Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

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$31 to $50
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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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SarahB
Mobile
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores. Love the food, atmosphere and the service! They serve a limited menu but there’s always a dish that satisfies everyone. All four of us enjoyed our meal! It’s Great!

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EmilyF
Baton Rouge
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow this was a little gem of a dining experience. Friday nights live music created the perfect romantic setting. The service was genuine and gave great recommendations. From appetizers to dessert the menu was so delicious & the drinks unique.
I definitely want to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite of ours at the beach!

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StLooTraveler
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate a table for two under Covid-19 conditions and servers were appropriately covered. One f the few restaurants where I have seen splits of prosecco and cava offered.

I unfortunately spilled a 16-oz. iced tea that soaked the table cloth, bread plate and the place setting - yes, my bad, but we had to clean up the mess ourselves. Our server, Abby did offer to change out the table cloth but we were more interested in getting a replacement bread basket, bread plates, and place setting. Abby seemed to be a little forgetful and forgot to bring back a replacement place setting, and did not remember to bring back replacement bread (which she said she would).

Meals were fine, as we ordered two Caesar salads, scallops and grilled grouper. Grouper came with a beurre blanc sauce that was good and the crab meat on top was plump and flavorful. Scallops could have been more plentiful - only 4 come with meal.

Temperature was fine and meals were flavorful. We'd go back, but not an exceptional meal as other diners have found.

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RobH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both love this local restaurant. There is live music on some days, which is always nice and never to loud or invasive. The food is well prepared, just like we order and plated beautifully! Our server was new to us and was excellent (Pete). He was there when we needed him and didn't bug us like at some other places. We highly recommend Sunset Corkroom and they want reservations. They actually seat you at your reserved time!

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TIMOTHYJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very original and good. The service was just okay. Our Waitress was also th bartender which kept her distracted during much of our visit.

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RichT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome. It is not for families of younger children but the food was great service great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner and reviews didn’t lie. Excellent little place off beaten path that is a relaxed fine dining experience without the high cost. Will go back again soon.

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vipFoodie615
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice ambiance with music. Food was good and service was awesome. Will be back.

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RexE
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ambiance, music, service and taste of food was excellent.
The cons were: lack of flexibility in allowing sides to be switched or food prepared differently than on the menu. Also I ordered the sirloin tips. There was no mention on the menu that it came smothered in mushrooms. I do not like mushrooms so this was not okay. Need better descriptions of food items.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review!

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vipTravelingGolfersHH
Birmingham
59 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our very favorite restaurant in Gulf Shores. We’ve eaten thrrr twice this week!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Wow! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to be your favorite restaurant, and we look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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TroyByron
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends in a cozy booth with first class service was a pleasure. Everyone had high complements on the food. Planning the next visit.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our booth and our first class service! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The reviews were good, however our food was average. Oily taste on grouper, risotto was mushy and flour tasted. The people were nice.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

We are disappointed to hear we did not exceed your expectations. Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us another opportunity to wow you.

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tfish
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic find! Our first time dining at Sunset Cork Room and it was a wonderful dining experience! We will definitely return! The grouper was delicious. The live entertainment by Lisa Christian was a wonderful addition to our dining experience. Our server, Monique, was very helpful and offered knowledgeable suggestions from the wine list. Overall a great evening!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are excited that you chose to dine with us and that you enjoyed your dining experience as well as our live music. We will pass your compliments onto your server Monique. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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BradB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The prices were great. My son got the grouper and really enjoyed it.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our grouper. It is definitely a house favorite.

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love2eat
Memphis/West TN
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an absolute gem! We went on a Saturday night with another couple and everyone's dinner was great! There was live entertainment - a gentleman playing music on saxophone. The music was not loud and was a very nice touch to the dinner. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. We all discussed that we want to go back next time we are in town and we would order the same dishes!!!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Wow! Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy you found us and gave us a try. We look forward to having you back.

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Anniversary
Birmingham
50 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting while on vacation in Orange Beach and was very impressed. I had the filet tips and my husband had the grouper and both were delicious. My husband raved over his Old Fashion and my extra dirty martini was really good so I have to give the bartender some props as well. Great small off the beaten path location when you've had enough fried seafood.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for your review! Excellent choice; the grouper and the filet tips are definitely house favorites. We are excited to hear you enjoyed out cocktails, and we will be sure to pass your compliments onto the bartender!

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vipKodawg1980
Mississippi
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, this visit to Sunset Cork Room was wonderful.

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JeffR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great drinks. The music was spectacular. Great restaurant!

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imeldam
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was lovely and helpful. We sat outside. Quiet and nice atmosphere. Food was good. The hummus was amazing! Scallops were cooked perfect.... I feel the favor was ok. Red wines were great. Overall perhaps a little pricey compared to similar places I’ve been to.

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ShelbyP
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drink and dinner menu. Fresh seafood. Highly recommend the lobster bisque (when they have it, it goes quick!) Went one night on vacation with my family and we loved it so much we made reservations for another night of our trip before we even finished our meal. We saw two different performers. Had great conversations with both of them and even got to request a few songs. Will definitely go back if in town again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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vipChristine
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Orange Beach for one week and fortunate enough to have dinner at Sunset Cove -- absolutely wonderful!@

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambience—best strawberry shortcake I’ve ever had!

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and our server Lee was awesome. We dined outside and it was quite relaxing.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening and we felt very safe and attended too. Thank you for the best night of our vacation!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Ambiance and Food were great. The live Music from the saxophonist was a pleasant surprise! Will definitely go back!

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JackK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful evening. We had never been here before and were delighted with the results. The ambiance was great and they had a live sax player which was not too loud and very pleasant to hear. The Lollipop Lamb Chops for an appetizer was phenominal and I had the special and my wife had the petite grouper and both were excellent. You could get the high end stuff which looked very good but these were both reasonably priced and just the right amount. Not huge portions but acceptable for sure. This is not a buffet but a nice elegant romantic setting to enjoy a cocktail and some spectacular food. Will return soon.

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MarjorieS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit- excellent food, a little pricey with drinks & dessert

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TracyH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made our reservation early in the week and there were not a lot of good times available. I think that was also due to them social distancing tables inside the restaurant. So book early, they take reservations. The food was delicious! Everyone loved what they ordered. Crab bisque was the soup of the day and that was delicious. We ordered the parmesan shrimp and lamp lollipops for an appetizer. They were both good, but if you had to choose one over the other, pick the lamb lollipops. Other items that our table of 6 picked to eat were caesar salad with chicken, petite grouper, salmon, 6 oz filet mignon and the steak burger with bacon. All of it was delicious. There was not a kids menu so my son at the steak burger and we just took half of it back to the condo with us. It was my husband's birthday so I asked if they did anything for birthday's, our server gave me the choice between 3 different kinds of dessert and I picked one. I don't remember what it was called, but it was good. But then I got the bill and we were charged $7 for the cake. That was fine, but when you spend over $200 for the meal, you think they could throw in a slice of cake for someone's birthday!

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Tillie
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome dinner with outstanding service. The food was great, serving size just right. Great music but very soft. Will visit again.

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BrentJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Seafood cooked perfectly and soft live music. Can’t beat it!

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ran across this place on trip advisor while in Orange beach on vaca. Service & food were great! Highly recommend the grouper!

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Larry
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding, as usual. Food is prepared fresh for everyone. Great place to have a relaxing dinner, our favorite place at the beach.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed ourself it was our first time at this restaurant and it's the first time in five years I've had food as good as this anywhere on this gulf coast

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CraigS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, and felt very safe with all of their procedures in place.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on July 19, 2020

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great atmosphere with amazing food and live music along with very reasonable prices

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on July 19, 2020

Thank you for you review! We are excited to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere and live music!

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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 446 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.