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“One of the few places you can actually order a malt”
Review of Cook-Out

Cook-Out
Ranked #443 of 974 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Columbia, South Carolina
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273 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
“One of the few places you can actually order a malt”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Cook-Out is fast food there isn't any way around that, but the food is good and they do offer a wide selection of different options including several side items with a southern flair. The food is reasonably priced and overall a good deal. The main reason I come back here is that this is one of a very few places where you can get a hand made malt. So when I am in the mood for a malt I will often drop by for a burger and then treat myself to the chocolate malt.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“favorite fastfood place”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

any cookout you visit always has nice, friendly, and attentive staff. the food is awesome and well worth the money (a lot of great deals). burgers are good and the chicken strip club with buffalo sauce is great. out of anywhere in columbia, the milkshakes at cookouts have the most flavors out of any other places (chik-fil-, mcdonalds, sonic, etc.) and are a lot cheaper too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Morgantown
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quick Lunch”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

5 of us were served very quickly and the food was very good. It was our first Cook-out experience and everyone enjoyed it. Burgers were very good and an excellent selection of shakes. The kids usually like 5 guys, but they quickly became fans of Cook-out.

  • Visited April 2013
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Lubbock, Texas
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205 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Upgraded Version of My Childhood Drive In.”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Cook-Out after hearing our kids rave about what a good deal it was. Except for the addition of pulled pork BBQ to the menu, it reminded me of the Drive Ins that were one of the staples of my diet growing up. The employees were very courteous and helpful as we tried to choose from the many options. We enjoyed our meal - the BBQ, chili, quesadilla and fries were all great and incredibly cheap for what you got. Although we didn't try one, they had an impressive selection of milk shakes in addition to sweet tea and sodas. Certainly a nice change from the typical fast food chains, but not what I would call a nice sit down restaurant. But for the money a really good experience. Give them a try.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Excellent”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

We ate at the location just outside the base gates. One of the Drill Instructors recommended it for us. Great prices and great burger!

  • Visited March 2013
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