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About Fondue Cowboy

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.


1052 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fondue, Comfort Food, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Russ Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 431-5100

Website:
http://www.fonduecowboy.com/

Entertainment:
Black & white spaghetti westerns!

Parking Details:
Plenty of street parking after 5pm. We are in a 2 hour non metered Neighborhood. Weekend parking is abundant.

Executive Chef:
David Mur

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fondue Cowboy Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Cozy (6)
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Good for Birthdays (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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Romantic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 10, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 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!

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

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

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Truly impressed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great find! Delicious fondue + wonderful ambiance

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Great food ! Amazing service! Always an amazing experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

An amazing place wonderful service and great overall

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Terrific service. Great fun. Unusual. The traditional fondue still tasted too much of wine, for my taste, but that's the way it tastes in Switzerland, too. They compensated with fruits and veggies for dipping, which masked the wine nicely. Overall, the best fondues I've ever had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2016

I love fondue. Truly - it is a delicious glutenous treat. However, this was not very good fondue, and some of it had a foul taste I could not even eat it, and I really love fondue! The salad was nice and very large.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Love the idea of a fondue restaurant with a cowboy vibe - unfortunately the food is an epic fail. The cheese is tasteless and filled with flour (which the waiter did not mention despite the gluten free mention on the booking)
The cured meat is OK

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2015

my boyfriend and I came here for Valentine's Day. The food was fantastic - both the savory and sweet fondue, and the dipping foods were excellent too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2015

I've been here a few times and the food and service have always been great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2014

Beer cheddar + hot links.....tasty!
Great service, yummy food, comfortable decor!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2014

Great restaurant for date or casual 2 or 4 person dinner. Cheese and chocolate fondues are served in small bowl for 2 people. Restaurant is quiet and good for conversation.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2014

The cheese fondues were phenomenal. However, as a meat lover, I wish they had more meat options ; sausage and cured meat (i.e. Prosciutto) was not enough to satiate my desire for meat. Excellent and friendly service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2014

Both salted/sweet fondue are great! Generous plate!

A place you can go back without hesitation!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2014

Fun quirky little place with yummy cocktails and a twist on fondue set in a rustic, western themed yet open establishment. The fondue is vegetarian but tasty. They serve cured meats, so you won't lack protein. Old school westerns play on a big screen above the bar.

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