The County Cork Wine Pub

4.6
593 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Welcome to The County Cork Wine Pub. The "Cork" as we are known is a classy, but casual restaurant. We have a unique menu using the freshest ingredients available. We offer an extensive wine list, as well as a selection of craft beers and a full bar. Happy Hour is best spent at The Cork where all small plates are $7 and drink specials. The Cork is your neighborhood meeting place, whether you desire a quick bite from our lite fare selection or a night out with friends. Enjoy the evening experiencing our incredible menu and succulent specials at reasonable prices. Our Butcher Block and Cheese Boards are enjoyed by many of our customers with a bottle of wine. We have the best brunch in the "Burg". An extensive a la carte menu featuring benedicts, steak and eggs, omletes anyway, corned beef hash and much more. We also have an all-you-can drink Bloody Mary Bar for $10.00. Come experience the warm atmosphere and exceptional service. You'll come as guests and leave as friends!!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 593 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was a very unassuming restaurant. The customer service was wonderful and the brunch provided both traditional and non traditional options. I will certainly visit again.

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vipNancyG
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch!

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ChristineR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice place to get upscale food locally.

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vipAuntMeem
Baltimore
122 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here on a recommendation from a friend. Crispy shrimp, fish and frites, and pastrami egg rolls all very good. Fish tasted fresh. Wine by the bottle at reasonable prices. Wine selection decent.

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KarenMahoney
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy. Staff eager to please. Food very good w/ varied unique selections.

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vipPerfect
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food! We will be back

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PaulO
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall good food. Fish and Shepard's Pie was very tasty. Green beans where over seasoned (too much salt). Warm fudge cake was a little dry, but the fudge made up for it. Would go there again

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EMyers
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal and experience. Great music too.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was great. Servers seemed a bit overwhelmed by the amount of business. But they were always very pleasant. Charming place. Would go again.

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Charlie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience for us at The Cork. Excellent food and drinks at reasonable prices. Great service too!

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seba
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for dinner. Nice variety of choices from light fare, sandwiches or entrees.

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yostella
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends for a nice lunch. They fell in love with the place. The food is always so delicious! The server was great. She gave us great coaching and was a lot of fun!! We like bringing folks to this restaurant. A great experience!

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vipDean
Baltimore
82 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! We loved the whole experience—delicious food and wine, attentive service and a welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It’s a confusing place because the pricing and menu makes it seem like an upscale wine bar but the food quality and ambiance feels like a dive bar. The staff was perfectly nice and it was clean but the vibe is bizarre.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 30, 2021

Well I've never been called a "dive bar" in 11 years. Not sure why you felt the vibe was bizarre. We are a classy but casual restaurant where we serve a menu that normally receives rave reviews for food and service. I'm sorry you left displeased with the food and the vibe of the restaurant. If you ever visit again, please be sure to reach out to the owner or manager so we can make sure any food issues are corrected.

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only1jec
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but the "bad girl" martini was awesome.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. On your next visit if you aren't pleased with the food, please let your server or manager know so we can prepare something that makes you leave wanting more! I think the "bad girl" martini is definitely a customer favorite!

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ShirleyP
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

There are lots of good menu options and we love the Light Fare selections. Our favorites are the Ahi Tuna Tacos, Short Rib Tacos, and the Shaved Lamb French dip accompanied by the rosemary & garlic frites. The frites are so good we sometimes get them as an appetizer... definitely not to be missed!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 30, 2021

Hi Shirley, thank you for the 5 stars! Appreciate you written review as well. I must say the Shaved Lamb French Dip is my favorite as well! Hope to see you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food..Great service.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 30, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and sweet review!

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SherylR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was too salty. Appetizer and dessert were good.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 9, 2021

Hi Sheryl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food as it was too salty. Please know that if you are ever dining at The Cork and are not pleased with a dish, please let the server, manager or owner know, so we can prepare a new dish for you. We always want to know about any dish that is not prepared properly so we can fix it! Please keep that in mind the next time you dine with us so you can leave a happy patron!

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HeUr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bbq sauce was amazing maybe bottle?
The soup was amazing

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! I can assure you we do not use bottled bbq sauce...but we have had that question before. Our chef makes the bbq from scratch. Curious which bbq sauce you had (wings or blackberry bbq). We also make our soups from scratch and change them up every couple of days. We hope to see you back again soon to experience another great dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Eldersburg. Probably even all of Carroll County. Amazing.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and awesome review! We are known as the "best brunch in the 'Burg", but I like your review better....all of Carroll County :) Thank you kindly.

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josephA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The staff was friendly and helpful. And, my wife and I got to try a few glasses of wine we hadn’t had before. But, the food was, politely, lackluster. For example, I got the special: chicken fried flank steak because it sounded intriguing. Sadly, the breading was a rock hard shell that shattered when you tried to cut into it and the meat was hopelessly overdone. At the same time, neither the steak nor the sides were above room temperature. I think it’s safe to say we wouldn’t be rushing back anytime soon.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. With all honesty, that was a special we were running and it was not one of our better specials. My apologies. If you dine with us again, please always let the server, manager or owner know of anything you are not pleased with and we will be more than happy rectify the meal. We always want our customers to experience the best food and service on every visit. We are known for 5 stars on food and service so we hope you give us another try.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall, we were very disappointed. We were greeted and taken to our table. The server came, took our drink order. My wife water and wine, and I had just water. We ordered the cheese board, which arrived in a timely fashion. The arrangement and the choices were very good. After this opening, we waited and waited for our entrees of creamy shrimp and grits and the fish fries platter of beer-battered cod. Rather than creamy grits, my wife ended up with what looked like packed rice cakes, a few shrimp, and a bowl of cherry tomatoes and scallions. The cod itself was good, but the beer-battered part was coated in too much salt as were the fries. Aside from the overwhelming taste of salt in my mouth, the lack of attention in filling the water glasses also proved disappointing.
We went on a Friday night at 6 p.m.; and as the evening passed, the restaurant became more boisterous in anticipation of the band that was playing that evening.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the restaurant experience and wanting to go out again soon, it made us realize that our home-cooked meals were better than what we received here.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Sorry that you did not enjoy the shrimp and grits and too much salt on the fish and frites. We are always happy to replace any dish you are not pleased with. We never want any of our customers to leave without being satisfied. If you do dine with us again, please ask for a manger or the owner to accommodate your needs. We are know for our service so my apologies that fell short. Again always make us aware if you are not 100% satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food with a mix of sports bar and wine bar.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! Thanks for the review and that was what we wanted to be when we opened. An upscale but casual restaurant where you can experience awesome food and drinks but in a casual environment.

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KevinC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and knowledgeable staff! Second time eating here and satisfied again will definitely be back again! Great for dinner or apps and drinks!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Kevin, Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We strive on great food and service so thank you for your comments. We hope you are able to visit again soon. If you haven't tried our brunch, there is a reason we are known as the "best brunch in the 'Burg"!

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vipShawneC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Corn and Clam chowder was delicious!! Always an enjoyable date night.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks Shawne for the 5 stars! We put a lot of love into our made from scratch soups, so thank you for noticing. We hope to see you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is great. Very talented chef. Wonderful service - the entire staff is focused on giving the best guest experience.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you kindly for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We do have an incredibly talented chef. He gives care to every dish he puts out. We do strive to give attentive service so thank you for noticing. We hope to see you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant meal with mom

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! Dinner with mom is always a special occasion so we are very happy you enjoyed your time with her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their drinks

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the drinks you ordered. We do make our craft cocktails with a little bit of love!

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Dave
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only made the noise level "moderate" because there was a baseball game, the Olympics, and a rugby match on at the time. Even with all this, it was easy to carry on a conversation.
The menu had many varied choices and I had a difficult time choosing which to order.
Food was excellent as well as the service.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Dave, first my apologies for not responding sooner. Than you kindly for the 5 stars and nice review. So glad you found the service and food to be excellent. We hope you come back again to try another dish that you didn't get to taste!

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Gretchen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Extensive wine list and more than adequate beer and mixed drink list. Half-price 2nd entree on Sunday afternoon--but you may need to remind your server. Owner charming and took time to chat. Server (name?) really listened when we made a request.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Gretchen, first my apologies for not responding sooner. Thank you for much for the wonderful review. I believe we had made some new hires and they failed to remember the nightly specials/discounts. Glad it was taken care of. We hope to see you back again.

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vipDlb7777
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at this restaurant since they opened. Great food, service and reasonably priced bottles of wine. When they first opened, there were a few dishes we didn’t like. Example - anything with ‘smoke’ flavor that had an artificial taste. We’ve been half a dozen times over the past year and it was delicious each time.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review. So glad you gave us another chance and we've been consistent on every visit. We have changed our menu from awhile ago. Every dish is made to order and prepared with natural, fresh ingredients. Can't wait for you to visit again soon.

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AngelaK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service were outstanding! Can’t wait to go back

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you Angela for the 5 star review! Awesome to hear that everything was outstanding and we can't wait til you visit again!

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Westiex
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in nondescript strip center, nice surprise. Creative, eclectic menu, nice selection of brews and wines. Low key atmosphere. Casual yet attentive service.
A nice surprise in Eldersburg.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you Westiex for the 5 stars!! My apologies for not replying sooner. So appreciate your review and couldn't be happier to see what you said. Look forward to seeing you back again!

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vipcazbah
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and everything was perfect!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad we could make your special occasion special and perfect :)

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Westiex
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in maybe a 100 years for us, but definitely worth the wait. 17 minutes from Owings Mills. Delightful menu with tasty treats and choices. Terrific wine selection as well as local and big brand brews. Large bar. Comfortable, relax service. Nice portion size. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We had perfectly seared ahi tuna, short ribs and burger. Next time, I'm getting the steak with crab & mac chees and Brussel sprouts.

Reasonably priced too.
Inline in a non-descript strip center across from the mall in Eldersburg. Worth finding.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Westiex and thank you kindly for the wonderful review and 5 stars! So wonderful to have you back and glad it was worth the wait. Sounds like everyone had an enjoyable visit. Looking forward to when you come back and experience the Smokey Ribeye entree!

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RandyT
Baltimore
95 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you Randy for the 5 Stars across the board! So glad you enjoy your visits to The Cork!

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MelindaSW
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thanks for the 4 star review and glad you enjoyed the food!

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HarryB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only comment is about the potatoes that were served with every meal. They were fried in Old Bay and sugar. We had to ask for regular fries. I’d suggest that you give your guests a choice instead of serving the sweetened potatoes with everything.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Harry and thanks for the suggestion. We serve those style potatoes just at brunch. Our frites (served with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper) are always available at every meal. Most of the customers that come in for brunch are looking for "hash browns" with their breakfast choices. However, I will encourage the servers to remind customers they have a choice!

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BarnacleBob
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt the best restaurant in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 14, 2021

Wow and thank you! Five stars and an incredible accolade about The Cork! Comments like that make this all worthwhile! Thank you again.

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vipBonnie
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great servers and food!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you Bonnie for the 5 star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our food and the service! We hope you visit again soon.

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FAQs

The County Cork Wine Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 970-8110.

The County Cork Wine Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 593 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.