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Cowboy's Bar-Be-Que & Restaurant

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1300 N Robertson Rd, Salado, TX 76571-5670
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This was a very strange place, to say the least. It was sad in appearance. We thought it was going to be a good bar-b-Q place but it was strange. The food was odd looking...big and boney but little meat. The sides were lacking. The atmosphere was just dreary-couldn't wait to leave.

Thank LKCN88
Riverside, California
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Cowboys looks like it's gonna be a hit. Big stack of wood outside, smokehouse in back, I'm ready. Walk in, it's a lil worn around the edges in a good way and very clean. Fiberboard wall, nothing fancy. I got the brisket and sausage as did everyone in my party. Brisket was moist but no flavor. Sausage was good but... More 

Thank BadKarma65
Austin, Texas
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533 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have driven by Cowboy's umpteen times on my way up and down I35. I finally decided to stop in and try it. The woman at the cutting board cut the moist brisket JUST the way I asked her to (from the end and no trimming). That is very rare. Most time the just cut whatever they usually do. Ugh... More 

Thank Jen78703
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Carol C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank Amy D
San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank Morgan W
Dallas, Texas
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

Thank jlaw2424
Salado, Texas
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

Thank luke f
Austin, Texas
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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 

Thank John30196
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 N Robertson Rd, Salado, TX 76571-5670
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Salado
  • Phone Number: 254-947-5700

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