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Cowboy Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5447 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
+1 831-335-2330
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Long Beach, California
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Friendly and attentive service and great selection of BBQ sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Parking lot available and restaurant very close to the state park. Outdoor patio seating is very inviting and relaxing. Will definitely go back.

Thank Wendya01
Santa Cruz, California
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I've been a fan from 1999. I had the spicy yams at the old location. New location I took my friends to last night. I had the Calamity Catherine- grilled sliced chicken, generous bacon bits, kidney beans, baby garbanzo beans, assorted organic lettuce. Carrot slices,onion slices. Raspberry vinagarette on the side. Comes with fresh hot cornbread. Had the Spicy Yam... More 

Thank SusheOne1
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We decided to visit the Cowboy Grill based on a friends recommendation. The restaurant has a wonderful setting with a fantastic outdoor patio area. The inside of the restaurant is rustically western in decor, fitting with its name and it's Felton location. We ordered burgers, ribs, and chicken. Ribs and chicken were very good. We had some problems with the... More 

Thank Michael B
La Center, Washington
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My initial reaction was positive. Outdoor sitting area was very appealing. It was noisy inside, so we requested outdoor sitting. We also thought we’d be seated quickly, as many tables appeared to be available. This was a faulty assumption. After a long wait they sat us inside and told us it was the first available table (while many others remained... More 

Thank H2HummerTime
santa cruz
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Eat outside on the flower filled patio under a giant oak, surrounded by towering Redwoods. Take your dog! Have a "Broken Fence" (shaved steak, grilled onions,melted cheese sandwich),a dark draft beer and you will be in heaven! I didn't score 5 stars 'cuse service is slow. Truthfully, I didn't care... the scene was so beautiful and relaxing.

Thank canoers
Felton, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Always fresh, busy and guaranteed a good meal. Family owned and new location. One of my favorites in the Santa Cruz area.

Thank stipefreak
Santa Cruz, CA
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Have always looked forward to a meal at this restaurant. Recently they moved to a new, larger, location. We went for dinner last night. First the place was packed and indoors the noise level was high. We waited for 15 minutes for a waiter to appear. I ordered a cocktail and was informed that the license from the prior location... More 

Thank DocPhun
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

New location for an old favorite ... the setting is fantastic! It's a short distance down Hwy 9 from town in a garden setting. We ate outdoors on a warm evening .... it could not have been nicer. The food hasn't changed .. it's still super delicious at incredible prices.

Thank quicktrvlr
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I've visited the Cowboy Bar and Grill for years so I was curious to try the new location (in the site of the old Oak Tree Ristorante.) The outdoor terrace in front of the restaurant is an absolutely splendid setting for an afternoon lunch. You can sit under the shade of the giant oak tree or take a table on... More 

Thank Terre2014
Felton, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Located near Henry Cowell Redwood Park and south of Felton on beautiful Highway 9, you will find as pretty an outdoor patio as anywhere you might eat. Nice lunch menu with beer offerings. Friendly staff and developing indoor decor (as restaurant relocated in late spring). Go, hang out, have a nice meal...nothing better on a beautiful day.

Thank Jeff U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5447 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Felton
  • Phone Number: +1 831-335-2330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?