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Fondue Cowboy

1052 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4023 (SoMa)
415-431-5100
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Ranked #951 of 4,926 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Diner, Dessert, French, Fondue
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: SoMa
Cross street: Russ Street
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect when showing up at this very quirky, small, cowboy themed bistro. Staff was friendly, space was ok except for limited tables. Menu is limited to basically a few types of fondue, served with different types of dipping breads and vegetables. The fondue pot is smallish, but the classic version tasted fine. You might still... More

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Katy, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We love fondue so excited for this experience. The restaurant is SMALL, but well done. The staff is friendly and good. The cheese fondues were good, however not the best ever. The dipping food was good, be sure to order the meat if you want substance. The best hands down is the dark chocolate, with a close second of the... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This place is absolutely excellent, without fear of over selling the place, you would be a fool not to try. The food is all prepared fresh in the open kitchen in the back of the restaurant and tastes fantastic. Friendly staff and reasonable prices make this place a unique dining experience when visiting San Francisco.

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

2 couples traveling together, we had dinner at Fondue Cowboy before a show. It's a small place, so reserve or plan on a wait. The owners are friendly and very engaged. The food is simple but different, nicely prepared and makes for a fun evening. $75 per couple covered drinks and tip, but no appetizers or deserts. I'd definitely recommend... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had such a great time here. We had booked this through Open Table and saws the reviews which said it was an experience. We had a great time. The restaurant will only seat 20 or so people so you definitely need to make reservations. We had 2 different types of cheese fondues , which comes with potatoes, broccoli, bread,... More

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Wash
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

After a less than stellar dinner at an upscale restaurant, we were thrilled to eat at a more casual place, and who doesn't love fondue? The theme and decor were a lot of fun. The drinks were delicious (cocktails were wine-based variations on the classics), as was the food. And the food was a great value. Each item serves two... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous service with great recommendations. The outlaw was great for dinner but dark chocolate dessert was magnificent with great fruit to accompany it. Great dinner for two!

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Cloverdale, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I took my 17 year old granddaughter to the Fondue Cowboy before attending "Wicked" at the ORpheum Theater. It turned out to be a fun birthday celebration. The restaurant is cozy, the service prompt, and old black and white cowboy movie on the screen. The fondue serving was generous for two. Pickles dipped in fondue? Yes, and tasty! Parking is... More

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Bonita, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We loved the fondues. We ordered the greens salad to start and it was delicious. The large salad ($12) fed three. Then we ordered two fondues for the four of us--theregular (swiss) fondue and the mushroom fondue. Both fondues were absolutely delicious. We had things to dip left over (bread, grapes, olives, gurkins, etc.) We finished up with the Buckaroo... More

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San Francisco, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Cozy Euro vibe at this tiny South of Market fondue house. Old John Wayne movies on a big screen TV behind the bar, very limited but comfortable seating, terrific food (all fondue, all the time) and hip clientele. Great place for conversation and connection. The fondue is generous, imaginative and delicious, with something for everyone.

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