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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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  • 81
    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
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I had seen rave reviews for this place and although I actually live fairly close by I had never been there before...so "Happy Anniversary"...I had to use the GPS to find this somewhat off the main road restaurant. When you come in you see a pretty classic long bar to one side and tables on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Helen L
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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had seen rave reviews for this place and although I actually live fairly close by I had never been there before...so "Happy Anniversary"...I had to use the GPS to find this somewhat off the main road restaurant. When you come in you see a pretty classic long bar to one side and tables on the other. We had reservations... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped at Cork because a friend told us they had a great patio for outdoor dining. It's a peaceful outdoor area with flowers and quiet music. The food was exceptional, especially the edamame dumplings and blackened shrimp appetizer and the crab cakes. The owner told us the patio is also dog friendly, which is rare in our area, and we... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Cork Bar and Restaurant

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