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The Cork And Barrel Lounge

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

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  • 53
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  • 28
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great place for good times and very good food!

I have been going to Cork and Barrel every summer for the last 3 years and I have never been disappointed. This is true for both the Tapas Restaurant and the main restaurant next door. The food is excellent, the service is attentive and friendly without being engrationg. The wine suggestions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Gailita
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Dallas, TX
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been going to Cork and Barrel every summer for the last 3 years and I have never been disappointed. This is true for both the Tapas Restaurant and the main restaurant next door. The food is excellent, the service is attentive and friendly without being engrationg. The wine suggestions have been excellent and they do a terrific job... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great waitress and excellent food. Waitress was alone and handled the place with ease. She did a party of 12 along with other tables of two or four. Dinners where delivered efficiently along with drink orders. Food was delivered as ordered and was hot! Great place and will return.

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Hendersonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My husband and I have eaten there 3 times s within the past month. We love it. Great wine selection. Great service! Wonderful food!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had dinner with my family, including 3 kids. Very attentive and good service, for tapas large portions and overall very good experiences. Five tapas and one shared appetizer was enough for five (semi)adult eaters. Bring some money though because each tapas is priced at $10+. Loud environment, mostly locals.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've joined my cousin and his friends here a time or two for what they call 'book club', their excuse to hang out and have a drink or two...and of course no books involved. The atmosphere is pleasant and inviting, great food and drink and friendly staff. Worth a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

it was a nice clean restuarant. they served small plates.we had the pepperoni flatbread which was very good. the french onion soup looked pretty but not to my liking. very friendly place....but be careful those small plates could run very expensive. the deserts were good

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had the smoked trout dip and spinach dip, and they were both great! The servers were friendly, and we liked the environment in here. There is a great draft beer selection and plenty of bottled beers, wines, and spirits. I wish it was open for lunch, too! Regardless, we will be back.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is an interesting and fun place. Nice bar area and comfortable and inviting lounge area, where you can socialize and enjoy drinks and tapas. The pork "wings" are a hit, and the charcutrie plate is interesting. Attentive wait staff, even manager chips in to help if necessary.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A bit crowded, so we sat at the bar. 3 sports TVs within view but no loud noises. The house Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio were very good. The Flatbread, Quesadillas and Tacos were all flavorful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were spending a few days in the Sapphire Valley, and decided to try the Cork & Barrel Lounge for dinner. We were attracted by the tapas menu and casual atmosphere. We were not disappointed. We each chose several small plates to share. They were brought out spaced so we could enjoy without being rushed. Every choice was perfectly cooked... 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 12
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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