Cork & Cap Restaurant

4.6
873 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. Our guiding tenet is simple yet uncompromising: use local ingredients and made-from-scratch, no-nonsense recipes. Our dishes pay homage to the rural heritage of Lancaster County, all with an extra pinch of creative license. Think Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a contemporary, cosmopolitan twist. From dinner to Sunday brunch, we offer Lancaster County-inspired cuisine all in a memorable, casual-hip setting. Dine in plush leather banquettes alongside restored brick and stone walls, lounge in the Cork & Cap’s rustic bar area, or enjoy seasonal outdoor dining (limited dinner menu Thursday-Saturday) on our patio around Urban Place’s signature smokestack.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 873 people are saying
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PatrickL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a reservation for our anniversary. The only that was a minimal issue was finding the entrance. The restaurant is part of a hotel that was renovated from a factory so you have to travel through the parking lot to get the. Nothing terrible but a little challenge. The atmosphere, the service and the meal were all excellent. Emmitt was a real pro and very attentive. Would definitely recommend!

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SherriC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were traveling from out of town 3 states away. The expericence with friends was wonderful.

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Great place if your looking to celebrate a special occasion.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Attentive and friendly staff. Cozy ambiance. Perfect date night!

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OutinAC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were exploring as an option for a reh. dinner and were very pleased with our meal and overall experience -- We could see a possible parking issue if multiple events are taking place as same time

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing food and service!

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KimG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vegan burger was one of the best I've ever had! Their sweet potato fries are some of my favorite too!

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DavidS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Went late. Food was still amazing. Server was obviously worn out from a bust night, et still pretty decent.

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AlexP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent experience. Food was amazing, the service was top notch, couldn’t have asked for better anything. Another memorable anniversary at one of our favorite places.

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vipDianne
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food!

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and excellent food. Each portion looked and tasted like it was prepared by experienced chef.
The dessert was outstanding as well
We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food was amazing and reasonably priced. The building was very cool as well. We will definitely be back!

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MaryLee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet and my husband had the meatloaf and macaroni and cheese. Both were excellent and the service was outstanding! The ambiance was lovely, which made for a very special evening. I highly recommend Cork & Cap!

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Charles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They sat us near the waitress station, and that was too much activity; and they need shinier looking eating utensils

We could hear the next table’s conversation too easy

Otherwise it was great

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kimmiejw
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a fantastic meal at cork & cap. it was our first time there and the setting was rustic and quaint. the staff was friendly and our server (dan) was outstanding. the menu was interesting and varied... and the portion sizes were perfect. they were busy but our food arrived quickly. it was our anniversary and it definitely did not disappoint... we will go back again.

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vipLovegoodfood
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had our daughters wedding at the Cork Factory Hotel, August 2019. Her grandfather loves the place so much and wanted to return so we bought him a gift card and took him for dinner. He had a great duck dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JohnW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

First of all it was noisy even at the 5-6 pm timeframe. My wife had the beet salad followed by the crab cake entree. I had the chicken and waffle soup followed by the braised beef brisket. We shared the hush puppies. The soup was described by Emily as being like a chicken pot pie. I was served a creamy chicken soup with two very small - about the size of a quarter - waffles on the side of the cup. Wouldn’t one slightly larger waffle on top of the soup make a better presentation and be truer to the description? The soup itself was very good. My entree, being a braised beef, should have been able to be pulled apart with a fork. I needed to cut mine with a knife. It simply was not fork tender. In my opinion, the meat was not braised properly and/or for the proper length of time. Beef brisket is not very forgiving. Diners want to enjoy the selection as it is described on the menu. This really missed the mark to the point of deception. On another note, at one point we had on our table two large entree plates, the hush puppy plate, my soup cup and dish, my wife’s large beet salad plate, the bread basket, two water glasses, a wine glass, and a martini glass. This was not because we were slow eaters - my wife had a bite or two of her salad and I a spoonful or two of my soup - and surprise here come the entrees. Dishes were cleared while we ate but the damage was done. There was a disconnect between front and back of the house. Entrees should have come out about 10 minutes later. Remember that if the diners are rushed they don’t have the time to spend more money, right?

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NicholeH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Crab dip was phenomenal!! Also had the hush puppies, good as well. My friend had gotten surf and turf, she loved it. I got a burger with sweet potato fries. The burger was a bit salty but not so bad I couldn’t eat it. Drinks were great, dirty martini and Malibu bay breeze.

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AmyL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Nice ambiance and very good service. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good. We shared several appetizers, had three great entrées, and desserts. Portions were good size and food was delicious. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful building. Food was adequate

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I have Never ever taken the time to write a bad review but if I can save someone a couple hundred dollars spent miserably:
We have chosen Cap & Cork for several special dinners in the past and my Mom loves it so it was a no-brainer to book their 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner there. We weren’t having a big party, just immediate family- 5 people. I swear I requested a table in the dining section beside the bar which has always been lovely. Sadly, we were seated between a giant Bday party with kids and a rowdy foul mouthed table celebrating a 21st Birthday. It would have been less noise and not as many F-Bombs at Chucky Cheese. I asked the hostess to speak to the manager to see if there was any possibility to change tables but the staff behind the hostess table said he was no where to be found. When I plead with them that this was a really special night, one of the staff grabbed her iPad to show me my booking with open table and very rudely informed me that there were no notes in my booking. So defeated, I went back to the table. The food took 45 min to arrive and was barely warm. Manager never came to the table and I ended up handing them my CC before our last bite was chewed and remaining wine consumed just to escape the noise and chaos of the dining room. I’ll think twice before booking with Open table and CERTAINLY Never ever eat at Cap & Cork again.

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LaurenceM
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the creme brûlée was to die for

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RichardG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with a great vibe, we had a great dinner and the staff was very nice.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Service was great
Manager was wonderful

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JillL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good my daughters did not care for the mac & cheese and didn’t need it but we’re still charged atmosphere was great waitress was a little slow but overall we really enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess friendly. Beautiful restaurant and ambiance. Server very pleasant and the food was tasty. We try the salmon and crab entree and it was yummy. Dessert chocolate cake with strawberries. I would definitely will come back but this time with my husband.

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CaroleK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great service
I just wish they had more vegan/vegetarian options

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MarieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful - from the atmosphere to the extremely attentive and great server to the delicious food! Would definitely recommend!

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DanielO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal here--seated outside on their patio. Delicious food and terrific service.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for low key business meetings or date night. Love the aspect that this place used to be a old manufacturing plant and the original structure is mostly intact.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent service

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Diane
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dinner here last evening…Mother/Daughter date nite! The meal began with a cup of Chicken Waffle soup. Never heard of it as a soup. Go for it! Soooo delish, could have been my dinner. But wait, here comes dinner. Petite filet mignon w/2 sautéed scallops and seasonal vegetables. It was the best; generous portions but I was stuffed and couldn’t finish! Except what? Creme brûlée you say. OMG must have! Ate the whole thing!! This place DOES NOT disappoint when it comes to an unforgettable dinner.
Our waitress (think it was Jen) was very efficient, but most of all, her fun personality was the icing on the cake!
Go here! You’ll be glad you did!

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vipCarltonR
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Felt rushed - if we didn’t slow things down, the restaurant would have had us in and out in less than 30 minutes.

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JohannaM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for three: me, my elderly mom, and friend from Pittsburgh. Perfect for mom because of mobility issues. Comfortable seating, lots of space between tables. Waitress was very attentive and tableside manners and service was top notch!

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liketodineout
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with reasonable prices. Food was good and server was attentive. Would definitely return if I’m back in the area.

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BethD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food was delicious and beverage selection good. Would have loved to see a sangria on the list, but there were plenty other fine options. Nice, quiet atmosphere. It was a girls night out but this would be a great date place.

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lsunday
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was wonderful and ambiance was perfect for date night. The bar was great - service was awesome and drinks were delicious!

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ChezM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to go. You will enjoy the good and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. Really neat decor. I do not like the way the seating is for couples. You are seated along a wall side by side by other couples. I was thankful we were close to some nice, fun people but it is still slightly uncomfortable in a romantic setting. But honestly the food and atmosphere is perfect. Small menu but food is on point.

FAQs

Cork & Cap Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 735-2025.

Cork & Cap Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 873 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.