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About Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria”. Featuring a full Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Brazilian 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!

1508 Main St
Columbia, SC 29201
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm



Dinner:

Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hampton St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(803) 728-0887

Website:
http://www.cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com/

Catering:
Full catering menu available on our website. Full "rodizio" catering services with authentic Gaucho style service available for all occasions.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking available Wednesday through Sunday in Columbia
5 pm until closing.

Executive Chef:
Joao Batista da Costa

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: (855) 900-2392

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Book your special event at 803-728-0887.

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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
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Good for a Date (20)
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Romantic (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fun (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Scenic View (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my wife's and mine first time eating at a Brazilian steakhouse. We let the server know that and he guided us through the experience. We loved the variety and the unique experience!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was our first time and it was also our anniversary, we had a great time. Everything was fantastic, we will be back. Longhorn was our favorite restaurant untill we came here. Longhorns is now our second favorite restaurant. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a special occasion an it wasn’t even acknowledged by the hostest the food was good n the price was ok an the waitstaff was very kind but the special instructions about it being a special occasion n he said nor did anything I am very disappointed with the way my occasion was handled by the hostess it’s a shame my daughters graduation from boot camp was a special event but I guess this place hates the military an vets maybe it should be boycotted by all veterans an military personal seeing they won’t even say good job after being asked to fit a special event was a shame

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

They made it special for my husbands 50th birthday!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Food was not seasoned well.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing experience and delicious food. Worth every penny!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome steak experience! 2nd-to-none experience. Fantastic salad & soup bar.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Attending a graduation at For Jackson and Cowboy Steakhouse was suggested by a friend. Good choice, selection, and price.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The salad bar was very fresh. We didn't feel rushed to leave. We didn't have to wait a ridiculous amount of time for the different meat samples to be served.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We visited Cowboy's to celebrate my youngest son's 19th birthday. The food was fantastic, service was good, the deserts were out of this world. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

A great place to eat, moderate price and very friendly employees...the food? Spectacular!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a great time celebrating my son's 18th birthday.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Muy rica y deliciosa comida buen ambiente a un precio rasonable

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was an excellent evening out from the location, the venue, the service provided and the ambience. I would gladly return to this restaurant as well as recommend it to my friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The restaurant had a large group on the other side, when the meat came out the servers went straight to them and we got the leftover after that group was served. Could have been more well rounded for Serving.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Cowboy's is a very great place to eat. We were there on a date and it was perfect. The service, the atmosphere, and the service was great. It was my date's first time there and she loved it. Our favorite was the bacon wrapped chicken and the cooked pineapple. Delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We went for dinner during USC Parwnts Weekend so it was really busy. Food was good but the salad bar was not kept up to well - quite a few empty. Overall it was yummy and we will go back!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and I went here for what supposed to be a romantic date night. It was bright, loud and had kids running around everywhere. Salad bar and hot items were ok but the meats were horrible chicken was dry and all the beef items were not even edible. Only good part of evening was the chocolate mousse layer cake. It was delicious! 100.00 wasted!

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Amazing Service, Great Dinning!! Would recommend to others always

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food was mediocre. Salad/hot food bar was nothing outstanding. Servers were friendly and service was very good. Not really worth $35 per person.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great service and really good food. We got there late but the staff took care of us with no problem. Will definitely go back for dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 1, 2017

A huge fan of Brazilian style steak houses - this was not one of the better ones. The wait staff and service made up for a poor filet mignon and a couple of unusual offerings. The Parmesan pork looked great but was adequate- the sirlons were far superior to the filets which was sad - the spicy sausage was good.
The sides and salad bar was top shelf and received constant attention sand service from staff.

Highly recommend the grilled pineapple - we loved it at our table, but when I'm at a Brazilian steakhouse and I'm talking more about the salad bar and great waitstaff it is a lot like saying they have a great personality when setting up a blind date.

Tags: Casual
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The meat on a stick was generally dry. I felt like I couldn't possibly eat $35 worth of food. The wine and desserts were reasonably priced, perhaps in consolation. I would have like to see more Brazilian dishes such as cheese rolls.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

I highly recommend this restaurant for the atmosphere, the customer service, and the value. Every aspect of the food, was a welcomed treat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 21, 2017

The owner was downright rude when I explained and showed him my medical card that relays information that I should be charged for a child's meal because I can only eat 5-10% of what a normal person would. He refused without looking at it and did not honor the person that originally told me that they would. The salad bar had flies and people were putting food back with their hands. We were seated close to the bathroom which was on the way out from the kitchen but constantly got passed over with the food. The meat also was not hot and contained a LOT of fat on each piece.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Was awesome as usual.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Went there for my wife's birthday; restaurant is excellent. Food SUPERB !!! Their DELICIOUS PINEAPLE is out of this world but, I think it will be even better if they add a little of sugar with the cinnamon. You can BEAT the fine tasting of the meats.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

I really enjoyed everything from the hospitality to the food

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 12, 2017

My waiter was very helpful and made sure I had everything I needed! Constant follow-up throughout my meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I visited this restaurant with my wife. Since it was early dinner time (5pm) on Monday, the restaurant was quiet and gauchos frequently brought us various meats. Unfortunately, I forget the name, but the server was also nice and friendly. My wife really loved the salad buffet, and I enjoyed the meats.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was delicious! All of the meats were superb. I also love the variety of the salad/side buffet. Be sure you come hungry. Only complaint is that there was a very large party that was very loud.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The only reason I didn't give them a 5 is because our server wasn't attentive at all. He didn't remove plates or empty glasses from our small table. We constantly had to wave someone over to pick up our plates.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My second time there food was amazing atmosphere was great, service was good. I would recommend this establishment to my friends and family.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were excited to hear that there was a restaurant like Brasa's here in SC. We chose Cowboys over Rioz because it's been around longer. We came for my husband's and mom's birthdays. We were a party of 6 that included 2 little ones. We were excited that we got to sit in a little side room. This seemed perfect as we wouldn't bother anyone with our 1 & 2 year olds being kids. We didn't bother anyone but we were forgotten! We waited quite a few times for drinks to be refilled. The Gauchos forgot to come to us. There was a camera in the room but it didn't seemed like they utilized it. We saw the Gauchos with the garlic steak, beef brisket, sausage, sirloin continuously. We had to ask for other meats and even then it was a wait or they never came. I was so disappointed in my first visit to Cowboys. I thought this would be a great alternative to Brasa's when it came to service. Our cards remained on the green side throughout our entire dinner whereas at Brasa's we turn them on red often to give us a chance to eat. We finally got tired of waiting for things and asked for the check. I don't think we will be visiting Cowboys again. ☹️☹️

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The meat was really tasty and service was on point. Would come here again for special occasions. I enjoyed the various kinds of meats and tastes.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The meat is all cooked well done, so if youre like me and want your steak a little rarer, this isn't really the place for you. But it's a really cool concept and the unlimited food is pretty cool.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 26, 2017

My husband and I LOVED our experience. My husband is a meat-eater and ate like a king. The Gauchos kept his plate full and were eager to feed him more. The food was outstanding. I am a vegetarian and really enjoyed the salad bar. Then, a server took notice and they started to bring special meat-free items from the kitchen just for me. They made our evening super special as we were there celebrating a special occasion (but they didn't know that and still made us feel as if we were invited guests). We will be back!

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

This was our first time to a restaurant like this where they "parade" the meat out on skewers, so we didn't know what exactly to expect.
They had a buffet bar that they called "salad bar" but could have easily been called "sides bar", since they had a rather large selection of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, cheeses, collard greens and more. Everything we had was delicious. Everything. I maybe didn't experiment much with things I didn't already know I loved, but everything I did try was as good or better than I was accustom to. We finished the first plate of sides and turn our "signal" coasters to green indicating we were ready for the servers to stop by with their meat skewers, and here I lost track. I had so many different cuts I only remembered my favorite. The Flank Steak. It was a course meat, very red and rare, but had a wonderful "charred" taste to it.
The whole experience was perfect, dented only by what I assume was crew changing shifts (at about 7-8 pm) at prime dinner time, so that kinda sucked. I had one glass of water the whole night. Not for lack of drinking mind you. I emptied it very soon after arriving, and before I finished my sides plate, and it remained that way for a very long time. Until a gentleman came out (either an owner, chef or something, he had an aura of authority) and took our dessert orders. Fortunately I had my Pinot Noir to accompany the meal, so it was not worth too many points to the entire experience. Overall, and obviously, I would definitely recommend this place to friends or family, and I most certainly will be back myself!

Tags: People Watching, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We went on a birthday date here and it was great. We got right in and was eating in minutes from our arrival. The staff were nice and the food just kept coming. The salad bar and the hot bar had good choices and the items tasted delicious. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Graduation

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