Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse - North Charleston

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Brazilian Steakhouse
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse is an unique, Award Winning “Churrascaria” featuring a Fresh Salad Bar with over 30 items, 6 Hot Brazilian Flavored Dishes and a “parade” of 16 USDA Prime cuts of Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Pork carved tableside by our Gauchos. To complement your meal, we have a full bar offering a worldwide selection of fine wines, cocktails, typical Brazilian mixed drinks and a tasteful selection of desserts.
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WB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food love the people! They always cheat my daughter who 7 like a little princess and even she loves it! I would definitely suggest the lamb chops and the garlic steak !!!!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with the guys! We'll definitely be back.

CE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Thanksgiving lunch. We will definitely be back on Christmas eve. Highly recommended! Cravings satisfied! Now I know what a food coma means:)

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

DS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We went to Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse for dinner. It was a very slow night which was great for us when it came to meat being brought to the table. We had a constant flow of Passadores bringing meat to our table. The meat was nicely seasoned and cooked. The offerings were well balanced, too. We had filet mignon come out regularly and NY Strip as well. Some places send out sausage, pork and chicken heavily and light on better cuts but not here. There were plenty of great options available. The unfortunate part of our experience was the service. Perhaps our server was sent to the floor with no training but service was disappointing. We ordered a bottle of wine and brought a bottle of wine ('97 Chateau Musar) which we were happy to pay a corkage fee for. The server took our wine from the table to the back. We thought, maybe she is coming back to present it or with a decanter. She came back and said, sorry while trying to open it in the back, she broke the cork in the bottle. Also, the restaurant had no decanter. They do have a small selection of higher end wines on the menu that may benefit from decanting , and they are a steakhouse, so I was surprised by all of this. Why take someones wine from the table? Why open it in the back instead of at the table? We overheard another table ask what whiskey they had at the bar and she replied she did not know but if they told her what they like, they probably have something like it. Also, a slight mix up on the check as well. In the end the food quality outshines the service so it was in the end an overall good experience. My suggestion- order the food, not the wine or drinks.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious.

KU
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a wonderful evening with great service, food and the experience like no other. We have now been here twice and can't wait until next time. Lyric was a wonderful waitress and appreciated having her take care of us.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was an annoying chick at the table next to me

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Anna was an awesome server ! We loved her so much.

DS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Must go and eat here! Love the skewers of meat and the servers that rotate through the restaurant with them.

TG
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Atmosphere was awesome. Our waiter was friendly, just kinda slow. He seemed to forget about us at times. But when he saw us he always came right over and apologized about forgetting us and what we asked for.

L
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early but were seated immediately. Service was awesome. Restaurant was updated & classy, clean & neat. It was a first time visit & everything was explained. The food was delicious, well seasoned & cooked appropriately. Definitely a fun experience & everyone should try it at least once....must eat the grilled pineapple!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I loved everything except, We came for my boyfriend’s birthday and I noted that this was the occasion. Our server really didn’t do well with recognizing the occasion.. I mentioned it and all he did was bring his “free desert” to go.. meanwhile another party was there for their sons birthday as well I over heard their server and she brought him a birthday shot as well as a decorated desert PLATE and every one my server included sang happy birthday.. was disappointed he didn’t receive the same praise.. but all in all the food was great ...

BF
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food and drinks
Priced extremely well for the food and experience
Is as advertised exactly.

C
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For a first time visit, it was a great experience! My wife and I were thoroughly pleased. The greeters were friendly, our server was excellent, the food was delicious and plentiful and the atmosphere was great! We both stated that we wished we had one of these in Charlotte, and inquired of the server, about other locations. We later found out through research, that we have one about 1.5 from us, and are planning to pay them a visit soon, with our children too! Thanks for an excellent experience!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great buffet portions. Wonderful service and delicious desserts.

TP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service they have a great salad bar also great beer and wine and desert selection when you turn your card from red to green they start bringing all kinds of different meats if you plan on going there dont eat all day you will come out full

TC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Delicious meats. Amazing service. I'll definitely be going back.

I'd been wanting to try this place but never had an opportunity until my wife was out of town. I took my father-in-law, a huge buffet fan. We got a table for two and a server was over promptly to explain to my father-in-law how the buffet works. We got a plate from the salad bar, which was fine but nothing to write home about. Then we began getting the meats. We probably had between fifteen and twenty different kinds of meat that evening, almost every one was stellar. The chicken sausage was just ok. Everything bacon-wrapped was awesome, and the prime rib looking cut stuffed with garlic was unbelievably good. The hot bar was nice as well, but as with the salad bar it gets lost in the show behind the meats. For desert I had the chocolate mousse cake and my father-in-law had a creme brûlée and a red velvet cheesecake. We both seemed to enjoy our deserts.

As much as I could rave on and on about the meats and the deserts, I'd like to mention how nice the service was. Our waitress was incredibly kind and attentive. Before a drink was empty we already had a refill. The servers carrying the meat were also very good to us.

In all, my father-in-law has a new favorite place to eat and I am certain we will be returning soon.

EF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food fresh! Waiting staff was attentive and helpful!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, fantastic food and always smiling employees. I love this place.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible variety of meats and wonderful shrimp as well. One of my favorite places to eat.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

First time here, I was unaware that it was a buffet. I can't blame the restaurant for my inattention to detail. But for 59.00/person that was overkill. The service wasn't great as I do expect for that price my drink to be refilled promptly. The food was ok. Not bad, but not to the level of the price. I honestly had better steaks at the Golden Corral. And I'm not sure if they even had a desert offering. I planned this for my anniversary dinner and it just disappointed in a lot of ways. The serving of the meat as they came around was messy, and the buffet choices I really could have found just about anywhere. We left after about 25 minutes.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The variety of meats was amazing and our server Alice was exceptional. The flavor of almost everything was really quite good.

MJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful selection of meat, well seasoned. Great salad bar. Overall excellent experience.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to experience wonderful meats, always prepared to perfection! That grilled pineapple dressed in cinnamon is the bomb. I love the salad bar and I think it is wonderful that you can just go and enjoy that alone without the meats. The salmon, shrimp and asparagus are my favorites on top of fresh greens. The other salads are delicious as well. The wine selection is fantastic and properly chosen. A full bottle is always a great value as apposed to “by the glass”. I tried the Sangria last night. It was okay, a bit sweet. My friend had a tequila concoction that he thought was divine. I still think a bottle of wine, or two is the best option.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best service and food since I’ve been going here.

JE
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food isn’t as good as it used to be. They took artichoke hearts off the bar. Music was too loud.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Get the groupon deal!! 2 dinners and a bottle of wine for $75 plus 18% gratuity?! Can’t beat it!! Food was amazing and the staff was very pleasant. Highly recommend!! Also eat a light breakfast and don’t eat until your dinner here bc you’ll still end up in a food coma!

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We always take our out-of-town guests here. Always suggest you come hungry. This establishment never disappoints. Everything is top notch.

JQ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat was super fresh and well seasoned. The buffet was to die for and I enjoyed the atmosphere.

KN
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were the only ones in there for the most part until towards the end of our meal. It was like pulling teeth to get food brought to us and when it was, it wasn’t good. The salad bar was nice that night though. This is the second time we have had a bad experience at this location. Last time we chalked it up to the service. This time it was service and food. Unfortunately it’s the only Brazilian steakhouse in Charleston area.

RB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a great place to go for a special ocasion. Several cuts of delicious meat! Authentic brazilian "rodízio"!

L
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Salad bar was ok, not great. Hot bar didn’t have many items. The creamed potatos were excellent! I really wanted brown gravy for them though. 😂. Now all of the chicken was dry. The beef was all very rare. Too rare to eat. They did cook a fillet well done for us. All the beef was tough. All meat was way too salty. We came away with sore tongues from the few we tried to eat. Tea was very weak for the first customers of the day. Price is way too high for the offerings.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience. The service was excellent, Vinnie did an exceptional job!! Everyone was so nice and smiling as they walked through. No way possible to eat all that is available.

A
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Love this place. It's a little pricey but it's worth it.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were early for our reservations and they did not waste any time seating and serving us. Both the food and service were great!

L
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Once again we enjoyed a fabulous meal at Cowboys Brazilian Steakhouse. Service was great and the food wonderful. A couple of the meats weren’t as tasty as others but it was a personal preference. We’ll be going back .

AL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a new experience for us as we never tried Brazilian food before but it's one of the best food I have tried on this trip

r
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Loud , cafeteria like experience.

A
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Its a great experience for meat lovers... We took a first timer and he was thoroughly enjoyed it. The atmosphere was much nicer than last time we were there (Feb 2019) and the service was great. Food is a bit salty, but thoroughly enjoy our experience every time.