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12471 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4311
+1 866-547-0011
10:30 - 03:30
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Fri - Sat 10:30 - 04:30
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Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Cookout. My kids took me and I thought it was really fun. They got yummy shakes and omg what a variety . The food trays are great and full of food and so are the hot dogs. I love a quick, cheap place like Cookout.

Thank Y5222ZLlindam
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to get food on the go for a cheap price. Love the milkshakes with over 40 flavors to chose from I love the peanut butter fudge milkshake!

Thank Hwolf2389
Gloucester, Virginia
Level Contributor
243 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

On a budget ? Cook out is great, blt, bacon wrap, corn dog or chicken nuggets only $.99. A tray will run you $4.99 and includes a drink. It comes with two entrees fries and a drink. Burgers are fresh and juicy, fries always fresh. I didn't like the chili fries. Cheese tastes too fake. If you want a cup... More 

Thank Idreamov
Level Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My first time eating here and I didn't know what to expect. The sides I got were okay but the burger was fantastic! Seriously good burger. I can't wait to go back and it was such a good price! Next time I'm definitely going to try the shake. They can expect repeat business from my family for sure!! If there... More 

Thank MrMatt4Food
Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I was working in a different location and I wanted something different to eat. I went to Cookout because I had never been and I wanted to try them out. The burger was fantastic. It was made to order, it's not a frozen patty like some places, and the service was great. The milkshakes are fresh made and customizable over... More 

Thank LeAnneB41
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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243 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The service was great very friendly . But the food is average Burger average . The fries and Chill average . How someone from Texas can say this place is great is a JOKE .

Thank Terps007
Northern Virginia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Discovered Cookout several years ago and have been coming back when in the area. In fact, went out of my way to visit this year. Although, it is fast food, it is fantastic. Where else can you get a sandwich, TWO sides, and a large drink for <$5.00? I usually get the BBQ sandwich, but tried the hamburger this visit.... More 

Thank Bald1
Hampton, Virginia
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

My husband and I went here on a whim, to see what the fuss was about. Apparently, no one who eats here has any taste buds. The burgers had no flavor and the fries were only so-so. While it was less expensive than some places, the taste was terrible.

Thank FieryLilRedhead
Magnolia, Texas
Level Contributor
151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Found it by accident driving to Richmond to fly back to Texas. Food is as advertised, a cook out. Great burger and onion rings. Try the hush puppies as well.

Thank Mcsmalley
Hampton, Virginia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

It was a hot tasteless mess. Cheap unhealthy food usually has flavor. Not so much at the Cook Out. Having family from Carolinas, I know what hole-in-the-wall food is supposed to taste like and this isn't even close. It almost tastes like an imitation school lunch. The best things I had were the hushpuppies and the Cheerwine soda--and even that... More 

Thank Leaving_Samsara

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:30
10:30 - 03:30
10:30 - 03:30
10:30 - 03:30
10:30 - 03:30
10:30 - 04:30
10:30 - 04:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12471 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-4311
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 866-547-0011

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