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Haliburton Forest Cookhouse

1095 Redkenn Rd, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0, Canada
+1 705-754-1729
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good33%
  • Average30%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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American, Canadian
$$ - $$$
1095 Redkenn Rd, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food especially the burgers. Breakfast is great and we often treat ourselves after a busy weekend at the cottage. Beautiful view down to Kennisis Lake and hiking trails.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was fantastic, best chicken fingers I have ever had. Friendly staff and fun atmosphere. My son had the burger and it was amazing. Very reasonably priced

Thank durquhart2018
HaliburtonForest, General Manager at Haliburton Forest Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you durquhart2018! I agree the homemade chicken fingers and burgers are delicious! My kids love eating there too because they know where the mega blocks are! We look forward to hosting your family again, Tegan Legge - General Manager, Tourism and Recreation

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was disappointing from start to finish, service was non existence and food bad to fair. We have frequented this establishment 4-6 times a year for a dozen years but this finished us, we will NOT be back, they do not deserve patrons!!More

Thank tony p
HaliburtonForest, General Manager at Haliburton Forest Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello tony p, We are very sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience this time at the Cookhouse. As I'm sure you are aware this is not our standard of service or quality of food since you've frequented the restaurant so many...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We love the log house like ambience of The Cookhouse and the fact that they are open all year long. We snowmobiled there today for a late lunch and as the headline says we were served by one of the best waitresses ever. She actually...More

Thank cathy w
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We arrived early afternoon, not during a lunch or dinner hour, and waited forever for our meal. When the food actually came we had to ask for utensils! No one ever brought us a bill or told us where we should pay our bill so...More

Thank 88amb88
HermanT_HF, Manager at Haliburton Forest Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you amboll, for your feedback. We will make sure your comments are seen by the Cookhouse Restaurant Manager. We apologize for the not so great experience/service and are always looking for ways to improve. Tegan Legge - General Manager, Tourism and Recreation

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in before going to the wolf preserve (which was amazing). They were out of hollandaise sauce and the server described the other cheese sauce as cheez whiz😳. I ordered French toast which was 3 pieces of toast with cinnamon all over it and...More

Thank in2ECUpir8s
HermanT_HF, Manager at Haliburton Forest Cookhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi in2ECUpir8s, thank you for your feedback and apologies for the less than yummy breakfast experience. We will ensure that the Cookhouse Restaurant Manager sees your feedback and will continue to strive towards creating a better customer experience. Tegan Legge - General Manager, Tourism and...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Had breakfast here while visiting cottage country Haliburton. The service was great, loved the coffee and the breakfast was excellent. Highly recommended and we will be going back often.

Thank bert5508
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I have been here a few times, the atmosphere is great everyone is extremely pleasant! The food prices are not too expensive, no one has ever gotten sick however the service is a bit slow! (I think because of limited staff and lots of customers)

Thank sunsetch4ser
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Good comfort food. Service a bit slow with only one server. Basic decor that is appropriate for the venue.

Thank RichB1
Reviewed 8 February 2017

not sure why the place was so busy. the food is okay, waited almost 45 minutes for soup and sandwich.

Thank Marty S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 Redkenn Rd, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Haliburton
  • Phone Number: +1 705-754-1729
Located at the Base Camp of Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve Ltd., the Cookhouse is open year round - closed only on Christmas Day. The Cookhouse offers food for every taste, from delicious breakfast dishes, salads and appetizers over burgers to steaks and ribs.Operating as a licensed restaurant, the Cookhouse has catered to a wide array of customers, including visitors to the Forest, participants of the outdoor education programs and corporate groups of Haliburton Forest. The Cookhouse is also very experienced in hosting special events such as celebrations for special occasions and weddings. Whatever your culinary needs are, The Cookhouse will meet and exceed your expectations.
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