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Cookhouse Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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787 Old Hwy #8, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-647-2012
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Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting the Hanilton area with guests from out of the country when we found this absolute gem. The food was really good, we were there for lunch so we got the club sandwich, the grilled ham cheese especial and the kids got the chicken fingers. They all came with fries or salad. Everything was great, nothing was left... More 

Thank AngelBebe
Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Arrived with 7 other friends for lunch. We were seated quickly with menus in hand. Service was excellent. Food was home-style and delicious. The place was packed, but our waitress did not skip a beat and everyone at my table was pleased with their food choice and the service.

1 Thank Barbara M
Hamilton, Ontario
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good honest food, I had a chicken pie which was very good. Puff pastry over nice moist chicken in a sauce. My wife had a roast beef sandwich. The Cesar salad was fresh with real bacon.

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Friends of ours have been raving about this place for a while and we were finally able to check it out ourselves last night. This small restaurant is a long drive for us, but we met up with our friends and they drove us there. Small, but well appointed, there seemed to be a lot of locals enjoying their meals.... More 

Thank Laraine C
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The food is consistently great. The atmosphere laid back and cozy. If you want great home cooking this is the place for you. Leave room for dessert.

Thank Sue Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Just wanted to say how enjoyable the Cookhouse Bistro is. Laurie was our server last night. She was very pleasant and accommodating. She was well informed of what could be cooked to accommodate a food allergy. The appetizers were delicious, and the portions for both appetizers and the main course were amazing. Neither of us left hungry. The cost was... More 

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Boling, Texas
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We stopped here with our four boys. The food was great. It was fresh, huge portions and seemed to all be homemade. The staff was so friendly as we tend to be a bit overwhelming at times. They even had wine to choose from. We went here before we hit the Westfield Heritage Village.

Thank cljttravel
Cambridge Ontario Canada
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

It was our first time there although we had heard many good things about the Rockton cookhouse. It is about a 20 minute drive from Cambridge. The place is simple. The staff friendly and efficient and the food delicious. The menu prices went from $10 for a burger and fries to $27 for Filet mignon. Two of us had the... More 

Thank Grandmajen5
Kitchener, Canada
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Mussels and Camembert for starters nice. Rolled ribs and filet mignon for main. Good. BUT utterly frustrated with the lack of information on their take the rest of your wine policy. My table partners could not finish a third of their bottle of wine, expensive to start with. When I asked to get the cap. They refused unapologetically. Before getting... More 

1 Thank onnomvansanten
Hamilton, Canada
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225 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Love everything about this place. Great warm comfortable decor, incredible staff and simply amazing food all at a reasonable price. I guarantee, completely guarantee you will love this place. They bring out this warm freshly baked bread that is to die for. Then I had a creamy broccoli soup that was nothing short of delicious. I had a Parmesean Chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 Old Hwy #8, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 519-647-2012

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