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Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
+1 803-728-0887
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
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1508 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201-2808
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Ace43526
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank melisa s
Reviewed 8 March 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

Thank Leanne H
edson2016, Owner at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 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 7 March 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

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 27 January 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.

Thank 11jmr
Reviewed 18 January 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

1  Thank TinkerGirl1959
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Visited from Scotland and left very pleased. The veggie selection was outstanding and the meats going around the restaurant was delicious and tender. Left a very long and lasting impression and definitely will be added to our future dining experiences.

Thank RavenWarrior
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Half the meats on the list never came out. Service was poor. The green cards did absolutely no good as the servers rarely came to our table. We requested several items which never appeared. Very small place, not great for kids. Very pricey for little...More

1  Thank M B
edson2016, Owner at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

We sincerely apolize for your bad experience. We have responded to all of your emails promptly and made every effort to compensate you for your disappointment. Our staff, meat carvers and servers are at the tables constantly and we should have fullfiled all your requests.

Reviewed 28 December 2017

First visit to a Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse and a pleasant surprise. Great salad bar with many choices, variety of meats was very good. Service was outstanding.

Thank Albert S
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

We are glad you enjoyed it! Happy New Year and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Comparing to the other Brazilian steakhouse. This one was very average. The buffet was nice but a bit too simple, I did love the smoke salmon option. The atmosphere was more sophisticated but a bit dull. A server came to ask what meat we would...More

1  Thank Queen_Audrey_
edson2016, General Manager at Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to excel our customers expectations.

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Scott B
8 July 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.....
29 December 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
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
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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