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Cowboys on the Water

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1435 Highway 139, Dandridge, TN 37725-5933
+1 865-397-2529
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Thu - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Midlothian, Virginia
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285 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I ate there with a large party. I ordered chicken which was way over cooked to the point I could not eat it. The broccoli was barely cooked and as a result was cold. Nice view but terrible food.

Thank Acey071368
Sevier County, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had had a good meal there 3mo.earlier.we raved about it/We took friends and were sorry we did.calamari was like rubber bands.Tne smallest and worst oysters ever.Our friends were gracious,did not want to complain.After we got back to the campground they opened up.I dont like doing this but there was no quality in their product.

Thank wrightstuff1213
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner. The food was good and hot. I had the breaded shrimp and French fries and my husband had scallops. The atmosphere/interior has nothing to do with cowboys, so if you went there expecting to see anything related the cowboys you would be sorely disappointed.

1 Thank Sdccowen
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Tonight my family and friends went to Cowboys for dinner. Overall it was a good meal and a good time. The favorite meals of the night were, Fish and chips, catfish meal, and shrimp appetizer. The atmosphere was friendly and our waitress was funny and energetic. I would eat here again.👍🏻

Thank Mary H
Athens, Georgia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Food was good. We weren't a big fan of the hushpuppies, but everything else was good. Staff was nice and helpful. Would return.

Thank Dana N
Sarasota, Florida
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

One couple of our crowd arrived early, so they cheerfully agreed to eat with us on the next two nights, too. Catfish platters got the most orders, followed by chicken tenders and crab cakes. Salads were perky, tasty and cheese-topped. And the wonderful baskets of piping hot hush puppies were crowd pleasers! Servers were efficient, friendly and came around with... More 

Thank hledgerwood
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We have visited Cowboys several times this year. The food has been good most of the time. The service the last time was very slow. She only had one table to take care of...ours. Otherwise I give them a good review.

Thank Gail D
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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176 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My husband ordered the catfish, he said it was good. He also had the clam chowder and he said that wasn't worth eating. I got a salad a t was swimming in water. I couldn't even taste the dressing it was so saturated in water. The atmosphere at the place horrible. We will not go back.

Thank cthom54
Ashland City, Tennessee
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was my second visit to Cowboys. We were greeted and seated promptly on the Sunday evening of Labor Day weekend. The owner even introduced himself an welcomed us. The restaurant was completely remodeled a bit over a year ago and is extremely clean. We were seated at a waterfront view table. Drinks were served promptly. I had the seared... More 

Thank Laura M
Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a great meal, best food ever. Beautiful scenery of Douglas lake. Our waitress Kat was beautiful and so sweet and very attentive. Would definitely go back

Thank Rachel S

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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, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1435 Highway 139, Dandridge, TN 37725-5933
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Dandridge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-397-2529

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