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“Fun place”
Review of Cowboy Cafe

Cowboy Cafe
Ranked #264 of 880 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

We go every Tuesday night for Half-price Burger Nite. The burgers are nicely cooked and you can get them done in an imaginative variety of ways. They have good beers. It's a dive, but it's a NICE dive!

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Archetype of American "Local" Bar”
Reviewed 20 July 2011

The Cowboy Cafe is one of the best local bars I've ever visited. It is the perfect mix of all parts of Arlington. Working class folks, fire fighters, cops and college students all mix perfectly with suburbanite professionals. (All in various class appropriate t-shirts brands.)

The great thing about CC is that you don't have to sacrifice anything on food or drink for the cozy/divey decor.

House cured meats, homemade pickles, perfect hamburgers and daily specials all trick you into thinking your at some gastro pub in DC. No pretentious hipsters thankfully. The owners are brothers and love food and booze as much as their happy customers. They are often behind the bar or supeervising their rapidly expanding catering business.

Solid house wines and Gourmet beers on tap. Abita is a tribute to their NOLA connections.

Half price burgers on Tuesday nights are like a reunion every week.

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Arlington, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Bar”
Reviewed 19 May 2010

Cowboy Cafe is a good place for burgers and sandwiches, and they have a good bar to hang out or watch the game at. Best to go on half-price burger night or for the Sunday brunch, where they have chicken fried steak, hash, and classic cowboy grub.

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“Bar atmosphere, but wonderful gourmet food! Can't beat the burgers!”
Reviewed 8 September 2008

Bar atmosphere, but wonderful gourmet food! Can't beat the burgers!

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“Quintessential dive bar...”
Reviewed 19 April 2008

Quintessential dive bar with great burgers -- cowboy burger is my favorite.

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