OCEAN CITY – The Cowboy Coast Country Saloon and Steakhouse has ignited its menu this summer featuring steaks, seafood and barbeque.
Cowboy Coast opened its doors last May after taking over the Party Block on 17th Street and Coastal Highway. Last summer the night club focused on establishing its country roots in Ocean City, while this summer the restaurant kicked off.
“We are pretty much Ocean City’s only steak house, along with a live entertainment venue, as well as, Ocean City’s only country bar, and we are certainly Ocean City’s only place with a mechanical bull,” Cowboy Coast owner Mark Bogosh said.
Cowboy Coast’s menu hit the tables in June, featuring their own homemade recipes down to pickling their own pickles and secret rub recipe. Bogosh worked with Chef Will Sturgess in crafting the steakhouse menu.
“We do everything in house,” Bogosh said. “Everything is made from scratch.”
With Cowboy Coast’s menu only in its first season, the Kickin’ Crab Chowder has already won first place in the White Marlin Festival Crab Soup Cook-Off, which was held in May.
The menu features several cuts of steak that are butchered and hand cut in house. There is the Cowboy Ribeye, filet, New York strip, flat iron and sirloin that are all sprinkled with their famous house made rub and cooked to the preferred temperature.
“It is not overpowering, so for people who like a traditional steak it adds a nice flavor,” Bogosh said of the house made rub.
Another popular menu item is the Beer Can Chicken, which is their famous dry rubbed and slow roasted chicken cooked right on top of a can of Natty Boh beer and served with their hand cut fries and creamy coleslaw.
Being one of the largest venues in Ocean City, another focus for Cowboy Coast this summer season has been on entertainment. Coming up Aaron Lewis of Staind will be performing on Aug. 19 at 9 p.m.; Eli Young Band will be performing on Aug. 23 at 9 p.m.; Jason Michael Carroll will be performing on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 6, at 9 p.m.; and Jackyl will be performing on Sept. 17 at 9 p.m.
Cowboy Coast has also revamped its nightly specials especially on Saturday nights with 75-cent drafts, $5 Jack Daniels, Bacardi and Smirnoff drinks, no cover for girls wearing cowboy boots or bikinis, a midnight bikini bull riding contest, and DJ Billy Gale spinning the hottest country and mainstream dance music.
“Seventy-five cent drafts are unheard of in Ocean City,” Bogosh said.
Monday night is Red Neck Olympics, starting at 9 p.m. with $12 Miller Lite and Coors Light buckets and $5 Jack Daniels and Jeremiah Weed shots. Prize money goes to the winning teams for beer pong, flip cup, corn hole and bull riding.
Wednesday is Live Band Karaoke night with 25-cent Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts starting at 8 p.m. and increasing 25 cents every hour until midnight, as well as $5 Cowboy Juice and DJ Adam Dutch playing the best mix of country, dance and mainstream music from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $5 specialty drinks, $5 crushes, $5 frozen drinks and $2.75 domestic beers.
Cowboy Coast has a total of six bars with one in an outdoor courtyard under the sun, as well as a brand new open-air kitchen, and a comfortable steakhouse dining room. The most recent renovations filled in the former pool providing space for additional parking, indoor and outdoor seating and a beach with corn hole and beer pong and flip cup tables.
To view all that Cowboy Coast has to offer, such as the entire entertainment schedule and nightly specials, visit www.cowboycoastoc.com or check out its Facebook page.