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1254 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
10:30 - 03:00
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hamburger restaurant a step above the usual burger joint. 40 flavors of milk shakes and okay burgers. The kids loved it. The shakes were very good. We went back two more times just for the shakes. The burgers are average.

Thank JillpainterMoyer
Linden, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for a burger, heard they were good, mine was huge and juicy, I would definitely recommend for a quick and cheap buy, the burger was delicious.

Thank biotdgba
Westlake, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Got chicken sandwiches and shakes. Quality of our chicken was terrible - grizzly and tough. The shakes are basically cups of frozen custard. I think they're thicker than Wendy's frosty. You can't drink them with a straw. Not a good thing.

Thank ChrisM615_13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you want to take the kids out and you are on a budget, Cookout is the place to go. Get a Burger, fries and shake combo, it will fill up the troops and it's pretty good fast food. They have burgers and hotdogs and a long list of different flavors of milkshakes. Service is fast and efficient.

Thank marta_mil
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Cook out offers mediocre food of the type you'd expect -- burgers, chili, BBQ, and tons of milk shakes. Most of it is than edible, but not much more. On the other hand, it sometimes seems pretty good at 1;30 in the morning....

Thank hikingadventure
Madison, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

If you want a great burger, go here! Juicy, fresh, delicious! The onion and lettuce were crisp and fresh, too!

Thank Mama_T_1958
Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great grilled burgers, you can select from several different sizes, dont like that cheese is .40 more, but then, a lot of fast food places dont take off the price if you dont want cheese! Everything tastes fresh, fantastic shakes!!!

Thank lwl55
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Decided to stop by this Cook Out for lunch after a tour of U. VA, since it is one of our family's favorites. We ordered the tray with chicken strips, fries and beef quesadilla. Everything was wonderful as usual although the quesadilla was flavorful, but smaller than we had expected it to be. We upgraded our drink for $1.00 and... More 

Thank Candy S
Haymarket, Virginia
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you want fast food at a very affordable price this is the place to go. I had tots and a delicious shake and am glad I had the experience but would not hurry back for an encore. This place is perfectly suited for the college town it is in. Okay, maybe I would hurry back for the shake--I mean,... More 

Thank Justmemela
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261 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

as far as fast food goes, this is some of the better I've had. I'm not saying it's In and Out level, but it's not that far behind. Beats the heck out of McDonalds and Burger King.

Thank Yankeebaseball

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1254 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville

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