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The County Cork Wine Pub
The County Cork Wine Pub

The County Cork Wine Pub Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thecorkpub.com
  • Phone: (410) 970-8110
  • Hours of Operation:


    Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm


    Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Chris Trageser
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We cater on and off the premise. We can prepare any menu you like or we can design a menu together. We have been to private homes as well as held special occasions at the restaurant. From holiday parties, to birthdays, to anniversaries, we would love to be a part of your special occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: The only times we can offer private dining facilities is on Mondays when we are closed. We have opened on Mondays for several private parties. We also will close to the public for special parties. Call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Arlene Stecher (410) 970-8110
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evenings. It is often one or two musicians playing acoustic guitars and usually classic rock is played. We start the music around 8:30-9:00 so as to not disturb the majority of diners. If we are still busy with a dinner crowd, I may start the music a little later and they will play til midnight or after.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oklahoma Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking out front and additional parking in the rear. We are located in a strip mall center so it is a free private lot.
A word from The County Cork Wine Pub
Welcome to The County Cork Wine Pub. The "Cork" as we are known is a classy, but casual restaurant. We have a unique menu using the freshest ingredients available. We offer an extensive wine list, as well as a selection of craft beers and a full bar. Happy Hour is best spent at The Cork where appetizers are 50% off and drink specials. The Cork is your neighborhood meeting place, whether you desire a quick bite from our lite fare selection or a night out with friends. Enjoy the evening experiencing our incredible menu and succulent specials at reasonable prices. Our Butcher Block and Cheese Boards are enjoyed by many of our customers with a bottle of wine. We have the best brunch in the "Burg". An extensive a la carte menu featuring benedicts, steak and eggs, omletes anyway, corned beef hash and much more. We also have an all-you-can drink Bloody Mary Bar for $10.00. Come experience the warm atmosphere and exceptional service. You'll come as guests and leave as friends!!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We celebrated Father's day and my son's birthday...we had excellent service and the food was outstanding as it always is!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "It's obviously a popular restaurant and was pretty crowded, but the service left a lot to be desired. My friends scolded me for brushing off the table after each course assuring me the staff would take care of it, they never did.......they just set food down on whatever mess was left from the previous course. The food was wonderful but I expected much better care from the staff. The children who were allowed to run around the restaurant made it feel like Chucky Cheese, but not sure if that's on the restaurant or just poor parenting........It was expensive so I had hoped for a better experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Thanks for a great experience my first time dining there! Love the 1/2 price bottle of wines on Tuesdays!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I love this restaurant. It is such a great find in Eldersburg, Md. The menu items change seasonally and are very creative takes on standard items and dishes. The chef really knows how to combine unique and surprising ingredients to make delicious entrees. You can get higher end items like lamb chops or something simple like a burger and they all taste delicious. Don't let the strip mall location fool you, this is a very high quality restaurant that deserves much praise. The live music on weekends is also a great touch."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is my second time going for brunch, and both times it was excellent! Dinners have been excellent also. Good food, good atmosphere, and the owner is super nice!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Four of us had appetizers, entrees and desserts as well as drinks/wine. Everything was good. While it looks like a bar, the food quality is that of a fine restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is our firth or six experience at the Cork. The food is always good. This most recent visit was especially great. My wife got the shrimp and grits as was bowled over by them. I got a sausage, shrimp and tomato over pasta special that was fantastic. The waitress whom we have had before is very attentive and knows her stuff. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My family and I came here for mother's day. There were two kids meal options- pasta and a hamburger. They aren't listed on the menu. I got the summer salad and it was delicious. Three of my family members got the tenderloin and commented that it was almost too spicy (pepper-y) to eat. We got the brie and crab dip which was really good and the tuna as an appetizer. My brother got crab cakes which he said were also spicy but he didn't mind it. Overall pretty good experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "A great little spot hidden away in Eldersburg. The food is always top notch and the wine selection is stellar. Every visit I am tempted by my favorite, Lamb French Dip, but most everything we've had has been worth the $$. It is a small restaurant and popular so I would recommend an OpenTable reservation and, because it is small, it is a little noisy and close so not the best spot for a romantic dinner but still worth checking out, especially if you are a foodie!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have been to the Wine Cork Pub several times and each time we are reaffirmed that this is a great local restaurant. The menu has a nice variety of traditional meals with unique twists that are interesting and inviting. The service has been exceptional every time and using Open Table to make reservations makes it all so easy to walk in and being enjoying a quiet meal with my wife or a great gathering with friends and family. I highly recommend Wine Cork Pub and thank them for being creative with their menu selections that change with the seasons and although I may miss a favorite item, there’s always new ones that raise the bar all the higher. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The pecan cream cheese stuffed french toast with fruit topping is to die for!!!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Our group found the drinks to be above average-nice variety. Service was quite good. The rosemary fries were very good. The Spanish mussels were good-the sauce extremely tasty. Crab cakes could be better. Vegetable dish was bland. Ambience was nice, clean, felt welcoming. Prices were good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We frequent the County Cork Wine Pub and its just always perfect for us and our friends. Food is outstanding and the service is second to none; since its opening, the staff has pretty much remained intact, which allows you to build a "relationship" with them and its also a great testimony to quality of the restaurant and the owners/managers. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is really great and I dare say better than it's counterpart, Baldwin Station. The food is far more consistently delicious. My friends were raving about the whiskey beer (??) on tap, and I loved the Reisling I had. It's not the cheapest place, but it's worth the money. Highly recommend the fish and chips!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Located in a strip of retail business next to a Radio Shack and Nail Salon, Country Cork Wine Pub impressed me with a delicious meal. My husband and I started out with a half dozen oysters and the Rosemary Fries. For my main entree, i had the Bronzini with a potato and calamari hash. The fish was cooked perfectly and the hash with the sauce that accompanied it was very tasty. My husband had the crab cakes with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus. Those mashed sweet potatoes were some of the best I have ever had. Don't know what the chef whipped those potatoes with but whatever it was, Delicious!!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was my first time at this restaurant. We were seated at a high-top table near the bar. The hostess was very accommodating when we requested chairs with backs instead of the usual stools. We tried to order a bottle of wine from the "specials" menu, but the waiter returned to say that wine was no longer available! Not a real good start, but the food more than made up for it. Our entrees were great! I had the stuffed bronzino, which was cooked perfectly with crispy skin, and my friend had the veal short ribs, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Our waiter was very attentive. My only real complaint is the noise level. The live music is very loud in such a small space, and the band setup near the front door is not ideal."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The last time I was at the cork, service was slow, the food needed assistance, and just an overall poor experience. But, we wanted to go out and most of the recent reviews were raving about their experience, so we decided to give it another go. I am glad we did. Service was good (not great), but the food was good this time around."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great menu and a very well priced wine list. I highly recommend it for foodies and winos alike."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Took my wife here for a Valentine's date. They had a special 4-course menu. The food was very good. Not a really large place so kind of tight if you're sitting at tables near the bar, but overall we enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We are never disappointed at The County Cork. The food is always delicious and the service is excellent. We are so glad to have this establishment nearby."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "What a wonderful experience. Loved the pick 3 wine tasting option. Warm cauliflower salad was amazing. I came home and booked another night."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were not even aware of this new restaurant until our daughter gave us a "date night" gift card for Christmas. We used the card 2 weeks later. The location of being in a small strip mall in Eldersburg in Carroll County threw us for a moment but we still went and boy were we glad we did! Not only was the service superb but the menu was a huge hit. My husband got the prime rib and is still raving about it. I got the crab cakes and while they are not the traditional Maryland crab cakes it would be a shame to dismiss them. They were delicious! They have more than wine to offer with reasonable "specials" to taste. Overall a great date night and we will definitely go again. Next time we will treat our daughter and her date!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We went for a dinner with friends and had a fabulous time. The appetizers were the perfect size. We ordered the prime rib and veal short ribs and we all enjoyed them, especially the au jus that came with the prime rib. Our waiter was very helpful in assisting with selections from the menu. He was also attentive enough to not be overbearing throughout the meal. This was our first time here at this restaurant and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It was suggested by a friend who I was treating to dinner, and it was the Right place to go. I was very surprised how good it was. It was a busy night but the service was good and the food was even better. NO problem recommending it and retuning for another occasion."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I meet friends there for dinner a few times a year. The monthly wine specials for happy hour are good. The food is usually good except for this last time. I ordered the rice paella since I am trying to limit my meat. It was very oily with small bits of vegetables and rice--not what I was expecting for paella. I ate about a third of the dish, which was in a small cast iron serving pan. Thank goodness I filled up on an appetizer. I still recommend this restaurant--one bad food experience will not deter me from returning. The service is good, the food is usually very good and the wines are excellent."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Great wine. Great cheeseboard. Live music on Friday nights. love it here."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "My wife and I were at the County Cork Wine Pub for the very first time. We were drawn there by Stan Whitaker, who was performing that evening. The website made the place look nice, but it exceeded our expecations with it's excellent food and service. The place was PACKED! But since we already had a reservation, that really didn't impact us. It was easy to see that expansion may be good for County Cork. Our best wishes for continued success!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The mussel appetizer was good but not as large as in previous visits. Forgot to ask about the Bronzino preparation and would not have gotten it as it turned out to be an arch shaped fried piece of fish in a tomato sauce base. Calamari was not tender. Bolognese was too chunky as a true bolognese sauce should have a smoother meat sauce. The tried and true crab cakes were very good. And wine and chocolate dessert were excellent. Waiter was there when we needed him."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "When we get a night out without the kids, we like to hit these little restaurants like The Cork. We are very glad to have a place like this in Eldersburg because it provides a nice change from the other places in town. The service has always been good and the menu provides a different selection and style from the other places. The food is always prepared well and tasty!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My girlfriends and I went to The County Cork for their Sunday brunch, and we will definitely be there again! It was a great little place near where we all live, and it was nice not having to drive into Baltimore for a nice brunch. The food was excellent and the mimosa bar even better! We definitely plan on going there again, and recommend it to anyone looking for a small, cozy brunch place."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "First time dining at The Cork even though we live in the area. Good drinks and the food was good (but not great). Service was uneven -- started great and then our server paid more attention to friends that were having drinks at the high tables and we waited for dessert and our bill. For Eldersburg, it is as good as it gets although I think I still like the food at Beck's in Sykesville better overall."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Our service was subpar, as it took 10 mins for our server to bring the drinks for the make your own bloody mary bar. The food was ok, but I've had better omelets at waffle house. One of the best things about this place was the ability to make a brunch reservation, which makes sense since there wasn't really a lot of people banging down the doors to get in to the place. Also, our waiter split all six checks, which was huge since it is usually a seemingly difficult task for other servers."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "My girlfriends and I spent a fabulous night here. The wine and food were incredible. The service was impeccable. Great place to enjoy a fun night out!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "With a name like cork wine pub, I expected there to be more choices for wines than the list provided. However, the food was absolutely AMAZING, the service was wonderful, and live music was entertaining."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Service was lacking, overcooked steak . I ordered a pomegranate martini but received a Cosmo. Not a big deal, but lack of attention on the part of our waitress. Appetizers were delicious: the almonds & two faced tuna. They really need to make the tuna an entree. My husband ordered the steak medium rare and it was medium well but very tasty. I ordered the Asian beef tenderloin and it was horrible. It tasted like someone dumped a jar of Grey Poupon into some cabbage and rice and tossed some overcooked beef in. Very disappointing"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Most of my experiences at the Cork have been great. Unfortunately, we ended up seated (had reservations) in the front booth next to the band. It was so loud that we couldn't hear each other or socialize at all and left early. Next time, I will request seating in the back of the restaurant and arrive earlier to avoid the music."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We've been to the Cork several times. It has such potential. It can be very good but too often just average. And it's way to pricey for average. For the price it should be more consistent. We ordered 2 appetizers. 1 was ordered gluten free. It came with bread shoved into the sauce. 3 out of the 4 main courses were good. The 4th was pulled pork on a mashed potato pancake. It was so salty, after a few bites, our guest just left it. She tried to eat the pancake but it was soaked with grease. She is too shy and didn't want to complain. We're going to try again. Hope this helps to improve."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Been here many times and always enjoy it. This time happened to be a Tuesday evening and bottles of wine were half price, perfect! Bruschetta appetizer and twisted turkey sandwiches are the best."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "I'm a regular visitor to the cork. I've always been happy. This time, I went for a nice dinner out with my husband. That's a rarity these days. Our food was good (the strip wasn't amazing, but everything else was good). The only complaint I have is the noise. We were fine at first, but then a 4-top came in next to us and we could barely hear each other. It really ruined our night and yes, it could have been the people because they were unusually annoying for this area, but the acoustics near the bar are terrible. If you're looking for something more intimate, request a booth. Also, our server was great, but the timing of our food seemed off. Again, a rarity given how many times we've been there."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "This restaurant never misses a beat!! The food is delicious, the service is great and the drinks are perfect. The Cork has a different and varied menu. Always delicious."
    Dined on 9/21/2013