Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
503 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.
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Where locals dine! Food, service exceptional. Atmosphere old fashion

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davei
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here often, never had a poor experience will bebback again and again

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vipRandyV
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took friends there for their first time - we had lamb, swordfish and grouper and all were perfect! Great place.

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ROBERTM
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service great good band was loud but the good and our waitress made it a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, and atmosphere. Service is wonderful. Not touristy and a great break from the beach crowd. Have been twice and it will definitely be a regular place we eat at. We were celebrating our birthdays but also a place to go for date night.

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viplisa1962
New Orleans
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service, cocktails and music were awesome! The food unfortunately was only average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for a family Valentines Day dinner. Ordered Mediterranean appetizer, would not order that again. Crab bisque very good, all 4 of us ordered grouper for our entree and give that a 5 star, was exceptional. Desert, we had the Alabama mud pie, excellent . We will go back. Service and live music was excellent. Was a busy evening but staff kept up with the pace , with a smile.

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ShannonM
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. It was Valentines Day. The food and service were wonderful. We
Will definitely return the next time we are in Orange Beach

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipScarlettN
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Creative Valentine’s Day menu. Highly recommend!

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the menu at SunsetCork. The lamb lollipops are a stand-out appetizer. And the swordfish, filet, and pasta dishes are truly amazing. One thing about Sunset Cork Room, the chef knows how to cook filet perfectly. The filet reminds me of the filet at Ruth's Chris. So tender
I have always had great service here an we love the acoustic guitar sounds on the weekends.

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vipolderwiser1
Milwaukee
147 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening was enhanced by the very kind and friendly waitstaff/ owner. Leigh (sp?) and Nina. The chops are tops here, and when the kitchen only had one order left to accommodate two people, the issue was fixed by offering the appetizer style lollipop lamb chops as a meal. Jim Andrews on the sax was most enjoyable and also an extremely congenial, eager to please musician. As we celebrate a milestone anniversary in 2021, we considered our experience at Sunset Cork Room a fantastic start to a year of many mini date nights❣️

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RobH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I absolutely love The Cork Room. There is nothing but good things to say about this place. We went this time with some friends that have been in Gulf Shores a long time, but had never been to the Cork Room. They loved it as well. Our waiter, Pete, and Lisa Christian, the entertainment, were as good as it gets. On top of all that, you can make a reservation, too. Almost forgot, the food was excellent, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really do love this place. It’s one of our favorites. The food is always delicious. Loved the lamb pops and the salmon was cooked to perfection... not overcooked and tasted fresh. They also have a large selection of adult beverages. Highly recommend the lemon drop martini. Delish!!

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DianeS
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. It has a special atmosphere. We so enjoy Lisa’s entertainment.

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IndianaMAM
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great change from all the fried food places. A special place. Wonderful food and drink-food and service excellent-nice live music too. Very reasonable prices

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GretchenK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was incredible! Great music, great food and great service! We will definitely be back highly recommended!

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JeffB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent atmosphere, great attentiveness from staff

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service was as well! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Had party of 6. Everyone loved it. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipwielassociates
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Lamb was the best we have had. Live music was good. But a bit loud. Our favorite place to eat in gulf shores. By far!

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JohnS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem!

The food was impeccable. I had the grouper. It was the best I ever had! I started my dinner with the crab cakes. Again, delicious.

The waiter, Pete, knew his stuff. He was attentive, but not overbearing.

I am looking forward to attending one of their wine pairing dinners.

My wife and I happen to have been there on a night with live music. What a treat.

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BrandyC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!! My girlfriend really enjoyed everything about this place. The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxing. The live music was on point. Mixed drinks made perfectly. The food was excellent. Definitely going to eat here again. I had a reservation and when we got there we were seated immediately. We must have had the best table there. Close to the stage yet secluded a bit. Thank you all for an amazing experience and meal.

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TuskDiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Corkroom! Staff never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the musician that played 1-2-2021.

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LuvtoEat
Mississippi
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner for New Year’s Eve- 5 course dinner very good and so nice to have musicians and beautiful songs. We enjoyed!

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WendyB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant on New Year’s Eve. The food was absolutely delicious, service impeccable, music was amazing and not too loud and very talented. One of my biggest pet peeves is when music is so loud you can’t hold a conversation. The music here was at the perfect volume and quite talented. We definitely plan to come back the next time we’re in town!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal .You Definitely need to try this place

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vipLDPoch
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the live music - she was amazing! The booth was super cozy and the food was both delightful and generous. Would absolutely both return and recommend!
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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely hidden gem in Gulf Shores. Everything was delicious as usual from the crab cakes appetizer, to the bowl of crab bisque, and then a petite sized grouper plate was just right size for me after the others. Bottle of wine priced nicely and music by Milton made a lovely evening. Definitely will be returning more often!

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Neil
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is always excellent. Staff are great too. Most dishes are very good value with enough food to share. They often have live entertainment - which is usually pretty good. This time the young lady that sings and plays guitar was not there. The older gentleman was a great musician...but lacked a little life.

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vipLloyd
Mobile
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Gulf Shores with good low level music and food. I highly recommend it

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jamess
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice and quaint place. Service from Pete was excellent.

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Foodlover
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful until the entrees were served. My mother’s medium rare filet was way over cooked, and my sister’s grouper was over cooked. Our cheese and fruit appetizer was delish, and my shrimp and linguini were very good. The wine specials tasted great and were good bargains. We appreciated the free dessert to make up for the disappointing entrees. I would go back, but order more carefully.

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ShawnC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses / waiters are always helpful with entree knowledge. The food is fantastic my wife and I travel 3 hours every year to eat. The food is fantastic!! The atmosphere is great but make sure you make reservations .

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vipBay2
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our lamb racks came to the table at a cool temperature! After, telling the server, the manager quickly visited our table. She acknowledged a problem in the kitchen resulting in the cool temperatures, offered to replace our plates, & then offered a very reasonable discount. This is how restaurant problems should be handled & is a positive reflection on the management & owners.
Despite the off temperatures, the lamb was beautifully presented & tasty! The made in house salad dressings are very good.

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GregoryU
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience1

Thought I was going to a nice restaurant to enojy a great meal and great wine. Dining room was set up for live music that prevented any opportunity to savor a great meal. Would love to go back under and try it out under different circumstances--both wine list and menu looked impressive.

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JeanA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brought some first time snowbirds to show them a local favorite. Did not disappoint! Love the smaller portions that are available as well as great appetizers when we do not really want a big meal.

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vipBay2
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamp & Grouper were great. Live music was wonderful after everything going on this year. Service was spot on. Luckily we went on a Tuesday, surprised & grateful for the $3.00 house wine special!

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 503 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.