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

Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
931 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


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 931 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mobile

    Best Overall

  • Mobile

    Best Food

  • Mobile

    Best Value

  • Mobile

    Innovative

  • Mobile

    Neighborhood gem

  • Mobile

    Great for fine wines

  • Mobile

    Romantic

  • Mobile

    Lively

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  1. RC

    RobertC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will miss the Cork Room! My husband and I had our first date there and many thereafter and it never disappointed!!!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 26, 2023Thank you for your review! We are working hard to find a new location!

  2. GH

    GinaH

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place! Wonderful food and atmosphere!!!! Sure hope they find a place to reopen!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 26, 2023Thank you for your review! We are working hard to find a new location!

  3. GL

    GypsyLady

    Coastal Georgia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was delicious,as usual. They also have a great wine list. I hate that they are closing, but hopefully they will find a new location soon.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you at our new location and we will keep everyone updated on our facebook page!

  4. S

    Sandpiper

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very special place. Delicious swordfish, steak and grouper.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for your review! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team!

  5. DS

    DianeS

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Love music by Lisa. Excellent experience. Easy to make reservations.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for your review! We will pass your compliments onto Lisa and the rest of our team!

  6. JE

    JohnE

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, the BEST! Hate to see this institution cease operating 1/19/2023

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for your review! It's been a wonderful 19 years!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    We usually love this place while in town. Menu has changed. Salads were tiny with a bunch of lettuce. Menu didn’t even have a pasta any more. May go back in summer for one last chance but won’t be recommending to anyone for awhile fore sure
  8. L

    Larry

    Mobile

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent as always.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 9, 2023Thank you for your review! It's always a pleasure when you dine with us!

  9. L

    Leenie

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So very proud of Nina for being such an integral part of our small town restaurant business! She overcame many obstacles that were completely out of her control and persevered! And gave us a delightful dining option, many incredible wine and dinner evenings, local entertainment and incredible food!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 19, 2023Thank you for your review! It has been a wonderful nineteen years. Thank you so much for your love and support!

  10. F

    Firsttime

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food, service, and ambiance!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on January 2, 2023Thank you for your review!

  11. A

    Ace1

    New Orleans

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice wine selection with wonderful food to match!

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

  12. RB

    RobB

    Mobile

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went to listen to the live music and have a bottle of wine and some small plates. The wine selection was solid and the food was very good. The ambience was perfect with the musician playing soft music to further enhance the experience. We will certainly return again...

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 30, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience, live music, and wine! We look forward to having you back! Thank you for your review!

  13. HS

    HeatherS

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful night! Thank you Joan and NIna. We wish we could be with our family to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary but since we could not, Sunset Cork Room made o special!! Thank you all!!m

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 30, 2022We are delighted you chose to spend the evening with us! We look forward to seeing you back. Thank you for your review!

  14. JB

    JulieB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    Food was average . Service was lacking. Cute small restaurant.
  15. KP

    KatieP

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely live music, a wonderful seasonal salad to start, main course so good, and didn’t forget dessert. Would definitely go back.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 30, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our live music and cuisine! Thank you for your review!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff, live music and food…all fantastic!!

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

  17. KB

    KalynB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating my husband's birthday, so made a reservation for Dotty's Cove, which is the only booth. We both had the swordfish which was a generous portion, perfectly cooked and accompanied by asparagus and red potatoes. It was a fabulous dinner!! Alissa was friendly and attentive!!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 30, 2022We are honored you chose to celebrate with us! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team. Thank you for your review!

  18. A

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining here, and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our meals were all delicious; we enjoyed Chicken Marsala and Crab Cakes. We appreciated all of the gluten free options, as 3 out of 4 of us have to eat gluten free.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 12, 2022We are thrilled you enjoyed the chick marsala and crab cakes! It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

  19. j

    jzaden1

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first time at Sunset Cork Room and we were so pleased with our decision to visit. Reservation system is easy to navigate and we were seated promptly upon arrival. The bartender was our server, so he was pulled in a couple different directions, but he was very nice and accommodating. We started with the Calamari, which was delicious and ordered the filet and lamb chop lollipops for entrees. Both were cooked perfectly. I'm not a wine expert, but there seemed to be a good variety of wines if that's your thing. All in all a fantastic meal. We'll visit again.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 12, 2022We are thrilled to know we made a wonderful first impression and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the calamari, filet, and lamb lollipops! We look forward to seeing you back soon! Thank you for your reivew!

  20. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! There was a guitarist/singer playing Lisa Christopher(?) was wonderful.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 12, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the cuisine and the live music! The artist is Lisa Christian and she is a local favorite who plays at our venue every Tuesday! Thank you for your review!

  21. W

    Wayne

    Atlanta

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service from Eric was, as always very outstanding!

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

  22. AL

    ALM58

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food we had all week in Gulf Shores. Our server/bartender Eric was superb. The food was elegant and cooked to perfection. The live entertainment was a nice touch and not too loud. Can’t wait to go back.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 5, 2022We are thrilled to be the best food you had in Gulf Shores! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto Eric and the rest of our team! Thank you for your feedback!

  23. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time! Great food, great service! Recommend everyone trying it out!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 5, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the cuisine and service! Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you back!

  24. GT

    GalenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Seriously happy that we found this restaurant. We will go there every time we are near Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on December 5, 2022Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to seeing you back next time you're in the area!

  25. DR

    DawnR

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff everyone working together to keep all customers happy. Live music was wonderful and the food is out of this world. We will be back.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 29, 2022We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the live music, cuisine, and service! Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you back!

  26. JL

    JamesL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just a great dinning experience. We ate there twice in one week.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 29, 2022We are thrilled to have you back twice the same week! Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

  27. JM

    JonathanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far the best restaurant I’ve been to in this entire area. The food is amazing and the service was the best.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 29, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear we are the best restaurant in the area! We look forward to seeing you back!

  28. KH

    KristinH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, attentive staff and the best love music!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 29, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food, service, and live music!

  29. MM

    MurielleM

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, waitstaff are always attentive and food is moderately good. Would recommend for special occasions
  30. p

    peggyc

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time for us at Sunset Cork Room. And we will go back. Food and service was great.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 11, 2022We are thrilled to have you back and look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for your review!

  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Music with Lisa was great as always. The food was delicious as usual. They were busy and probably short handed because service was slow. Still one of our favorite places to go. We introduced friends to Sunset Cork Room tonight to celebrate a birthday. They always give the birthday person a dessert to celebrate.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 2, 2022We are honored you chose to celebrate with us! And we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the live music and cuisine. Thank you for your patience and for your review! We look forward to seeing you back!

  32. LJ

    LindaJ

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, service excellent and a lovely environment. One of our favorite places to eat.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on November 7, 2022Thank you for your review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cuisine, service, and ambiance!

  33. A

    April

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our Anniversary. It was one of the best dinning experiences we’ve had in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area. Great wine selection. We had the Filet and chicken Marsala. Both were excellent! The chocolate peanut butter cake was delicious. Staff was polite and friendly throughout our time there. Musician was talented and the perfect background entertainment. Highly recommend.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 31, 2022We are honored you chose to celebrate with us! And we are delighted to hear we were your best dining experience in Gulf Shores! We will be sure to pass you compliments onto our team. Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you back!

  34. JB

    JeffB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOnerful little hidden gem. deliciious food. undisturbing backround live music, great food, good wine list.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 31, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our cuisine, live music, and wine list! Thank you for your review!

  35. K

    Keith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special dinner for Dad’s 86th birthday. Both Dad and I love to eat and both of us have dietary restrictions. Our server, who happened to be one of the owners, made some terrific recommendations for both food and wine. The food was prepared to perfection. We felt pampered - the quality of everything was top shelf. Highly recommended!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 31, 2022We are honored you chose to celebrate with us! It was a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to having you back soon! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto the rest of our team. Thank you for your review!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the entertainment. The food was wonderful.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 27, 2022We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the live music and cuisine! Thank you for your review!

  37. SS

    SilverS

    Mobile

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small and quaint. A bit pricey but worth it. Food is excellent. Recommend for the adults special night.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our cuisine! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

  38. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. The ambiance is a little lacking but it’s a small place. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and the entertainment.

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 24, 2022We are glad to hear you enjoyed our cuisine and service! We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to having you back soon. Thank you for your review!

  39. BB

    BarbaraB

    Mobile

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The musician was fantastic, so much talent, he played many different instruments and soothing voice, very enjoyable evening. The service was excellent, food superb! Highly recommend and make sure to make your reservation!!

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the live music, cuisine, and service! We look forward to having you back soon!

  40. CH

    CarlaH

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the easy going atmosphere! The servers and chef were so accommodating with my food restrictions! My meal was absolutely delicious!! This place will be a regular dining spot from now on! ❤️

    Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine BarResponded on October 24, 2022We are excited to become a regular dining spot from now on! Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you back soon!

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 931 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


Google Map for Sunset Cork Room Restaurant & Wine Bar

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

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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