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The Wooden Match

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61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
610-865-1777
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 3
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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
AC during musikfest.

Staff is both friendly and attractive. Food, ok. Best place to chill during the heat. I would recommend it to anyone

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
John M
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From top to bottom the staff is excellent. The food is fantastic. Every year a group of us travel 3 hours to stay in Bethlehem and visit The Match.

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Thank Mitch K
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique menu with great food and staff! Very cool historic building. It is a cigar bar! The reviews trashing it about not "kid friendly" are hilarious. PA law does not allow children inside the restaurant because it's a cigar bar. They do allow kids outside when open but obviously do not have a children's menu.

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Thank pbm18017
Center Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

One of the best places for kicked up grub and relaxing with a great cigar. My favorite place to treat myself to something special.

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Thank Marc M
Lehigh Valley, Pa
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Went for a happy hour type function. The servers were spot on and very nice. I know its a cigar bar but even still, it was really smoky with only a few people so I cant imagine it full. The food was ok, nothing amazing. Tap beers all unusual brands, not much main stream. The patio looks nice overlooking the... More 

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Thank lmw9767
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Staff is both friendly and attractive. Food, ok. Best place to chill during the heat. I would recommend it to anyone

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Thank John M
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We sat outside just as the band was getting ready to play for our late lunch. Our meals were good but average. The building is an old train station so I found that interesting. If you eat inside, remember it is a cigar bar. I would only go back there if it was for an event.

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Thank CSCfromPA
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Thank Freqtrvlrdrc
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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Thank thom b
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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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Thank BL-Review
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

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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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, Pub

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