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61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-865-1777
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not a typical dining experience

My boyfriend and I came to The Wooden Match while he was on a work trip. Stopped for dinner and a cigar. It was a Tuesday evening with several patrons at the bar but the basement dining was empty so we had the place to ourselves. The atmosphere was really cool being in an old stone trail depot. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Mktreach102
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My boyfriend and I came to The Wooden Match while he was on a work trip. Stopped for dinner and a cigar. It was a Tuesday evening with several patrons at the bar but the basement dining was empty so we had the place to ourselves. The atmosphere was really cool being in an old stone trail depot. The staff... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'll start by saying most of the food was good, but the service was the worst I have ever experienced. I am not one to typically complain, but it was pathetic. Came here for restaurant week with another couple (4 people total) and ordered off the pre fixe menu...it took over 3 hours for us to get served our 3... More 

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Staff is great and food is great! Have been there many times and never a bad experience. Have to laugh at the reviews complaining of smoke and not being kid friendly.... It's a cigar bar!

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at this restaurant with friends and plan on returning. Great bloody Mary's !!! There is no lack of cheese on loaded fries!! Salad is super! Great food. Outdoor seating! Prices reasonable. Clean restroom . Pleasant server.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Not impressed with the food at all for the price, especially with so many fine Lehigh Valley establishments out there in a similar price range. Outside atmosphere is a nice touch, but children are not welcome at all. . . and the staff has no problem indicating as much. In the absence of a children's menu, be prepared to be... More 

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Flemington, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had plans to go to Leaf in Easton but they were closed. Since we were meeting friends, all of whom were driving pretty far, we wound up finding this place. Great little place to hang out and smoke cigars. I love the converted building and it had a great outdoor area (we couldn't sit outside because it was rainy).... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Staff was friendly. Food was very good. Enjoyable atmosphere outdoors with band playing. Did not go inside so can't speak to that. Nice spot with some enjoyable options for dinner. Had our two year old son with us. They did not have a problem with us having him but it isn't really a kid-type restaurant. I know they do not... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I visited The Wooden Match twice in the last month. The first time I had the JFK Bay Of Pigs Pulled Pork Sandwich. First of all it was not pulled pork. It was a few pices of sliced pork that was very dry. I could hardly find the swiss cheese that was suppose to be on it... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've eaten here twice and have really enjoyed it. The staff are friendly and our last two waitresses made wonderful suggestions about what the best dishes to try are. In fact, one even diplomatically steered us away from entrees that 'are not yet our strongest dishes' and emphasized things the chef does very very well. We APPRECIATE this type of... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I thought I would do a review on one of my favorite local hangouts in Bethlehem. My wife and I both members of the Lehigh Valley Cigar Club love The Wooden Match. The food is great and wings are the best in the valley. The cheesesteak special that gets added on occasion is the best cheesesteak I have ever had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: 610-865-1777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 14
  • Cuisine: American

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