PICKAWAY – Pickaway County has a new dining option: Cooks Bar and Grill, located on Cooks Creek Golf Course- 16405 US-23, South Bloomfield, Ohio. Cooks opened up on Friday, March 1st, serving lunch and dinner choices. I visited the restaurant on Friday and picked my seat, overlooking the golf course. I was offered a menu which listed a variety of salad options and entrees, including standard fare like chicken strips and onion rings. I had the cheese curds, which were good and cooked well. The lunch menu boasted fun offerings like their specialty burgers, including the John Cook Burger (the owner’s favorite), or the Burger Cathy Burger. There was also the option to just make your own burger with 23 different toppings, including peanut butter. The menu included Paninis like Chicken Bacon Ranch, Bacon Tomato, and a Caprese Panini that has fresh mozzarella, pesto, and tomato. Dessert was a cookie, topped with Velvet ice cream and finished with a caramel topping.
Overall, the service was friendly and food was good. Along with the cheese curds, I ordered the House specialty burger, the aforementioned John Cook Burger. It was cooked medium well and had an overload of toppings, to the point it was somewhat sloppy but still delicious. The view was excellent, overlooking the golf course. The dining area also featured TVs overhead to keep up with whatever game was on. I was also told that a pair of eagles live close to the property and frequently fish in the ponds near the clubhouse. During the warmer weather, they will offer outside seating on the deck overlooking the golf course. Hours: Monday- Closed Tuesday- Closed Wednesday- Kitchen, 11 am-9:30 pm; Bar, 11 am-10 pm Thursday- Kitchen, 11 am-9:30 pm; Bar, 11 am-10 pm Friday- Kitchen, 11 am-10:30 pm; Bar, 11 am-12 am Saturday- Kitchen 11 am-10:30 pm; Bar, 11 am-12 am Cooks Bar and Grill offers carry-out orders. Check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cooksbarOH/