Cowboy Star

4.9
2986 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Located in the heart of the East Village neighborhood of San Diego, Cowboy Star is dedicated to providing an unmatched attention to detail and a level of service that immediately sets us apart. Cowboy Star guests are the number one priority and guest satisfaction is the base upon which our entire concept is built.

Our level of service is only matched by our celebration of regional American heirloom recipes offered with genuine neighborly hospitality. We are committed to supporting local and regional farmers, fishers and producers by cooking food that recaptures the simple and pure tastes found in locally grown, natural and organic ingredients. We strive to raise awareness of a more sustainable food future, while helping to restore a sense of community that brings us back to a more homegrown time.

The Cowboy Star Menu features the finest in select natural products including Niman Ranch all natural beef from the nation's leading Certified Humane Angus herd.

Support Cowboy Star during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2986 people are saying
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AmberF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond our expectations! Mussels ,Brussels sprouts, bone in ribeye were out of this world! Will visit again when in San Diego again for sure!!! Very impressed with the personalized birthday menu!

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taylorbarre
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! The food, wine and service were amazing! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. They absolutely kill it.

MJ
MarisaJ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience4

My family always goes to celebrate everyone in the family birthdays, like a treat !! Every time the steaks have been incredible delicious, best steak ever ... we were looking forward after Covid 19 - not been able to dine in , we were so excited to go there, all three of us were disappointed as to the quality of the beef for the price, it was not cooked to perfection as before, didn't taste that great.
We hope that this might be temporary as we are coming out of the pandemic and the suppliers / vendors are back to "normal".

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Katek
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! As usual and of course! Service was superb .. food to die for! Favorite steak house! Always love to go n never disappointed!

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vipRexM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the environment, the service and of course, the food!
Not a fan of their new wine corking policy limiting two bottles per reservation!

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EdithR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my best friends birthday and we had the most amazing time. Our waiter helped us choose appetizers that were AMAZING. Drinks were amazing. Everything was amazing. 10/10 recommend.

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HanaP
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food with no flavor, poor food pairing and poor seasoning.
Prosciutto broth over Salmon, really???

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ZenitaK
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Referred to this spot from a local, me and my husband visiting. And we were very impressed!! Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in a little underdressed but the staff was very welcoming, as well as the party sitting next to us. The food was amazing. We will be back

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LauraE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The location of the restaurant even being in downtown San Diego area, it is not a prime location. The price on wines are ridiculous (ie. Melville Santa Rita $80 when the bottle costs less than $20 and at other restaurants they have it around $45-$50).
“The food is exquisite”.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff especially our server Josh. He was absolutely outstanding. Thanks for making my birthday exceptional! The food is outstanding as well. Perfect rare porterhouse. The steak tartare is what I imagine heaven is made out of. Don’t even get my fiancé started about the Mac and Cheese or that blow your mind banana pudding!

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ChristineG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited last July while out west for our honeymoon. Made the trip back from UCLA visit to dine there again. Everything is delicious great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and of course the food was amazing. It was our first real dinner in a year, it was a great choice.

LB
LydiaB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

PJ
PapaJoe
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was the best. The service was beyond reproach because of the quality of the food, ambience and the above standard service. It was completed with the personal gift of the menu with the birthday girls name.

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bilalk
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have had better steaks. Good appetizers, but I could have made better steak.

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EricL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent table service, warm atmosphere, and great steaks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was out of this world!!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and always consistent.

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Mike
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service & food...I had dinner, conversation and a fantastic time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable servicing and amazing food.
We can’t wait to go back.

JT
JackT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know that feeling you have when you are craving a steak - a really good one?
Eat here and your craving will be satisfied 100%.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husbands birthday after quite the year. Service was amazing, food was delicious, they followed all health guidelines, & was just as amazing as the last time we went!

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vipRahla
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Small table for 2 while other 2 tops were seated at booths. 20 minute lag for salad after appetizers. Steak was just okay and macaroni and cheese was dry.

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CHaslam
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience at Cowboy Star. It's worth every penny.
So happy to see them open again and we'll be there to support them.

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AndreaC
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always such a treat to come here. The staff are incredibly attentive and the food is fantastic. On our most recent trip, my husband and I ordered a flank and a ribeye and added a scallop for each of us, 3oz of king crab, mushrooms, and chimichurri. The server offered to bring the meats out family style and it was all cooked to perfection! The meals also came with asparagus and the best mashed potatoes ever. The wine list is diverse and the crème brûlée is divine. We recommend Cowboy Star to everyone looking for a really great steak. So pleased!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All around great!

MM
vipMarshaM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional as always!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Victor and team always deliver fantastic food and outstanding service.

RS
RogerS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and so were the people working there. Amazing experience, even during a pandemic. Would give 6 starts if possible.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, incredible food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

JC
vipJenniferC
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!! Thank god you guys are open now and hopefully surviving through the pandemic. It was my first time and it definitely lives up to the hype. You can tell the entire staff is just happy to be back and we received excellent service. We will keep supporting! Thanks again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite steakhouse in San Diego. First time back since the initial shutdown a year ago. Just as good as we remember it. Get the bread pudding for dessert- you won’t regret it.

RB
vipRebeccaB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Cowboy Star in San Diego, CA. Our meal was impeccable, the service was excellent and the drinks were great!!! We plan to go back as often as we can. Thanks for such a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cowboy star is the best of the best. Service is always excellent and the food AMAZING. I’ll be sad when we leave San Diego!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. We started with the Duke, a cocktail I highly recommend. Josh M. greeted us with a smile and was happy to serve us! We had appetizers, T-bone, Rib eye steak and a bottle of Dehlinger Pinot Noir. Overall I highly recommend Cowboy Star!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Best steakhouse in SD.

LE
vipLindaE
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best steak, and old fashions in town!!!

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Cowboy Star is rated 4.9 stars by 2986 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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