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About The County Cork Wine Pub
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!!
Eldersburg, MD 21784
Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evenings. It is often one or two musicians playing acoustic guitars and usually classic rock is played. We start the music around 8:30-9:00 so as to not disturb the majority of diners. If we are still busy with a dinner crowd, I may start the music a little later and they will play til midnight or after.
We cater on and off the premise. We can prepare any menu you like or we can design a menu together. We have been to private homes as well as held special occasions at the restaurant. From holiday parties, to birthdays, to anniversaries, we would love to be a part of your special occasion.
There is ample parking out front and additional parking in the rear. We are located in a strip mall center so it is a free private lot.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are closed to the public on Mondays, a perfect day or night for your special event.
The first Tuesday of every month, join us for a 5 course wine tasting with tapas
$30. 6pm-8pm. Reservations only as this event is always sold out!
The County Cork Wine Pub Ratings and Reviews
Although the food was great, our waitress certainly had attitude. When we asked for bread, she said they don’t usually provide it but she’d get some. So she brought a small stale baguette that was inedible. She never smiled and really acted as if it was an effort to wait on us. If this had been my first visit, I would never return. But I’ve been there with different servers and had a great experience. What a bummer for a romantic date night.
I have never had a bad experience or any "bad" food at the Cork. Everything is always delicious!! The Valentine's Day menu was incredible and certainly reasonably priced. Four courses and a glass of champagne for $49! Entrees included filet mignon, scallops, lamb chops... Highly recommend!
Love The Cork . Yes I’m a regular so they know what I like and is so comfortable .. Thursday is martini night and they are so delicious . Tuesday is half price for a bottle of wine another reason to go . I love their filets , comes with crab Mac & cheese to die for . Enough to give me lunch the next day . This is my go to place as I’ve never had a bad meal or a bad drink .
We usually enjoy County Cork but this visit missed the mark. We had a reservation but were seated at an awkward high top stuck between a booth and the coat rack, other people’s hanging coats were actually bumping into my husband’s back. Avoid sitting here if possible. Also, my go to meal choice, the tuna tacos, were cold, the tuna wasn’t properly seared and the avocado was missing from two of the three tacos. Service was fine. Hopefully this was an off night...
i went to this place when it first opened quite a lot. I had a couple bad experiences and did not go back until this past weekend. It was fair at best, food fair, wine selection poor and ambiance fair. Very disappointed, this place has a huge opportunity to have great local organic food being surrounded by many farms. the food was more like a Friday's or Ruby Tuesday to me. I would not recommend this place and suggest you go to a few miles down the road to Turf Valley area where they have more updated menus and great selections of Restaurant choices. It is a shame being so close to our Eldersburg neighborhood this is no longer on my want to visit list. I will say that Nicole was our waitress and she was outstanding.
Four of us went for dinner during Howard County Restaurant Week. We thought the selection contained a good variety. The Thai shrimp were delicious. The buffalo cauliflower was not. Strip steak was cooked perfectly. Blackened swordfish was tasty but not spicy.
We were a bit disappointed this time. The food was just average. We went to brunch on a Sunday but everyone ordered something different from the menu. I had the waffle sandwich (recommended by the waitress as a favorite) - the waffles were tasteless and dry even with syrup. My son had Eggs Chesapeake and the egg was overdone, nephew had an omelette which was okay, my brother had the tuna rolls and again just okay. No one loved their meal and wanted to return. I was disappointed as I had lunch here about a year ago and really liked it. Maybe because it was a Sunday? Not sure.
The timing was quiet and semi-empty seating. The service was excellent and the food was moderately good. I tend to stick with the appetizers because I don't care for the cooking oil used often in the main entrees. I like the change up every once in a while, but it is not my favorite restaurant.
Great New Year's Eve celebration at The Cork. We have been here many times and the service is great, the food always superb and a nice small restaurant atmosphere. The guitar/vocalist played most of my favorites (without me requesting anything) and was very good.
My wife and I had dinner at the Cork on New Year's Eve 12/31/2017. The dinner was served in courses and each was delicious. We enjoyed our dinner and dessert with a great Black Ankle wine and kept up with the Ravens game. It was a very very nice dinner and atmosphere. Thanks again!
Food was ok. The place is small, and has a very quaint atmosphere. We went for Sunday Brunch on Christmas Eve, and was surprised no specials. I got the corn beef hash, there was way too many potatoes and was on the dry side. My son got the chicken and waffles. The chicken was heavily battered and cooked to a brown crisp. My daughter got an egg with crab, and she said it was good. Our food was lukewarm when served and the place was not crowded.our waitress was not very attentive.
This is a place to try, as I have been here several times, however it is a hit or miss.
We had bottomless mimosas for $12 each. I drank my first one and asked for a second. Server wouldn’t bring it to me until my friend finished hers. But then a guy server came over later and brought me one right away. Mostly orange juice. Not a good value if you only have three. Chicken and waffles was only half good. The waffle is pretty hard to mess up, the chicken could have been better. The end pieces were burnt and breaking off. It was breaded in corn meal or something funky. Not good. Server never quality checked us and the mimosa situation was weird.
I love this place ! They have monthly wine tastings . They really get to know you so yes they know when I go in what I'm going to drink and eat. Have specialty nights . Tuesday half price wine bottle night and Thursdays $5 martini nights . Oh they are so good . I have never had a bad meal . I've eaten brunch, lunch & numerous dinners . One of my favorite spots as my friends & family will tell you . There is outside seating but the view is parking lot & Rt 26 but you get a wonderful breeze . My favorite is their filets . Perfection and the staff is so friendly and caring
Great place with great food. The only down side was they brought some one in to sing. It was loud. They tried to turn him down but it was still loud. They have a nice restaurant. Leave the the singing to the larger bars. Just wanted to enjoy the good food and wine along with good conservation.
Four of us had lunch here. It was not crowded so it was quiet and the service was fine. It is an interesting luncheon menu because some of the usual items are not offered, like a tuna fish sandwich or a BLT. The combinations of ingredients in their lunch offerings are interesting and delicious, on the gourmet, adventurous side.
Our minor complaint is that one of us had the grilled vegetable/spinach salad, which he said was very tasty, but sparse on the grilled vegetables. I had a small plate with mushrooms in a filling and it was delicious, but small. I could have eaten two of them! Our friends had the crusty fish sandwiches which were good and big.
So two of us wanted more, and two had plenty, all delicious.
The monthly wine tasting/small plate pairing is always a treat with well thought out menus for both wine and food. All wines were from Washington State and also affordable by the bottle. The food pairing matched perfectly from the appetizer oyster stew in a shell with a dry elegant Riesling to the dessert pumpkin mousse & chocolate shavings with a rich dark Cabernet Sauvignon.
Troy, the wine rep, was on hand for wine info. He always energizes the event with his knowledge and great sense of humor. Arlene, the owner, was always at hand to make sure everyone was having good time and wanted for nothing.
Our party of six added a flatbread and then dessert after the tasting to finish offf the evening.
Last minute reservation. Loved the spicy Thai shrimp as an appetizer but wasn't as spicy as the shrimp a at a previous visit. The pasta of the day was excellent with spicy sausage and a red pepper sauce. The small plate crab cakes were good but I like the regular sized ones with spice & corn. Medolo beer and a nice Savignon blanc were good liquid accompaniments.
Great and friendly service. Accommodated gluten free choices ok without too much compromise of chefs creations. Would like to see gluten free pastas. Creative dishes. I had shrimp with cucumber and watermelon. Although lovely presentation the flavors were not blended. Some marinated time would solve that. Shrimp were a tad bit over cooked as well. I also had rockfish. It too was lovely presentation but a bit over cooked. Others ordered pasta and mussels and were very pleased. Marrying flavors without disgusting each ingredient and watching cooking time would have given my experience five stars.
Arrived with young child to immediately hear another customer swearing. We were told they were being asked to leave so we decided to stay
It was 20 minutes later when belligerent customer finally left. Manager did stop by table to apologize but not much can make up for that 20 minutes we could not enjoy our time with our daughter. Food was not good. Small amounts and left a lot to be desired in taste. Would not return.
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