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The Cork And Barrel Lounge

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U.S. Highway 64, At Sapphire Valley Resort, Cashiers, NC
+1 828-743-7477
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 44
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  • 22
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  • 4
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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Went to check out this place and it was a disappointment .i think it's just a bar with very large tapas . Not very good quality food. Lots of carbs no protein. The cheese platter was ok. The service was poor. One good thing was the band! . I will keep searching for a place that has good food and... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Lovinglifex5
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Glenville, North Carolina
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Glenville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Went to check out this place and it was a disappointment .i think it's just a bar with very large tapas . Not very good quality food. Lots of carbs no protein. The cheese platter was ok. The service was poor. One good thing was the band! . I will keep searching for a place that has good food and... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visited for the first time with friends last night. The drinks and food were delicious. Definitely not a typical bar with twenty-somethings roaming around. Good prices and a small, but very nice atmosphere. Our group was very casual, we saw others that were more dressy, but all were welcomed and fit in. Good place to meet before or after a... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My three traveling friends (one being my hubby) have never experienced tapas so I thought this would be a great exposure to what I consider a fun experience. We had had a heavy lunch so I thought this would be a perfect fit. This is a small, cozy little place just a few hundred yards from the Hampton Inn. Our... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After looking at the website menu we decided to stop by the Cork and Barrel. Was mostly a bar. Very clean and nice interior. The menu did not have a dinner option and we were informed that they only served tapas. We order 5 tapas, the deep fried goat cheese, the scallops, the pimento cheese bread things, the satay chicken... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Unfortunately we only found The Cork and Barrel on the last night of our stay in Cashiers-Sapphire Valley. The food was by far the best we had in the area. Great service with a friendly but subdued atmosphere. It is a wine bar, and I would not think it would be appropriate for families with children.

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Sapphire, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I love the overstuffed chairs and sofas. It's like sitting in your den, having a cocktail and heavy appetizers. Located only 6.5 miles from The Woods at Buc

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Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were a group of 9 women friends meeting for drinks and a bite to eat and this is the ideal spot for that in this small mountain town. If you are choosing between here and Mica's, there is no choice;come here. I am not trying to be unkind to Micas but the personalized atmosphere provided by the owner and... More 

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a great place to hang out with your friends and sit back and sip. The owner, Dick Howard, makes you feel special every time you come in. They offer great tapas at a great price. Their sister restaurant, Table 64, is located 2 doors down and offers an incredible selection of tapas too. A must if visiting Cashiers.

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NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good bar and Tapas, always delicious. Friendly service, and they have a new larger restaurant next door.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stopped in the first evening after checking in next door at the Hampton Inn. Service was pleasant, helpful and attentive. We sat at the bar. Plenty of beer and wine options. Wine servings were generous by most accounts. The "tapas" were enjoyable but more Americanized than Spanish tapas. Something for everyone. We had a nice evening and meal and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: U.S. Highway 64, At Sapphire Valley Resort, Cashiers, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: +1 828-743-7477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Tapas

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