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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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  • 29
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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
Best option in Sapphire!

We were so happy to find this place! The food was delicious and plentiful. You could tell that the ingredients were fresh and of good quality. The service was warm and friendly. We will definitely be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were so happy to find this place! The food was delicious and plentiful. You could tell that the ingredients were fresh and of good quality. The service was warm and friendly. We will definitely be back!

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Thank 1ababychicken
Lusby, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Casual but elegant spot across from Sapphire Valley resort entrance. Had chicken satays and Edamame with soy. Excellent

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this place on the way back to the hotel after a wedding. It was pretty late, after 9pm, but they were still inviting and happy to serve! The food was delish!! The atmosphere is wonderful! One of our favorite finds!

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Thank Ashley R
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We're only in the area a couple of times a year, but always get to The Cork when we are! The owner, Dick Howard, is a golf pro and has done a terrific job with decor, service, food quality, presentation and wine selections! We've missed seeing him lately, he opened a sister property in Ft. Myers, FL. and travels back... More 

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Thank AnnMarie958
Ashburn, VA
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Their pub menu is small, but adequate. Wait staff was attentive. Offered WIFI while dining. We had appetizers for dinner including wings (both King and Asian), which were both very good, and Crab stuffed mushrooms - excellent, and a pesto filled German pretzel loaf. It was just ok. With multiple televisions going, its a nice place to come and sit... More 

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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1 Thank jpc0398
Hendersonville
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317 reviews
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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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1 Thank Patricia R
Alpharetta, Georgia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank stroopwafel66
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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 Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: +1 828-743-7477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?