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20936 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-6322
704-895-2250
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5:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, good ambience, good dining

I had read some of the poor reviews about this restaurant and was a little aprehensive about it at first but I needn't have been. I don't know where the bad reviews went but it didn't seem like the Cookhouse. The waiter was great, he was funny, attentive and efficient, what more could you ask... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Italiacongbr
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Lake Lure, North Carolina
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Typical Greek restaurant -- huge menu, local fare, surly management, over-worked staff. Best thing about this place is the breakfast....anything else is just not creative or interesting. The lady that runs the place is about as rude and unfriendly a person as you'd ever meet.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had read some of the poor reviews about this restaurant and was a little aprehensive about it at first but I needn't have been. I don't know where the bad reviews went but it didn't seem like the Cookhouse. The waiter was great, he was funny, attentive and efficient, what more could you ask. The food was fine, I... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food was pretty good. The menu is a little difficult to figure out. Noisy. Typical hamburger joint. Hush puppies were OK, the onion rings were good.

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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is my go to place for a great breakfast. They have great down home cooking. Hash browns are great. Never been there for lunch or dinner but the menu looks good. Not gourmet but good home style food.

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Whenever we are on the road in the Cornelius area, we stop for a delicious meal at the Cookhouse. The service is great with quick hot meals. Lots of wonderful choices on the menu. My favorites are the fried chicken and the roast beef. The meals often come with soup or salad, main entrée with 2 sides, and dessert. People... More 

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cornelius,nc
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I used to live in Lake Norman and this was one of my favorite places to eat. We moved to Wilmington in 2012 and thank goodness now we are back again and the first place we went to as soon as we got here was Cookhouse! Much to our delight the food was just as fresh and good as we... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've been going to the Cookhouse for a few years with my husband and kids and in-laws. I swear everyone around here knows this places! It's always packed on weekends but worth it. I'll admit I hands down LOVE their breakfast but don't go in as much for their dinner- we usually do to go just because late evenings get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is one of my favorites- especially with kids because they are quick, friendly service and very good prices for fresh, delicious food. Breakfast served all day. My son loves their butterscotch pancakes and I have tried their French toast (moist and full of cinnamon), sandwiches, and several sides....fried okra, yams, Lima beans , etc. All delicious! Their newly... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We often travel from Florida to NY and usually stop for the night near Lake Norman area. This place has been a favorite of ours. They have an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, serves wine & beer. The prices are reasonable and the portions are large. Added bonus---- friendly staff.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I go to the Cookhouse for breakfast as the food is tasty and inexpensive, especially when you take a large group. I haven't been there at any other time of the day. However, I find the place ugly and outdated. It also feels kind of dirty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20936 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-6322
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-895-2250

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:30 pm

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