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The Cowford Chophouse, Jacksonville, FL

The Cowford Chophouse

4.8
4.8
2917 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 46 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 2,917 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Service

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Best Ambiance

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for business meals

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Great for fine wines

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Good for special occasions

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Steakhouse

  • Jacksonville / Northeast Florida

    Most Booked

  • Jacksonville

    Best Overall

  • Jacksonville

    Best Food

  • Jacksonville

    Best Service

  • Jacksonville

    Best Ambiance

  • Jacksonville

    Good for business meals

  • Jacksonville

    Great for fine wines

  • Jacksonville

    Romantic

  • Jacksonville

    Good for special occasions

  • Jacksonville

    Most Booked

2,917 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little confusing when we arrived early and wanted to sit at the bar while waiting for our reservations - the hostess not helpful. Waiter was very attentive and food on point and complete to make our show nearby.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and excellent food. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want impeccable service.

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  3. davids

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cowford’s is extraordinary in every way. Expensive and worth every penny.

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  4. WestieMom1963

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely superb evening. Food was delicious and innovative, without being pretentious. The service was stellar. Atmosphere is elegant and comfortable. Excited to visit again and again.

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  5. jerryg

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance and food. Service is always great.

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  6. Kikistew

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere the restaurant was wonderful. We enjoyed the food, and we enjoyed the recommendations from our waiter. 

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  7. RobertM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    we were sat next a loudspeaker. I could not hear the waiter or my wife. I ask to be sat next to window overlooking bridge far ahead of Reversation and was told a group who were locker holders will be there. The table sat empty to until we were over halfway done with our dinner. Boy I felt less than a human being celebrating my wife's birthday. Waiter was great I can say that. The appetizer fish and oyster were over cooked. I bit in the oyster and only tasted crust. I was not until I got home to continue to eat it, I found all oysters were crusted and I did not taste nothing that tasted like oysters. Cowford has to correct these issues before I can refer to anyone else. In short, I was disappointed this time around and feel I did not get the value of the experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service. Certainly will go again

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a nice time! We truly enjoyed everything and our server was absolutely fantastic!!! Will 1000% be dining here again!

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  10. jdsimon17

    Jacksonville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time dining at Cowford. The service was amazing. They sat us a few minutes after our reservation time, but everyone was nice. The food was great and well prepared. Steaks were cooked to perfection.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was outstanding. Our server was excellent and the team helped well. We started with the roasted seafood tower…it was beautiful and a wonderful platter of food. A well as the Fran, lobster and shrimp were prepared, we were surprise the oysters had so much shell. The steaks were beautiful and cooked perfectly. And the baked Alaska was a dream. The only negative was the snotty hostess who wouldn’t let us go to the bar when we arrived and made us wait upstairs only to come back downstairs to be seated. Their collective attitudes were such a jarring departure from the friendly service we’re had through the night. Overall a delicious treat.

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  12. JohnnyW

    Portland

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great view on the deck Average steakhouse Overall a decent experience

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  13. TaylorF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Chris, really made the night fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary dinner experience

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  14. DavidC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our Wedding anniversary here and received great service. The team was thoughtful and the venue definitely had a good ambiance and up-scale feel to it. Will definitely go back.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our waiter disappeared a few times, making the experience longer than it probably needed to be but overall nice dinner.

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  16. ElizabethB

    Jacksonville

    729 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    729 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband, I and another couple had an early dinner at Cowford. As requested, we were seated on the second floor along the window. The wines and food - chopped salad, sea bass, filet mignon, lamb chops, sides of mushrooms and scalloped potatoes - were delicious and we enjoyed the decaf lattes as well. Jim provided professional and friendly service throughout. My only quibble which resulted in 4 stars rather than 5 for service was the fact that the other couple's meal and drinks cost significantly more than ours. Rather than asking us whether he should bring separate checks, Jim delivered one check to the table which we split in half. (My husband didn't want to embarrass anyone so he said nothing and I did not realize the cost differential was so significant). I suggest that servers should always ask how their dinner guests would like the check - as one to be split equally or separate checks based on what was ordered. It makes a much larger difference in an exclusive restaurant where entree and wine costs vary substantially. Nonetheless, the evening was very enjoyable, in spite of being a lot more expensive than planned. I highly recommend Cowford Chophouse!

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  17. ColR

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine in downtown Jacksonville. The ambiance, food, and service are all amazing! Restaurant is walking distance to the Florida Theater and other downtown entertainment venues. We celebrated our wedding anniversary there and the staff made our special evening even more memorable!

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  18. Robert

    Jacksonville

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was awesome and our waiter was amazing! It’s not typical to shout out our valet but wow Jake was awesome and made us feel as amazing dropping off our car as the chefs did with our meal! Thank you Cowford and Jake!!

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  19. VincentC

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From welcome to departure the staff was amazing. Our Server Donnie was the best. Helpful and pleasant. I always get the bone in rib eye and wasn’t disappointed nor was my wife with the filet. Overall another great experience at Cowfords.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants I have been in Jacksonville and throughout the USA. From the moment you arrived you are treated with a complimentary valet service, the host showed great hospitality, and the design and ambiance of the restaurant was fantastic. The service of Christopher our waiter and the servers were off the charts, followed with great delicacies for our food. Everyone was well dressed and the architecture of the restaurant was breathtaking. The roof top bar was fantastic. Well worth the price, which was very reasonable for the type of restaurant and food!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding highly recommend

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb restaurant!! Donnie who waited on us was excellent!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time at Cowford! Our first time at a fancier dine. Went for my birthday and felt so special! Highly recommend!

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  24. BBuck

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful views, amazing service and excellent food. Everyone from the valet to rooftop service to our wait staff were wonderful. Food was excellent and elevated: cornbread appetizer had seafood. Delicious! Steaks perfectly cooked. Multiple options to amp up the steak with delicious sauces and add ins. Great side options. Perfect evening!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. They are attentive and professional. Cowford Chophouse is 100% worth the price. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were amazing. Will definitely be returning!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best experience and best service as well the food was outstanding.

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  27. PaulD

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We arrived early expecting to go to rooftop for a drink. The hostess informed us we couldn’t as the rooftop was full. We went anyway. The rooftop was pretty empty with plenty of available seating. We had a cocktail that was very good. We were also seated at reservation time. There were lots of open tables and no one and no service at second floor bar. This was our first visit to the restaurant. The ambiance is fantastic but kind of sad it was so empty for a Saturday evening. We had the tuna tare tare and the bone marrow appetizers. Both were good. We ordered a porterhouse with some sides. The steak was good but unusual. We are used to NY steakhouses with a hard sear on the steak. We also thought it was unusual to be asked if we wanted it cut. Overall it. Was very good but I prefer a steak seared on the outside and a porterhouse cut from the bone and put back against the bone.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Chris was our server and he did a great job. We were having dinner before heading to the Florida theater and Chris inquired about any time constraints to be sure we finished our meal in time. All food and drinks were incredible with the bacon blue cheese olives in the martinis being our favorite yummy treat. The Black Forest cake for dessert was also extremely yummy. Two of us ordered Chilean sea bass and it was so delicious and the other two ordered strip steak and filet and everyone truly enjoyed their meals. We love this restaurant and have never had anything less than a fantastic dining experience at Cowford.

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  29. BenjaminaA

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved it! Our waiter was fantastic....we had a $435 tab and was worth every penny!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, great experience. We split a larger steak and shared a couple of family sized sides . . . It was a good value for excellent food. Thanks!!!

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  31. RyanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. We had a wonderful time. Food was great with lots of options.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for my friends Birthday on October 25,2023. First, Complimentary Valet was awesome, afterwards we were greeted with an outstandingly welcome for our first time there. We arrived early and was “ESCORTED” to the lobby on the second floor to wait. When our table was ready; a very nice young lady came and escorted us back to the first floor to our table. First impressions are so important. When arriving at our assigned table.. after being seated the waitress so patiently advised since we (both of us) were wearing black jackets she inadvertently changed our napkins from white ones to black ones because of our attire(very good gesture)!!! I had the grouper special and my friend had the Bone in Rib Eye. With a Lobster. Our appetizers were Crab Dip and Meatballs(DELICIOUS). The best experience I’ve ever had at a Steak House. And I’ve gone to many in and out of USA. We plan to return soon. Thanks all for making our first visit fantastic.

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  33. CristinaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and atmosphere. Definitely recommend it

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  34. TommyH

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire staff was very attentive and constantly checked on us. They went out of their way to congratulate us on our Wedding Anniversary and everyone made a point to mention it to us! I’m talking from checking in and even people refilling glass of water

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  35. KatherineW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from beginning to end was outstanding. Hosts were very friendly and the servers were knowledgeable and professional. We came to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary and were even given a hand written card and a complimentary dessert. All of the food and drinks were delicious and worth the money!

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  36. JesseG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    Food was great, service was a little choppy. Was told I only had 10 minutes to order off the menu before the kitchen closed: this didn’t make sense: I had a reservation and was seated late. Oh well.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated a birthday of my love and I was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere, ambiance and hospitality of this restaurant. Our table was great and the food was exceptional . I will be returning soon to enjoy this amazing establishment.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Honestly a great date night. Sat at the roof top bar for a pre dinner cocktail. Had an amazing dinner. Service was good. And the valets. Over the top. I should’ve tipped them more. Good experience

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  39. MikeM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, and great service. Everything was awesome and would definitely recommend.

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  40. NestorBJr

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chris, our waiter, performed his job very well. We are very appreciative with his attentiveness. We had a delightful dinner celebrating two birthdays and two anniversaries combined.

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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 2917 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 46 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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