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Fondue Cowboy

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SoMa
French, European, Diner, Fondue
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1052 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4023 (Russ Street)
415-431-5100
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere!

My husband and I both loved the fondue with the meat plate. We would definitely come back to try the dessert fondue. We were too full to get dessert out first trip. Amazing!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Devon O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My husband and I both loved the fondue with the meat plate. We would definitely come back to try the dessert fondue. We were too full to get dessert out first trip. Amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Friday night showed up about 6:30 got seats at bar in and out in an hour!!! Let full and satisfied... Glass of sangria did the trick for me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

As a fifth timer all I have to say is this shiz was bomb been wanting hot fondue for days and this place totally fulfilled my craving going here more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped in on a whim and didn't have reservations, but they let us sit at the bar. They were friendly and accommodating, and were happy to customize anything for us. We started with a glass of sangria from the giant jar next to us. It was good, not too sweet and went well with the food. The fondue that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ever since I had my first real fondue on a blustery night in Colonia, Uruguay, I crave it when the weather gets gloomy. Now I'm not trying to be exotic about the Uruguay thing, I'm just a very unadventurous and picky eater and had kept away from fondue (except chocolate) because of the funny tasting cheese. Needless to say I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was a fantastic find! I always recommend getting out of the touristy areas to find the best food. Great service and one fondue definitely served two easily. The John Wayne movies behind the bar were kind of fun too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Additional Information about Fondue Cowboy

Address: 1052 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4023
Phone Number: 415-431-5100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
Cuisine: French, European, Diner, Fondue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1052 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4023
    (Russ Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: 415-431-5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, European, Diner, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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