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

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great buffet portions. Wonderful service and delicious desserts.

TC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food fresh! Waiting staff was attentive and helpful!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JE
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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

SD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Loud , cafeteria like experience.

A
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

DN
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Everyone was friendly and professional. Food was great and restaurant was very clean. (Try the pineapple)!

BS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant. The staff is always friendly, the food is absolutely delicious.

T
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was well-timed and the staff were friendly. The filet Mignon was amazingly delicious.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and staff and food - just wish I had a bigger appetite!

OT
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

On vacation with my family. first time going to a brazilian steakhouse since we went to myrtle beach. great food and amazing prices.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Started with a delicious cowboy mojito.
The salad bar was well stocked. I loved all the protein choices! The top sirloin was my favorite. All the Gauchos were beyond friendly and professional.

G
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Having been to several other brands of Brazilian Steakhouses in many different cities, I assumed they were all pretty much the same. Not so! We had been in Charleston for a week and wanted a break (believe it or not) from seafood for the night. Thought we would avoid downtown traffic and try this spot. Service was not bad, just indifferent. The salad and hot bar selections were very limited. The meats were over cooked and under seasoned. Do yourself a favor and avoid this restaurant. Too many other good options in Charleston.

AS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday and had a wonderful time. They are so much better after they reopened!

CM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The meat was good but the chicken was dry and average. Need better sign or space for the rice/mashed potatoes & vegetables. People in my party missed this because it is kind of tucked away. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable & friendly. They make it a great place.
The only thing that I didn’t like is the gratuity. It was based on Groupon amount. It actually charged me more bc I had a coupon. This should be left up to the guest. NOT the company. Poor taste. Thanks

OT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

34th Anniversary it was fantastic. Ate so much good food. Everything was just so good I felt like I missed some of the meats but I did not have room for anything else.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, staff was extremely friendly. Only feedback is that one of the meats was quite rare but no worries. Everything was very good!

ST
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Staff, very accommodating, friendly, professional and helpful. Had a birthday party for 8. They helped with everything. One in our party was allergic to onions and the hostess went out of her way to make sure no utensils were reused that had contact with onions. Wrote a list of things that had and didn’t have onions. They went ABOVE and BEYOND!
The good was out of this world. We went the day before July 4th. Had no problems with reservations. The dining was very relaxed. Wasn’t a large crowd to contend with noise ; it wa just the most pleasurable experience.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good!!! Go hungry :)

MW
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Definitely not up to par with other Brazilian Steakhouses that I’ve been to. The buffet didn’t begin to compare. One hot bar with only 6 items. The salad bar was mediocre. Only one type of olive, two cheeses, and 1 type of bread. Our family of four was $211. I would definitely go somewhere else for the price.

GR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, very accommodating service. Food was very good and salad bar fresh.

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