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1254 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
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10:30 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 03:00
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Westlake, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank ChrisM615_13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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
2 of 5 bubbles 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....

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Thank hikingadventure
Madison, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Mama_T_1958
Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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!!!

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Thank lwl55
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 

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Thank Candy S
Haymarket, Virginia
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Thank Justmemela
Charlottesville
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259 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank Yankeebaseball
Alexandria
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179 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We've driven by Cook Out so many times, so when we heard about their wonderful shakes, we decided to give it a try. Are we glad we did!!! The hamburgers and chicken sandwiches were better than those you get higher-priced restaurants and both the shakes and fries were fantastic. And, you can't beat the price -- our family of four... More 

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Thank CyrusMoo
kinderhook, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Late night bite of anything without breaking the bank. A zillion flavors of shakes, cool people working there.

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Thank Clark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 03:00
Monday
10:30 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 03:00
Thursday
10:30 - 03:00
Friday
10:30 - 03:00
Saturday
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?