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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia, Columbia, SC

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

4.2
4.2
1563 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (803) 728-0887
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Full catering menu available on our website. Full "rodizio" catering services with authentic Gaucho style service available for all occasions.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy the great quality Meats, Salads and Hot Items from Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse at your home, office, tailgate party or even as a simple take out order. Create your meal from our Streamlined Catering Menu with individual pricing on most of the items.
  • Private party contact
    Edson Munekata: (803) 394-9493
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Cross street
    Hampton St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,563 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Columbia

    Good for business meals

  • Columbia

    Kid-friendly

  • Columbia

    Good for groups

  • Columbia

    Healthy

  • Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • Columbia

    Romantic

  • Columbia

    Good for special occasions

1,563 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Fair place to eat the Lamb was good environment could be better.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time here. We came here to celebrate our anniversary, and decided this is one of our favorite restaurants! Athena was awesome!

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  3. LawrenceS

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Price is a little high but great food and service. Will eat there again.

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  4. TaylorJ

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were great! We enjoyed our experience!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was absolutely terrible. Waited 15 minutes for anyone to bring us a drink or offer us a drink. The meat was not good at all. Several of the meats were not able to cut. The salad bar was the best part., the service was terrible! Will never go back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great experience, the food was amazing, meats came out cooked perfectly to my liking. The service was extremely good, our waitress Camryn did awesome! Definitely coming back!

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  7. MarkB

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at a round table at the rear. There was a floor drain under our table with sewer flies comming out. They got into our drinks and our food. Service was very slow and they had no garlic bread. I later called and reported all to the manager who offered nothing but excuses for our bad experience. Not sure I want to go baack.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great experience. We were out celebrating my dads 65th birthday.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Good over cooked. Waitress not attentive or timely. Sat forever waiting on drink refills or to get the check. Waaaay too much money for poor food quality and non existent service.

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  10. ILuvDMB

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a great concept. It’s fun. if you’re hungry, this is the place to go. You pretty much start at the salad bar soon after you sit down and the gauchos come continually with everyone of the meats. We found the quality to be quite good. The meat is a little salty. Overall we enjoyed it.

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  11. WilliamR

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. The gauchos are wonderful, accommodating and knowledgable. Salad bar was well stocked with many items. Sauces and dressings were great. This is a great place!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good! Parking was the worst part about our outing, we had to park a few blocks away but besides that everything was great!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great server. The food did not taste the best, my opinion.

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  14. MeganG

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was great. The meats were good & had a different seasoning to it. We really enjoyed ourselves. Definitely will be back.

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  15. Aries

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. OMG the flank steak, garlic bread, and grilled pineapple were absolutely delicious. The passionfruit caipirinha was amazing! I will definitely be visiting again in the near future.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great concept and great service. I will definitely return.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dining experience! Exceptional service! My only suggestion is to update the buffet with more “hot sides” options and more bite-sized salad topping options.

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  18. JohnL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely enjoyed every part of our meal. William our server was spot on and took even our pickiest requests without missing a beat. The food was amazing. I highly recommend that you take the time to check them out

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  19. GabrielL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was great, wish there were more “sides” but still good food.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not my favorite experience. Meat hardly came and I wasn’t really happy:

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going to the establishment. The service was great! Unfortunately for me the food lacked overall seasoning (hot bar and meats). I didn’t eat as much as I would have liked because everything was bland). Would definitely go again but will pack my own seasonings just in case.

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  22. AnnaW

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The romantic art deco building was a wonderful venue for the Brazilian steakhouse. Our top food favorites were the house steak, lamb chops, the pineapple and the chicken soup. Seriously don't miss the chicken soup. It's all alone on the buffet getting no attention, but it melts in your mouth. A bit of lemon from the shrimp tray makes the soup even better. Skip the brisket and parmesan pork IMO. I didn't try any chicken, but everything else is worth making some room for in your stomach.

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  23. CyndiB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family was in town for a campus tour of USC this past weekend. We looked up the Resturant online. We were pleasantly surprised. The location was great-close to campus. The huge buffet was wonderful with many tasty choices to try. We finally had to say no to the many different protein choices because we were too full. The decor was beautiful. Our server, William was excellent. We had a wonderful time. If my son chooses USC, we will make this a rotating favorite Resturant with every visit. Wish I could have given it 10 stars!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Food was great. Service was amazing

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  25. zack

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    As a small table we were often over looked and would have to wait long times for the food to be brought by. The filet mignon was the worst I’ve ever had, 0 seasoning and tough. The garlic steak was taken to the extreme, couldn’t hardly eat it. The pork and chicken were way over cooked and dry. For the price it definitely wasn’t worth it.

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  26. CharlannS

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second visit. The first was excellent on a Tuesday. This one was on Saturday. Some of the meats were dry and tough. The worse part was there were bats flying all over my food. The manager never came to the table to address.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our dinner there. The only slight negative was that occasionally, the Gauchos would overlook our table even though our little notification cards were green. We had to call out to be noticed twice, lol. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely.

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  28. MarionW

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to visit to celebrate a special occasion or a cozy date night.

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  29. NanikaBC

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Valentine's Day dinner, no complaints, meats were delicious. Be prepared to get full fast, so don't eat too much of the buffet. The only very minor thing was that we thought we were getting the early bird rate, but apparently it was not applied because "of the Valentine's Day volume". It was not a big difference in price though.

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  30. Doug

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They were not busy but we still had to wait over 15 minutes past our reservation. We were asked how we liked out steak cooked but then ALL meat that was brought to us was well done (over-cooked).

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  31. Shawn

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food everyone was nice they let you know how everything works when they take you to your table only thing was the reservation was for seven and we didn’t get our table until about eight

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  32. PaulaD

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you want a nice quiet atmosphere this is a great place to go. The food was great too.

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  33. Michael

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a very quiet Monday evening. We arrived at 6:00 and were the only customers there. By the time we left there were 4 other tables occupied. Service was very good and our waitress was very attentive. The food was tasty and came out in a timely fashion. Overall it was a nice dinner and we were well taken care of.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice pacing of food delivery. Very attentive and friendly staff . Definitely worth a return trip. Parking can be an issue.

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  35. GaryW

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Compared to other “Brazilian Steak” concepts, this is far below in quality. Our waitress was very nice and accommodating but everyone was going through the motions. Many of the meats were overcooked. The salad bar was mediocre with “soupy” mashed potatoes, and uninspired and unflavored asparagus. If your expectations are not high…you’ll be ok.

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  36. PabloB

    Wilmington

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time, will return! Great food and service!!!

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  37. AndreaG

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was soso - the salads could have used more flavor, the mashed potatoes some gravy and the meat a little less salt and a bit more tenderness. Overall is was OK, but not as good as another similar restaurant we have been to.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience! 1st Brazilian steakhouse experience & I thoroughly enjoyed! Great tasting food & salad bar!

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  39. FrancesI

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Many delicious food options and a very friendly staff.

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  40. YolandaL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place, service, and food. Only thing I was not crazy about is the restaurant deciding the amount of the tip. I always tip according to the service that I receive at a place. No establishment should tell the customer what to tip.

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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 4.2 stars by 1563 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hampton St.
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (803) 728-0887
  • Catering
    Full catering menu available on our website. Full "rodizio" catering services with authentic Gaucho style service available for all occasions.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy the great quality Meats, Salads and Hot Items from Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse at your home, office, tailgate party or even as a simple take out order. Create your meal from our Streamlined Catering Menu with individual pricing on most of the items.
  • Private party contact
    Edson Munekata: (803) 394-9493
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