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Cowboy Star

#224 of 3,855 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218 (Market and G Street)
+1 619-450-5880
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Rancho Santa Fe
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We went to Cowboy Star for dinner last time for the first time, the service was great, the food amazing and very cute place. I had the Wagu flank steak which was off the charts which I ordered all veggies instead of veggies/starch. The most amazing steak. I also ordered the caesar salad which I really enjoyed. We had the... More 

Thank ssunshine52
Berlin, Germany
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I went for the heirloom carrots followed by the Dry-Aged ribeye. The balance of flavor was outstanding, in both dishes, and I cannot fault a thing. Leave room for the sides as they too are something special. Don't think twice about going.

1 Thank George G
Stanwood, Washington
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Best steakhouse in Gaslamp area, on 10th Ave, reservations suggested. Wonderful selection of meat and seafood, top quality & service! Top shelf scotch, booze and wine selection. Save room for desert!

Thank Daniel B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was my second special occasion trip to Cowboy Star. They never disappoint! My wife and I both had the 8 oz Filet. It was wonderful, cooked perfectly. The kitchen staff catered to my wife's diary allergy which was fantastic. The steak tartare appetizer is an absolute must. Hogan's Mule to drink; bartender did a great job. Ants on a... More 

Thank Andrew B
Encinitas, California
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361 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Very nice steak restaurant for fine dining. Very knowledgable waitstaff. Also a few selections of non steak items like seafood and duck. Decor is modern Western mixed with the classic Hollywood Westerns.

Thank Anna M
Olney, Maryland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Atmosphere was casual but nice. Steak was very good (ribeye) and unlike many of the better steakhouses the steak came with sides!

Thank dperkins2015
Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to SD I was lucky enough to be taken out to dinner to Cowboy Star by a client. Cowboy Star is a funky steakhouse boasting a more modern Chic twist on a western saloon style decor bar. Next door to the restaurant is also a butcher run by the same owners where you can see steaks... More 

Thank Nam V
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

we tried 3 types of steaks. all was flavor rich and perfectly cooked! the staff were very friendly and service oriented. prices are a bit high though.

Thank Umkhaled B
Fairfax, Virginia
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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Had a great steak dinner after day one of the breast cancer walk. Wine list was awesome, great location and ambiance. Took very good care of our gluten free member. All steaks were great, one medium rare was full on rare. Highly recommend. I have been to their CSPRINGS restaurant and it is just as good.

Thank Jeff I
Jupiter, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

A local recommended C'Boy * and we owe her one. Great dining with impeccable service and knowledgeable staff. Kitchen more than willing to accommodate requests. I had bison steak which was cooked to perfection and delicious. Mushroom side was great. Non meat eaters can easily survive in this meat man place. Only complaint is that fries were way too salty.... More 

Thank Mark K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$80
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?