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Cowboy Star

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
+1 619-450-5880
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cowboy steak” (101 reviews)
“filet” (29 reviews)
“wagu” (6 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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11 - 20 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

They went above and beyond!!!! This was the best service and food we had while visiting. The even put Congratulations on the Bread Pudding for our son becoming a Marine. They did an incredible job and they made us feel like we were Royalty!!! You...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent meal. Reservations a must even for a Monday. Hostess graciously moved us to a roomier table. The charcuterie platter with five meats and five cheeses comes with a listing of the meats and a listing of the cheeses....More

Thank Wayne E
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I found my steak to be quite tasteless and perceived a lower quality than at traditional steakhouses. It was full of obnoxious rich Mexicans making a lot of noise with no consideration for fellow patrons. On both occasions I've dined at Cowboy Star that has...More

3  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I had dinner here twice during a convention. First night was on a private occasion with a party of 5, second night with a party of 12. On the first occasion my steak (dry-aged bone-in rib-eye) was excellent, on the second it was just ok...More

Thank YoshiDus
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The boyfriend and I came here at the tail end of their Monday eve happy hour (which, by the way, is the BEST deal of any happy hour we've ever been to). We ordered so much food...sliders, umm, delish, kabob, ummm, tasty. I would not...More

1  Thank seetheworldmyway
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed dinner last night at Cowboy Star. We started with the Beef Tartare and a Charcuterie Plate before moving to entrees. My Filet was excellent! We had a great experience at premium prices... Glad we brought our own wine and took advantage of...More

Thank db7477
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My fiancée and I love the occasional steak and usually go to Flemings or Ruth's Chris . A friend told us about CS and I'm so glad she did! We ordered a filet and the waygu steak which was more on the fatty side like...More

1  Thank Audria F
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar and had a great meeting and wonderful food and wine. The bartenders were terrific. Every recommendation they made was spot on.

Thank hh695
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Booked ahead glad we did. Lots of restaurants sell steak but the Cowboy deserves to be named star. Great friendly service. For once the steak was cooked exactly as I asked for. Comfortable seating. Reasonable cost for the quality all round service very good experience.

1  Thank 123LS
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had a reservation for the counter, so that we were able to wath the guys preparing food, a fine experience when you love this. The welcome was warm, attentive and competent, around 2 mins from entering we were seated. First of all, a good...More

Thank Mchenchef
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14 August 2017|
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Response from db7477 | Reviewed this property |
There are places nearby. Corkage fee is $25 per bottle but it's a bargain when the alternative is 3 times the Bevmo price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-450-5880
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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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