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20936 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-6322
704-895-2250
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Atmosphere

Really enjoy this restaurant. Seems family owned. Great service. Grits are awesome. The sanitary rating sometimes is lower than most would like. That does not take away from the quality of food and great servers. Eating here has never disappointed our family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2014
Billy M
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Huntersville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cornelius, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 However, I find the place ugly and outdated.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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good place to eat breakfast. This place seems to actor to the older crowd but food is good. I love the chicken and dumplings.

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Shelby Township
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Friendly wait staff and hostess. So much food you could actually share. The spaghetti and meatballs are excellent.

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Greensboro
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Best meal for the money in many years. A simple menu but the food was prepared with care, made to order and served hot. The wait staff was attentive and very cordial. I will definitely eat there again in my next stay in Cornelius, NC.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really enjoy this restaurant. Seems family owned. Great service. Grits are awesome. The sanitary rating sometimes is lower than most would like. That does not take away from the quality of food and great servers. Eating here has never disappointed our family.

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