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Cork Bar and Restaurant

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463 Madison St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1713
570-270-3818
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Worth a detour

In the course of a recent weekend trip, my wife and I detoured into Wilkes-Barre--including a stay at a local motel--in order to have dinner at the Cork Bar and Restaurant. We had first eaten there during a similar trip a couple of years earlier, based on TripAdvisor reviews. The place is a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Michael B
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Northampton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Northampton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

In the course of a recent weekend trip, my wife and I detoured into Wilkes-Barre--including a stay at a local motel--in order to have dinner at the Cork Bar and Restaurant. We had first eaten there during a similar trip a couple of years earlier, based on TripAdvisor reviews. The place is a little off-putting at first, with the exterior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The menu offers a great variety. The drinks are well executed. The food was fabulous & the staff was very attentive without being over bearing. Best experience I've had a Wilkes Barre restaurant yet... loved it, can't wait to return!

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent food and drinks. Casual and relaxing atmosphere. Great service, especially the beautiful blond that works on Tuesdays, unfortunately I don't remember her name though.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Service was good, good was good, but somewhat pricey for the portions allotted. Seated upstairs and was very quiet and private. Alcohol was on expensive side also.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Cork several times, and although often adequate, my experience has never met my expectations. I give Cork credit for attemping to provide a menu that varies from the typical local far. Some of the food has been exceptional, but overall the execution typically fails. Even the bar food tries but falls short: Bibb lettuce and a... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Cork was a perfect ending to an almost disastrous day!!! We were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. We went there after my daughter's college graduation. Ruth was very accommodating and so was her knowledgable staff. We arrived later that our scheduled reservation time but still made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend Cork for any occasion!!! It's an... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

By far the best local restaurant in our area. Let's start with the tremendous drink selection, including draft beer. One of the biggest martini selections I have ever seen! Spinach and Artichoke dip for an appetizer was delicious and a great start to the meal. Highly recommended!!!! Then, I had to choose between my usual chicken parmesan or a salmon/shrimp... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Cork s by far one of the best locally owned restaurants in the area ! The food is great, cocktails are by far the best in the area, homemade desserts, friendly staff & exceptional service !!! Great specials including appetizers, entrees and cocktails !!! Very reasonable !!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Cork continues to be one of favorite spots in the Valley. The food and service are always consistently exceptional. I would highly, highly recommend Cork for a business lunch, quiet dinner, or a night out with friends.

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I was very excited to try out Cork with my blind date. Reservations were made and I arrived early.to grab a drink or two at the bar before dinner. Sadly my blind date never showed, so I decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and knowledgable, as well as the other patrons. The appetizers were amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 463 Madison St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1713
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 570-270-3818

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?