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Cookhouse Bistro

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787 Old Hwy #8, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-647-2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to this little place a few times now and we find the service is always great, the prices are very reasonable and the food including the desserts are very good. We have taken a few friends to this place and we always come away.....happy!

Thank Wendy B
Hamilton, Canada
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

went for dinner with family , food was great , service good it was busy they could have had more staff they had party tables and needed more stuff , I don't know what it is but the place gets full and the noise level goes up it is like it bounces off the walls but the food is good

Thank Solidsun
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner on St Patrick's Day. Celebrate a friend's birthday. It's a quaint little restaurant by the Rockton Fair. The food was great, the restaurant offers steaks, hot turkey sandwich, lasagna, chicken fingers. The dessert was also very good. The staff is very accommodating and enjoyable. Would definitely go back. The restaurant was packed and is only open... More 

Thank 4Mo_Moe
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

In this rural building (circa 1852) in the quaint village of Rockton we found a charming atmosphere with an appetizing and reasonably-priced menu. The service was prompt and efficient as well as friendly. Just fifteen minutes from Hamilton, on quiet Highway # 8, towards Cambridge, one can get away from the city traffic and enjoy friendly conversation and excellent fare.... More 

Thank DavidTanner
Burlington, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! We met our friends at noon. They are regular patrons of this lovely little restaurant, and it was our first time - but certainly not the last. Very friendly staff and the menu offered great choices. Homemade soups, homemade desserts and a good amount of choices of entrees. I had a... More 

1 Thank Margaret D
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of a friend my wife and I stopped by for lunch on a very snowy day not expecting it to be too busy. We were taken aback when almost all of the tables were reserved...and for very good reason I might add! We started with delicious appetizers and garlic loaf that was very very tasty. The French... More 

Thank Sandcastler
Toronto, Canada
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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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
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
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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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?