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Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218 (Downtown)
619-450-5880
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Ranked #34 of 4,119 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $80
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market and G Street
Transit: 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.
Description: 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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Great Falls, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently ate at the Cowboy Star and love it. The food was very good and the service are amazing. The staff seemed genuine and not just working for tips. The staff was very helpful with suggestions and recommendations. We were seated at a nice table in the back next to the fireplace. The restaurant ambience was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was knocked out the minute my wife and i walked in the door. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic evening. The wait staff were attentive and right there when needed. The food was definitely the best part of the experience. The aged beef ribeye rocked. I recommend this downtown jewel to all my foodie friends.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the casual vibe. Food impeccable. If you are there for happy hour a great value is the steak and frites. Order a cosmo for starters.

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Bridgnorth
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited this place whilst staying in the Gaslamp District on a work visit. We sat at the bar and the staff and locals were super friendly, to the point where they had us testing some of the bourbon on offer:-). The food was fantastic and needless to say with the food quality, service and ambiance, I would highly recommend a... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Based on TripAdvisor reviews, we ate at this restaurant, and it was one of our top dining experiences in San Diego. Cowboy Star is relaxed and elegant, with outstanding food and service. Their menu includes lots of unique and delicious food combinations, and their steak philosophy is different than other steak restaurants. I highly recommend them and wish they would... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The service was excellent and the food was mouth-watering. Just thinking about my 10oz wagyu flank steak makes me salivate. We also has Brussel sprouts and my boyfriend got the rib eye. Obviously the steaks were cooked perfectly (expected at a great steakhouse.) It is a bit pricey but for a special occasion or a memorable date night, it's totally... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This steakhouse was featured in a recent series of the best restaurants in San Diego. Certainly the restaurant was clean and well set-out. Our waiter was attentive and service good. My steak was excellent but beyond that the food was mediocre. The crab cakes were tasteless, the mashed potato was questionable in its authenticity. and the rest of the food... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Best Steak and Cosmopolitian in the city. Try on the cowboy hats...to really get your groove on. Happy hour...great price point for steak and frites!

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Detroit, MI.
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I read about this place in the book in my hotel room when loking for a nice steakhouse close to the Gaslamp area. When I looked up the reviews at this sight I saw that they were very positive and I was not disappointed.The steak selections were very good with the waiter able to provide good recomendations.

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I love how small this restaurant is. The concept is freaking awesome, classy cowboy feel to it. The kitchen is out in the open so you get to be entertained if you sit at the bar.

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Additional Information about Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop

Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
Phone Number: 619-450-5880
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 14 - 80

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