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61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-865-1777
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  • 6
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
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Columbus, Ohio
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37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First time at this restaurant. Nice outside venue and beer selection is good. It ends there. The onion soup was okay, but certainly nothing to write home about. The Reuben sandwich as not only greasy, but the first time I have ever had tough and stringy meat. Was not good. Don't waste your money.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Meal was a sandwich so i cant say it was awesome. I liked that you could smoke inside - its a cigar bar so don't go if you don't like to be around smoke. Good drinks. Loved the building though - old train station.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I went with a big group of people to the Wooden Match on New Years Eve. The atmosphere was nice, and charming. We were seated in the basement in an area designed for bigger groups. There was probably about 15 of us. The staff was kind, and the place nice but almost all of our food was cool. The coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Just read the kids were not welcome post, this is a cigar bar..... So common sense says leave the kids home. Anyway went there last night with some friends, and much to our surprise the food was awesome. I can only hope my wasteline will stay put as I will be back very soon and often

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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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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
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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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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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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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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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Address: 61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Phone Number: 610-865-1777
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
Average Prices: USD 7 to 14
Cuisine: American

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  • 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 to 14
  • Cuisine: American

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