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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Great place to bring your family

The food here is terrific... All meat smoked sauced or not is moist and tasty. Ribs and brisket, smoked chicken and duck... Yum! The corn nuggets are addictive. Service can space out after food delivery but it's not slow! Enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Erin K
via mobile
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food here is terrific... All meat smoked sauced or not is moist and tasty. Ribs and brisket, smoked chicken and duck... Yum! The corn nuggets are addictive. Service can space out after food delivery but it's not slow! Enjoy!

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

Thank you for the great review, Erin. We feel the same way about the corn nuggets….it’s so easy to pop one after another! We are very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

it's changed from when I first went and along the way...not really for the better. I still want a good steak at a BBQ place.

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

We are very sorry to hear that you feel we have changed, PJHC. We hope that you will give us another chance, and you are always welcome to ask that your steak is cooked to your specifications. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your next visit a 5 star experience. More 

Brewster, New York
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Finally went for an early dinner to the Cookhouse After passing it for many years. Saw 2 smokers in the Back which gave me hope. No such luck. Ordered the pulled pork sandwich, one of the most popular on the menu and was disappointed. The pork was dry and stringy not appetizing at all. Their sauce helped a little, but... More 

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

Dear Randyeti, We apologize that you did not enjoy your pulled pork. Normally, our guests are very pleased with their meals and we are sorry that your meal was not up to par. We hope you will give us another chance someday in the future. Please let a manager know right away if there is anything we can do to... More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

As soon as The Cookhouse opened many years ago, it became one of if not my very favorite restaurant. I am grading strictly on my love of their food. Service can be a little spotty at worst, and the prices could be a bit lower, but all in all if given the chance I always love to go there. It... More 

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

Dear BeatP, Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy to hear that you loved the food and we appreciate your honest feedback. We hope to see you again someday soon. Thank you again for your recommendation and your business. More 

Brockton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Great food. Excellent BBQ, nice atmosphere, food came fast and the staff was polite, manager came by and ask if everything was ok.Ribs and Chicken were great.

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

Dear Richlo2001, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your great experience at The Cookhouse! We appreciate your business and your review. We are pleased to hear that you loved the ribs, the chicken and the service. Stop back in soon! More 

new mildord ct
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the past we'd sit in the dining room or up in the loft. As I am not a great fan of barbecue I'm not sure if it is unfair to judge the quality of the fare. We have friends who love the prime ribs & pulled pork. I have had the corn bread it's not bad. The mac &... More 

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

We’re incredibly appreciative of your loyal patronage even though you are not a huge fan of barbecue, Jim. We know we’re doing well when great customers like you continue to come back. We look forward to your next visit. More 

Emmaus, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

No waiting to be seated eather time we went.The staff was great food was great and you got your moneys worth.

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

Brian, Thank you for sharing your five-star review with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our food and service and hope to see you at our restaurant again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The dinner here is always good. They don't have an option for vegetarians but if you eat fish you have an option and of course meat eaters have lots of choices. Good for families.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! While it’s true that our menu does focus on great BBQ, we do offer some meatless starters, sides and meal sized salads which are sure to please the palates of vegetarians and meat-eaters alike! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us a terrific 5 star review, and we... More 

ASTORIA
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You get an enormous amount of food for the appetizers , we had 2 , split between the four of us and still could not finish it. Once you order, expect to take food home. They do their own smoking on premises. It does get noisy on the first floor so if you actually want to have a conversation, ask... More 

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

Linda, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the amount of appetizers we provide and hope to see you and your party again in the near future! More 

New Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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Additional Information about The Cookhouse

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

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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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