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The Cookhouse

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

We have been coming to Cook House for years. The food is consistently good smoked barbecue style. The have everything a family with children would want. The smoked chicken is very moist and delicious. The hamburgers are good and the kids always enjoy the sweet potato fries.

Thank Lynn S
New Milford, Connecticut
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you like BBQ this is the place to go. Lots to choose from on the menu, reasonable prices, and good service. The ribs and combo platters are our favorites.

Thank Mark H
New Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I only get ribs when I go to the cookhouse. Their ribs are totally fabulicious, omgosh! Took my family from South Africa for dinner during Christmas holidays and they were totally in love. We blew through 4 full racks of ribs, not one left! You want really good fall off the bone tender smoky meaty ribs, this is the place... More 

Thank Andrea W W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It's a homey, rustic place, not too loud at 5pm when we went in for a beer and ribs. Got a full rack to split with my husband and it was _almost_ enough for him (I was more than satisfied). He ordered an additional side of French fries which were delicious! The ribs were tender and flavorful, the beer on... More 

Thank Cathy T
Valletta, Malta
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A family standby. Been frequenting last 20+ years, both original locations. Bring the children and all relatives of any age. Lots of fun and great service staff. Best service in Litchfield County.

Thank DoubleDee2020
Sleepy Hollow, New York
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This is our new regular spot on 7 in New Milford. We love the service thanks to Diane and KJ. The BBQ SUNDAE is an awesome app. All the BBQ is amazing. Small bar but we have so enjoyed the wonderful patrons that come in. It's a lot of fun!

Thank LindaRey
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The most delicious smoked ribs I've ever eaten. I can't think of any place in south Africa that serves ribs as good as these, meaty, no fat, succulent, to die for!!

Thank Arlene M
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Neat place! Great atmosphere, and service is always good. Food is also good. Interesting menu and selections. Been here several times and never disappointed.

Thank bobsprincess64
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank 70sguy

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?