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Cowboy Star

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640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218 (Market and G Street)
+1 619-450-5880
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second special occasion trip to Cowboy Star. They never disappoint! My wife and I both had the 8 oz Filet. It was wonderful, cooked perfectly. The kitchen staff catered to my wife's diary allergy which was fantastic. The steak tartare appetizer is an absolute must. Hogan's Mule to drink; bartender did a great job. Ants on a... More 

Thank Andrew B
Encinitas, California
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342 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice steak restaurant for fine dining. Very knowledgable waitstaff. Also a few selections of non steak items like seafood and duck. Decor is modern Western mixed with the classic Hollywood Westerns.

Thank Anna M
Olney, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Atmosphere was casual but nice. Steak was very good (ribeye) and unlike many of the better steakhouses the steak came with sides!

Thank dperkins2015
Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to SD I was lucky enough to be taken out to dinner to Cowboy Star by a client. Cowboy Star is a funky steakhouse boasting a more modern Chic twist on a western saloon style decor bar. Next door to the restaurant is also a butcher run by the same owners where you can see steaks... More 

Thank Nam V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

we tried 3 types of steaks. all was flavor rich and perfectly cooked! the staff were very friendly and service oriented. prices are a bit high though.

Thank Umkhaled B
Fairfax, Virginia
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Had a great steak dinner after day one of the breast cancer walk. Wine list was awesome, great location and ambiance. Took very good care of our gluten free member. All steaks were great, one medium rare was full on rare. Highly recommend. I have been to their CSPRINGS restaurant and it is just as good.

Thank Jeff I
Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

A local recommended C'Boy * and we owe her one. Great dining with impeccable service and knowledgeable staff. Kitchen more than willing to accommodate requests. I had bison steak which was cooked to perfection and delicious. Mushroom side was great. Non meat eaters can easily survive in this meat man place. Only complaint is that fries were way too salty.... More 

Thank Mark K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to Cowboy Star last Thursday for our anniversary. We started out in the bar for drinks while waiting for our table. The bartender was very helpful. Their cocktails were very well balanced, strong but flavorful. Our table was a super small booth in the back corner, right next to the register for the waiters to... More 

Thank Stephanie C
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were staying at Mudville Flats and the manager, Mike, suggested we try Cowboy Star for dinner one night. As we love our steak, we booked a table and wandered down. It was less than a five minute walk from Mudville Flats which meant we could both enjoy a few drinks without worrying about the drive home. From the moment... More 

Thank Linda B
Guadalajara, Mexico
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I had a great experience. Even my vegetarian girlfriend enjoyed it. Started with a beef tartar and followed it with a dry aged in bone rib eye. They also have delicious creme brule.

Thank LuisMoragrega

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $80
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
    (Market and G Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-5880
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?