Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.7
667 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
What 667 people are saying
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vipLexi
Nashville
100 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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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vipGizmo
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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Responded 3 days ago

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
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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Responded 3 days ago

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
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
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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vipPaulF
Tallahassee
46 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
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.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
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
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
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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vipDennisG
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a local repeat guest we inviting out of town guests to join us for dinner. The quality of the food, service and overall appearance was outstanding.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 11, 2021

We are delighted that you brought friends to dine with us! Thank you so much for your review, and we look forward to serving you again soon!

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DonR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

For locals, it is not nearly as good as it used to be.

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

We are sorry to hear it was not the experience you were expecting. We are doing our best to remain authentic and adaptable in these strange times. Any and all feedback is always welcome. Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you again!

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great entertainment! Loved it so much we are going back tomorrow night!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 11, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your review!

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mikem
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely ambience! Food and wine were both outstanding.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 7, 2021

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our service and ambiance as well as our cuisine and wine! Thank you so much for your review!

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DaphneL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious, we had the lamb lollipops and seared grouper.
Service was awesome.
First time but will definitely come back.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are excited to hear you enjoyed our lamb and grouper. We look forward to having you back soon!

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DanS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Cork Room, great place

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! It's always a joy to have you dine with us. We look forward to seeing you back!

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robertp
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 2, 2021

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you back!

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vipAJ219
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Scallops, Lamp chops, and most appetizers were very nice.

Good service and drink quality at the bar. Only area to improve is the quality of the beef, as it doesn’t live up to the rest of the experience.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 2, 2021

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our scallops, lamb, and appetizers, and we apologize the beef was not to your liking. We look forward to another opportunity to give you the best dining experience possible. We appreciate your feedback! Thank you for your review!

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AprilC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant while searching for vegetarian food in the Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan area. It was by far the best meal we had all week. It is hard to find vegetarian or vegan food at the beach but Sunset Cork Room has several options. The wine was great too! Would highly recommend.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 2, 2021

We are so happy you found us while on your trip! And we are even more thrilled to be the best meal you had all week. Thank you so much for your review, and we hope to see you back on your next trip!

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vipMichaelM
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent, as always. Two slight negatives: Crab bisque was served cool, and though still tasty could have been better. And the menu has been reduced a bit, with the 8 oz filet and any baked potato removed. Service was attentive, and the musician was very good and not too loud. We will adapt to the new menu because every item remaining that we tried (NY Strip, fish of the day, risotto, salads, desserts) were top notch.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 2, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our service and our live music. We apologize the bisque was not as expected. Our team is dedicated to your night being delicious, and we are always more than happy to accomodate or make a fresh bowl. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you back soon. Thank you for your review!

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KenP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for our 44th anniversary!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on September 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are honored you chose to spend your special day with us!

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RaeG
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as the reviews stated and we will always eat and celebrate there when we are in the Gulf!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2021

It is a joy to have you celebrate your special days with us, and we look forward to seeing you back on your next visit. Thank you so much for your review!

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TandrekaH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great from the time we arrived until the time we left. Our waitress even gave me options to choose for my birthday dessert. Service was absolutely awesome!

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are honored you chose to spend your special day with us, and we are thrilled your dining experience with us was great!

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TicoB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Much better service. We had owner Nina serving us. Less than 2 hours good! Food continues to be awesome - 4th visit in a month and food has always been very good, all courses. Would like to see special entrees and apps re introduced.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 27, 2021

It was a pleasure to have you dine with us! We will be sure to pass your feedback on to our team. We look forward to seeing you back! Thank you so much for your review!

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CynthiaB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Great music. Enjoyed the evening.

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 22, 2021

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! We will be sure to pass your compliments on to our team. Thank you so much for your review!

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TicoB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our 3rd visit in a month. The service continues to struggle with long wait to get initial drink order (30min). Multiple Food courses arrive same time, 1 soup missed then brought after entree with salad served simultaneously. Plate clearing hit or miss. The service likely indicative of the COVID blues, can’t get good help or in numbers. The food consistently is excellent. We’ll be back next week - Fred willing ../

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar
Responded on August 16, 2021

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience. We are doing everything we can to keep our team and our clients safe in these strange times. We appreciate your feedback and will pass it on to our team. We look forward to seeing you back again!

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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 667 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.