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The Cookhouse

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31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
+1 860-355-4111
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good ribs slow cooked in a delicious sauce. Nice sides offered. Full bar . Service is always good .a nice place after a busy Sunday

Thank gypsy5961
Matawan, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We both had brisket and rib platter. Was above average but have had better Server was very nice and attentive

Thank 70sguy
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is good, definitely among the best in New Milford. Every time I've eaten there the service has been good. Sometimes the waitstaff is spread a little thin resulting in a longer wait for service, but that's not the waitstaff's fault. The problem is the takeout service. Over the past couple months my wife and I have ordered takeout... More 

Thank Allen A
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our expectations weren't that high, however, we were pleasantly surprised with a menu full of options--obviously known for their delicious BBQ. The meatloaf sandwich was also a good choice. Attentive wait staff and reasonable prices made for a nice dinner when visiting in this area.

Thank Alto 1
Fairfield, CT
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had Dinner there the other night I didn't want a big meal and don't eat bread or potatoes So it was difficult to find something on the menu. The waitress helped me out by offering the pullled pork sandwich no bread and double coleslaw it was absolutely perfect.

Thank Jethag
New Milford, Connecticut
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I'm giving The Cookhouse an average rating, because it's just ok. It's been hit or miss on the occasions we have been there. The food is ok somedays and great other days. It's kind of loud, no barriers and there is a bar. We have been on repeated occasions and that's because we live in town and sometimes its easier... More 

Thank balaczar
New Milford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fun time, great barbecue food, very friendly staff. Becky is the bomb along with Lizzie who always welcomes us when we arrive. All staff members know us by name which means a lot. Especially love the fruit and nut salad along with the fried pickles, onion rings and barbecue sundae

Thank lesley s
Westerville, Ohio
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

While visiting family across the border in New York, we decided to eat here (upon recommendation of my sister who lives in Brewster, Ny). We had a party of 14 and called ahead. Upon arrival we were seated immediately upstairs. The menu made it hard to choose what to eat because everything sounded amazing. I decided on the Brisket and... More 

Thank Jeremy T
New Fairfield, Connecticut
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I read the recent reviews which were not favorable and was surprised since we've been to the cookhouse on several occasions. My wife and I visited for a late lunch and we were not disappointed. I had the brisket and andouille sausage. The brisket was moist and flavorful, the sausage was nicely barbecued and just the right amount of heat.... More 

Thank Tony M
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Food and service at the cook house was amazing,however despite paying by card and writing clearly on the bill that we had left a cash tip they still took a tip from the card resulting in taking a 40 dollar tip.

Thank andbaz
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Hi! Thank you for your review. I'd be happy to get this situation rectified for you. Please contact Luke 860-355-4111 More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776-3401
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Milford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-355-4111

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