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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
+1 803-728-0887
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb chops” (17 reviews)
“pineapple” (12 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your typical salad bar as it presents many fresh gourmet choices from soup to salad, many cold items and hot as well. I have been here a few times and always left satisfied. I have not been here for dinner.

Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Slow service despite the fact they were not busy. Meats not hot when they did arrive. Cocktails full of ice and lime and very little cocktail. The worst Brazilian we have ever experienced. Only saving grace was salad

1  Thank TinkerGirl1959
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Visited from Scotland and left very pleased. The veggie selection was outstanding and the meats going around the restaurant was delicious and tender. Left a very long and lasting impression and definitely will be added to our future dining experiences.

Thank RavenWarrior
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Half the meats on the list never came out. Service was poor. The green cards did absolutely no good as the servers rarely came to our table. We requested several items which never appeared. Very small place, not great for kids. Very pricey for little...More

1  Thank M B
edson2016, Owner at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We sincerely apolize for your bad experience. We have responded to all of your emails promptly and made every effort to compensate you for your disappointment. Our staff, meat carvers and servers are at the tables constantly and we should have fullfiled all your requests.

Reviewed 28 December 2017

First visit to a Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse and a pleasant surprise. Great salad bar with many choices, variety of meats was very good. Service was outstanding.

Thank Albert S
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

We are glad you enjoyed it! Happy New Year and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Comparing to the other Brazilian steakhouse. This one was very average. The buffet was nice but a bit too simple, I did love the smoke salmon option. The atmosphere was more sophisticated but a bit dull. A server came to ask what meat we would...More

1  Thank Queen_Audrey_
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to excel our customers expectations.

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

A good evening was had here last Friday. We had an excellent female server went over and beyond trying to make our evening special. Food selection was great the lamb chops were particularly tasty. Next time I have 80 bucks to spend on a dinner...More

Thank oneobservantvoice
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Please be on the lookout for our Restaurant Week Special January 11 to 21.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We went last night exactly 5:00 pm for our 16th Anniversary and are glad we did. The meats were all seasoned perfectly. None were tough; they had the right chew. And the salad bar - fresh and tasty. My favorite was the fresh mozzarella and...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 5 October 2017

$10 Salad bar for lunch and you can add different meats for several dollars. I'd never been in the restaurant before but was not impressed with the interior. It's a good variety on the bar and good salads but don't think I'd go out of...More

Thank GThreeGirls
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Went with family for dinner while in Columbia for the eclipse. After looking at the reviews we decided to go here. The servers and waitress were all very nice! We were all blown away by the quality of the items on the salad bar and...More

Thank Trumpets
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Response from eric k | Reviewed this property |
causal to business causal is good. I didn't see anyone there at lunch in shorts. Nice jeans and shirt are cool I am sure. Dinner might be bus causal.....
28 December 2014|
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Response from kmts5 | Reviewed this property |
The Marriott is closer than the Sheraton but both are within walking distance. We stayed at the Sheraton on Club level and would not recommend that, it really needs some TLC.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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