Anyone remember the old Cooks on Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck


It was a family friendly resto with a wind mill on the roof and huge arcade in the back. They leveled it about 15 years ago for a … wait for it… bank!

The cafeteria style food in front was just passing. But who knew better? And the price was right for a blue collar town.

However, back in the arcade – from pinball to racing simulations – what a blast. An era gone by.


You forgot the crabby old man who gave change for the arcade(for many years) and also the popcorn machine back there -which had to have the bag or cup in place before putting money in the machine - so many ppl. had the popcorn just drop to the floor on the first try (myself included).I managed to take a few of the last pictures of the building - although it hadn’t been cooks for years

I don’t specifically know that place, but boy, do I agree with your sentiment. Even Nathan’s on Central Ave - or really, Adventurer’s Inn first. They had the arcade - but they also had good pastrami!!

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I MISS a good game of pinball - and NOT video games.Cooks front and rear was superior to Nathans (imho) the arcade (while larger) at Nathans was far too loud.

I remember I liked my hotdogs plain. My brother liked his “with the works!” and would load up his at the condiment bar. He bit into one hot dog and had to retrieve his first baby tooth from it.

Sometimes, the family would have to decide between Cook’s and some upstart a couple of stores down (McDonald’s). I always voted for Cook’s. (Pinball! My favorite game: Gottlieb’s Baseball.)

Off topic, but head down the Post Road in the other direction was a car dealership, Hory Chevrolet and Post, a discount store. Their music department had the Beatles on vinyl (of course) and on pre-recorded reel to reel tapes.

Candy bars were a nickel. A different world.

I turn 60 in about eight months. Inside every old person is a young person wondering what the hell happened!?


Does anyone remember that there was a second Cooks somewhere on Boston Post Road in Connecticut does anyone remember the address I’m hoping against hope maybe it might still be there

The only other cooke’s I know of is in Orleans on Cape Cod. Sort of a junk food / seafood (lots of fried fish) version of cooks. Used to really like going there also.

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A few years late but maybe you’d be interested in trying the red rooster up in Brewster. Near as I can tell it would be fairly similar in style to cooks.

There was a Cook’s in Darien, CT that we frequented as kids, mostly to play pinball although their hot dogs and ice cream were great. It later became a Victoria Station (a prime rib restaurant) then a Bertucci’s which closed recently.

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I know/knew Bertucci’s . I had stopped there occasionally over the years and had enjoyed my meals (pizza) there. Now , I like things a bit spicy but not overly so. The last time I’d gone there, I’d noticed they had a “spicy” pizza . Well, I figured since it was more of a family restaurant it wouldn’t be outrageously hot. I ordered one - I couldn’t eat the damn thing L never went back.