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The Wooden Match

61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-865-1777
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Ranked #71 of 307 restaurants in Bethlehem
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I love this place and go whenever I get the chance. Good food, nice atmosphere and a nice selection of cigars.

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Islamorada, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The food here is very good, the atmosphere was great, we sat at the outside patio so the smoke from the Cigars was no bother at all, even with a large festival across the street and a large crowd at the restaurant we had no trouble getting a table, and the staff was extremely friendly, I will be there again,... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great Atmosphere and consistently great live music! The artisan wine bar that just opened completes the package! Start off with a nice glass of wine and cheese plate appetizer (at a great price), and then move over to the wooden match to enjoy dinner and a cigar. Top Notch! New Ownership invested money is some great features (like the spiffy... More

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews 169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

So here's the scoop. Kids couldn't go inside so we sat on the concrete slab under one of the tents. Very noisy with traffic (motorcycles, loud bridge noises as cars passed, etc.). Very annoying insects. Cigar smoke... Pretty view though of the re-purposed train depots (love that) and great beer list. The food is meat-centric. Very very few choices for... More

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los angeles
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A great Belgian White beer and a generous glass of Pinot Grigio were spoilt by very average food. Just had snacks but they were very disappointing. Interesting venue and because of the drinks may give it a second chance.

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Allentown PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This facility has a beautiful approach as you drive up. It has several tents along the ridge near the railroad tracks showing outdoor dining under Awnings. But once you get to the facility you'll be surprised at how they Operate. As three well-dressed ladies stood waiting for a table,( I reserved one that was called ahead,). we were escorted to... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I enjoy a aroma taste and ambiance of good cigar a good beer and good food there is no other restaurant with a better combination of all 3 than the wooden match. I spent an evening in this place first a a table for dinner then I was invited to the bar by some locals for conversation. What a friendly... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I really want to love this place because it has such a great location (especially the outdoor area), but the service is always horrible. I have been there 6-7 times and each time I've waited 20min or so to get my first drink or even be acknowledged. The last time I was there, it was nearly 40min, no drinks yet.... More

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old lyme
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I visited the Wooden Match this past week and found that even after the change in ownership, it was still very good. Had the chicken wings and they were great. Service was excellent and being able to finish my meal with a cigar and a ice cold beer makes it even better

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I was a fan of the Wooden Match since it opened. However, since being taken over by new owners it has severely gone downhill. They purposely understaff then argue with customers when faced with complaints. They do have good, unique food, but unless you want to wait two hours for a burger it is absolutely not worth it. With all... More

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