Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

4.4
1189 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 1189 people are saying
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lisad
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was outstanding. Everyone very nice and polite. Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Birthday gathering was good.

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WhitneyD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This was our second visit and the food wasn't as good as our first visit. The salad bar & all was well stocked and delicious but the meats this time were a little over done and didn't have as much flavor as it had previously. Two of the steaks were flavor was very good but the rest was lacking. I usually love the pineapple and ask for extra but this time it wasn't cooked hardly at all there was no caramelization what so ever the cinnamon was just coated the outside heavily and it was a little off putting. When we tried to pay our bill the price was not the preset price for restaurant week which was 39.95pp they tried to charge us 49.99pp plus drinks. I didn't realize regular drinks weren't included in the price of the meal. When I got her to come back about the bill i said to her "It's supposed to be 39.95pp right?" She replied without pausing our seaming surprised by the mistake at all "yes ill go fix it for you" glad they fixed it but i began to realize it wasn't a mistake that they were trying to get away with charging their customers full price anyway when i saw it happen to another table same waitress. Thats not ok.

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SoniaR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was really nice and relaxing. Just wish it would offer more hot sides.

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Keke
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and had a amazing time will return. Have told people they have to try amazing place

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JOES
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! I will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We had no waiter, we had to ask the bartender for drinks.

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MattK
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience. COWBOY is always fun and delicious.

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Our second time going and the food was coming by faster than we could eat it. Every server with food that came by had a different cut or type of meat, and they were very courteous to give you the correctly cooked meat you wanted.

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LQandAsh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not as many side dish choices, mostly appetizers, as other restaurants of this type especially for the price Felt like we had to wave meat servers over versus them coming to look for our card indicating we wanted meat. Kid friendly place which is nice but brought down the upscale date night vibe to have high chairs and screaming toddlers around

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lpm555
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After living in Swansea for 7 months, I found the gift card I bought last Christmas (2020) and had the best dining experience in a long time. The selections were fantastic and delicious.

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NikkiT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Hadn’t been here in a few years, but the food was still delicious...especially the meat.:) Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter Lombardo was wonderful & served us well for our 17th Anniversary. This was similar to other Brazilian steakhouses we have been to (Texas de Brazil & Fogo de Chao). Meat quality & variety was excellent. Salad bar & wine menu left a little to be desired in terms of availability, variety & quality but everything we ate was really outstanding (except the cold asparagus which clearly needed to be cooked). Overall a wonderful experience & we will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we are going to make this a tradition and be back next year for Christmas

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MG13
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the only thing I wish they had brought out more was the pineapple

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ChunguS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, African American young lady, forgot her name was very pleasant.

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CassandraW
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely date night. The environment was perfect, and the food was amazing!

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David
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly great experience compared to their competitor across the city from them. Food was seasoned appropriately and the service was adequate while the meat just kept coming. Much better than our and our friends experiences with the other place.

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vipVidaJ
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was busy for a Sunday evening. I was seated right away. The buffet had several options. They added heart of Palms back woo Hoo my favorite. Covid practices in place with disposable gloves available. Gauchos were not consistent and seem like the same couple of meats kept coming. The pineapple was delicious. Look forward to our next visit. The holiday specialty drinks were tasty.

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DougH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and helpful as always, especially Ashley. We’ll be back on Sunday!

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PhillipC
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service poor; food ok; automatic $60 tip - I would not recommend

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TrevorH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation and had to wait an hour past my time and still not get a table.

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TroyT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Cowboy and it was worth the trip. We live over an hour away and a group of 6 made the trip. Everyone enjoyed it and had plenty to eat. The desserts that 3 of us ordered was incredible as well. The staff was very friendly and we had no complaints. We arrived half hour before or reservation because we weren't sure how long it would take for us to get there but they sat us at a table anyway which was awesome. I would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our waitress was attentive, but not all of the servers came to our corner of the room in a timely manner. We didn’t see the pineapple until after we had finished our dessert and that wouldn’t have been a good flavor combination. It was very loud.

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They outdid themselves with the quality of the meat. The ribeye, sirloin and flank steaks could melt in your mouth.

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KaylaG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When arriving at the restaurant we were seated quickly and given a drink menu, unfortunately, 30 minutes went by and we were never offered a drink or had the experienced explained to us as promised in the menu as we were first-timers to the restaurant. There was one young lady who I believed to be a waitress that only checked the tables and orders of those surrounding us even after noticing our table was bare. She made eye contact with me and walked away, shortly after we left due to the disrespect, and our entire night out for my husband's birthday was ruined.

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RachelW
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall, a very fun experience. A little pricey for the quality of food, but the service was good and the dining style was very unique and not something you get to do everyday! Everyone should try it at least once!

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DougH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I have been here many times, and Ashley has been our server for the last two. She is fantastic! We will be back soon and asking for Ashley again. The food is always great, and everyone is very friendly and helpful. They do a great job there!

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TomH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience and we thoroughly enjoyed the food

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Cocorene
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! This is my SO's favorite place! The food is great and 5he service is great! Will definitely be back!

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DougH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was Ashley, and she was very attentive and helpful as always. We have had her as our waitress several times and she is a very pleasant young lady. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my fiancé was amazing! The food, the service and the ambiance was excellent.

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RichD
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food and Service

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davidh
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meals are always delicious and service is very good as well!

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BillB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away. Greeted by server right away and were very happy with the overall experience.

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gluke
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. It is was an awesome experience for my visiting family who never been to a Brazilian steakhouse. Thank you.

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MichaelM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation. Waited 10 mins at the front for a hostess. Finally one appeared and seated us. Then we were forgotten. Waited another 15 mins at the table and we were completely ingnored and no one was around to actually talk to about being forgotten. It was clear they were not interested in being open. Will not go back or recommend this location to anyone

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ClaudiaS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. My only complaint was that it was pricey and they would not allow us to take leftovers with us.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do not waste your time at this restaurant. If you expect a true Brazilian Steakhouse experience, find another establishment. The Main Street area has many other high quality options. The service was poor, food quality and options were similar to that at a food trough type of buffet, and the atmosphere was similar to a fast food restaurant.

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DouglasT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was great, but the meat selections were not there!1

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 1189 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.