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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
+1 803-728-0887
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lamb chops” (17 reviews)
“pineapple” (12 reviews)
“shrimp” (18 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meats were good. However compared to other Brazilian restaurants, this did not have the same quality or variety of sides. The grilled pineapple was amazing!!!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though not as good as churrascarias in Brazil, you would still get a very decent meal at great value for your money in this restaurant. I would recommend it especially to meat lovers !

Thank Ali D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our large group came here to celebrate a graduation. The waiter provided excellent service, he was super attentive and took care of the entire group. When we needed items special ordered, he delivered! We enjoyed the salad bar that included shrimp cocktail and salmon as...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I saw a new show with a post impressionist at the art museum across the street. Cowboy was convenient , their buffet has always been good. Smoked salmon -Nova, shrimp, salads, cold cuts, rice veggies, cheeses etc . Their normal steaks of course are available...More

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

The salad bar was tasty, the meat was above average to good. I didn’t like the bacon wrapped filet, but the garlic steak was to die for. The bacon wrapped chicken was great as well. Creme brûlée was good. Our waitress wasn’t very good, while...More

1  Thank Ace43526
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Although the salad bar was tasty, the seasoning they use on the meat selections was over the top salty, killing most of the taste of the food. Filet and chicken ordered and both served with too much seasoning. Shrimp was also ordered and although not...More

1  Thank melisa s
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

So disappointed. They brought out so many different meats but none of them were really good. I don’t want to eat just to get full. It shouldn’t be quantity over quality. The buffet is basically tomatoes, beans & strange stuff that just isn’t appealing. Won’t...More

1  Thank Leanne H
edson2016, Owner at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

We stand behind our product and with the largest and freshest salad bar in Columbia, including smoked salmon and shrimp and lamb chops, ribeye steak and filet mignon as some of the 16 choice meats we serve.

Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

I read about long wait times to have food brought out and did not find that to be true. I walked in, was seated immediately, had a lovely salad with grilled bell peppers and shrimp. Lamb and beef were great (I like medium rare more...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Not your typical salad bar as it presents many fresh gourmet choices from soup to salad, many cold items and hot as well. I have been here a few times and always left satisfied. I have not been here for dinner.

1  Thank 11jmr
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

Slow service despite the fact they were not busy. Meats not hot when they did arrive. Cocktails full of ice and lime and very little cocktail. The worst Brazilian we have ever experienced. Only saving grace was salad

2  Thank TinkerGirl1959
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Scott B
July 8, 2016|
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Response from eric k | Reviewed this property |
causal to business causal is good. I didn't see anyone there at lunch in shorts. Nice jeans and shirt are cool I am sure. Dinner might be bus causal.....
December 28, 2014|
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Response from kmts5 | Reviewed this property |
The Marriott is closer than the Sheraton but both are within walking distance. We stayed at the Sheraton on Club level and would not recommend that, it really needs some TLC.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
    (Hampton St.)
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-728-0887
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