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Al's CookOut

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American
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439 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804-1001
+1 203-775-1900
Today
11:30 - 13:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 13:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 13:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Danbury, Connecticut
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this place 2-3 tries and have finally given up. Perhaps if I just wanted to go to a local dive bar this would work, but for BBQ, for any kind of service, it is a total bust. Last time I went I waited and waited and no one ever came to seat me so I just left. Won't be... More 

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Thank brucefsinger
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We came here one Monday evening for a few drinks and snacks. It was busy and I was told they were out of ribs.....bummer. Anyway, there was plenty of other things to choose. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was really good. We sat outside as it was a nice night. Overall, a nice place to drop... More 

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Thank TheBigfella601
Connecticut
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

You sit down and wait forever. Even for a beer it's a small dive I guess locals like it food is so so I wouldn't recommend it. Just a place to hang out other places have better wings

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Thank 27Casabella
USA
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411 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Couldn't wait to come here, even had a coupon. Ordered the half-rack of baby back ribs and received a catcher's mitt with bbq sauce. The establishment looks like a dive but I never judge a book by it's cover...I judge them by their food. The ribs were unacceptable, I was having a great day and I was with my date,... More 

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2 Thank cdrake3460
Connecticut
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Having read all of the reviews about this restaurant, I decided to come here for my wing fix. They have a tremendous selection of flavors to choose from but I wanted to try a traditional hot wing so I ordered the extra large (30 wings) with 1/3 medium, 1/3 hot and 1/3 extra hot. Here are the pros and cons:... More 

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Thank thegeekboy
Danbury, Connecticut
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78 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife & kids, the waitress with the orange sneakers was great.. The wings were very good as were the pork empanadas, the chili was straight up AWFUL. Very dry & tasted as if the lid fell off when the cook was going to shake some ground cumin into the pot, The brisket was very fatty, I know... More 

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1 Thank gabernt
New Milford, Connecticut, USA
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

A wonderful creative variety of flavors for wing night. Must order at least 8 of a flavor. Delicious, meaty and a good price. Must get there early to get a seat.

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Thank Phyllis K
Stanwood, Michigan
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Best wings around, period. Yes, you might have to wait a bit, but they bring drinks quick and the wings are worth the wait.

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Thank Jill K
Brookfield, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

Al's has good wings, but if you try to go on a MONDAY night wing special , expect to wait...and wait... and wait. Go any other night to get wings, though don't expect the wait staff to be overly bubbly and friendly. The previous owner had a solid staff and regular clientele , which kept the business consistent. The new... More 

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1 Thank pywacketkitty
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Food was great however the bartender was arrogant and just plain rude and made my dining experience uncomfortable for myself and my party. Let's put it on the record this is my second bad experience with this bartender/server. I do like the food... and it is a true shame that I will never go back to this establishment again. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 13:00
Monday
11:30 - 13:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 439 Candlewood Lake Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804-1001
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Brookfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-775-1900

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