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The Gambling Cowboy

) #16 of 319 Restaurants in Temecula €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse, Bar
42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
+1 951-699-2895
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (83 reviews)
“prime rib” (24 reviews)
“roasted corn” (11 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar
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42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
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1 - 10 of 261 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the beef dip...so tender and bread was excellent. No Brussels sprouts however. Good ambiance, could hear each other and service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Kay G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gambling Cowboy is one of the premier restaurants in Temecula. Locals and tourists come together in the bar. It's a great place to hang out, mingle and eat nice food. A local fav is to sit at the bar for the happy hour menu....More

Thank christinalesch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting and wanted a different place to eat!! Should of know when hostess suck when you walk in! Moved to bar so we could have a hamburger! Took forever to take our order! Salads came before appetizers, appetizers came with food ! Everything was gross...More

Thank kids24me
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a local favorite. If your looking for a great steak in an upscale western atmosphere heres your pick. Located in old town Temecula on the third floor of an old rustic western themed building. Always busy, reservations recommended. Menu has plenty to choose...More

Thank Barbie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one night, Sunday night too eat out in Temecula, while flying in for a quick weekend.... so very hard too choose , hubby let me pick and I chose the Gambling cowboy, by the reviews. I didn't really get to see much...More

Thank civilsister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and decided to split a hamburger and an appetizer. Both were tasty, the meat was excellent. The server was friendly, but it was quite a wait for our food considering there were very few guests. Not sure if I'd return.

1  Thank Michael3288
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The restaurant has the old west atmosphere and the drinks are pretty good. The steak I had was ok, but my husband had the pricier meat and of course it was way better than mine. The wine went very well with my meal, but it...More

1  Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Looks like a what was probably a classy restaurant in the days of the old west. Food was reasonable with large portions. It costs $7.50 to do a split dinner or salad so I recomment sharing plates;ie:one dinner and one salad for two people.

Thank zkraut
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I went here for dinner on a Sunday evening. We shared a bacon wrapped jalapeño appetizer which was excellent. I had the prime rib and my husband had the top sirloin. Both were excellent. My prime rib was cooked perfectly and his top...More

Thank travelgirl9259
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

No Morton's no worries, the Gambling Cowboy is excellent ! Good booze and appetizer options, make a reservation, it gets real busy. But if not, go to the bar and snag a table, you can eat there. Good service and one of the best places...More

Thank OC-RaiderFan
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Is there a children's dinner menu?
8 February 2017|
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Response from LINDA J | Reviewed this property |
They Are kid friendly. So I would assume they have a kids menu. Call them to make sure! Food is great!!!
Is there an elevatir
7 January 2017|
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Response from tomjonesCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Jessica S
aren't you open for dinner on Sunday? I don't see a menu for dinner.
21 August 2016|
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Response from DBPAPA | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are open for dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42072 5th St Ste 303, Temecula, CA 92590-2728
    (Front Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula
  • Phone Number: +1 951-699-2895
  • E-mail