Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
685 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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Bill
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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!

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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
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Hoodatt
Central Coast
8 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

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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.

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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!!

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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.

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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
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLexi
Nashville
101 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.

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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!

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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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TracyC
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great find! Beat Grouper I have had in a long time.

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

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our Grouper! Thank you so much for your review!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous!

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

Thank you so much for your review!

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SEDykstra
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far best food in Gulf Shores! Service was outstanding... will be a returning vacation customer every year hands down!

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

Wow! Thank you for the feedback! We are thrilled to hear you will be back on your next vacation. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team. Thank you so much for your review!

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Merriment
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, pleasant staff and meal was delicious! In the area on vacation and enjoyed it so much we returned one more time before leaving town. Both dinners were exceptional. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the soft musical entertainment. This combination cannot be found very often.
Highly recommend and will return whenever in the area again.

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Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience enough for an encore performance. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team. We really appreciate your feedback and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip down!

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MaxU
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Good food. Pleasant experience. Music a little loud

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

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our cuisine and our knowledgeable team. We appreciate your feedback.

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PaulF
Tallahassee
48 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner

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Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review!

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DanaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the beaten touristy path, the Sunset Cork Room was an amazing experience. Top notch food and wine in a quiet upscale atmosphere! Best food and experience of our whole trip! Kayla was outstanding.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate the feedback, and we are thrilled to hear we were the best dining experience of your trip! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to Kayla and the rest of our team!

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TeriP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we loved it!! Great house wine and only $3 on Tuesdays. Healthy pour too. We'll be making it a regular stop when we winter here in the near future.

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Responded on September 26, 2021

We are excited to know we will be seeing you back this winter! First time guests are always a treat. Thank you so much for giving us a try and we look forward to seeing you back!

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MarkM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner, with attentive service and well-prepared food with some creative flair. The chocolate bread pudding was divine. The live musician was excellent, playing at a volume appropriate for dining. We could hear her and each other without difficulty.
We will definitely be dining here again.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are honored you chose to spend your special day with us. We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team, and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Valerie
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal - 2nd visit and one of our favorites.

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Responded on September 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear you are returning guests. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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vipAllaboutsteaks
Memphis/West TN
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine!!! A must when in Gulf shores Orange beach!!

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Responded on September 19, 2021

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

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georged
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and friendly, clean and pretty decor. Loved the live music. Staff was very good. Felt hostess could have cleaned up better. Looked like she was going to workout at a gym...

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TicoB
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!! Our 5th visit since July 15. We’ve had 19 diners with us and have seen over 50 different plates. Everyone of them were excellent. Having been in the business over 40 decades, I’m awed by the consistent, high quality execution from the kitchen. This last visit the service was equally impressive- significantly improved from recent visits. There was one new server/busser who was very efficient and urgent in her work. Sherry (?) served us and did an awesome job, adding to a terrific experience. I cannot praise the experience and food quality enough- congrats - good outcomes don’t just happen - hard work, dedication and passion evident.

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KimM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and drinks. fantastic deserts. very nice staff.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 17, 2021

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

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They were a little understaffed is the only complaint I have. Unfortunately I believe it is a national problem as every place we ate was short on servers. The food was delicious though and we will be back as soon as we are in the area and already have planned a special night. It’s perfect for date night and I would think a very well priced and eclectic bar but I do not drink. My wife loved her specialty tequila drink and we live on the coast and it was her favorite fish meal ever. Kudos

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 19, 2021

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these strange times in a way that keeps both our guests and our team safe. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and we look forward to seeing you back for your special night! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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jimf
Mobile
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine!! One of my favorite places to eat.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are excited to hear you enjoy our wine and cuisine! We look forward to seeing you back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch from the bar to the table. Live music was wonderful.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us from start to finish! We are so glad you enjoyed our entertainment, too! We look forward to seeing you back!

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday
Server was very informative

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 14, 2021

We are delighted you chose to spend your special day with us! And we are pleased to hear you enjoyed our knowledgeable staff. Thank you so much for your review!

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vipNiColel
San Antonio
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect a hidden gem !
Good wine and food and music ‘
Try the Grouper !

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 14, 2021

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our grouper, wine, and music! Thank you so much for your feedback! We appreciate you taking time to review

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BettyM
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and we are from New Orleans so that's a high bar to jump. Gentle live music, fresh seafood, steaks and great veggies

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! It is always great to receive culinary praise from our New Orleans neighbors! We are so glad you enjoyed the live music, as well. We hope to see you back soon!

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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 685 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.