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Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar, Gulf Shores, AL

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
840 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 fourteen 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (251) 967-4773

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    John Davis

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Nina Martin: (855) 978-1695

  • Neighborhood

    Orange Beach

  • Cross street

    Highway 59

  • Parking details

    On site parking is available.

  • Entertainment

    We offer quiet acoustic music that is a perfect compliment to your dining experience.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 840 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Food

  • Mobile

    Best Service

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Good for Groups

  • Mobile

    Hot Spot

  • Mobile

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Mobile

    Notable Wine List

  • Mobile

    Romantic

  • Mobile

    Special Occasion

  • Mobile

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. ET

    EdwardT

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Food is always good and the service is always great.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoWe are thrilled to hear you enjoy our service and cuisine. We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team. Thank you for your review!

  2. RH

    RichH

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it!

  3. M

    Michaelwb

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Sunset Cork Room. my wife's birthday. Thank you Joan and all the staff.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoWe are honored you chose to celebrate with us! Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

  4. SP

    StevenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and entertainment. Wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be. Small, quaint and an amazing vibe.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our cuisine, service, and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

  5. C

    Chad

    Birmingham

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience. Our local hidden gem

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review! We're delighted to hear we're your local hidden gem!

  6. MS

    MaryS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited the restaurant last year and again this year. Consistently excellent. Both times we sat outside which was very pleasant. Lee our server was a lovely person to meet. Will come back again.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded 2 days agoWe are thrilled you chose to visit us on your trips! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto Lee and the rest of our team. Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you back.

  7. H

    Hugs

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent as usual, as well as the service…

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on August 10, 2022Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cuisine as well as the service! We look forward to having you back soon!

  8. L

    Lynn

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I bring someone new to this restaurant, they absolutely love it. Everything about Sunset Cork Room is top notch. I have never had a meal I didn't love and Sherry is the best waitress around. I wish I could give it more than 5 starts.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on August 3, 2022It is wonderful to hear you and your guests love it here! Thank you so much for sharing us with your family and friends. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our Sherry and the rest of our team. Thank you so much for your review!

  9. J

    James

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best “white tablecloth” restaurant in Gulf Shores, AL

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on August 2, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your fine dining experience! Thank you so much for your review!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you so much for your review!

  11. T

    Terrym

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent , came out in a timely manner and was hot. Service was good , drinks and wine came out quickly and no wait. We always recommend the Cork Room to our local friends.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 27, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the service, drinks, and cuisine! Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back.

  12. b

    bgaile

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third time to enjoy this wonderful little restaurant. You don’t just celebrate your 70th birthday anywhere! Food is always amazing. Tonight I had the filet ( my son sampled a bite and said it was the most tender steak he’d ever eaten) and he’s traveled around the world! My husband had the pork chop snd it was excellent as well. The watermelon salad was delightful. We had the chocolate cake for dessert and it was very good. Highly recommend for date night, birthdays anniversary or just celebrating life! They take reservations which is a plus.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 19, 2022We are honored you chose to spend your 70th birthday with us! It was wonderful to serve you. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the filet, watermelon salad, and chocolate cake! Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back soon.

  13. B

    Bengalguy

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always friendly service with a nice atmosphere and good food

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our friendly service, atmosphere, and cuisine!

  14. EK

    ElenaK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Good food, good service and ambience!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 11, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our cuisine, service, and ambiance! Thank you so much for your review!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT food and great “non touristy” atmosphere. Service and wine list were both fantastic!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 11, 2022It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere, service, and wine list. Thank you so much for your review!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everyone at the table has phenomenal food. The filet was highly recommended by the waitress, and it definitely did not disappoint. The lamb chops were great, as was the pasta carbonara.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you so much for your review! It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our filet, lamb, and pasta carbonara! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

  17. PF

    PaulF

    Tallahassee

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 5, 2022We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thank you so much for your review!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was great. I got blackened grouper which I would have preferred a little more rare but it very flavorful - probably just personal preference. My wife got shrimp creole and said it was the best thing she's had in GS. Her and her family have been coming here every year for several years. Music created a great atmosphere and the service was excellent. I have some diet issues and they were very helpful, making some changes to come up with something I could eat. Food was very reasonably priced. Some commented that the decor was dated, but who cares? Its a restaurant, not a museum.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear your wife enjoyed the creole and said it was the best thing she had in GS! It was wonderful to serve you and we look forward to having you back on your next trip!

  19. C

    Chad

    Birmingham

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. A local favorite

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 11, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you back soon!

  20. JP

    JuliaP

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant never disappoints! Excellent food and presentation, nice guitar music in the background, attentive service. It was our Anniversary and they gave us a delicious desert to celebrate! Thank you to Sunset Cork Room for a perfect evening!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 5, 2022It is an honor that you chose to celebrate with us! Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

  21. M

    Mdl2

    Memphis/West TN

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A little too dated ambiance Very good service and food

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the service and cuisine!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 5, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back!

  23. b

    bhamrealtor

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great little gem!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 29, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

  24. W

    Wayne

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent small local restaurant which is away from the vacation crowds.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on July 1, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Not a bad hole in the wall. Me and wife liked the food, not so much the wine though

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 29, 2022We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our cuisine. We would love another opportunity to wow you with our wine choices. Thank you for your feedback!

  26. WJ

    WilliamJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    While the food was good, the room lacked any atmosphere. The food came out so fast after we finished our salad, I feared it was cold sitting on the kitchen counter waiting. But it was fine, although the vegetables did look as through they had been plated hours before. And don’t look for a sunset! There are not even windows!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 27, 2022We appreciate your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the cuisine. I would like to assure you that food does not wait on the counter. Our servers have experience & fine dining training to ensure that all courses are perfectly timed to transition from one to another in a satisfying manner. Thank you for your review and we appreciate your feedback.

  27. G

    Gobigblue

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    In town for short vacation. Awesome venue and food was great. Very friendly and twin two man band was great!! If back in town will be first stop!!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 20, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our cuisine and venue! The Live Music that evening was This Side of 49! They are a wonderful, local group. Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back!

  28. MW

    MitziW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time , not sure how we have missed this place since being here for years. Will definitely return. Loved everything about it.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us! It is an honor. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed everything and we will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team. Thank you so much for your review!

  29. DH

    DeniseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Easy to make reservations. Will definitely go back

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed the cuisine. We look forward to having you back!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good food. Good music

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 18, 2022Thank you so much for your review!

  31. D

    Dale

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite dishes are the lamb chops and blackened grouper. But everything they have is delicious!!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 18, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the lamb and grouper! They are definite house favorites! Thank you so much for your review!

  32. JB

    JeromeB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!!! The musician, Timmi J was an amazing one man band!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you for your review! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Timmi and the rest of our team!

  33. f

    fultonficus

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 12, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cuisine and service. Thank you for your review!

  34. B

    Bamabelle

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    My last experience here was exceptional but was severely disappointed this time. The food was just not good on this visit. The fish was bland and dry. Risotto had spice dumped in to the point that you tasted nothing else. Filet was the only decent thing anyone had. The sides were not bad but were nothing spectacular either. Tiramisu was good but had no coffee flavor. The chocolate cake was dry. Will not go back.
  35. BJ

    BigJohn

    Tallahassee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service very well executed

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 12, 2022Thank you for your review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the cuisine and service!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Everything was perfect. We just live down the beach in OBA and we keep asking ourselves why we’ve not been here before now? We’ve already booked our next reservation to this lovely restaurant. Everything was great - the service, the food, the wine and the guitar music was all wonderful.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 8, 2022We are thrilled you gave us a try and even more excited to hear that you will be back! Thank you so much for your feedback! We look froward to seeing you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was fabulous!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 8, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for your review!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent as always.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 8, 2022Thank you so much for dining with us! We look forward to having you back again soon!

  39. L

    Leah

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service here is wonderful. Everyone is so helpful and nice. The food is absolutely delicious, and I highly recommend the blackened grouper. The fact that they take reservations is an advantage.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 8, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the service and cuisine! The grouper is always an excellent choice and a house favorite. Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

  40. LB

    LeiaB

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service (Whitney), the food, the experience was absolutely perfect.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on June 8, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the service and cuisine! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Whitney and the rest of our team. Thank you for your review!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.8 stars by 840 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

225 E. 16th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Highway 59

  • Neighborhood

    Orange Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On site parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Veteran, Women

  • Executive chef

    John Davis

  • Entertainment

    We offer quiet acoustic music that is a perfect compliment to your dining experience.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (251) 967-4773

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Nina Martin: (855) 978-1695

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