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The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon

4.5
703 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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The Gambling Cowboy Chophouse and Saloon, located in the heart of Old Town Temecula, brings a new standard to local casual fine dining. Expansive views from our third floor deck and elegant turn of the century setting offer an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Our Classic Steak and Seafood menu features only the highest quality aged Midwestern corn-fed beef along with many other sumptuous selections. We offer an impressive wine list featuring vintages from many local wineries and from the finest regions of the world. Join us for Happy Hour Tuesday through Thursdays from 3-close and Friday through Sundays from 3-6pm. Our bar features Premium Spirits, Draft Beer, Fine Wine and mouthwatering appetizers. Enjoy live music every Friday, Saturday and some Sunday Nights. $1.50/ounce Prime Rib on Sundays 3-6pm ONLY. Join us for a casually sophisticated Breakfast, lunch or a romantic dinner and enjoy a truly distinctive dining experience! Reservations Highly Recommended Friday-Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner Tuesday thru Thursday 4 - 9pm



Friday, Saturday 4 -11:00 pm



Sunday 4 -9pm



Lunch Tuesday thru Sunday 11am-3pm



Breakfast Saturday and Sunday 9am-2pm



Happy Hour Tues, Wed, Thurs 3pm- close. Fri, Sat, Sun 3pm-6pm



CLOSED MONDAYS
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Phone number
(951) 699-2895
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Danny Clark
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Private party facilities
We offer our private veranda over looking Old Town Temecula. Our veranda is enclosed and is temperature controlled.
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Private party contact
Rene Ehmcke or Judi McMahon: (951) 699-2895
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Front Street
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Entertainment
Now Playing; Guitarist Tim Cash, The Classics from Izon Eden, Alex Drizos...
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Special events & promotions
Wedding receptions, rehearsal lunches or dinners, Anniversary parties, Birthday parties, Business meetings, Pharmacuetical meetings
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Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Took our son there for his graduation celebration dinner. Made a reservation for a early dinner to beat the crowds. Excellent steaks and great service. Best part is that dress is casual and a relaxed place compared to other “high end” steak houses.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Excellent food and overall experience

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere. Overall awesome experience!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food is always consistent and amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Delicious food and amazing service. Everyone was so friendly. We were well taken care of. Very impressed and will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Absolutely love the gambling cowboy. The food and atmosphere are just fantastic. If you enjoy good quality food and good cocktails I’d recommend this place

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Really enjoyed the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

I love this restaurant!! One of the best steakhouses I've been to. I've had several steaks and seafood there and they are always amazing.. Oooo and the drinks are awesome!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We met friends for dinner, we loved our whole experience.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Great food, wonderful service and warm, knowledgeable, and caring staff.

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day party of 8 and dinner took over one hour from order to food delivered to the table. Not the usual experience but a disappointment. Food is good, though. They were very busy... Did offer some free drinks to make things right.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It took our food a very long time to reach our table. We had two booths of family eating there. Our family at the table next to us got their food about 20 minutes before us. We were told that our food ticket got misplaced. Once it arrived it was very good but our other party had to wait for us to finish eating. In fact they ended up leaving before we were done with dessert. Our only complaint was the waiting. For a 4:00 reservation we didn’t get out of the restaurant till around 7:00. People were all friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This restaurant is our favorite steak house. The food is delicious each and every time!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great experience. Service was excellent and food was absolutely delicious. Such tender filet mignon.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Food and service are excellent. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Excellent service and the food was perfect!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent! Our server Patricia was amazing! The food was perfect and a beautiful ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This restaurant is located in the Old Town Temecula area which just adds to its uniqueness. The food is fantastic! For the quality, the price isn't bad. The decor inside is beautiful and intriguing. We have already recommended this place to family and friends. Totally worth it!

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Food OK. However, the dining room was extremely noisy-other diners were so loud that it was very annoying. Service was not very good, either.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Everything was fantastic! appetizer, salad, steak and dessert!!! Definitely will return

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This is a beautiful place to eat! Located on the third floor, you take an elevator trip upstairs! The doors open and you walk into a beautiful area to the right is a bar area with live music left is the actual restaurant. The service was great the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We loved the place! It was a little loud. We made reservations but had to wait awhile for our table. Food was delicious!!! Would go back if we lived there!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I wanted to go here for a while to try it out, we met some friends there and had a good time..

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Service very slow.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good ambiance but Sunday night. Checked previous evening - no table available and very raucous (St Pat’s). Great menu, generous portions and the best hollandaise evs. Would return and recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As always excellent service and the 3 day marinated ribeyes were outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was AMAZING!!!! Best Mac n Cheese EVER!!!! Corn was flavorful, steak was cooked perfect!!!! Our server was wonderful , super friendly and very attentive. Excellent service, Excellent food- we'll DEFINITELY be back!!!!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Admittedly, the steaks are tasty but overpriced. The ambience was not warm or comfortable - felt like we were eating a $200 meal on a wooden picnic table. Probably won’t eat there again. Our waitress was a veteran, especially with excuses of late food or forgotten sides

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We went to celebrate a birthday. It was a busy Saturday night but we ended up sitting at a booth in the very corner and front of the restaurant, where there was tons of traffic from the kitchen and people being seated. People were constantly rushing by the table and we couldn’t see any of the restaurant, really - it kind of ruined the ambiance a little. Our waitress was very nice but it was obviously busy so it was a little slow to get our drinks, appetizers, etc.

The food, however, was delicious! Our cocktails were tasty and strong, the appetizers were hot, and our entrees were cooked to perfection. It was a very tasty meal, just our table placement left something to be desired on the ambiance. I would love to come back, just maybe be seated elsewhere

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Our group was placed on the veranda, which was wonderful! Everyone enjoyed their meals and all the staff were wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was fantastic. I had the beef dip sandwich with garlic fries. The cucumber martini on the other hand was horrible but they took it back at no charge.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great selection of entrees and appetizers, requested a table over looking Front Street. Was well accommodated, worth the price. Prime rib was an exstestive choice with all the trimmings.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

What a great restaurant! I went with six friends for a birthday brunch and couldn't have been more pleased. Our waitress (her name escapes me) was literally the best waitress ever and the food was top notch! We all loved the place - the food, the ambiance, the staff, the noise level, the cool saloon bar - all of it. I will definitely go back. Thanks for making my birthday special Gambling Cowboy!

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time and heard a lot of good reviews. Not your go to place for a special occasion. Getting past the saloon/roadhouse motif, the food was served cold, late and very over priced. Will not be back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great service

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Food was good but slow getting to the table and pricey for what you get. Service was average but all in all I had my experience and can honestly say I'm not eating there again nor recommending it.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Didn’t bother to read my comments on Zooey Tanle when I made reservations

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was excellent. I had the lobster bisque soup and the fillet mignon. My wife had the bacon spare ribs. My wife said they were the best spare ribs she ever had.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

A good steakhouse in Old Town Temecula. Service was slow, but the restaurant was full on a Thursday night. Very popular with tourists who want to experience a bit of the “old west”. Large menu with choices that will appeal to all. The baked potato was $4.00 & with generous sides, could easily feed 2 people. Our favorite part of the meal was the appetizer: phyllo wrapped Brie cheese bundles sitting on a raspberry chipotle sauce. Enormous slice of chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream was too dry. So enjoy the fun ambience & know that the portions are easily shared.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentines Day

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