Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
705 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar is a small, intimate, upscale fine dining establishment while keeping a local friendly objective. We offer unique wines from around the world, a hand crafted menu with locally sourced foods when we can. A little off the beaten path, the Cork Room is an excellent way to escape the typical beach fare and step into a more sophisticated, personal atmosphere. Wine Spectator Restaurant Award Winner for the last eight consecutive years and People's Choice Award Winner for most "Romantic Dinner" by our local radio station. Definitely the Local's place you need to find.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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PaulJ
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are on a short vacation to Pensacola and booked this restaurant even though a 1 hour drive…it was fully worth it! At the first mouthful of the seafood bisque with poached salmon, I knew we were in for a treat. I had New Zealand lamb and my wife swordfish… the sauces were exquisite.
Finishing up with a Raspberry sorbet laced with champagne.
Modest number of tables, so noise level was low. Highly recommend finding this “ off the beaten track” establishment.

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SusanP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal, enjoyed the music, and the atmosphere.
I’ve already recommended to others.

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Woodsie
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We booked 2 at the bar for dinner
The one TV did not have cable and was wireless only?? Bar service and food were great.

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MelissaW
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was perfect! Soft music playing was perfect! Still have the laid back feel overall! Very very cute decor! The food is legendary! Pictures can’t even do justice!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 9, 2022

Thank you so much for your feedback!! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our laid back feel and decor! We look forward to having you back!

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vipTuskDiner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cork Room always but it’s a special place when Lisa Christian is performing. So happy with the return of the petite plate! Great wine selection.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

We love Lisa, too! She is a real gem. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to Lisa and our team. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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DianneD
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. The live music was wonderful and at a level that allowed for conversation. One of our favorite places.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We will be sure to pass you compliments onto our team! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Lynn
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Eat hear and enjoy Lisa every trip to Gulf Shores!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 7, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! It is always a delight to see you!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New Year’s Eve dinner. Excellent food and service. Good entertainment. Always a pleasure.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 4, 2022

It was a joy sharing New Year's Eve with you! Thank you for your review!

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Joeb
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute best place to go in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Great owner, wait staff, bartender and chef. Don't tell anybody, we want to keep this place a secret !!!
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Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are honored to be your favorite place in OB and GS! We will be sure to pass you compliments on to our team. Looking forward to seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite. Sherry was efficient and thoughtful. A dining pleasure.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you for your review! We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Sherry! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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WillH
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nina and her staff present delicious food in a comfortable atmosphere.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on January 2, 2022

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to share your special day with you! Looking forward to seeing you back!

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vipWayne
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat there weekly, and we do because it is so enjoyable. Nina and Shelly are always so good. You can't go wrong there.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! It is always a joy to serve you. We look forward to having you back!

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vipConnieM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the musician was extremely talented. Very much enjoyed the music

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for your review! We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our team!

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LindaJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was excellent. The music was wonderful and very relaxing - the gentleman is very talented and you can have a conversation without music being so loud. Food is good and Shelly the bar tender came to our table to see if we were enjoying our evening.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 28, 2021

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Shelly and the rest of our team! Thank you for your review!

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RichH
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Service was excellent. Food was delicious. A must do if you are eating out in Gulf Shores.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 28, 2021

Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you back!

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WayneZ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little loud from large groups of folks celebrating birthdays.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 13, 2021

We would love another chance to wow you. If a quieter atmosphere is desired, I would recommend a Wednesday evening, as we do not have live music that night and it tends to be quieter. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to you dining with us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

They changed the menu since our last visit, most of the items we liked are not on the new menu.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 13, 2021

We are sorry to hear the menu was not what you were expecting. We update the menu seasonally to give our guests the opportunity to enjoy the talent and range of our wonderful chefs. We always appreciate feedback on our regular's favorite dishes. Please feel encouraged to let us know what dishes you were looking forward to most!

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Sullyonthego
Mississippi
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening with excellent service and delicious food! . Mr Melvin playing softly in the background was a treat as always. Steaks were cooked just right and salmon appetizer was tasty but our dessert was a treat. Lemon cake hot out of the oven topped with a creme and raspberry topping was the end to a delicious meal. Sunset Cork never disappoints.

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vipHoodatt
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Music was too loud, but the staff got the guy to adjust his sound and it was much betty. Service was very good and the food was excellent. Incredible value.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you for your review. Customer feedback always helps us to make sure all guests have the best dining experience possible. We will be sure to communicate your feedback to our team. We look forward to seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, very good

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 8, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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Bill
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. It was a real pleasure to have our favorite server taking her usual FANTASTIC care of us. Kylee is a keeper!!! We'll be back again....and again. Unusually quiet night, customer wise...but thoroughly enjoyable. Keep it up!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on December 8, 2021

We are honored you chose to share your special day with us! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Kylee and the rest of our team! We look forward to having you back!

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mEllis
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chicken & mushroom soup was very good, but it was luke warm - needed to be hotter. The salmon carpaccio was good but it is not really a carpaccio. It's smoked salmon with arugula salad. Both the ribs and the lamb lollipop were nice and tender and moist, but the sauce on both items were too heavy - drowned out flavor of the meat which was very tasty without the heavy sauce. The harvest salad is mostly greens, very little other ingredients. The homemade apple dressing was good. The Sherry glazed blackened grouper was excellent. Loved the ambience. The service was very good. The musician was very good, nice and mellow and added a very classy spin on all of our favorite old songs. We will definitely be going back and recommending this restaurant.

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PierreB
Mobile
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for an anniversary celebration!!!! Delicious food (steak & lamb lollipops), outstanding service (prompt & professional), perfect atmosphere (roomy & quiet) and great musician (soft sounds & multiple instruments) makes it our #1 spot for any future celebrations or date night. Very reasonably price for the food, beverages & services provided. We will be back!!!!!

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vipWayne
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wine night is our favorite. that and the food and the service fro Shelly is excellent.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you came out and enjoyed our $3 house wine night! We look forward to seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is probably the best we’ve had in Gulf Shores. And we’ve dined at a lot of GS restaurants. We loved the slightly upscale menu and sometimes hard-to-find items. Yet we found it a great value given the quality. Their house wine is quite acceptable and at $3/glass is a great value. Highly recommend

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on November 5, 2021

We are thrilled to hear we are your favorite cuisine in Gulf Shores! We try hard to provide service, atmosphere, and a menu that is not the typical beach fair. We are so glad you enjoyed it. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team! Thank you so much for your review!

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NATO
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, food was very flavorful, beer was very cold

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on November 3, 2021

Reviews don't get better than great staff, flavorful food, and cold beer! Thank you so much for your review!

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KatieD
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff was very nice and the live music was quiet and enjoyable even sitting right beside the stage. The food was disappointing. We had salmon, and both of our servings were dry and bland. I had fingerling potatoes which were VERY dry and barely seasoned. Not worth the $25 a plate when you can make a more interesting salmon dish at home with little effort.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on November 3, 2021

We regret to hear the salmon was not to your expectations or liking. We would love another chance to wow you with our other dinner selections. Thank you so much for your feedback. We will be sure to pass this on to our team. Thank you for your review!

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vipSandpiper
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the Cork Room! With Lisa playing on Tuesday nights (and fantastic wine offerings) it can’t get much better.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team! We look forward to seeing you back!

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vipHoodatt
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, excellent food, excellent service

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 29, 2021

We are thrilled to see your dining experience with us was excellent! Thank you so much for your review!

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Dede
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended by a FB group, I Love Fort Morgan and we were so pleased with every aspect of this lovely locals place. We had the Pork Tenderloin and Fresh Catch Red Snapper, Apple Bread pudding and Key Lime Tart. Great entertainment and service. 5 stars

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 25, 2021

We are so happy you found us! And even more pleased to hear you enjoyed our Pork and Fresh Catch! We look forward to having you back. Thank you so much for your review!

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RollTide
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in Gulf Shores. Great food and service.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good food and service and overall rating would have been higher but the music was overbearing vs being background music.

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MariaC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and we loved it!! We sure will be back! Food was great, ambiance, service and the wine!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 25, 2021

We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to having you back! Thank you so much for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good overall experience. Fair price, great service, tasteful entertainment.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

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Ericp
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was our anniversary which I had stated on our reservation. Nothing special was done. At another restaurant, last year , the place we went put flower petals on the table with an anniversary card signed by the manager and waitstaff taking care of us. Also gave us a free dessert. It was very special. Sunset Cork Room could use some classing up-we understand Covid has really put a dent in dining out and staffing is short. Yes this is a casual beach area, however sometimes people appreciate dressing up and having a waitstaff that is dressed to impress as well. The food was fine just trying to find someplace extra special and nice to have meal without driving to New Orleans.

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MelanieL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husbands 60th birthday and our meal was excellent in every way. The hostess seated us in a private booth surrounded by pillows. The musician for the night was playing our kind of songs. Our server was attentive without being over-bearing. Our food was prepared well and the quantities suited us perfectly. We tried the fall harvest salad, dinner salad, shrimp bisque, caprese salad, chicken Alfredo, sherried Grouper, shrimp scampi and pork entree. All were delicious. We enjoyed two of the deserts, both excellent. This is our favorite go-to place in Gulf Shores when we are celebrating!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 25, 2021

We are honored you chose to spend your special day with us. It is always a delight to hear when we have made someones evening special. Thank you so much for your feedback. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team. Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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DaleT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Nice Dinner, service was good live music was very nice

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vipLexi
Nashville
102 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is excellent and the live music is superb!! Ate here twice in one week and will come back. The walnut salad and the coconut shrimp can't be beat!! My husband loved the meatballs.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 25, 2021

We are thrilled to have you twice in one week! Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back.

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vipGizmo
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meals and wine list. Prices are great! This is where locals dine!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 13, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our wine list and cuisine! We are proud to be a local's gem. Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back.

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Bill
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

There were three of us and (initally) three slices of french bread. The server promptly brought more -- I think she was surprised and how small it looked once she got to the table and served it. One of the lamb lollipops was pretty small, but overall they were done right and they were great. Kudos on the Caprese Salad...probably my favorite menu item here! We'll be back (again)....we're local and have been multiple times. Servers are always fantastic, even when it's busy.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed our cuisine, especially the Caprese Salad. We look forward to seeing you back again and we will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team!

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FAQs

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (251) 967-4773.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 705 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.