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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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cornelius,nc
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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cornelius,nc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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Belfast
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 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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48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Cornelius, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is an old mom & pop place--one of the originals in Cornelius. It's perfect for that breakfast you love....you know the one! Eggs, grits, corned beef hash (crispy!), biscuits, waffles, etc....my husband had eggs and pork chops and the eggs were cooked just right and 2 fat pork chops were sooo juicy! Our server was so friendly and... More 

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Cornelius NC
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150 reviews 150 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Been going to Cookhouse for a number of years and it's very good for breakfast and a favorite with the locals. My favorite is the two pork chops with eggs, hashbrowns and whole wheat toast. Lunch and dinner on the other hand leave something to be desired and in general, tend to be overcooked. Never order Chicken Livers with Onions... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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167 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to breakfast here and it was clean. The food was adequate, but not the best we have ever eaten. My pancakes were a bit on the bready side-and somewhat dry. The service as well was adequate, but on the "barely" leaning. The wait staff did not come by with refills and had to be called over to get... More 

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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?