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The Cowford Chophouse, Jacksonville, FL

The Cowford Chophouse

4.8
4.8
3058 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Cowford Chophouse embodies the Best of the American Chophouse. The finest USDA Prime steak, mouthwatering, buttery lobster and ocean-fresh seafood are prepared to perfection, exact to order. Our selection offers abundant marbling, juiciness, tenderness, and superior flavor. Our hand–crafted cocktails and extensive wine list make decisions just a little harder, but satisfaction guaranteed. Experience the warm and intimate surroundings of a preferred fine dining restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (904) 862-6464
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Ian Lynch
  • Private party facilities
    Choose from our private dining rooms or our Rooftop. Ocean Room, East Room, & River Room offer complimentary high-speed wireless internet & AV connectivity. The Rooftop has an unmatched view of Downtown Jacksonville & is perfect for receptions & private parties.
  • Private party contact
    Benjamin Mobley: (904) 417-5907
  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville
  • Parking details
    Valet is complementary. Plenty of parking garages and parking lots nearby. Street meter parking available as well.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Ambiance

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for business meals

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for special occasions

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Steakhouse

  • Jacksonville

    Best Service

  • Jacksonville

    Best Ambiance

  • Jacksonville

    Good for business meals

  • Jacksonville

    Great for fine wines

  • Jacksonville

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville

    Great for scenic views

  • Jacksonville

    Good for special occasions

3,058 Reviews
  1. Jackie

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is the best Jacksonville has to offer!

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  2. Nick

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience overall! Waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Food came out in a timely manner and was absolutely delicious! We especially loved how quiet it was while we enjoyed our dinner. Will definitely be back soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server and experience were amazing! Our server was very attentive and took note of my wife’s food allergies. Our food was delicious!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have an amazing time at Cal Alford chophouse. I have never had a bad meal there. The cocktails in the wine list are amazing. This is my go to steakhouse.

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  5. Grobnick

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Porterhouse steak was quite tough for meat that was supposed to be prime.

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  6. MelissaG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, staff was very attentive and good was great! Had the Duck Fat Cornbread- sooooo good and the salmon with potatoes and Brussels Sprouts. We will definitely be back!

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  7. Irwin53

    Coastal Georgia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service along with great presentation. Food was excellent and met our needs on time restrictions. Great job

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  8. Lindarmc1

    Orlando

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall superbly executed food and drink. Staff is first rate lovely people who deliver impeccable service. We enjoyed every moment there from the perfect martini at the downstairs bar to the soups, steaks, lobster tails and sides at the beautifully appointed table. The waiter, Christopher, was a delight, very helpful and skilled at the pace of the dinner before going to the theatre. The beef, one filet mignon and one ribeye, was excellent. Cooked exactly as requested. If you’re looking for a perfect steak house in a refined setting you can’t ask for more than this. I especially like that all the plates are presented together with as many wait staff as needed for the people at the table.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. The food was amazing. The service was like a well oiled machine. 6 people brought your food over and placed it on your table. Chef came over specifically to ask if everything is okay. They go above and beyond its amazing!

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  10. ZariaT

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jeff was an amazing server and very knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious and the size proportions were larger than we expected and well worth the price. The lamb chops were so delicious and the seasonal curry cauliflower was to die for. Definitely one of the best restaurants to celebrate an event in downtown Jax

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect steakhouse experience for a special birthday!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reserved 4 weeks ahead of time. They sat us next to the elevators and entrance. This was my first time and celebrated my wife’s 60th birthday. We asked the hostess for another table but couldn’t help us. First floor was 3/4 empty seating. The food and service was first class! Spent $600 for 4 people but most of the food was very good quality. The staff has a great attitude from the valet to the waiters. To bad the seating made this night not as special.

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  13. Sharker

    Miami

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I invited some friends out for dinner we had drinks and ate on the roof it was a great dinner and had amazing service from Taylor !

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  14. JillM

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andres was an excellent server. The food and cocktails were all fantastic. Everyone made my husband’s birthday very special.

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  15. Renee

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    my wife and I ate here for our anniversary. we had a late reservation (9:30, they close at 10) and did not feel rushed at all. the ambience is really nice and upscale. we will visit again Our waitress was very informative as well😊

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant and the atmosphere! We come often

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here at The Cowford Chophouse and WOW was it nothing but amazing. They have vallet out front also. Since we walked in my partner and I were greeted nicely and we sat down in a timely manner. The service was excellent and the details in the building are beautiful. The food was fantastic! 10/10

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  18. MicheleO

    Jacksonville

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday dinner - we were all so excited to return to Cowford Chophouse. Wow, we were so disappointed. The overall experience was subpar. We were greeted by a wonderful young lady at the hostess stand. Super nice and welcoming. Upstairs to the rooftop bar..very slow service, and the bar area was not even busy. We waited over 20 minutes for water and our drinks. When we got to our table on the 2nd floor, we were seated at a small 4 top and there were 4 of us. No problem there, as we were near the window. The water glasses were filled as requested, and eventually the server came over. One of our group has major food allergies so that was discussed. Then the fun started..15 minutes to get bread, and the butter that was delivered was not plain butter. Recall allergies? Well, the butter had garlic or rosemary or both..and this would have sent one of us to the hospital. It gets better. We ordered the seafood tower, and when it arrived, the oysters had disintegrated due to being way overcooked. There was one crab leg for 4 people, and two lobster tails and two shrimp skewers. We had asked for melted butter and the sauces, but waited over 20 minutes for those to arrive, which at that time the seafood items were not as enjoyable compared to what they would have been with sauces delivered at the same time. The meals came, three steaks and a salmon. All were cooked as requested, so that was a plus. The floor manager (didn't catch her name) came over to state how it looked like we had enjoyed our seafood tower. I had to show her that no, it was not enjoyable, as stated previously. She said she would address the issue in the kitchen. We finished our meals, and requested our one birthday dessert and coffees. The bill finally came, and after being at Cowford's for over 3 hours, we left. The valet guys were prompt and corteous. Thank you.

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  19. Lance

    New York City

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a 530 reservation we were seated within 5 minutes of arrival perfect restaurant and bathroom was beautiful the bread was delicious our appetizer of a wedge salad and order of bacon both were delicious I had a lobster tail was delicious my husband does not like lobster but he thought it was delicious and we had potato au gratin which was really good now my husband’s steak he ordered med rare he cut into it absolutely raw how can a steakhouse not know how to cook med rare the waitress took it back manager also apologized but what they did was put it back on the grill instead of making a new steak recooking any piece of meat that has been cut into all the juices are gone so when it came back manager ask me to to if it was to my licking which it was but had absolutely no flavor and for $75 ribeye was really disappointing and this was our 23 year anniversary dinner the waitress asked us what dessert we wanted which was on the house had Black Forest cake was really delicious not to sweet but this is our 1st and last time at cowfords next time will go to capital grille 

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I want to make this clear up front the food and drinks were delicious!!! But we made one mistake we decided to eat on the rooftop. The service from when we arrived to when we placed our order to when we got our appetizers and drinks was great but it went down hill from there we never got checked up on or advised that the kitchen was behind. We waited 30+ mins to get our entrees and felt like they forgot about us. If to return I would stay downstairs and enjoy their delicious food!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We came for my birthday but were quickly forgotten when it came to our main food order. We waited nearly an hour for the appetizer and nearly another hour for our steak that was overdone. I was so excited for the reviews I read and completely let down.

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  22. Robbie

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I took my daughter there for her birthday. Everything was first class! The food, service, ambiance, and the thoughtful touches to acknowledge my daughter’s birthday. Recommend The Cowford Chophouse for any local or visitor looking for a locally owned high-end experience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They sat us promptly. Restaurant 2/3rd full. Cocktails were mediocre. Streak was good but nothing exceptional. Couldn’t have asked for better service though. Free dessert for birthday was a nice ending. Overall a good experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We we’re disappointed when we found out the rooftop (reason why we went so early). So, we sat at the bar and were very pleased with the variety of drinks, appetizers and prices at Happy Hour. The service at the bar sucked! How disappointing… the lady was engaged in personal conversations totally ignoring my empty glass. I had to push the glass towards her for her to notice. Then we asked for a picture and was the worst picture we have ever had taken for us, not to mention she only took one. The appetizer and drinks were excellent though… Now, Christopher at the table was excellent!!! Nice, funny, respectful and very helpful! Food was good but not impressive. We’ll be back; hopefully get a different bartender.

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  25. DenverFoodies

    Jacksonville

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love dining here, especially rooftop. My only feedback is that the hostess staff should not make patrons wait "seven minutes" before going up to a near-empty rooftop for dining. We were confused about why we were asked to wait. Given how empty the rooftop was upon our arrival, we could have been served a drink while we waiting, if it boiled down to staffing issues.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This is usually a go-to for my wife and I but last night was sort of disappointing. Food was OKAY. My bone in filet was more rare than I prefer and had a lot of fat. The worst part was the table next to us who was constantly arguing and talking very loud to the point my wife and I couldn’t have a conversation. The tables are very close together so it was a pretty uncomfortable setting. Our service was great per usual so no issues there but was disappointed in the entrees as well as the annoyance coming from the table next to us.

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  27. RandyB

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall the food was great as always, and the waiter was great. We were very disappointed that the host staff and managers were dressed in everyday casual clothes. We were not even sure they worked there to begin with. All wearing jeans and shirts, that just stood out and looked out of place. Also, they apparently no longer have a dress code on the First and Second floor dining rooms because jeans and t shirts were everywhere. We like to get dressed up and have a nice meal out, and while we were there this time it felt like we were at a Longhorn. Nothing wrong with Longhorn but when you are paying $80-100 for a steak, I like for it to feel like an upscale restaurant. Probably will not be going back for a while, as there are other more formal restaurants in town we frequent were the entire event feels special.

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  28. KSTAC

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great! Soup was cold - but always spectacular!

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  29. DonG

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They refused to seat us at a table away from the bar. There was a big mouth sitting at the table next to us, and he didn’t shut up the entire time that we were seated. The asparagus was under cooked, the Caesar salad was loaded with garlic. The filets were great along with the whipped potatoes. We couldn’t wait to leave just to get away from the big mouth sitting next to us, so we skipped dessert.

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  30. RichardT

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bread was great. French Onion and Butternut Squash both tasted great, but my partner said squash soup was unevenly heated. Steak cooked perfectly well and Sea Bass was wonderful with plenty of little lobster bites in a delicious sauce. Scalloped potatoes excellent. Brussel Sprouts were OK; probably should not have ordered as we did not have room for them and took them home. Espresso martini very tasty. We will certainly go back. $300 for party of 2 included 2 drinks plus 2 glasses of wine and one dessert.

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  31. TommyS

    Jacksonville

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very good experience and very consistent 👌🏼

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  32. Richard

    Jacksonville

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we were treated as special guests and the food and service was second to none!

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  33. FoodTurtle

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and calming experience with delicious food.

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  34. BrendaH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous. We had the meatball appetizer which melted in our mouth. So tender. We split a wedge salad and it was delicious. My husband had the filet and it was amazing. I had chilean sea bass which was spectacular. We split whipped potatoes. We had food left over and were too full for dessert. Atmosphere and service were fabulous. Highly recommend!

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  35. KarlB

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed my dinner. We had a fabulous waitress. My wife and I plan to dine again at The Cowford Chophouse.

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  36. KrisR

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! The appetizers, steaks and sides were perfect. We will be back.

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  37. KerryM

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food as always. John the server was the best.

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  38. AngeliqueD

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cowford chophouse was amazing. The service was phenomenal from the food to the ambiance. The food was good. The A5 wagyu was so succulent and the profiteroles were soo decadent. It’s was a wonderful evening. If you’re questioning whether to go or not. Don’t! Just go!

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  39. DougR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always ask for Donald for your server, excellent service, suggestions and professionalism Great food and drinks are always made better by exceptional people

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  40. TheS

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was phenomenal & the food was delicious

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FAQs

The Cowford Chophouse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

The Cowford Chophouse is rated 4.8 stars by 3058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Cowford Chophouse

101 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Jacksonville
  • Hours of operation
    Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is complementary. Plenty of parking garages and parking lots nearby. Street meter parking available as well.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ian Lynch
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (904) 862-6464
  • Private party facilities
    Choose from our private dining rooms or our Rooftop. Ocean Room, East Room, & River Room offer complimentary high-speed wireless internet & AV connectivity. The Rooftop has an unmatched view of Downtown Jacksonville & is perfect for receptions & private parties.
  • Private party contact
    Benjamin Mobley: (904) 417-5907
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