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Cowboy Star Restaurant & Butcher Shop
Steak House$$$
Today 5–9PM
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640 Tenth Ave San Diego, CA 92101
640 Tenth AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92101
$$$Steak House, American Restaurant
Steak House
American Restaurant
Butcher Shop
Event Venue
Fine Dining Restaurant
Meeting Room
Today 5–9PM
Sunday 5–9PMMonday 5–10PMTuesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMThursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10PMFriday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PMSaturday 5–10:30PM
Contemporary American Cuisine with a Western flair. Stunning display kitchen with a laid back and stylish ambiance. Steaks are hand cut daily from the on-site butcher shop.

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Rustic-chic decor sets the stage at this chophouse serving standard meat alongside ofal & wild game.- Google
"Mac n cheese (good hint of nutmeg) and sautéed brussel sprouts as sides."
"The drink menu is very well done as well."
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Rashmi Bhatnagar
3 weeks ago
Amazing experience and food at Cowboy Star! We had our twin 5 year olds with us and the team went out of their way to make our dining experience spectacular! We even ate at the bar and was able to watch the culinary chefs working their art! 5 stars tonight! Thank you!
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Robert Cortes
a month ago
the food was not bad and the drinks were great, parking sucks and a bit overpriced
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Richard Spahl
10 months ago
Absolutely Outstanding!!! I had the Lamb Chop. Maybe the best lamb I've ever had. Tender and cooked perfectly rare (if a good vet can't bring it back it's been over cooked)! One of my companions had the Wagyu Skirt Steak. She prefers her steaks medium well and our waiter suggested this cut as being one that fits that preparation. He nailed it! It was exceptionally flavorful and almost literally melted in your mouth. The sides and desserts were also outstanding. Impeccable service (thank you Josh). The evening's manager (Luke) took a personal interest in making sure every table and every guest a great experience. My new favorite steak house in San Diego! Read some of the negative reviews here .... too funny!! Especially the Vegetarian who gave it 1 star because ... wait for it ... there was meat in almost all the preparations! HELLOOO! It is a STEAK House AND BUtCHER shop!. Also got a kick out of the person who complained that the capriccio was sliced very thinly ... It is carpaccio ... it's supposed to be paper thin! I'm only putting this here because I couldn't write replies to the actual reviews. Basically, if you don't eat meat, don't understand haute cuisine or don't get that this is a very high end restaurant, you might not like it and probably should stick to Outback or Trilogy in La Jolla (for you veggies out there and you non veggies too ... really it is great!). IF you do like meat and don't mind paying for the highest quality presented by a superb staff, Cowboy Star is a MUST visit!
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Sara Beck
a year ago
Our server was Joshua. From the start I knew by his pleasant demeanor that we would have better than just "good" service. He took the time to explain everything in great detail and seemed very eager to go above and beyond. Making sure our dining experience was exceptional. He always checked in with us at the select perfect moments (not while we were stuffing our faces). Before our food was served, he asked me (without me ever mentioning anything) if I'm vegetarian (which I am) based on the things I had orders. Just to ensure everything came out to my liking. We received complementary desserts and had good conversation with one of the chef's and other staff members. All were very friendly and so kind. After dinner, we walked half way down the street when Joshua came running up to us with my credit card in hand. I had forgotten it and he was kind enough to chase us down. Litterally. The food was superb and the staff, even better. Great job!
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Vu Pham
a week ago
Awesome service, great ambiance and food. Cocktails are fantastic.
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Raul Galindo
6 months ago
I've been to many top steakhouse restaurants in San Diego (Mortons, Lou& Mics Ruth's Chris, butcher shop, Flemings ) this place beats them all. Expensive but well worth it. Best service I have ever seen. If you don't feel welcomed in this place you have some serious issues.
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Samantha Holliday Rosales
3 months ago
Love the bar, we always stop in for a drink on the way to the ballpark. Garth is king of the cocktail.
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Zuzana Votrubec
a year ago
Have been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. The service, food, and drinks are exceptional. My favorites are the steak tartar and steak frites and any of the cocktails you cannot go wrong with. The wine selection is very good as well and they have a lot of local beers on tap too. Love sitting at the bar and conversing with the bartenders. A hidden gem in San Diego!
Response from the owner - a year ago
Zuzana, you are a gem! Thanks for the kind feedback.


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