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

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great Family Restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
Sunshine18014
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Bath, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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41 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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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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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 31 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been here many times - always came out happy and full. Never had a bad experience. Food and service is excellent.

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Cornelius, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We have been dinning here for many years. The place is not a fancy establishment, but it offers a great breakfast menu and serves tasty food. There are some opportunities for improvement - 1) Coffee is extremely weak, one step above hot water. Please consider switching brand or supplier 2) Some booth cushions are worn out and broken, patched with... More 

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Additional Information about Cookhouse

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?