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Haliburton Forest Cookhouse

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian
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1095 Redken Rd, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0, Canada
+1 705-754-1729
07:30 - 19:00
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spend the day snowmobiliing - it is a great place for that! Wanted a hot chocolate mid-day: we waited ages to get an order, even after walking up to the front desk. Against our better judgement we decided to have dinner when we were done with the trails. There was no where else to go and we were starving. The... More 

Thank Gerry S
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160 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to grab some burgers our waitress Sheylia was amazing with the service as we really enjoyed the vibe of this cook house. Not to be missed when in the area.

Thank spiderwoman808
Birmingham, Alabama
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214 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here since we were visiting the wolf center. The restaurant is only open until 4 in the off season. They had good cream of mushroom soup and good sandwiches. Unfortunately no one told us that they now only open the Wolf Center on weekends. Please update your website. It's a long way to go just for lunch.

Thank Pam K
Hamilton, Canada
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142 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is our second visit. Last time we were here was over a year ago. Well, The lunch food offerings was the same and nothing to speak of regarding the taste but when you are hungry and it is located nearby to the venue you want to take in, it works. It is still the closest restaurant in the area.... More 

Thank CyberKat_CB
Haliburton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

My family walked to the wolve centre, got caught in the rain and sweet tot the cook house for lunch....what a great surprise. Fish and chips delicious, tuna melt lovely but I thought the kids meals were overpriced.

Thank Karen H
Binbrook, Canada
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Thought we would catch a quick evening meal. Patronized this place over 30+ years and this past Sunday was a disappointment. I ordered fish and chips with two pieces of haddock for $13.95, an iced tea for $1.99 and the wife ordered a cobb salad with chicken and the bill with tax came to $3.00. when asked by the waitress... More 

Thank JimMc1942
St. Catharines, Canada
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

A great place to grab a snack or a dinner away from the cottage.....and only have a desert if you're hungry.

Thank Jim W
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We simply attended to grab an ice crème cone....but enjoyed the large portion(s) we were served. We also bought a couple small souvenirs at this location. The rest of the property had minimal animals (a moose, 2 horses & some pigs). If there were other animals, we never saw them.

Thank happycdn
Haliburton, Canada
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Being residents of the area, we recently decided to grab breakfast instead of messing our kitchen. As is often the case, at sometimes of the year, we were the only guests so service was immediate and the two young lads seemed to be happy for the distraction. We both had the eggs Benny and it was actually very good. While... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed at a nearby cottage and came down for a hike and stumbled across this little gem. The staff were extremely downtown earth and helpful. One evening we got the pizza and onion rings and the following day, fish & chips and chicken Cesar wrap. The restaurant is clean, and takeaway was timely! One evening I came it 10... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 19:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1095 Redken 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?