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Cow Palace

28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645-9704
+1 520-398-8000
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (15 reviews)
“walleye” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Southwestern, American, Steakhouse, Bar
$$ - $$$
28802 S Nogales Hwy, Amado, AZ 85645-9704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant decor is nostalgic in the true old cowboy west style. I ordered their cheeseburger with American cheese. The lettuce and tomatoes were very fresh and it was so delicious, I still dream of its flavor. Truly OMG fantastic. The service was a little...More

Thank Jessy Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

When my husband and I were told that we had to visit the "Historic" Cow Palace, we were more than excited. We both love western nostalgia, but this place does nothing good for the lovers of the Old West. When you walk in you are...More

Thank mturlock62
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The service was excellent, the food was great, the owner (Lynn), as well as several of the wait staff stopped by several times to make sure everything was good. It was! We appreciated the attention and had a good time with friends just visiting after...More

1  Thank Michael J
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

So very glad that you enjoyed your evening and the Prime Rib at The Cow! I appreciate that you took the time to tell us, too! We hope to see you here again. Thank you, kindly and Happy Trails!

Reviewed 21 April 2018

My wife and I just had breakfast here and were favorably impressed. We've been here for lunch a few times and have always had a good experience. Breakfast was just as good as their lunch service. My wife ordered the Eggs Benedict and I ordered...More

Thank John L
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2018

Thank you, kindly for the great review. We appreciate hearing your comments and we are very glad that you enjoyed your dining experience here! We hope to see you soon. Be well and Happy Trails! Lynn

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Given the cow palace a few chances over the past 2 years and have been let down each time. The place is outdated, dirty and smells as old as it is. I know some people would say that it has rustic charm, but it is...More

1  Thank Palatable_desert_az
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience here. We take great pride that we are almost 100 years old! We have worked diligently to maintain the structure and integrity of this Historic building. You mention the "rustic charm" of The Cow Palace...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Easter (04/01/2018) was one of the best in years. I highly recommend the Cow Palace. Staff are the most homiest. Bartender makes us feel at home. Super food. Can't wait to go back to patronage my new friends that work there, and will be...More

Thank Donald C
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks so much, Donald. I, too, agree that my Chef and all Staff did a mighty fine job! We so appreciate that you enjoyed your Easter Dining with us and look forward to having you join us again! Have a great day! Say Hello, when...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

You must remember most reviews out of this area are from retired, cheap and angry retired white dudes. That being said, the food was as intended as was the beverages. Prices are in line with a restaurant in the middle of nowhere. The job of...More

Thank Hammytoss
Reviewed 2 April 2018

No reservation but they have several tables that are never reserved. We were seated right away. 6pm on Friday ! Extensive menu. I had blue cheese burger. The most blue cheese on a restaurant burger to date! Cooked to perfection. Others in our group had...More

Thank bobpilot29
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you, kindly, for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to having you visit us again! Happy Trails!

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

They have whole lobster night on the last Friday of the month. I made a reservation one week ahead of time. I had a choice of a 1 1/4# or a 2# lobster. I chose the smaller one thinking there was no way I could...More

Thank Sun20shine14
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Hello, I believe I responded to you directly. Hoping that you will return as my guest. We cut the tail and pull out the lobster meat to assist with the process of eating a whole lobster. The tail meat will most often curl when that...More

Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Okay, so the sign out front is what made me come in. The beer was cold and the steak was so so, the bartender was great (Shelly) service was prompt and on point.More

Thank 249willardk
LynnArcy, Owner at Cow Palace, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Thank you, for joining us and we are glad that Shelly provided the great service. We hand cut our Rib Eye Steaks and Tops and they are Harris Ranch Beef and they should have a great taste. Let me know the next time you visit!...More

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Gypsie L M
17 March 2017|
Response from LynnArcy | Property representative |
Hi there! You can hop onto I -19 and head South and exit off of Exit 48 Arivaca/Amado Exit and make a right , go to stop sign and make another right and you can not miss us! You can also use the West Frontage Road from Green... More
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I do not have any idea, the best way to find out is to call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Southwestern, American, Steakhouse, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
The Cow Palace dates back to the 1920's and was once an old general store, commissary, bar, and a great place for cowboys, movie stars and friends to gather. The menu features not only hand cut steaks but also great burgers, salads, fish, Italian and Mexican entrees, bar app's and lots more! The Cow Palace is a Historic bar and restaurant with lots of old world charm, friendly staff and a comfortable atmosphere. Come and Visit Us!
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