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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

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$$ - $$$
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1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808 (Hampton St.)
+1 803-728-0887
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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287 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boss took our office here for lunch one day and it was my first time eating here. I heard good things about it and so I was excited to try it for the first time. Location was perfect right down town across from the Columbia museum of art and with lots of parking. We were seated right away and... More 

Thank brian0910
Knightdale, North Carolina
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119 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has a nice atmosphere when you walk in and we were seated right away even though there was a corporate function going on. The salad bar had so many more options than just salad: Rice, beans, mashed potatoes and other hot items. The "gaucho" came around with different meats quite frequently and was very nice. They have a... More 

Thank Holly A
Lexington, South Carolina
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My sister made reservations at 6:30pm for my mother's 75th Birthday here. We were first greeted on the street by a homeless guy begging for change. I would help someone down on their luck but he obvious didn't have a problem finding money for booze. We were seated and waited. Drinks were finally ordered and came. We were waiting again... More 

Thank Todd R
Petal, Mississippi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to visit a Brazilian Steakhouse. The service was great, the food was incredible. My wife likes her food on the done side, that wasn't a problem for these guys. We were there on a Friday Night and they were busy, but we felt like we were the guest of honor. The salad bar was out... More 

Thank Timothy M
Columbia, SC
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Very wide selection of meats brought to your table. Some selections were better than others, so with so much quantity available be careful to only pick the best.

Thank pioneerscheers
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place service was great the manager came over several times to make sure everything was ok I have never had such great service can't wait to go back again

Thank June B
Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Enjoyed this place for dinner. Just down the street from the Columbia Marriott. The atmosphere is great; but getting the food was a little disorienting at first. Everything made sense after I summoned waitstaff for assistance. Salads, vegetables and meats were all fresh and sizzling. Lighting and ambiance was sensational. Next time I may try the lunch; but I really... More 

Thank HEALER22
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing they had no problem cooking my wife's food more since she was pregnant. The entire staff made sure we were taken care of.

1 Thank Jordan B
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,311 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 535 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

When we stopped by for lunch today at the Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse we enjoyed a pleasant décor, good food and friendly, attentive service (thanks, Victoria U). The place was far from full so we scored a windowside table, the better to watch the Main Street passersby. The $10.95 tab for the reasonably diversified salad bar was about right. We especially... More 

Thank Citallwic
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

There are lots of pluses and minuses about our evening. Our waiter was super. He was attentive and helpful. But one of the beef servers was not paying attention and spilled his tray of blood into my handbag. He never noticed when I snatched it away and began mopping up blood. Luckily I had enough "stuff" in the bag that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Brazilian, Steakhouse, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
    (Hampton St.)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-728-0887

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?