Brazilian Restaurants in South Carolina

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The entrance to Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse in Columbia almost looks like a marquis?which is appropriate, considering that the servers put on something of a show. They make their rounds through the dining room in the traditional churrascaria style, carrying 16 types of skewered meats that they carve onto guests' plates. The concept has proven to be as successful as it is delicious: when the Free Times named Cowboy the Best New Restaurant in 2012, they credited the restaurant with the revitalization of Columbia's Main Street.

A second location has since been added in Charleston, and both venues serve meats such as spicy chicken sausage and filet mignon wrapped in bacon. There's also a salad bar with more than 30 items for building your own replica of bacon-wrapped filet mignon out of vegetables, as well as six hot sides. The walk-in wine cellar stocks varietals from Argentina, Chile, and California, but if you're in the mood for spirits, simply flag down a bar cart. Each one is stocked with ingredients for caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil.

1508 Main St.
Columbia,
SC
US

The entrance to Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse in Columbia almost looks like a marquis?which is appropriate, considering that the servers put on something of a show. They make their rounds through the dining room in the traditional churrascaria style, carrying 16 types of skewered meats that they carve onto guests' plates. The concept has proven to be as successful as it is delicious: when the Free Times named Cowboy the Best New Restaurant in 2012, they credited the restaurant with the revitalization of Columbia's Main Street.

A second location has since been added in Charleston, and both venues serve meats such as spicy chicken sausage and filet mignon wrapped in bacon. There's also a salad bar with more than 30 items for building your own replica of bacon-wrapped filet mignon out of vegetables, as well as six hot sides. The walk-in wine cellar stocks varietals from Argentina, Chile, and California, but if you're in the mood for spirits, simply flag down a bar cart. Each one is stocked with ingredients for caipirinhas, the national cocktail of Brazil.

2411 Mall Dr.
North Charleston,
SC
US

Serving prime steaks cut by the century-old Allen Brothers firm, Neil Jordan's supplies diners with fresh seafood, meal-bridging brunchstuffs, and upscale dinner options. For brunch, fork open a blue-crab omelette's fluffy eggshell ($10), or claim a steak and eggs ($18) before meat prospectors start panning it for elusive beef crystals. In the evening, a light rain of blue-cheese fondue or truffle butter drizzles on prime rib eyes ($33/14 oz.) working over creamed spinach ($7) or whipped potatoes ($7). Pan-seared golden sea bass ($29) brings out diners' most thrilling scuba stories as tongues swim through goat cheese and tarragon risotto and reefs of peach coulis. A staggering collection of wine bottles lines the golden-hued halls of Neil Jordan's, which fill with the sounds of clinking stemware and the distant echo of one glass hand clapping.

1121 Oakland Market Rd
Mount Pleasant,
SC
US

The multitalented chefs at Sakura Japanese Steakhouse emphasize quality ingredients and artful presentation in each and every dish. The traditional Japanese dining room features a central hibachi grill that sears vegetables, steak, and seafood in an inferno of sizzling oils and bright yellow flames. Sakura’s more coolheaded sushi chefs swirl hand and specialty rolls—crafted from shrimp tempura, softshell crab, and salmon—behind chilled cases of fresh fish. Indecisive diners can request omakase meals, assortments of seasonal dishes handpicked by the chef to showcase culinary skill and an ability to match meals to wallpaper swatches.

2537 N Pleasantburg Dr., Suite D
Greenville,
SC
US

For more than three decades, Oscar's kitchen has filled the dining room with the smoky, peppery aromas of grilled steaks and upscale twists on classic American cuisine. Artful dots and lines of sauce and meticulously placed greens accent braised short ribs, new york strip steaks, and sirloins. Entrees include shrimp and grits, seared fillets of salmon and fried oysters atop wilted spinach, and goat cheese filled ravioli. Beyond serving lunch and dinner amid the main dining room’s vintage posters and the enclosed porch's all-season heat and air, a separate lounge, The O, hosts happy hours and dishes out bar noshes.

207 W 5th North St
Summerville,
SC
US

HH Prime is a quality restaurant offering Prime Cuts of Beef as well as local inspired dishes--served with a view and a great atmosphere.

23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island,
SC
US