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The Cookhouse

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31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical BBQ fare in a typically BBQ joint setting. It is open until 10 p.m. (at least on the weekends) and the staff is friendly. There's a nice bar area with TVs and what seemed to be a good selection of beers and alcohol. The sliders are a good choice as is the pulled pork meal.

Thank Megan B
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love eating at The Cookhouse! The menu is a bit limited to BBQ type food but it is the best around! Great rustic atmosphere...bar area with high-top tables. Service is great, don't go anywhere else for pulled pork or chicken!

Thank Erika S
Dobbs Ferry, New York
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311 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We made a special trip and turned around the car to go back to this restaurant because I remember the service was so outstanding...and it still is. But...the food..nothing taste good. The Pulled Pork sandwich was "bone" dry, the bread so dry and tasteless, the creamed spinach bland the carrots overcooked, the cole slaw poor. I never would have come... More 

Thank osborncats
New York City, New York, USA
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299 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cookhouse may have won several "Best in Connecticut Awards", but they probably don't have much competition. The menu is more extensive and upscale than most BBQ restaurants. Modestly more expensive than you'd expect for BBQ. The Sweet Creamed Corn Pops are a delicious appetizer. The signature "Fat Tommy's" Pulled Pork Sandwich is good, but the Pork was a bit... More 

1 Thank KeokiHangLoose
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good choice for family dining. As you enter there is a treasure chest filled with little animal and other cute objects with a sign inviting everyone to choose something. The menu is varied and there area lot of choices. The staff, from hostesses to wait staff is cheerful, and very accommodating. The onion rings are probably the best I... More 

Thank Connecticutosprey
New York
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to come here for wings, burgers and Bbq. The service has been better in the past but that won't stop us from returning. Food is very good. Always wondered how the catering is too.

Thank lelee1265
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been to the Cookhouse three times within the year - the last visit 7/9/16. We've gone with our teens and my parents in their 80's. Each time the greeters and servers have been gracious, accommodating and helpful so it's always a pleasant experience. It's also a large resturant and if stairs are not a problem one is usually seated... More 

1 Thank VacationMongerMA
Hopewell Junction, New York
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently for the first time in a long time. Arrived for an early dinner around 6:00 pm. No problem getting seated. The menu is quite extensive. We chose a dinner that included five types of meat, including ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket and pulled pork. Although the food was good. It does appear that the quality has been reduced compared... More 

Thank Jim T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cookhouse never fails to impress. The food is excellent and the service is great. We have visited several times and will continue to go back.

Thank John F
New Milford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

I love there prime rib! Good service! They have great specials through the week. And they have the best Sweet Potato fries!

Thank heatherdylanie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Milford
  • Phone Number: 860-355-4111

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