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Cowboy's Bar-Be-Que & Restaurant

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1300 N Robertson Rd, Salado, TX 76571-5670
254-947-5700
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decent BBQ at a Fair price

I recently dined at this restaurant while traveling to Ft Worth. The Restaurant was like a 'mom and pop' establishment. There is an excellent choice of BBQ Options. You order at the counter and they slice your order in front of you. There are a variety of sides located in the Dining area in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Morgan W
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San Antonio, Texas
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Phoenix
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

These are some of the best Ribs I have eaten in a long time. When we were there it was quiet and we pretty much had the place to ourselves. The help did not keep coming to our table and interrupting; when we needed something we went to the counter and they were there in seconds...........it was great. The sides... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I visited with family. I have been once before a several years ago & the burger was pretty good. This time we ordered a New York strip, rib/ sauage plate & Bbq chicken plate & sides. The steak, chicken, ribs, & sides had NO FLAVOR. It was not seasoned AT ALL! The service was not good either. Our food came... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I recently dined at this restaurant while traveling to Ft Worth. The Restaurant was like a 'mom and pop' establishment. There is an excellent choice of BBQ Options. You order at the counter and they slice your order in front of you. There are a variety of sides located in the Dining area in a buffet like container. There were... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This little place has some of the best tasting Brisquit I have had in Texas. They are not afraid to give you a serving with a little fat on it, which is marvelous. The sauce is spicy. This may have been a from another issue, but they closed the place down before 8pm on a Friday???? Do call ahead.

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Murfreesboro
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stopped into Cowboys one day when I didn't want to wait in line at the other BBQ restaurant in town and was pleasantly surprised. The nice thing about Cowboys is the fact that you can get in and out extremely quickly. It is fed to you cafeteria style so from time through the door to time with your food is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

7 April 2014 - around 6PM My wife and I were coming back to Austin from Waco. We stopped in at Cowboy's BBQ in Salado (right of IH 35 South). It is not very impressive from the outside and is clean and simple on the inside. We purchased some jalapeno sausage and some "home made" jerky. The sausage was really,... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This is yummy bbq lower price and better quality than johnnys up the road johnnys brisket is mostly fat cowboys you get meat meat and more meat ive eaten here 3 times this week i bought combination meats by the pound also try their chicken fried steak its 10 of 10 and dine-in peaceful athmosphere with a nice group working... More 

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Friends had pre wedding party dinner here and the the food was not inpressive, it was about the only place to eat.I expected a great Texas barbque that I have seen on TV and the cooking shows and was disapointed in quality of the food. I know it is hard to prepare food for a small gathering but it was... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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280 reviews 280 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Doesn't look like much from the outside but from the number of cars you can see it's popular. Typical of a lot of Texas bar b ques. I had the brisket and my wife had a steak. Both great and reasonably priced. Could be a little cleaner, but hey it's Texas bar b que!

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Central Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a highway stop that visitors think is okay, but locals think otherwise. Old food, just not the best BBQ around.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1300 N Robertson Rd, Salado, TX 76571-5670
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Salado
  • Phone Number: 254-947-5700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?