casual dress but does not up hold such standards. Many people (certain ethnicity) coming in with ragged jeans and disrespectful of others. Children running around the restaurant without supervision. Not what is expected of "Fine Dining". We have been there before but during the week. Never again on a weekend. Salad Bar was and always has been excellent. Meats (pork) were quite dry as opposed to prior visits. We had to ask several times for lamb chops which came toward the end of our meal. Our server Angelina was outstanding and Emily the hostess very professional.

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 4.4 stars by 1133 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.