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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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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.1

value

3.9

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (17)
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Worth the Drive (15)
Romantic (14)
Fun (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Disabled Access (5)
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Afternoon Tea (4)
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Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was wonderful. We did have one negative. Our silver ware was not well cleaned however the staff quick attended to the matter and took very good care in addressing and serving us.

We will definitely be going again.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Hot Spot
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·Dined 2 days ago

The place is rustic (nice way of saying old). Could benefit from remodeling, it has been the same for the past 10 years. Rioz is a better choice and is in a nicer building. The guys bringing around the meat took a while and you have to stay there for about two to three hours to get all the meat. Salad bar seems sparse.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Horrible service and horribly overpriced. If you want to pay a lot for below average, overcooked meat that is not Brazilian in any sense of the word go ahead.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Half the selection as Rios, more expensive, meat was either too bland, tough, fatty, dry, or way too gamey (depending on the animal), they did not bring all the meats to every table, it was a crap-shoot to see what we would be graced with while watching other meats being served on the other side of the restaurant. When the best part of the meal was the marinated mushrooms, you know you made a big mistake coming here. I will never return, Rios is much, much better.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Poor service constantly had to ask for the guys to come bring us meat

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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

My girlfriend and I ate at Cowboys on Valentines Day and had a wonderful time. Service was exceptional and the food was great! It ended up being a perfect dinner for us.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

FOOD WAS BAF SERVICE WAS BAD AND IT IS A RIP OFF 100 DOLLORS FOR FROZEN ROLLS FROM FOOD LION REALLY? MEAT HAD A HORRIBLE TASTE AND PORTIONS WERE WAY TO SMALL -10

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great salad bar selection. Enjoy tasting the various meats. Bring your appetite. Dessert is great too. Enjoy going here for special occasions.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Poor cuts of meat, limited salad bar. Expected MUCH more for the price. Will never go back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Very small soothing setting, great for a good scenic meal or date.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse was a total surprise. When I heard the words Salad Bar, I was skeptical. But the food was delicious! The cuts of meat that were brought to the table were fresh and perfectly done. They had chicken, lamb, pork, and several types of steak. Plus the salad bar was creative....the tabouli and the asparagus were yummy! I would definitely recommend this for a date or special occasion. It was expensive....$35 per person. But we all enjoyed it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The last time we came here was the best. This was our second visit, and it was a little depressing. We got there and the lady who asked about our reservation was in a bad mood and made us both feel like we were an inconvenience for being there. She asked us to move to the side of the booth while she seeting a group that was behind us since they were bussing our table. When she came back she gruffly yelled "Behind you!" as she started pushing my wife out of her way so she could get back behind the booth. I was starting to get rather upset when another young lady took us to our table. We started off with the buffet. I cannot say enough good things about their cold salmon with horseradish sauce. In hindsight, I should have main-coursed on that, because; When they made their rounds with the meat they were moving fast. Which is a good thing, no doubt. Last time they were less staffed and there was more time between table visits. This visit we found ourselves turning our cards over to red much more often. However, everything seemed to be cooked well done. The flavor did not penetrate the meat and seemed topical only. The chicken sausage was the only exception. It was spicy and very tasty! Also the lamb was better flavored. It was still overly cooked and bordering dry, but not quite, and tasted good. The beed was simply poorly done this night. Which is a crying shame, because that is what we came for. We eat kosher, so I can't speak as to the pork meats, but hopefully this was a fluke, as we will be going again the next time a LivingSocial deal comes along.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was very slow. Only three people were serving the meats. We sat in a back corner and were passed by several times. This was our three visit and the worst we have had. It was a Friday night I expected the service to faster. Probably will be our last visit.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

First Time

Learned a bit about how the meal works. We were either bombarded with meat or could not get anyone. Salad bar is fabulous some of the meats were very tough.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 24, 2018

A fun and unique dining experience that was delicious. It is a great value and an almost overwhelming food experience. We had a family dinner for 10 and it was great fun with excellent service. Historic building and friendly staff made it even more interesting. Loved the house special sirloin the most!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I was a bit conflicted at giving this place a3 or a 4. So guys, this is no fogo. We went here with the expectation for cheap Brazilian steakhouse. It's 35.00 a person compared to the fogo or chama gaucha 50+.

First things first: salad bar. I suppose it's like most Brazilian steakhouse salad bars. I think, though not positive that I saw the salad bar can be 20$ around dinner. I would NEVER pay 20 for this places salad bar for the non meat friends out there.

Meat: so it wasn't bad. The ones we got fresh were delicious. Some that came back twice that were too rare once, were too well and crispy. The garlic beef, lamb chop and flank steak were pretty good. Keep in mind, cheaper price, means cheaper quality of meat selections.

Wine selection: it was kind of a basic selection. You could probably find all these at Publix or kroger. However, they gave generous pours for 6-12 dollars .

Parking: there is valet. However at night, it's dark as crap and hard to see this dude. We utilized street parking.

Decor: so it's place is sorta random. It looks like someone just didn't know how to incorporate whatever the normal style of cowboys Brazilian steakhouses are. They left a lot of the natural historic bits, but just painted them, and opened the ceiling to expose the piping and ventilation. The styles just looked mismatched.

Dessert: creme Burlee was pretty and delicious. Red velvet also came well decorated and was tasty.

Cons: there was a knat in the salt shaker. We had to remind the server to remove dirty plates after she came by three separate times to talk to us.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Table was ready at arrival and were seated immediately. Our waitress ( Amanda) greeted us shortly after we were seated and took care of very nicely throughout our meal. The salad bar is nice with many options to choose over. The meats started being offered as soon as we turned our cards green and they never stopped until we turned them red. The selection is very good with us seeing all of them often. All of the meat selections we tried were very good. Not disappointed with anything! We loved it all including our desserts. We do recommend and we will return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

waiter was poor, dirty dishes left on table a long time

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great date place. When I made reservations online, I asked for a table in the corner and I got one so the date was perfect. The server was new but did I great job.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was excellent, wait staff did great job!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Never been disappointed for dinner here, unless you call getting full before I'm ready to leave disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time we had eaten there for lunch and it was great. Most people don't know about Restaurant Week Columbia but with that we also got a free drink with our lunch. We will do it again!

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was such a disappointment. We are lunch there and it was overpriced for the small options. We will not be returning.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It is always great to eat here. The sides are so flavorful, but it is the skewers of meat that calls us back.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed our meal. Although the meat wasn’t as good as the first time we ate there, our server was great and was very meticulous. Also, the dessert was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary and our daughter’s birthday and it was an excellent choice. The atmosphere was very comfortable, the service, excellent and the food over the top. I’m partial to a good salad bar and yours was wonderful.
We will definitely be returning in the future. Your prices are a bit high so we won’t be coming often but we will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time there. Food was fantastic. Server was great. The only comment I'd have that is constructive criticism is, there should be a better system in bringing out the food. At one point, we waited for the pineapple, and when it came out, they went away from our table, around the restaurant, then back into the kitchen without stopping to ask if we would like any. After this happened twice in a row, I asked our server if she could mention to them we would like to try the pineapple. We were told it would be about 15 minutes because they had to coat some fresh pineapples. Maybe if one guy leaves the kitchen and goes right, the next guy can leave the kitchen and go left. It was frustrating trying to wave to the guy with the pineapple as they kept skipping our table. Thanks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

great for a large family outing and open on Christmas Eve. service was very good, lots of food and very prompt to bring it. a really fun experience for old and young.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Meh...definitely not at the Fogo de Chão level...the salad bar hasd decent selection but

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Took our family there for a pre-Christmas celebration. Although they had children's pricing, I don't think our two (age 9 and 5) grand-kids ate enough to make it worthwhile for them. There was plenty of (great) food on the salad/vegetable bar. Everyone at the table enjoyed a variety of meats through the serving. One frustration I had was that even though we were right by the kitchen door, the servers always passed us by immediately and we often had to ask for and/or wait for the specific meats we wanted to sample. Sometimes the meats were inconsistent (i.e. one serving of rib-eye might be much better than the next cut that came around). Overall it was a good experience and we would recommend it for adult groups.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

30th Wedding Anniversary dinner was great, lovely atmosphere! Customer service was amazing.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I was seated on time. Main server was very diligent and took good care of me. Food was delicious. All the servers were friendly and amicable. It was a little chilly inside

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had stated in the "special requirements" reservation section that we were coming in to celebrate my wife's birthday. Stated if there were any special circumstances for that (such as singing, cards, or other related shenanigans), PLEASE DO. She'd love it!
She received zilch. Not even a "Happy Birthday".
And to top it off, we had the slowest service from out server.
She was constantly sitting down at a table with another server, to where we had to flag her over or ask others for help.
The food servers, with the speared meats, did excellent and had great attitudes!
In the several times we've been to Cowboy, this was the least enjoyable. :-(

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding location, excellent service, good food, and a fair price

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great variety, great tasting food all around, great value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

This was a super dining experience, in fact we are returning early evening today for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We always go here for special family occasions. Though my family is comprised of varying ethnic groups, this is the one place where everyone enjoys the food and has a nice time in a cozy and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A little disappointed with the salad bar, not as many options as I hoped. The meat was very good and I loved the wine. Also good ambiance, although more appropriate for lunch than a dinner date.

Tags: Casual
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent serviced and good selections off the rotisserie as wells on the salad bar.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Dinner was awesome and the staff were very attentive...will be making a return visit.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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