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Fondue Cowboy

4.8
311 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
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  • Bar Seating
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Fondue Cowboy offers a variety of flavorfully unique meal options. It is conveniently located in the SOMA District of San Francisco. Fondue Cowboy features a trendy setting. It is a great place to meet up with friends or take a date to try something new and exciting for dinner. Each fondue dish is -themed and playfully named after an element of the Wild West.

The menu at Fondue Cowboy features savory fare with options like the Outlaw with aged cheddar, slow-roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and jalapeno or the Desperado with goat cheese, emmentaler, white wine and olives. If you have a sweet tooth, there are sweet dishes as well such as the Happy Trails with dark chocolate and cayenne. We also host parties and private events. Due to last minute cancellations, please call to make a reservation that may not be listed.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Fondue, Comfort Food, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner Monday-Thursday
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Dinner Friday - Saturday
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(415) 431-5100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Mur
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Russ Street
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking after 5pm. We are in a 2 hour non metered Neighborhood. Weekend parking is abundant.
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Entertainment
Black & white spaghetti westerns!
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 311 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The food is so good and Sheila is THE BEST! We went here for our anniversary and i couldn’t recommend it enough.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Super fun food! Super fun atmosphere! And superior service! Will go again soon.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great spot for a casual unique fun meal with a group! Next time I’d go with a larger group to share a variety of fondue (one is plenty for two people). Lots of fun! Great beer and wine options. A little loud but it’s fun, perfect for a group social meal.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Fondue Cowboy just never disappoints me. Everything I've had there is good. I just love their food. The staff is also very attentive and conscientious.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Good food and good service. The dessert fondue (dark chocolate) was absolutely wonderful. Would go again, for sure.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and service .... interesting place

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Food was AWESOME and staff was GREAT!!! THANK YOU!!!!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

The owners made it a great experience. They are fun and friendly and made us feel right at home. Food was awesome, what's not to love about melted cheese :)

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great date night spot. They give you tons of sides to enjoy with the fondue. We were also glad we ordered the
charcuterie and spicy sausage. Save room for the chocolate fondue!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Attentive service, delicious fondue (both savory cheese and dessert), Westerns (movies) playing at the bar, good experience

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Bravo as always!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Love the place, I took my son there before we went to the theater. He loves food. I do wish that you might have a cooking fondue. Maybe to cook beef, or chicken, that would be yummy. Plus, a blender for mixed drinks. Not everyone wants alcoholic beverages. I would have loved to have a non-alcohol pina colada, especially with the fresh pineapple blended in.

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was very tasty, but the servings are very small. Be aware on ordering multiple dishes, and though the fondue says that it serves 2 people, it really only serves 1.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service from the owners, very personal. They mentioned that they buy produce every day & don't even have a freezer. Cheese fondue for dinner was amazing with plenty of choices & plenty of food to dip. Chocolate fondue for dessert was also extremely tasty & again plenty of fruit & desserts to dip.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic fondue!! The give you a variety of food items to dip in the cheeses. The savory fondue was full of flavor and filling enough that we didn't even want to try dessert because the savory fondues and eclectic selection of cheeses was all we wanted. Definitely worth dining at and it's not that far from BART so that's always a bonus.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Enjoyed our delicious dinner at Fondue Cowboy. Mix of items for dipping were fresh and tasty.
Fondue was excellent with good flavor.

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

Our server was fantastic! He was extremely helpful in explaining the menu and helping us, as we had never had fondue before. Very attentive and friendly!

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2017

Everything was great. The food was great, dessert was on point, and the service was good. Best restaurant we have been to on our stay in San Francisco. Would recommend giving it a try!

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2017

I love going to Fondue Cowboy. This was my second experience there. The food is wonderful and delicious, however the service really stands out. We got great recommendations on food and wine and a very attentive staff. I have gone there for a date night or a girls night and it worked out for both. Highly recommend if you are looking for something cozy and fun.

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3.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Went with 2 friends for dinner. I wouldn't really call this a good dinner place but more of a place to grab apps or quick bite. Fondue was good but a little odd. The accoutrements that came with the fondue: olives, pickles, melon, broccoli ...huh? They also brought bread chunks and potatoes. It was ok but just odd. Cheese covered pickles? Everything is better with cheese but this was kind of pushing it.
Be warned that there is only beer and wine. They do have wine based cocktails. I was skeptical but they turned out to be good. However, the server kept comparing them to the actual "hard stuff". "if you like tequila you should try X or If you like rum you should try Y". They were good but wine just doesn't taste like tequila or rum.
Our server was fantastic. Really personable and attentive but not overly intrusive.
It was a fun little place but just need to come in with the right expectations.

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Don't let the neighborhood scare you off this is a real gem!! The food was good and so we're the drinks!! Give it a try .

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

The three cheese fondues we had amongst our group of 6 all tasted very similar which was a little disappointing and I would have enjoyed a wider array of vegetables to dip but other than that it was great. We nearly didn't get the milk chocolate fondue for dessert (we also had the white chocolate) and I'm glad we did as it was my favorite item. I also really liked the drinks selection. I had the mango moscato and there were a couple of cocktails I liked the look of which is unusual for me since I prefer sweet fruity drinks and those don't seem to be in vogue at the moment. Over all I'd say not was very good but not amazing.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

As always, the staff goes above and beyond to make guests feel welcome and ensure a fantastic evening. Tonight the restaurant had both large and small groups occupying tables, each with their own dynamic and ambience. The staff seamless keeps the coziness feeling for the romantic small tables as well as maintaining a joyful banquet for the larger ones. Fondues are spot on. Portions are generous. Wine too yummy for words. Thanks again FC!!

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

We got the Gorgonzola Fondue. I was expecting a burst of flavor but it was quite bland. They served raw broccoli, which should have been steamed. All the flavors of the things your dipping overpowered the actual Fondue. Supposed to be the other way around.

The dark chocolate and chili Fondue was a nice dessert, but so expensive. Nearly the same as the dinner fondues, but with less Fondue.

Cute idea and ambiance. Loved the hanky napkins. The serving staff was nice but WAY overattentive and a little pushy with items we didn't want, like drinks or a salad.

They just need to push up their flavors. Seasoning the dipped items could also help enhance the flavors.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

We were looking for somewhere to eat after going to a show at the Orpheum, and so glad we found Fondue Cowboy! It was a quick 10 minute walk from the theater. The ambiance was really fun, and while it could be romantic, we didn't feel awkward bringing our teenagers with us. The fondue is yummy, and they really think of everything in terms of accoutrements. The only thing missing ( in one of our party's mind) was the traditional broth based fondue. However their meatballs and charcuterie were enough for the rest of us . Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

I have been wanting to go to Fondue Cowboy ever since I moved to SOMA a year ago. I cannot believe that I waited so long especially since I live a couple of blocks away. The service was amazing and so was Eric's suggestions. The meatballs and potatoes were incredible along with everything else. This place is great for the not so typical meals in SF. The food itself sparks so many fun foodie conversations and the presentation is really cool. The cowboy theme is tasteful and not overdone. I cannot wait to take more of my friends and family there very soon. Dessert is on my list for next time!

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in SOMA, great food and a unique vibe

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2017

LOVE this delicious spot. Paul is fantastic and will make you leave happy and full! The gouda fondue and the dark chocolate are the best choices!

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Great for get together * small and intimate but not romantic intimate * fondue was good * when I want fondue in SF I WILL RETURN!

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

We have been going here for several years, they have maintained the quality of the food and service.
Paul is amazing at keeping up with your needs without hovering or seeming intrusive.
They have added a couple of new items to the menu, the gouda fondue is amazing and the meatballs are some of the best I have ever eaten.

Dipping a piece of the bread, with a slice of the meatball and you have a great cheeseburger.

The rest of the menu is as good as ever, we love the mixed green salad with pears and gorgonzola.

I would love to see the addition of cauliflower (par boiled).

The only minus is that we are so full at the end of the meal that we seldom have room for dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Although she had responsibility for all the tables, our server was excellent. Took all the time we needed to answer questions, and returned to the table just enough to be attentive. The fondue we chose was delicious, but we discussed other dipping options that might improve the overall meal. Would return, would recommend to friends for casual dining.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Love this place. The menus is simple, just a few choices, and everything on it is a winner. The staff are fantastic, the noise level is low, the food is delicious. Fondue exclusively, for dessert too. There are some great salads and a few sides. Nice simple wine list. Probably my favorite place in the city for casual dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2017

Our service was absolutely superb. (the waiter and the bartender!) - the food was great too!

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2017

It's a nice little place and wanted to like it but it just fell short.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

This place is so great. I'm gluten-free and call ahead to let them know I'm coming. They are so helpful. So delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2017

The good always makes for a good get-together, great for those who have never gone fondue-ing (it's my word even though it's not real :D). A combination of meats, breads, veggies, fruits, and a whole lot of cheese. Looking to please someone who loves cheese and chocolate? Come to this place. I've been around this place for practically 5 years, I won't stop coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2017

Had a great time! A bit pricey but I'd definitely recommend it for a date night.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2017

Small atmosphere and amazing food. Large portions! It was a little loud, but not too bad. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Truly impressed.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2017

My adult son and I went to Fondue Cowboy before going to the Golden Gate theater. We had the waiter recommended gouda cheese fondue and were not disappointed. The amount of food was plenty for the two of us. We didn't quite finish it all. Also had the dark chocolate dessert fondue, the meatballs and shared a roasted pear salad. The booths were comfortable, the service was great and the decor was fun, including the old westerns playing on the bar TV. Would definitely visit again!

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