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Cow Palace

$$ - $$$
Southwestern, American, Bar
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28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645-9704
+1 520-398-8000
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08:00 - 20:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going there for years but the last 2 or 3 stand out in memory the best. Never a bad meal to be had and plenty of it to enjoy.

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Thank 1956panther
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Great to hear! Thank you so very much for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again! Have a great day. Lynn More 

Penn Valley, California
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197 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for Dinner on a Sunday Evening - light crowd but given the snowbirds have lite out for the North, a good turnout. First time in this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Exterior is definitely in need of some TLC, but the bar area was warm and inviting and our waitress was very attentive and helpful. Drinks arrived... More 

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Thank WilsyPV
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so very glad that you enjoyed your experience here and that you were treated well. Yep, we hope to work on the exterior of this old Gal in the near future. Once again, thanks for dining with us. Happy Trails, Lynn More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff. Basic food on menu. Service usually good unless really busy. Many regular return customers that staff remembers. Nice for a family dinner. Reasonable prices.

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Thank Jane A
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John Wayne used to hang out here in his heyday. The service has always been very good, and the food is very good also.

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Thank Trina W
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review and we look forward to seeing you here again! Be safe. Lynn More 

Gladstone, Michigan
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

just stopped for drinks on our way back from Nogales Mexico, very nice place. Drinks were ok....nothing to brag about.

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Thank sassylady1965
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and we appreciate that you took the time to write a review. We hope to see you again! Lynn More 

Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We were traveling from Mesa to Tucson and took an exit to visit the ghost town of Ruby on our way. At the intersection was the Cow Palace restaurant. Lucky for us we were hungry. I had a hamburger, fries and a cold one. The hamburger was hand packed and not too tight to make it juicy. The shoestring fries... More 

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Thank Jerry R
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Thank you very much for stopping by The Cow Palace and writing such a nice review. We appreciate your comments and I was especially pleased to show Heather your kind words, she is definitely an asset here. I have a hard working staff both in the front of the house and in the back of the house and like anyone,... More 

Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great basic food. I had meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy. It was the best diner meatloaf I ever had. Perfect texture and flavor. Potatoes were well flavored and creamy. Gravy was thick and smooth. Nothing fancy. They know what they do well and don't over reach. Will go again when I return to AZ.

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Thank hicksterfister
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Thank you, kindly, for the nice review and comments. We are so very glad that you took the time to write the review and most importantly visit us! We look forward to your return. Safe Travels! Lynn More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Whenever we are in the Tucson, AZ area, we have to make a stop at this restaurant. The atmosphere is very casual and the prices are reasonable. We like their house margaritas as well as their homemade salsa and chips. I had the chicken burrito and my husband had a beef chimichanga. Both meals were delicious and generous. They don't... More 

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Thank CLandJL
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Hello and thank you, kindly, for taking the time to review us. We appreciate customers like you that keep our tradition going. Our Mexican entrees are new so we are so glad that you enjoyed them. We look forward to seeing you again. Lynn More 

Minneapolis, MN
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151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We winter in Green Valley and the Cow Palace is only about 15 minutes south. We eat here often. The owner is very involved and is usually there working her tail off. The decor has great ranching decor. Great steaks, good chicken & and really good breakfast on the weekends. For something different try the loaded potato salad for a... More 

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LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

We appreciate our winter visitors! It is always so nice to see people coming back to Green Valley for the winter not only from a business aspect but from a personal one. There are so many friendly winter visitors that genuinely wish us continued success and are glad that we have made it through another summer! So, thank you kindly,... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We went for Walleye Wednesday...12 of us. The fish was delicious! We didn't make it easy on our server...we had gals at one end of table and guys at the other...and she had to figure out the orders/bills. But she was pleasant and did a great job. (It got a little mixed up but she straightened it all out...and with... More 

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Thank Vancouvergma
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! Yep, it sure was busy that evening and we appreciate your patience and understanding. We are glad that you enjoyed the Walleye and look forward to seeing you here again. Try our Atlantic Cod fish fry on Friday's, too! Again, thank you kindly, for coming to The Cow. Lynn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Cuisine
Southwestern, American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645-9704
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Amado
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-8000
Description
The Cow Palace dates back to the 1920's and was once the old general store. Now a steak house and bar with lots of comfort food and cold drinks to choose from.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?