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The Cookhouse


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene

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New! Fried Pickles
Juicy, sour and salty pickle spears served with BBQ ranch dressing and comeback sauce for dipping.
Lip Smackin’ Sampler
Sampler chicken wings, louisiana meat pies, loaded skins and corn pops. Such a bargain!
Onion Ring Basket
Beer battered and delicious. Back by popular demand.
Loaded Skins
Potato skins‏ loaded with pulled pork, melted pepper jack cheese, bacon, fresh tomato, salsa and lime sour cream. Yum!
Super Nachos
Fresh taco chips, chili, pepper jack cheese, fresh tomato salsa, lime sour cream.
BBQ Sundae
It’s magic!‏ A mason jar with pulled pork, baked beans, creamy coleslaw, a dollop of BBQ sauce and a pickle spear. May inspire world peace.
Sweet Creamed Corn Pops
Ridiculously tasty little fried thingamajigs with molten sweet corn inside.
New! Creamy, Spicy Corn Crock
Ft’s fave‏ from arizona’s best southwestern restaurant. Served with warm tortilla chips for scooping. You will love this.
Cook House Wings
A full pound of the tastiest, meatiest wings anywhere. Pass the bleu cheese, please.
Mom's Macaroni and Cheese
Spectacular! Bacon, jalapenos and three cheeses baked in this creamy, homey classic.
Cook House Chili
This spectacular crock is filled with beef and pork BBQ trimmings and topped with pepper jack cheese, fresh salsa and lime sour cream with fresh tortilla chips.
Sweet Onion Soup
Rich vidalia‏ onion soup with a toasted cornbread crouton and melted pepper jack cheese.
Soup of the Day
Ask your server about today’s fresh made country soup.
New! Smoked Duck Salad
Smoked duck on a bed of crisp greens, carrots, tomatoes, red onions, dried cranberries, sliced eggs and cheddar served with cookhouse BBQ vinaigrette. Substitute grilled chicken breast add $1.50
Colossal Cookhouse Cobb
Pulled chicken and bacon and greens and carrots and tomato and onions and jack cheese and tortilla strips and eggs with a great cookhouse BBQ vinaigrette.
New! Fresh Tomato Salad
The best tomatoes of the season chopped with red onion, cucumber, sprinkles of bleu cheese and basil and thousand island dressing.
Chopped Fruit and Nut Salad
A delicious combo of greens, golden raisins, apples, dried cranberries, candied pecans, crumbled gorgonzola and raspberry poppy seed dressing.
$3.99 – 5.24
Large Sides for Sharing
Today's Vegetable
New! Dirty Rice
Sweet ‘Tator Fries
Sweet potato fries.
Country Greens (Seasonal)
Creamed Spinach
Crispy French Fries
Cook House Potato Chips
Baked Beans
Baked Potato
All fresh house-cooked ingredients. No cold cuts here. All sandwiches are served with cook house potato chips. Add a soup of the day or side salad for $2.99
Grilled chicken breast $+1.50
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
New! Pulled Chicken Club Sandwich
Smoked chicken‏ pulled and served with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Slo-Smoked Prime Rib Sandwich
Probably the best-selling sandwich in connecticut. It’s a magic combo of hot pulled pork, cool coleslaw and a tinglingly spicy sauce on a special bun. Hoochiemama!! !
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Probably the best-selling sandwich in connecticut. It’s a magic combo of hot pulled pork, cool coleslaw and a tinglingly spicy sauce on a special bun. Hoochiemama!! !
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Smart Boy Flattboy
Already the fave of the staff! Pulled smoked short rib, gruyere cheese, mayo and blackberry jam that seals the deal. Just great! !
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Triple Play
Three mini sandwiches: pulled pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket.
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Pulled Chicken BBQ Sandwich
Smoked chicken pulled and served with coleslaw and BBQ sauce on a house baked bun.
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich
Slo-smoked brisket chopped and sauced and served on a house baked bun with sliced onions and mustard.
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
The Fat Tommy Flattboy
Another masterpiece with pulled pork, pulled chicken, caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese and comeback sauce.
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
Cook House Cubano Flattboy
Pulled pork, andouille sausage, swiss cheese, dill pickles and creole mustard.
1/2 pound of our own blend of prime rib, brisket and organic beef chuck, ground fresh here and hand formed. Served on a soft roll. All burgers are served with cook house potato chips
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
The Texas Big Burger
Cheddar, onion rings, bacon, lettuce, tomato, raw onion and BBQ sauce
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
New! The Veggie Burger
Pepper jack cheese, comeback sauce, lettuce and tomato
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
The Classic
Cooked your way with lettuce, tomato, onion and your choice of cheese.
Soup of the day $+2.99
Side salad $+2.99
The Cook House Burger
We add‏ bacon, sautéed onions, pepper jack cheese and comeback sauce, and the crowds cheer!
Voted “best in connecticut” 13 years in a row and named to the “best of connecticut hall of fame”. All BBQ comes with your choice of 2 sides.
Slo-Smoked Chicken Platter
Plump hens cider-brined then smoked till caramel-colored and scrumptious. Unsauced.
Family Feast
The most economical way for a family or large party to the full cook house experience (and usually lunch tomorrow). Served family style with platters of your favorite meats and sides. Pick three meats: brisket, ribs, chicken, pulled pork, andouille sausage or burnt ends. Pick one side for every two people. Plus large bread baskets with buttermilk biscuits, corn muffins and our “heavenly butter”.
$17.99 - 23.99
1/2 rack $17.99
Full rack $23.99
Cook House Ribs
(Choose sauced or unsauced) – we buy the best American ribs and smoke them here over aromatic hardwoods until tender and tasty. baby back ribs
Two Meat Combos
Ribs and chicken. Ribs and pulled pork. Ribs and sliced brisket
The Tombo Combo
A feast and a bargain for true ‘que lovers. Ribs, chicken, pulled pork and sausage!
Slo-Smoked Beef Short Rib
The best! Cooked for hours over hardwood smoke until unctuous and ridiculously tasty. Two generous, deboned short ribs.
Beef Brisket Platter
A favorite of texans and tough guys. We smoke our brisket about ten hours till tender and tasty. Served sliced without sauce.
Pulled Pork Platter
A true best seller because it is simply fabulous. Smithfield pork shoulder slo-smoked over hardwood for 15 hours ’till ready to fall apart. Moist, rich, woody. Unsauced.
Simply Grilled Salmon
Garlic butter and white wine sauce with your choice of two sides
Chicken Fried Steak
Juicy cube steak battered and fried with cream gravy and two sides.
New! Cook House Jambalaya
A cajun‏ classic with smoked chicken, andouille sausage and dirty rice simmered in a spicy tomato and vegetable ragout.
New! New Orleans Shrimp
Nola’s favorite dish. Gulf shrimp in spicy pepper-butter sauce with garlic bread for sopping and your choice of two sides.
New! Smoked Duck
Succulent smoked duck leg and thigh with an orange – bourbon glaze and your choice of two sides
New! BBQ Burrito
Tasty brisket, cook house chili, dirty rice and pepper jack cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla and topped with lime sour cream and fresh salsa. Your choice of two sides
Cook House Meatloaf
Our house-made specialty with mashed potatoes and cream gravy and your choice of one other side.
Served with your choice of two sides.
Baseball Sirloin
A tasty, new cut of rich, tender beef. A home run!
$22.99 - 27.99
Slo-Smoked Prime Rib
A whole‏ haunch of beef prime rib is smoked for hours until hauntingly flavorful. We then slice it to your specs.
Gorgonzola Flatiron Steak
Grilled to your liking and topped with creamy gorgonzola cheese.
Cook house "ice cream" we hope you notice it's different and better than most ice dream. Here's why: it's handmade fresh in small batches with pure, natural ingredients. We exaggerate the flavors a bit, so if you want, say chocolate, we really give you a zap of chocolate. And, we make some fun flavors. Taste it. Isn't it the best?
Rob's Oreo Ice Cream Pie
Vanilla “ice-cream” and oreos in an oreo crust topped with whipped cream, caramel and hot fudge sauce.
Cook House Brownie Sundae
Our fresh baked brownie is topped with vanilla “ice-cream” and hot fudge sauce and served in a giant goblet.
Cook House Chocolate Lava Cake
A hot, molten dark chocolate center served with fresh vanilla “ice-cream”.
“Ice Cream” Bowl
A big ol’ bowl with three scoops of your choice.
Rootbeer Float
Fresh vanilla‏ “ice-cream” with great root beer give you creamy, floaty goodness.
Fresh Fruit Cobbler
Ask your server for today’s delicious flavor.
Old Fashioned Milkshake
Made in our classic fountain hand mixer using only milk and our fresh “ice-cream”. Choose your flavor.
Strawberry Shortcake Sensation
A toasted‏ biscuit with “heavenly butter” loaded with strawberries and ice and topped with whipped cream.
The Cookhouse in New Milford is the perfect spot for pleasant dining and superb cuisine. Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars and first time visitors always agree about The Cookhouse: The atmosphere is great, the food is superb, and the service is outstanding.
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews brisket homemade chips pulled chicken chilli duck steak wings great bbq bbq sundae rustic atmosphere the barn the smoked prime rib two sides portions are huge comfort food an appetizer my favorite
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time eating here. They had nicely decorated dining areas- 3 levels. On their menu they had starters, soups, salads, sandwiches- pulled chicken, pork, duck, burgers,steak, bbq smoked chicken, ribs and desserts. My husband and I had the smoked chicken platter. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GloriaH119
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The food is a lot of BBQ which is OK but when you get cornbread and that are cold and taste like they have been around for a while - that's not a great way to start. They advertise a Happy Hour Special but then...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank VacaCouple2014
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Cook house has the best ribs ever! Great bbq food! I love their pulled pork! So many great choices of food. There is a fun and pleasant atmosphere with happy employees

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DebKreinus
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Went for supper with the family and had some really good BBQ, southern style ! We tried the pulled pork, pulled chicken, and oooooooh wooooow the brisket was so tasty ! We will be back with friends !

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank George A
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here twice. Service is ok. The food is not very good. It was lacking flavor. But desserts are amazing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roving755666
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Always a good time at the cookhouse. You must try Fat Tommy's Flat Boy, it's a great sandwich and it's only about $10. The ribs are good but for the price I wish the portion was a bit larger.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank FantasyFBL1
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Well crafted BBQ: their brisket my favorite. They make great BBQ, ribs, burgers, chili, etc. If you like meat this is the best.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bill P
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Very disapointed, never experience this poor service, pinion rings hard and fries stail or over cook. Berger was so so!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bizzsmart
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The food is delicious, the service is excellent and the Cookhouse is definitely worth checking out. I definitely stop in every time I'm in town Nelson

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank theweeklydeals
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here at least ten times with family and friends. We go when we are not the ones choosing our destination. If you go for dinner on the weekend, be prepared to wait quite a while. The food is good, but not great. The...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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