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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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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
Great appetizers & bar beverages!

Went looking for a place to eat and when we arrived realized it was a bar. However this isn't just a bar they made my cocktail just the way I like it and the selection of appetizers are big in flavor and big in portion size. They call the food Tapas which instantly gave me the idea this was going... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lydia J
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went looking for a place to eat and when we arrived realized it was a bar. However this isn't just a bar they made my cocktail just the way I like it and the selection of appetizers are big in flavor and big in portion size. They call the food Tapas which instantly gave me the idea this was going... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went here based on the menu you had posted on your site. It shows the restaurant has a wider menu than just tapas. We were looking for dinner. The waitress said she has tried to update trip advisor that they only serve tapas-no lunch or dinner entrees and trip advisor has answered that there is nothing that can be done... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This was a great find! We loved the food. They have a lot of different things to choose from. We were there with another couple and between us we tried a huge variety of tapas. They call them tapas but actually they are more like american appetizers - they are huge and you really don't need to order very many... More 

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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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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Senior Contributor
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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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12 restaurant reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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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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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: Tapas

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