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Cowboy Star

640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
+1 619-450-5880
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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11 - 20 of 332 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Don't waste your time going to one of the chain steak places in town. This is a very unique steak restaurant. Very high quality meat and owners and staff that care. Make sure to make reservations!

Thank Sarah Y
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I ate here twice during two different business trips to San Diego. The first time, everything was very nice except my steak just did not have flavor. Rib eye, so should have been flavorful. I thought this might be a fluke, so went one more...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Wagyu skirt steak. It was amazing. Perfectly cooked. Our group of 4 sat at the chef's table. Got to see the kitchen at work. Very unique experience. Our server Glenn (aka Canadian Carl) was awesome. Great personality and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed conversing...More

Thank bmack88
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Pathetic, a steakhouse that can't figure out how to cook a medium-rare after three tries. But, they give you your money's worth in salt. Pathetic.

Thank randal v
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. The steaks are excellent, as always, the oysters were amazing and the wine was wonderful. The service was some of the best I have experienced in quite a long time. It was our son's birthday and...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We found this place on Thrillist.com. We didn't have reservations, so the hostess recommended the Chef's Counter. It was like dinner and a show! Really enjoyed watching the care with which the food was prepared. My husband said it was the best filet he's ever...More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

we sat at the counter overlooking the kitchen. it was very entertaining and everyone was so welcoming. the mussels and halibut cheeks were phenomenal. would definitely return.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was absolutely a magical meal! It wasn't just the food. To begin the hostesses recommended I sit at the Chef's Counter - great suggestion as I was dining alone and it was great to watch the staff prepare the meals. Everyone went out of...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is not a typical high end steakhouse and that's exactly the reason we enjoyed it so much. We had requested and were seated in one of their booths, and this would be highly recommended to enhance your experience. Our server Jeremy was both professional...More

1  Thank Irish_Willow1
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A place that makes you want to have a steak! Just enough cowboy; not overdone. Impeccable service, superb filet mignon and and ribeye steak actually medium rare as requested, excellent wine list too. Sorry, we did not have room for dessert

Thank Bryan G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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