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Cork Street Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub
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8 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4706
15406673777
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Peekskill, New York
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I can see why locals love this place for it's down-home atmosphere, large portions and reasonable prices. If you are a tourist hoping to sample Winchester's best, this my disappoint you.

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Thank Sackhoes
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Any tips on what we might do to make next time a better experience for you? We love our regulars and our town but want to appeal to our new or visiting guests as well! Thanks again. More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

While traveling through Virginia my wife and I stopped here for dinner. I have to say that we would probably eat here in the future if we are ever this way again. The restaurant and bar area are not very large but we didn't have to wait long for a table.While my wife really liked her pulled pork sandwich, she... More 

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Thank JTOWN2014
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback! Our French Onion soup is a pretty popular one so it's good to hear your wife enjoyed it. We would definitely love to have you back next time you are in the area and thanks again for your time and kind words! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Recently dined at the Cork Street Tavern. Not a local but not my first time at this restaurant either. I won't be back. Staff is friendly but our server, (who was definitely pleasant), had to be flagged a few times to get service. Felt that we were served our food and forgotten about. Regarding the food it was very uneven.... More 

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1 Thank B0ndJamesB0nd7
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about the displeasure in your recent visit. We would like for all of our food to be stellar items each time they are served and we are as disappointed as you are to hear that it wasn't the case. The service you experienced is not indicative of what we like to offer and your review... More 

Akron, Ohio
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I remembered this as a really great tavern, good burgers, great staff, busy, and fun. Went back recently and found half the restaurant under construction or closed off due to being an "unsafe structure", the open half seemed to have more modern decor. The day we went had started off warm and then a thunderstorm had come through, dropping the... More 

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Thank Mario G
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Mario, We are sorry to hear about your recent visit not being quite up to what you remembered. Sadly our East Side bar and dining is currently closed as an apartment building behind us caught on fire and spread over to our building! It put us out of commission for a week and a half completely and we are still... More 

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The ribs are very good, as is the pulled pork sandwich. There is a nice variety of beers. The menus has something for everyone, one of us had the grilled salmon and it was quite good. The side dishes are also fine - we ordered baked potatoes instead of fries, and enjoyed the cole slaw. Whenever I go to Winchester,... More 

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Thank eviehm
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

We are very glad that you enjoyed your recent visit! We will actually be changing our menu this Monday so the next time you're in you can maybe try something new with us! (although, everything you mentioned in your review is on the new menu) Thanks for the kind words and letting us know about your visit. We hope to... More 

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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Winchester's history revolving around Civil War days was explained to us by our friendly waitress last evening. First she made and served us two perfect martinis and later brought fish and chips and a scrumptious burger - "Alice's Favorite" to our table. That burger was huge but more importantly it was delicious ! The ambiance is great. People of all... More 

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Thank Manatee1965
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are glad that enjoy your visit with us, the food, and the service as well! We hope to see you again in the Winchester area soon! More 

Winchester, Virginia
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Very small historic tavern in downtown Winchester, VA. Tables are kind of cramped, but the good food makes up for it! The best Fried Shrimp I have ever had a restaurant! It was great. The burgers are HUGE and are well worth the price. Will be going back there soon! If you haven't tried this place, you are missing out!

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Thank Love the Shen V... v
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words regarding our burgers and gulf shrimp! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and let us know about your visit. We hope to see you back in again soon! More 

Ontario
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

When in Winchester,VA it would be a sin not to go to the Cork Street Tavern. So many things to choose from. Something for everyone!

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Thank GrandmaBettyOntario
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are so glad that you enjoy your visits with us and hope to see you in sometime soon. More 

Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Lived in Winchester for many years and visited the cork st tavern before moving. Really loved, but came back at Christmas this year and was not impressed. I had the Grilled Chicken salad, the chicken was so over cooked I couldn't chew it. Really tough. Rest of salad was ok, but no hard boiled eggs as they were out. Go... More 

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Thank L G
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience though we are sorry it was quite up to the standard we would like to offer all of our guests. We have had a real problem with eggs and our distributor due to the avian flu and are working with them to find a substitution but we are... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Seriously, this is a local place. So if you are the kind of person that just wants a real feel for a pub in town, this is it. Be careful, one door is the smoking bar and the other is non-smoking. Apparently they are grandfathered. Great pub food, staff is really nice if you get them to open up and... More 

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Thank Jane C
Chris B, Manager at Cork Street Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Jane! We do have some confusion for people at times with the smoking and non-smoking entrances. We do hope to see you down here again with us soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 W Cork St, Winchester, VA 22601-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Winchester
  • Phone Number: 15406673777

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