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Cowboy Star

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
+1 619-450-5880
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wagu” (6 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had dinner here twice during a convention. First night was on a private occasion with a party of 5, second night with a party of 12. On the first occasion my steak (dry-aged bone-in rib-eye) was excellent, on the second it was just ok...More

Thank YoshiDus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The boyfriend and I came here at the tail end of their Monday eve happy hour (which, by the way, is the BEST deal of any happy hour we've ever been to). We ordered so much food...sliders, umm, delish, kabob, ummm, tasty. I would not...More

Thank seetheworldmyway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner last night at Cowboy Star. We started with the Beef Tartare and a Charcuterie Plate before moving to entrees. My Filet was excellent! We had a great experience at premium prices... Glad we brought our own wine and took advantage of...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I love the occasional steak and usually go to Flemings or Ruth's Chris . A friend told us about CS and I'm so glad she did! We ordered a filet and the waygu steak which was more on the fatty side like...More

Thank Audria F
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar and had a great meeting and wonderful food and wine. The bartenders were terrific. Every recommendation they made was spot on.

Thank hh695
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Booked ahead glad we did. Lots of restaurants sell steak but the Cowboy deserves to be named star. Great friendly service. For once the steak was cooked exactly as I asked for. Comfortable seating. Reasonable cost for the quality all round service very good experience.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had a reservation for the counter, so that we were able to wath the guys preparing food, a fine experience when you love this. The welcome was warm, attentive and competent, around 2 mins from entering we were seated. First of all, a good...More

Thank Mchenchef
Reviewed 12 June 2017

For the dry-aged 14 oz off the bone rib eye we got 6 narrow strips of salty steak that did not look like 14 oz. About 20% of the meat was fat and gristle. At $56 plus a $5 charge for sharing (which was not...More

Thank HalPoway
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Good steak houses tend to be much the same. When they try to be overly original the results are often unsatisfying. Cowboy star manages to be unique and subtly different very successfully. The service as one would expect is outstanding but what we lived is...More

Thank Mrhullaballo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Cowboy Star during a recent vacation trip to San Diego. A friend in the industry recommended it. Our server Luis encouraged us to get the Wagu skirt steak over the fillet and I'm so glad we listened. Easily the best...More

Thank Katy Z
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14 August 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
There are places nearby. Corkage fee is $25 per bottle but it's a bargain when the alternative is 3 times the Bevmo price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
    (Market and G Street)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego Trolley Blue Line and Orange Line: exit "Park and Market" Public Buses 5, 901, and 929 stop half a block from our front door on 10th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-5880
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Cowboy Star is the first restaurant in San Diego’s East Village to serve up a unique dining experience by combining contemporary American cuisine with a western flare. Winner of the 2008 Orchid Award for Interior Design, the restaurant features exposed beam ceilings‚ cowboy accents‚ and classic landscape photography giving Cowboy Star a welcoming atmosphere where locals gravitate.A stunning display kitchen is the focal point of Cowboy Star, offering an insiders view of the action. The bar at Cowboy Star offers a stylish and cozy environment complete with large leather booths, a fireplace and hand-crafted cocktails. The Old West ambiance provides a laid-back and stylish background perfect for private parties and special events.
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