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31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous BBQ and Big Salads

Lots of room, friendyl staff, generous portions, fine with kids, plenty of room for large parties, and a fun bar with TV's. GREAT BBQ.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we know we'll be in that section of CT around dinner or lunch time, we'll make a plan to go there. We love it. It's a family friendly eatery.

Thank grace c
Torrington, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! This place has delicious food! Their French Onion Soup is by far the best soup I've ever had! I love their BBQ Sundae and pulled pork! Definitely worth a try, you'll be hooked! I drive 45 minutes just to eat here!

Thank Julie L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday for the prime rib special. We got our food right off the bat the horseradish mash were ice cold. To top it off the prime rib was over cooked with lots of fat. The check was priced at 23.99 for the prime rib "special". We told our server the price was wrong he gave us... More 

1 Thank Peter H
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of room, friendyl staff, generous portions, fine with kids, plenty of room for large parties, and a fun bar with TV's. GREAT BBQ.

Thank BetsyDuck
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We've often gone by this restaurant and seen the parking lot full every time. So we stopped in one night to eat. The meals are gargantuan, the service is good, and the food -- especially if you are meat-lover -- is terrific. If you are looking for a true Barbecue-style meal there is no match for this place.

Thank Linda W
Trumbull, Connecticut
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Decided to try here for dinner after driving by it for years. Food was great. Authentic BBQ taste and flavor. Staff was very friendly and the prices were not expensive at all.

Thank Justin L
Kent, Connecticut
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Perhaps if you like barbecued food this place will appeal to you. I have driven by many times and finally decided to stop in for lunch. Big Mistake! I ordered the brisket sandwich and it was simply impossible to eat as a sandwich. The meat and everything else was cut up in small pieced and was smothered in revolting sauce.... More 

Thank Howland_Owl
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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295 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Cool place. Fabulous "Bar B Q" type food. Friendly Service and atmosphere. Would like to try some of their other food next visit.

Thank osborncats
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Cookhouse is the "go to" restaurant in New Milford. They are consistently at the top of the heap when it comes to CT barbecue. The wait staff is always very friendly and helpful with recommendations.

1 Thank Allen L W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Before this month I had not dined at the Cookhouse since before the fire years ago. I ate there on a Friday night a week ago and last night (Saturday). The pulled pork is still top notch. I eat alone often, and this is one of those places that is comfortable to be alone. The quantity is much larger than... More 

Thank Scott J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Milford
  • Phone Number: 860-355-4111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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