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The Cork & Bean Bistro

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16 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 828-488-1934
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like Jerry Seinfeld said; "you know how to take a reservation, you just don't know how to keep a reservation!" That's what is wrong with the Cork and Bean. No matter if you are a local or visitor, this place will gladly take your reservation, and then put you behind any walk-in customers. Why take reservations at all if they... More 

Thank filmmaker_jozef
College Station, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Winter in a small town bordering a National Park can be lonely, add to that some heavy winter snowstorm and things get challenging for the random, isolated visitors. We were visiting Smoky Mountains National Park during possibly the worst weekend of the year, amidst terribly inclement weather. After a very tiring hiking trip in the Deep Creek area, we were... More 

Thank SrvDutta
Rocky Face, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

great food and service even if its just a dink and relax! very open with great atmosphere and in middle of a great downtown venue!

Thank James W
Southern Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Stopped in for lunch, based on a suggestion from friends who visit Bryson City frequently. Our lunch was quite good. Judging from how busy the place was, it must be a popular place to eat.

Thank WanderingPencil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our return from Chattanooga and waited 20 minutes for a table to open up. It was well worth the wait. Delicious crepes and other exotic eats. The person seated next to us ordered an intriguing chili dish, which she'd admired the night before when she had dinner there. She was so pleased with it she asked me... More 

Thank Bruce W
Greenacres, Florida
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Out of 4 evenings in Bryson City we where 3 evenings there. Food was excellent and service great. The morning after the snow fall everything was closed " because of snow" despite this place and we had a great breakfast. Just loved this place!

Thank laise2017
Bryson City, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

It is an excellent restaurant with excellent food and service. It is much nicer than one might expect to find in a sleepy mountain town of pop 1400. The atmosphere is what I would call "nice rustic," but my partner said they had the most uncomfortable (rustic) chair she had ever sat on in a restaurant. The rustic furnishings are... More 

Thank Merlin B
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

This restaurant was a delight and we came here because of the reviews. Its location is adorable...within a quaint local boutique hotel. The decor is very cabin-like, very cozy. You have the bar section and the dinner area, both with dining tables. The menu was varied and interesting. The chili with jalepeno cornbread was a hit with the men. The... More 

Thank mommytravels
Shelbyville, Indiana
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurants in the area but I felt like the food was mediocre. My husband and I shared a crepe and he had the chili. The service was mediocre as well.

Thank deb b
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

My husband took me here for my birthday with our three boys. We ordered lots of food. The menu is the perfect size and has something for everyone. We started with date stuffed goat cheese wrapped in bacon. They were sweet and bacon perfectly crisp. Delicious! Four of us had a cup of hearty tasty chili with a side of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-1934
Happily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch. The focus behind the Cork & Bean was to create a place for locals and weekenders alike to gather and enjoy fresh foods and a fantastic wine and beer selection. The Cork & Bean Bistro offers great food prepared with the finest ingredients, including locally grown, and organic produce, and cheeses. With their personal commitment to the environment and community, Ron, Scott and the Cork & Bean Bistro team strive to engage in sustainable business practices. This great Bryson City dining option is sure to please you and your family every time you come in.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?