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The Cook and the Bear

50 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2207
+1 860-595-3345
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“brisket” (16 reviews)
“burnt ends” (6 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Bar
$$ - $$$
50 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Given my medically imposed dietary restrictions this BBQ joint is the last place in the world I should go right now, but my guest only eats mac and cheese, they have the best mac and cheese so we went. The BBQ eaters as well as...More

Thank EHL275
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Saturday afternoon with a party of six and an infant. Plenty of room and the manager was super accomodating with the seating. Meal was excellent all around, including the appetizer (hush puppies) and dessert (banana pudding). Various BBQ sauces were a...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet little place on the corner of a street, with easy access to a parking location. The restaurant had a good menu selection with a nice luncheon menu option. Their biscuits are to die for! Very very delicious! I had the pulled pork sandwich with...More

Thank Reem A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t reviewed a new restaurant for a long while but thought I should review this one which I found to be a typically “West Hartford” restaurant. Low flavor and high priced. The food served on tin plates did not bother me as much as...More

Thank Rohrshack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away on one side of Blue Back Square is a wonderful treasure of a food place. It may look small on the outside but the food inside is mighty! Most Wednesday nights my friends and I don't get out of our meeting until 8:30pm,...More

Thank jmulder07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun place - very business. Service was excellent can kept the drinks coming. Try some of the appetizer - many interesting combination you most likely have not seen. Very good selection of beers!

Thank PeterSuccasunna
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Second time back and this time everything we ordered was perfect. We came early for dinner on a weeknight so we wouldn’t have to wait. The cocktails were amazing. We started with Deviled Eggs with Everything Bagel seasoning and lox. Fabulous We both ordered the...More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Get ready for a different sort of dining experience - after you order from the list of menu items and settle back with the liquid of your choice, pretty soon food starts to appear: it might be the dish with the deviled-salmon eggs; or the...More

Thank JMichael H
Reviewed 10 May 2018

I came here with my friends after work for happy hour and some dinner and was not disappointed! Wednesday nights are $0.50 wings and that along with the happy hour prices allowed us to try multiple menu items! The staff was extremely friendly and quick...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We stopped in for Sunday brunch after seeing Biscuits and Gravy on the brunch menu. The Gravy was good but non traditional. The biscuits were small and as was the amount of gravy. For the price I was expecting a larger portion. My wife had...More

Thank David R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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Open Hours
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Memorial Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-595-3345
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