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Fondue Cowboy

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1052 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103-4023 (Russ Street)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We like to hit this place before a night of drinking and leather bars. They serve hot liquid cheese here and you dunk stuff into it. A very good idea c

Thank Scrappleking
Makati, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

It’s an American style French/ Swiss place. Place is dimly lit, ambiance is rustic modern. Has a nice bar. They’ve got an excellent selection of cheeses. This place would be great for groups. You get to dip into sweet & savory fondue. For the savory type of Fondue we tried the Rawhide (Italian Dolce Gorgonzola, Emmenthaler, White Wine, Bacon, Roasted... More 

Thank TinaMGonzalez
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We took family visiting from Arizona. Reservations may be required. We still had a wait. This is "a hole in the wall" place with a delicious menu of fondue only. Absolutely clean, so don't think dirty when you read hole in the wall.

Thank dawnrene29
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The farthest thing on my mind was associating a European dish with cowboys. But I love Fondue so I definitely wanted to check out Fondue Cowboy. Love the simple concept of this restaurant, a hip little place in Soma which manages to bring a modern angle to this traditional cuisine. Old John Wayne cowboy movies on a big screen TV... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

Okay -- it's fondue...so you aren't going to get a hamburger or a steak. It's fondue. And with that --- it's good! Lots of great fondues and the sides are great. It's lovely. And the drinks are good.

Thank nlcd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 8, teens to elders. Reservations were a breeze to make. The youngest and oldest in our party were not sure they would like the fondue and they were surprised by how much they enjoyed the food. The potatoes of the savory fondue were the big hit with our group. Great meat tray options. Staff were... More 

Thank Vhiratsuka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

A great place to go to for fondue whether it's with your friends, family or children. This place is in the heart of SOMA in San Francisco and can be easily accessed with public transportation. The restaurant serve a nice variety of wines to go with the fondue. Mostly vegetarian, which is a treat for vegetarians. The fondue was rich,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We went there on a fridaynight and were able to dit at the bar. This was I nice place, you could talk to the hosts. It is a small but lovely restaurant. The fondues are amazing and you have multiple options in what kind you want. We would go there more often if we lived there;)

Thank Ellen G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fondue Cowboy is located in Soma at Russ and Folsom and is a fantastic spot to grab a great glass of wine (they are very generous with their pours) and a wonderful meal be it one of their creative Fondue delectables or their AMAZING house made meatballs, or a great sliced prime meats plate. The food is here is remarkably... More 

Thank michael d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank Devon O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $30
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in SoMa

Neighborhood Profile
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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