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1607 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-5928
(919) 319-5414
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Iowa City, Iowa
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This was great for a casual meal. I had a great grilled chicken sandwich and the rest had cheeseburgers that were huge plus each had 2 sides for $4.99. The milk shakes were delicious and over 40 kinds. 5 of us ate for $35.

Thank sheila H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I got a cheeseburger fries and a strawberry shake. A regular burger was like a double cheeseburger to me so a huge would probably be even bigger! The fries were thicker but also crispy which is rare to find both. The strawberry shake was super good, not fake strawberry tasting, but was super thick and I had to wait to... More 

Thank Jackie Y
Apex, North Carolina
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

Whenever at the Crossroads mall, I try and hit Cookout if I'm in a hurry. The burger, fries, onion rings and large drink for $4.99. are the best buy in town. The food is excellent. My only complaint is that the order sometimes gets messed up. Check your order before you leave and enjoy the food. We usually pull in... More 

Thank wjm8309
Apex, North Carolina
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking to fill that Cookout craving, this is the location. If you are looking for a nice meal with a candle, go elsewhere. If you are craving a little grilled taste with good service and prices, this is the place. I've been going to this location since 2007 and it's been really consistent. I really like their... More 

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Whiteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

sorry ..,i have eaten at other cookouts and the food was yummy this one left me on a sour note....Not good at all... old building that looks like it used to be a bank.

Thank Ray J
Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Typical chicken takeout. Some people go absolutely crazy for this place - I think it's OK. Nothing wrong with it when you're in the mood. Shakes are good.

Thank TravellerDavy
United States
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426 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

Few do burgers as well. About my ratings: In an effort to compare apples to apples, my ratings are strictly for establishments within thirty minutes travel of each-other. It makes no sense whatsoever to give five stars to a top Paris restaurant or hotel and then only give three stars to the very best hotel or restaurant on a small... More 

Thank HomoQuiScitOmnia
North Carolina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not real impressed. They don't have a list of ingredients anywhere. Stood in line for 20 min with only one person in front of me. Drive through is faster. My order took more than ten min. Messed up the order too. Burgers were ok. Milkshakes were nothing special. They were good but not as good as other place. I'm not... More 

Thank Ohiobornjr
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Our college student wanted us to try the Cook Out's platters, it was good-your typical college fair food. The shakes are amazing. Prices are great for a students budget.

Thank kaksherman
Wilmington, North Carolina
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352 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there for only a milk shake and we never regretted it. It was absolutely fabulous and the variety was huge.

Thank walid m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1607 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511-5928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: (919) 319-5414

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