Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - Columbia

4.1
599 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
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Phone number
(803) 728-0887
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Edson Munekata
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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.
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Private party contact
Edson Munekata: (855) 900-2392
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Catering
Full catering menu available on our website. Full "rodizio" catering services with authentic Gaucho style service available for all occasions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hampton St.
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Parking details
Valet Parking available Friday and Saturday in Columbia5 pm until closing.
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Special events & promotions
Book your special event at 803-728-0887.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The server was tentative. I planned on ordering a drink, but was never asked after we received waters. We came for restaurant week, with the special but we had to ask the server to fix the bill. Turns out we didn’t get our appetizer. They should ask parties if they are there for restaurant week.

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GE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome. I wish it was more on the salad bar and sushi

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TI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Too salty and not enough hot items. Not worth the price.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My experience was awful. Except for the novelty of the meat served at the table, the meal featured a below average salad bar, undertrained waitstaff, overpriced drinks, making the experience pretty much like bad airport food. The amount of grilled meat was excessive and the pork was overdone. A waste of $200.00 that I will not repeat. This is clearly an opportunity to make some money for some investors. That's all. BS restaraunt.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Open Table took a reservation for us at 8:30 and the restaurant closed at 9:00. We were rushed through our meal. It was not good and it was $50 per person.

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was so bad that our waitress never came and a waiter that was working nearby gave us *minimal* service.

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Taking our college son out to dinner on parents’ weekend.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The experience was a disaster. The food was poor quality, had little to no flavor. The cocktails we ordered off their menu were undrinkable. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Our waiter, Luis, was attentive and informative. We will certainly be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Waiter was great. Everyone was extremely friendly. Food was delicious. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves. It was our 5th year wedding anniversary. Thanks for premier service and wonderful experience.

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RK
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here once before and fell in love! Took my husband here for his birthday and it was 10x better - if that’s even possible! Wonderful server, and new dishes! The parmasean pork was TO DIE for! So tender! And the house sirloin has always been our number 1 - the fat taste like BUTTER. So so good. We normally hate fat on steak and can’t bare to chew it. However, this place somehow has AMAZING fat that just builds onto the steak flavor. It’s unexplainable! You must experience this place!! Plus, free dessert on your birthday. The hubby loved that treat.

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CB
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was amazing! However, I was very disappointed with the level of service that we received. Once seated, there were some confusion as to which server was responsible for taking care of us. Therefore, we sat there for appx 15 minuets before our drink order was taken. We also sat for periods of time waiting for refills and even longer for the check.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Don't believe the hype

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JH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a time for family to get together to enjoy a meal. Having never been to "Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse" we didn't realize the treat we were in for! Eddie did an awesome job of taking care of us and making sure we had what we needed when we needed it. The food was awesome in every instance. The only down side is knowing when to stop eating! Not only was the food awesome but the desserts were awesome as well. We had about a 90 mile drive as did my daughter and her family so it is not someplace we will be able to visit every week but we all look forward to being able to make that trek again. "Thank You" to the entire staff for providing us with such an enjoyable dinning experience!

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G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special occasion or just to have a great meal

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RH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amber our server was so sweet. Was my friends 50th Birthday

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second time to Cowboy's and it was once again DELICIOUS! We especially enjoyed the lamb chops and then garlic butter steak. They also provide these great little cheese puff bites and well-seasoned fries to help soak up some of those meat juices.

My only complaint is that where we were sitting was probably the furthest from the kitchen and so the servers with the various meats would often times not make it to our table. However, we quickly learned that just communicating which meats we'd like, they made the effort of making sure it came to our table. I suppose you can consider that a con but also a pro because they took care of it.

All in all, it was a great date night but I know next time we'll see about sitting closer to the kitchen.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was fine

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was great, but the customer service from the waitress and our complimentary valet was rough. They were very rude and anytime a question was asked it was responded in an unkind manner. I'm a very easy going person, but I never had a weird experience of service like this. Again, I'm not picky, I'm just stating what really happened for some reason.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it, would definitely go back again. It is worth every penny, and the staff is great

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DB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Overall experience was good. Fire alarm went off in the middle of dinner and it took them a good 30 minutes to turn it off. Very loud alarm. Did not even get an apology from staff after waiting 20 minutes, with fire alarm blaring,for waitress to bring bill.

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c
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cowboy was great as always. Our server, Eddie, made this visit the best experience yet.

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EK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! How could you go wrong with 16 different protein options. Staff was attentive and quick to take care of your needs.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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BB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

it was my first time going. We liked it but the table we sat at was not a good spot. We didnt get much meat brought to us. They would be out by the time they got to us then they kept bringing them right out to the same tables. We had to keep asking over and over. Our server actually went back in the kitchen and brought me some himself. But the food was really good!

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Took my wife for her birthday dinner. The staff were nice but don’t really explain the workings of a Brazilian steakhouse which would have been nice being it was a 1st trip there. The salad bar was meger and really needs more salad items and less macaroni salads. Only 1 thing of instant mash potatoes (you’d think they’d make fresh mashed potatoes) all other pots were soups and I don’t know what. Overall the experience was good but expensive.

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TS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Cowboy Brazil! One of our favorite downtown venues to frequent. Service is excellent, people are great, and the building is unique (look up, the cieling is deco and very elaborate and open).

Food is great and they will cook to order if you like. Recommend the lamb, the ribs, bacon wrapped filet, sausage and prime rib. There is more but I forget and it’s all great! Oh, smoked pineapple! Have two of those!

Deserts are generous and great for sharing. Wine selection is limited but good.

Highly recommended.

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service were great. Tasty and served with a smile. Our only problem was an excessive amount of flies buzzing around our table and the salad bar. Really took away from the ambiance of the restaurant. Otherwise, I can definitely recommend.

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Will recommend for any occasion. Can’t wait to go back.

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KB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. Was asked what meats we preferred, and they immediately brought us our favorites. Did not have to wait long for more like at other Brazilian steakhouses. Food was delicious!! Highly recommend.

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GK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I WENT FOR MY BIRTHDAY DINNER AND WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING BEFORE THE NEXT BIRTHDAY.

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HG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was extremely slow. The meat guys only came around once every 10 minutes or so. Everyone in our group only received one or two pieces of meat during the entire meal. Our waitress let plates pile up on our table.

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AF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was amazing. The staff was great. Our server Eddie was the best server, and helped us make decisions as it was our first time there! Will definately go again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and vibe was perfect, our waitress was not but the food and other aspects made up for it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and our server was on it at all times. Would definitely go back when we’re in Columbia.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My wife and I were experiencing our first meal at your restaurant for our 34th Anniversary . Hostess was fine and we were seated quickly . Our waitress did not do a good job of explaining how the restaurant worked or did not explain that we could order special cuts at the cooking level we wanted . Our first order of filet Mignon was over cooked . Once we figured out we could order it medium we ordered that way and it was much better . Our waitress seemed disengaged , not friendly and did not even offer us the desert tray . Salad bar was awesome and very fresh. I am not sure I would try your restaurant again or recommended it to my family or friends . Disappointed with the experience . Thank you for allowing me to voice my opinion

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KG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started off bad because of slow meat service. The waitress must have seen the disappointment on my face because she asked what was wrong. I told her and she took care of it. The rest of the night was wonderful. She turned a potential disappointing night into a great birthday dinner.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

If you are not very hungry or have a big appetite it may not be worth the price. Also all of the meat that we recieved was very tender although med well. I prefer my steaks med rare.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting the restaurant. Everything listed on the salad bar was present. The servers were constantly bringing the meat listed. Overall, it was a very enjoyable experience.

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SP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Besides the gnats everywhere, my boyfriend and I were first timers and had an amazing experience. It was his birthday and he enjoyed every food selection. The food was delicious and we will be back very soon.

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