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Cook Out

Fast Food, Barbecue, Hamburgers
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1607 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-5928
(919) 319-5414
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10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Line of cars at the drive-in . . . for a good reason

This is a drive-in. You drive your car to the window, place your order, and drive ahead to pick it up. There was a line of cars at the drive-in when I was there, even though it was a bit late for lunch. I can understand why. What a juicy hamburger! (I had "steak style.") What a thick shake... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
MidwestBoomer
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a drive-in. You drive your car to the window, place your order, and drive ahead to pick it up. There was a line of cars at the drive-in when I was there, even though it was a bit late for lunch. I can understand why. What a juicy hamburger! (I had "steak style.") What a thick shake. (I... More 

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Cary, NC
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I salivate when I drive by, literally. Where else can you get a quesadilla or corn dog as one of your sides? This place offers incredible value and choices and is fresh always. Holy moly! You can get almost another whole meal as a toppings for no cost. unending variety of toppings, drinks, shakes. If you haven't treid this place,... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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365 reviews 365 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We are from Texas where Whataburger reigns and I have to say this was just as good and honestly better. The milkshakes were the best we have ever had. We will definitely be going back here.

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Stuarts Draft, VA.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The cookout is a great place to eat burgers and chicken and shakes. Very reasonable and very good food

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love the shakes, the banana berry has chunks of fruit and berry in it yummmmy 😊. Hamburgers are so good, juicy and always made the way you want, my hubby gets the grilled chicken and loves it, Cole slaw is really good, and prices are very reasonable. You get in and out fast. Never disappointed. Love this place, my go-to... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I loved this place. Great hometown burger and great service. Prices are low and I will definitely be back.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Stopped in double sided drive though which moves quick. Burgers, chix sandwiches with all condiments. Prices are very reasonable. Combos get 2 sides. We tries fries, onion rings and quesadilla. All were OK. Better than some other fast food joints.

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Elgin, SC
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97 reviews 97 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We stopped at this Cook Out as I had a hankering for quesadillas. I wasn't aware they didn't have dine in until we parked (we aren't from around here, as the locals say). We stood at the window for a while waiting to order and when I went to order the quesadillas, they said they had none. NO QUESaDILLAS! I... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We buy from the Cook Out every once in awhile, though every time we do, we are shorted in our order. We always lack orders of fries, onion rings and hot dogs and decide each time to never go back. The food is slightly above average for fast food, but the shorting of orders is frustrating. Milk shakes are the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The Cook Out is very typical of restaurants in this price range. It is much better, however, than O'Charleys. More in line with Lucky 32.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1607 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-5928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: (919) 319-5414

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fast Food, Barbecue, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?