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The Cookhouse

American, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
860-355-4111
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good overall sometimes a little over cooked!

Good barbecue though I find it to sometimes be burnt. Service is generally on the slow side. Corn bread is delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
judy b
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New Milford, Connecticut
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Good barbecue though I find it to sometimes be burnt. Service is generally on the slow side. Corn bread is delicious!

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an honest review Judy. The feedback is very much appreciated. We will look into making improvements to our service. We hope you join us again in the near future. More 

Cheshire, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After reading many great reviews and a big fan of BBQ, we decided to stop and give this restaurant a try. Sadly we were disappointed. First I had my doubts about this place after reading the menu and not seeing St Louis Ribs and collards on it. If you do not have these 2 items in my opinion you are... More 

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Robert R, Owner at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Larry, Thank you for sharing your honest opinion with us, will certainly take your suggestions into consideration. We were sad to read that you were disappointed with our food and our service. All of our customers are important to us and so we would like to discuss this further with you. Please contact us at rob@thecookhouse.com at your earliest convenience. More 

Danbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Was there last night and sat upstairs. Loved it. Food was great as has been all of our experiences and we had a lot of fun. We hadn't been in a while and missed our usual waiter Kevin. Place has a great bar and we enjoyed an after dinner cocktail there.

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Robert R, Owner at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Michelle- Thank you for stopping in over the weekend, and for your loyal patronage over the years! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and stayed for an after dinner drink. We look forward to serving you again soon! More 

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150 reviews 150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

There were three of us, the hostess was pleasant and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was busy but our waiter arrived quickly to take our drink orders. A bread basket with three biscuits and three corn muffins arrived-very nice. We ordered two appetizers-onion ring and a meat pie both were very hot and delicious. For the entree I ordered... More 

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Robert R, Owner at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Dear pkbehappy, We are so happy that you loved your meals! We get many complements on the horseradish mashed as well as our other dishes that you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a great review and tell us about your experience. More 

New Milford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

If you like bar b que, I guess it's ok. I don't care for it. But I do like their chicken fried steak the best

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest – Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are sorry to hear that you are not a fan of our BBQ, but we are very glad to hear that you enjoy our Chicken Fried Steak. In addition to the home style comfort food, we also offer some fantastic burgers and steak house favorites that... More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Service not consistent. Not enough changes to menu I thought the food was not worth the money don't care if I go back

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

We extend our sincerest apology to you for the shortcomings that you’ve described. It is completely unacceptable to read the type of feedback that you’ve provided. We would like to work with you to make this situation up to you. To further discuss this review please reach out to rob@thecookhouse.com at your earliest convenience. More 

Philadelphia, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Still solid BBQ menu. Place has been the same for years and its time for them to do something different or to reinvent themselves. I find it hard to keep coming back because it's just the same old, same old.

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for all your years of patronage. We appreciate the feedback and will definitely take it into serious consideration. We hope you come see us again. More 

New Milford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Cookhouse restaurant is very appealing. The food they serve is very tasty. There are a wide variety of items to choose from. The baseball steak is quite delicious, as is the pulled pork sandwich.

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Gajcmc, all the kind words are very much appreciated. We are happy to hear that you enjoy the variety of food we offer. Please come see us again for another baseball steak or pulled pork sandwich! More 

New Milford, Connecticut
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We really enjoyed the food, esp. the Ribs. Plenty of choices. Nice relaxing atmosphere. Fun for family. friends, or date night.

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us Nancy. It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoy our food and relaxing atmosphere. We genuinely appreciate your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Barbecue were OK but there are better ones in Connecticut. Pulled Pork and other fare was on the dry side and taste was just OK. I am used to very good Barabecue food so I am a little spoiled.

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Robert R, Manager at The Cookhouse, responded to this review

Dear customer, sorry to hear that our barbecue was not up to your liking. We do appreciate the feedback and will look into making improvements. Please come see us in the future. More 

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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, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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