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Cook Out


3624 Hillsborough Rd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 382-2814
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Photo of Blake Ray Blake Ray
Jul 6, 2019 5

Fresh, hot, tasty, great price. Drive through or walk up only. A million times better than the usual chains everyone thinks of for a hamburger or cheese burger. No comparison.

Photo of Andy Potanin Andy Potanin
Jun 25, 2019 5

This place is always great. The speaker kind of sucks but everything else is solid. This place has never screwed up my order and I was never unhappy after getting food here. Good staff.

Photo of Melissa Veasey Melissa Veasey
May 17, 2019 4

One of the best and most reliable places to vist on hillsborough road. Staff is friendly and helpful. Food comes out quickly and as ordered. They have two drive up windows and a walk up window as well. And they are open late 7 days a week. Not to mention 40 different flavors for your milkshake available.

Photo of Maximus Alexander Maximus Alexander
Jun 8, 2019 5

Fastest cookout around. Quality keeps up with the speed of service. Staff is efficient and friendly.

Photo of mutherhen mutherhen
Mar 21, 2019 5

Amazing milkshakes. They use high quality meats so I never get an upset tummy after a meal. I just love their hot dogs and hamburgers. Just the way mother used to fix! I highly recommend Cook Out

Photo of #Jamminmartha #Jamminmartha
May 8, 2019 5

Great burgers and milkshakes! I haven't tried their barbeque. If you get a tray meal, the fries are good. Other sides that you can choose for a tray meal, are a bit skimpy.

Photo of James Mc James Mc
Apr 26, 2019 5

Cookout is great, cheap good food, don't see that used in the same sentence often. Their food is actually really good, staff is what you would expect from a very busy fast food establishment. If you have never had their milkshakes before make sure you order one, it's usually only a few dollars more to any order.

Photo of John Sinisi John Sinisi
Apr 11, 2022 4

Quick service if early. Late night you will wait in a line of 30+ cars deep. Good food great deals.

Photo of Phillipp Dismukes Phillipp Dismukes
Mar 4, 2022 4

Not much you cannot like about this place at 1am. Quick fresh food. Best place for shakes o many. Fair prices for the proletariat.

Photo of Christine Payne Christine Payne
Mar 13, 2022 5

We love the cookout we go at least 7 days a week no lie. Love the milk shakes too. Great and friendly service!

Photo of Thomas Johnston Thomas Johnston
Mar 18, 2022 5

The food was delicious and the staff was wonderful. At 1:30 am on March 17, they were kind, courteous and made me feel at home. This was at the walk up window, when they had several cars in the drive thru. For price, value and service, they cannot be beat.

Photo of Bronz Stars Bronz Stars
Dec 24, 2021 4

My son and I wanted a nice milkshake made our way. And, that's what we got. It was delicious! Choc, strawberry and banana.

Photo of Shar Rosa Shar Rosa
Nov 13, 2021 4

It's good greasy food. If you know it, you love it for what it is. If you don't know it....Definitely a good alternative to the regular fast food stuff. We particularly love the A1 steak burger. French fries, milkshakes, and corn dogs are good. The drive thru is pretty quick so that helps. Get a plate so you can try everything at once for a good price.

Photo of KL150 time KL150 time
Oct 25, 2021 3

Waited about 30min at the window, for our food then we where told to go park somewhere and they would take it out to us. The employee came out, I believe they didn't quite tell her what car we were driving, I had to drive up to her to grab our food considering it was paid already. She proceeded to give us a face I guess for inconvenienceing her. With the lack of employees I can see how the one in the front are working so hard and not breaking into pressure considering the long line that they have to deal with, I applaud them. Hopefully cookout is able to hire more people.

Photo of Ray Ubinger Ray Ubinger
Sep 29, 2021 3

They would rather be fast than accurate. Always check your order. 2021 sep 29: Cashier at walk up window just shorted me 4 cents in change. When I asked him about it, he said oh, you need that? You'll have to wait till I can open the register again. I guess this means we can all take 4 cents off our bills here in the future. Also he didn't give me a receipt. It's like it's supposed to be our job to be convenient for them.

Photo of Owen Jackola Owen Jackola
Sep 5, 2021 5

Cookout was very impressive. We went there for lunch through the drive through. Nothing was made wrong. The drive through was not very fast or slow it was just regular. I Got the chicken sandwich tray with fries and a chicken cascade. I highly recommend the chicken cascade. The Sweet tea is sweet enough to kill you,but some people like it that sweet. Cookout is a very good place to eat without a crazy cost.

Photo of Jenny Gordon Jenny Gordon
Aug 29, 2021 5

I love Cook Out. This was my first time stopping at this Cook Out and the first time trying their chili cheese fries. The fries were awesome!!! I will definitely order them again. This particular Cook Out stays busy every night I come by; but I didn't feel like it took us too long to get our order & drive off.

Photo of Charlie Lentill Charlie Lentill
Jul 19, 2021 5

The food is great, especially for being fast food. It's definitely a step above standard places like McDonald's. I don't think I've ever gotten an incorrect order and it's always delicious. The milkshakes are also a fun treat, especially because you can pick as many toppings as you want to be mixed in! It's only a $1 upcharge from soda/tea to a milkshake as well.

Photo of Levi Ellingboe Levi Ellingboe
May 18, 2021 5

For fast food, this is the place to go. Relatively quick and friendly service, good food (for fast food), cheap prices, and a great deal on the tray option. I don't know anywhere else where a quesadilla and a corn dog are considered "sides" all in the same meal bundle! Keep it up, Cook Out!

Photo of Todd Macgregor Todd Macgregor
Jan 17, 2021 5

I prefer the Cookout on Hillsborough road to the one on Roxboro road. Mainly because my order is usually correct at this location. I like the regular 1/4 pound burger with onion rings and chicken nuggets. The sweet tea is a must. The honey mustard sauce is my favorite for dipping. The line usually moves quickly. And the staff is always polite.

Photo of Kendall A.E. Kendall A.E.
Dec 19, 2020 5

The burgers are better than I expected. Patties are clearly made fresh, not by machine. Corn dog is good, cheddar bites are good. Cheerwine float is delicious but the ratio is off - needs more cheerwine. Service is also shockingly fast, after finishing my order the food was ready in like a minute .

Photo of Palace Dawson Palace Dawson
Nov 11, 2020 5

Lots of options all at a great price. Very cheap and enjoyable. Nice staff. very clean.

Photo of Colleen Dover Colleen Dover
Oct 25, 2020 4

Due to the pandemic, the restaurant was empty so we had the dining room all to ourselves. The pizza was delicious and we were able to enjoy it alone and able to hear each other talk. Nice!

Photo of malik Williams malik Williams
Oct 22, 2020 5

For this to be so busy. They get u in and out perfectly and if ur in a rush. Fresh food. Love there trays

Photo of nicole abreu nicole abreu
Apr 22, 2018 5

This place is amazing!!! I am originally from Miami and there is no such thing as Cook out in Miami. We were in Durham, NC to ride out Hurricane Irma. We had no idea what Coook out was. When we finally decided to go, I was hooked. Everything is sooooo good. Their burgers, chicken sandwiches, canjun fires, shakes, coleslaw, chili, and the list goes on. And not to mention their prices. Oh how I miss this place. There is no place like Cook out here. If I am ever in that area again I will surely visit again

Photo of Ashley Ray Ashley Ray
Oct 2, 2020 3

Good food for the most part. The fries are never fully cooked Can't even get them to answer the phone.

Photo of Oliver Sherouse Oliver Sherouse
Sep 26, 2020 5

The King of Fast Food. Get the platter. Get the hush puppies. COVID-ready, in that there was no indoor seating anyway. That's what the hood of your car is for.

Photo of Leah Hargrove Leah Hargrove
Aug 24, 2020 4


Photo of A Big-time Google User A Big-time Google User
Aug 31, 2020 4

Always totally loved the watermelon shake but this time I was not too happy

Photo of One Two One Two
Sep 7, 2020 5

Even though this time my burger was missing cheese and my wifes grilled chicken sandwich was missing lettuce and tomato, I still rate 5 stars cause it was still delicious as always.

Photo of Nathan Byler Nathan Byler
Sep 6, 2020 5

Cook out is the bomb for comfort food, and the milkshakes are so good that I am expecting a Chinese invasion any day now to steal the intellectual property of the cookout milkshake recipe.

Photo of William Cook William Cook
Aug 7, 2020 5

All others 24/7 fast food places where closed but, cookout came through. They were open their normal hours. Thank you for being there.

Photo of Stephen Daniel Stephen Daniel
Aug 5, 2020 4

If what you want is fast food it's quite tasty. People at walk up were not consistently masked

Photo of Terry Finley Terry Finley
Jul 14, 2020 3

The food wasn't quite how I remembered. My Cheerwine was very flat. We love Cook Out when we are in the East, but we've had better. Fries and onion rings in my tray was very good.

Photo of Tammy Segda Tammy Segda
Jun 18, 2020 5

We enjoyed are food and it seems to be the hangout place to go.

Photo of Mike Paolini Mike Paolini
Jun 21, 2020 4

Cook out is cook out... Hands down better than McDonald's or any other burger joint with a drive thru... Plus the amount of food you get with a cook out try is just bananas. If you havent been I suggest giving it a try

Photo of Nikki Brunner Nikki Brunner
Apr 28, 2020 5

DOUGINA is absolutely amazing....great customer service and can run that drive thru....usually I won't eat here cuz the.. food is always made wrong and isn't hot...she was on point the food was hot and made correctly and tasty....

Photo of KDJ KDJ
Feb 28, 2020 4

like all fast food places they're going to be good days and bad days however I will say cookout seems to have more good days than bad days. Some days they are fast as Lightning other days there are slow as molasses but statistically speaking they're better than most of the fast food places for sure

Photo of Issac Dreamwell Issac Dreamwell
May 24, 2018 5

Cookout is awesome. Good prices, fresh food (compared to other fast food places), consistently good. I've been eating cookout for years and I don't think I've ever had a wrong order. I recommend a hamburger tray with fries and chili as your sides. Or the BBQ char grill chicken sandwich tray. Better prices and better food than other fast food joints.

Photo of Trevor Carlton Trevor Carlton
Apr 28, 2019 5

Worth the stop!!! We stopped 3 times on a 2 day road trip. Everything is delicious and value priced!

Photo of Patricia Roberts Patricia Roberts
Mar 17, 2020 5

Great food and best staff. Never had an incorrect order. Fast lines

Photo of Caitlin Travels Caitlin Travels
Feb 9, 2020 5

You must try one of their shakes!!! They have like ~40 flavor options. Cheap and tasty.

Photo of James Park James Park
Jan 31, 2020 4

You know the taste of late night snacks you eat at 2am when you were in college? Re live the moment :) Go with chili cheese fries instead of regular fries

Photo of Vanessa T Vanessa T
Jan 17, 2020 5

The guys yesterday really went above and beyond yesterday to make sure my order with condiments on the side was perfect. Thanks guys!

Photo of john lara john lara
Nov 26, 2019 5

Overall not a bad place to grab a bite the food isn’t amazing by any means but the hours are. Very satisfied I can always go here to get late night food. Prices are a little high for the amount of food imo but again the hours offset that issue for me.

Photo of Renee Lindsley Renee Lindsley
Nov 12, 2019 3

Asked for milkshake with m&M's and just got the milkshake. Prices were high to me, but my grandkids said it's high everywhere. I don't eat out, so have nothing to compare it with. Milkshakes are really good, so I guess their worth it.

Photo of Patrick Surd Patrick Surd
Oct 24, 2019 5

Service was prompt, and they moved the drive-thru lines very quickly. Food was good, tasted fresh. Gave me extra sauces as well. One of the better Cook-Outs I've been to.

Photo of Leafar Lee Leafar Lee
Sep 26, 2019 5

Really tasty food and very cheap. Specifically i liked the beef Quesadilla which is like a taco. It was not to spicy. We loved the spicy chicken as well. I recommend this place very much. Also there are very quick (they served food within 3 min). Also keep in mind that this is only a take away restaurant. Thanks for all! And see you soon...

Photo of Margaret O'Brien Margaret O'Brien
Oct 23, 2019 5

Quick service, even if the drive through lines are long. Yummy yummy!

Photo of Shamekia Jenkins Shamekia Jenkins
Oct 17, 2019 4

Hooked on the Oreo Cheesecake milkshake right now. The employees are awesome and offer fast service. Never had an order wrong!

Photo of Jim Gundersdorff EA Jim Gundersdorff EA
Aug 30, 2019 4

Good fast food! Great burgers and decent BBQ. Wish they put a few more onion rings in the order! They are good onion rings, though. You get more fries so I'm not sure why onion rings are a bigger deal. Pick 2 sides should be pick 2 sides and it should be comparable. I've ordered the onion rings at different locations around the area. Always the same problem with the rings!

Photo of Tonia Woodley Tonia Woodley
Aug 18, 2019 5

Customized orders are always accurate. Cook out never disappoints and service is pretty fast.

Photo of Edward Duffey Edward Duffey
Aug 14, 2019 4

Love everything about Cook Out. The food is delicious, my favorite is the BBQ. Add a little slaw and some hush puppies and you have one great meal.

Photo of Christine Turbeville Christine Turbeville
Jul 30, 2019 5

Best cook out, hands down, I have ever been to. I frequently visit cookout in Cary, Fuquay, and Garner/Raleigh and receive hit or miss service. This cookout makes the best food- it always comes out correct, hot, and tastes delicious. Try the chicken quesadillas if you never have, my absolute favorite. Great employees who say thank you and have a smile. I really appreciate you all, you make my 12 hour shifts more enjoyable every time I come to Durham.

Photo of Dianne Wilkerson Dianne Wilkerson
Aug 4, 2019 5

Even when they are backed up on both sides the lines move pretty quick. The employees are always friendly and so far everytime I've been to this one my order is always right. I recommend this particular one to anyone wanting good, fast, friendly service.

Photo of Kelly C Kelly C
May 11, 2022 3

Cheap food, cheap quality. So you get what you paid for. When ordering a burger be very specific on what you want otherwise they will give you a plain burger. Make sure to plan what you want for sides and a drink, otherwise they will assume. Other than that, food is decent for fast food.

Photo of Stan Fielding Stan Fielding
May 11, 2022 5