We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
20936 Torrence Chapel Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031-6322
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

97 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 97: English reviews
Level Contributor
20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try this place and use a Groupon promotion. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the restaurant. The menu selection is extensive. It's just down home good comfort food, and they have plenty of healthy choices. We did not see anything on the menu that was too expensive, and the portions are just fine. My wife... More 

Thank Bill M
Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great place. Something for everyone on the menu. Generous portions and great daily specials. Phenomenal Cobbler. Great home cooking type of restaurant that won't hurt the wallet. Perfect place for a family or group that not everyone agrees on the type of fare.

Thank Chris A
Summerfield, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes for this place but was disappointed. We ordered vegetable soup but hardly any vegetables and very salty. Our salads were basically bowls of iceberg lettuce with one slice of cucumber and one tomato wedge. I ordered grilled salmon which was very good. My husband had the prime rib. He had a very large portion but served lukewarm.... More 

Thank Joan L
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so excited to try this place. We went there yesterday for Sunday lunch and we were so very disappointed. The place looks very run down and dingy and I felt like I needed to wash my hands after holding the nasty, sticky menu. Our waitress was very rude. There was no small talk. She said "what do yall... More 

Thank JustMe377
Huntersville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I've been here with my husband several times and after the last time, we will never go back. The restaurant, itself, feels very run down and rather dirty. The food is not good. Prices are cheap and there's a reason for that. I know people like the breakfast at this restaurant and, to be honest, we have not eaten that... More 

Thank doneill241
Level Contributor
83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a good down home breakfast. Portions are very large and prices are very reasonable. Huge menu. The place itself could use some updating. But then they would have to charge more.

Thank 71182sac
Level Contributor
55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Food was so good.. Liver and onions and the potato leak soup oh so good. Prices are reasonable. Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Thank Sharon S
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Great service. Great food. Will return!! The breakfast menu made it hard to choose. Lots of options.

Thank Jeanine B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Great food & service! Not to mention coffee is on point. We always make time for Cookhouse. Suprised to see it's only #16 on the list!

Thank Brelieve
Huntersville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Fresh, home cooked meals with LOTS of choices! Very reasonable prices and we always have had friendly, fast service- but expect a bit of a wait on the weekends as it's always jam packed! Worth it though!

Thank gghunters

Travelers who viewed Cookhouse also viewed

Cornelius, NC

Been to Cookhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 am - 9:30 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cookhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?