The County Cork Wine Pub

4.7
535 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
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vipRandyT
Baltimore
89 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here❤️

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teejaydee
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Lots of breakfast and lunch choices.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the five stars! We strive for five stars on every visit. Hopefully we will see you back for brunch or maybe try us for dinner on your next visit!

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vipAimeeP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food great service!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 8, 2021

Hi Aimee, Thank you for the five star review! So glad you enjoyed our food and service! Our servers have been with us for years and enjoy serving customers at The Cork!

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Yums
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is always really good here. It is the perfect spot to meet with friends or go on a date night. Not a lot of options in Eldersburg for innovative cuisine and it doesn’t break the bank. The staff is always nice and helpful.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 8, 2021

Wow five stars and a fantastic review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and it sounds like you are a regular! Being a small restaurant, we count on our regulars and we strive to earn five stars on every visit. The staff has been with us for years and we are like one family! I will be sure to share your review with them all! Hope to see you back again soon.

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Smartfilmblinds
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice small hometown place for a brunch with upscale dishes!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 8, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and the 4 stars. We are known as the best brunch in the 'burg, so we are so glad to hear you enjoyed having brunch at The Cork! We hope to see you back again soon.

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Cindy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we brought guests with us this time and they enjoyed it as much as we did. they are being safe and seating people 6' apart. Everything we ordered was delicious. We will be back soon.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 8, 2021

Hi Cindy, Thank you for the five star review and wonderful review. So glad to hear you brought friends with you and everyone enjoyed their evening. We are keeping up with all the restrictions to keep our customers safe. We hope to see you back again soon.

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Brandon
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made the reservation for a SAT evening. I was welcomed right away at the door and already given options of sitting at the bar or finding my reserved table. We decided to just take our reserved spot, and we were taken care of right away and enjoyed an outstanding dinner, bottle of wine, and a great experience. This was my 1st date with this young lady, and we had a blast. The restaurant sure took care of us, and we are going on our second date again very soon. This experience and the meal was outstanding. I sure thank The County Cork Wine Pub for a positive experience and a great evening with this young lady. This was very positive and meant a lot to me. I / we intend to return for future dinners and the whole experience. Thanks, again & make sure you make a reservation for this great restaurant very soon. You will be glad you did. Keep up the great work. Enjoy, and have a great week!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on December 4, 2020

Hi Brandon, Thank you kindly for the awesome review and five stars! It makes us extremely happy to give the service and food that our customers have grown to expect and love. We very much look forward to having you back again soon with your first date again or just to enjoy some quiet time.

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LeeH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Exceptional service. Interesting menu options. Try starting with the cheese board with home-made ricotta.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on December 4, 2020

Hi Lee and thank you kindly for the five star review. One of the many favorite items guests order is the cheese board to start the evening with. We do have food and drink specials weekly to keep the menu interesting. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

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vipMichaelY
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and took our daughters. It was a very nice evening and our waitress did a great job

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 5, 2020

Thank you for the five star review. So glad you spent your special evening with us and were treated to a five star experience. We hope you come back again soon!

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FoodieNeecey
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

LOVE LOVE LOVE the Cork...the only downside to Brunch is the long wait for food. Took us almost an hour to get our food after ordering.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on October 12, 2020

Very much appreciate the 5 stars and very complimentary review. However, I must apologize for the long wait for your food. That really is unacceptable. The next time you are in, please ask for me, Arlene the owner, and I will make sure this doesn't happen again. Our brunch can be very busy, but that's no excuse for an hour wait for you food!

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MarciS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can't go wrong at The County Cork Wine Pub! Although the name brings attention to their wine (which is excellent), you should also know that the food is fabulous!!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi Marci, thank you for the comments! Many people think by the name we are just a wine bar, but we have an extensive menu, where most everything is made from scratch. Appreciate the 5 Star review! Not sure if you know we have a fabulous Sunday brunch as well!

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CorkyS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love this place for a quick date night close to home. Social distancing and health/safety measures are practiced with diligence. It’s a nice respite with delicious food and friendly service.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hi Corky and thank you so much for the wonderful review. Glad you live close and enjoy The Cork! We do try and take measures to make all safe (employees and customers alike). We hope you visit soon. When able to do so, we have live music on Fridays and Saturdays.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with COVID restrictions it was a great night and the food was delightful. The happy hour specials were so good we had to bag up dinner and take it home.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you kindly for taking the time to post a review. So glad to see we earned 5 stars on your dining experience and how much you enjoyed the food. We have nightly specials, as well as innovative dishes and cocktails every two weeks, so check out website and visit again soon!

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JonathanW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Incredible menu. Great options. Wonderful atmosphere. Would and will visit again.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you Jonathan for the 5 stars and wonderful review. Reviews like yours makes it all worth while! We will keep up the good work and look forward to having you back as our guest.

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Stevw
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food. Great Service. Great Value. We’ll be back.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the five star review and wonderful comments. So glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole is the best server ever!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on August 27, 2020

Thank you for the five star review! Nicole is the best...I will be sure to show her your comments. Next time you make a reservation be sure to request Nicole.

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vipSamantha
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We really enjoyed our dining experience.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on August 22, 2020

Hi Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Cork. I noticed you only gave us 1 star in all the categories, but your comments were very positive. Please let me know if there was something we did fall short on during your visit. Hopefully you'll be back to visit soon!

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I go to The Cork just about once per week unless we are traveling. This trip my husband ordered from the Restaurant Week Menu and all was delicious and a great value and I got the Spinach salad with the Ahi Tuna - the tuna was delicious!! We always start with Grey Goose dirty martini's - a little extra dirty and Nicole always make sure they are just right!!! The staff is always friendly and welcoming! We love this local neighborhood restaurant!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on August 22, 2020

Wow Foodie!! Thank you so very much for the five star review and incredibly kind comments. We always strive for five stars and love every time we receive them! Appreciate your support of The County Cork Wine Pub, we do love our regulars! I'll be sure to pass your comments onto Nicole.

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HarryB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Waitress was very helpful with recommendations.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on August 22, 2020

Hi Harry, sorry for the late response, this must have got passed me before. Thank you kindly for the five star review and positive comments.

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vipDanielS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great live music Drew Stevyns always outstanding!!! Fantastic Classic chicken pot pie!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on March 8, 2020

Thank you Daniel! Appreciate the kind note. So glad you experienced a 5 star visit and Drew Stevyns is phenomenal (as you know!). I think we are going to keep the chicken pot pie on the menu for spring/summer since it seems to be everyone's favorite dish!

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vipJeannineC
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pretty average food , good but nothing exceptional
good wine
Friendly staff

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on March 8, 2020

Hi Jeannine, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. So sorry you were not happy with the food you ordered on your recent visit. If something ever falls short for any reason, please do not hesitate to speak with a manager or the owner so we can address any problems. We do make everything from scratch and our meats and seafood are ordered almost daily. If you should visit again, please ask for the owner if there are any problems on your next visit.

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MichaelS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great. Menu is small but everything is really well made.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Michael for the 5 stars! We make almost everything from scratch, even our cheeses! There is a lot of prep that goes into our menu so its hard to have a larger menu. Having said that, we almost always run specials so there are new items all the time. We hope to see you back again soon. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review.

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine's day dinner on Friday night and there was a fixed menu. Unfortunately the fixed menu was not clearly stated on the website. I assumed it would be clearly written on the front page of the website but only found that there was a fixed menu once I found the calendar of events. I was disappointed when we arrived because looking at the menu online I was very interested in ordering off of their small plates menu for a tapas style dinner. Right now they are doing a promotion for music every Friday night and the musician (Mark Jacob) was absolutely fantastic. The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We ordered the thai shrimp appetizer and that was my favorite of the night. I would go back but hopefully without a fixed menu!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the 4 star review Megan. I'm sorry that it was not clear that we were offering a prix fixe menu for Valentine's Weekend. To make it affordable for those that didn't want to do the prix fixe, everything on the menu was offered a la carte. I'm so glad you enjoyed the service, music and food! Please come back to enjoy our regular menu and we do have music most every Friday and Saturday night. Always check our website for more information.

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vipJanetS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All is well at The County Cork Wine Pub. The service, appetizers, food, drinks and atmosphere are the perfect setup for a relaxing evening with friends. Thanks again!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Wow Janet thank you for the kind words and the 4 star review! We truly try hard to give excellent service and food every time and so glad you noticed. We hope you'll be back again soon.

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Wking2929
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Love to earn our stars and glad we did on your visit! Thank you for the very positive comments as well. Hopefully you'll be back again soon.

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MichaelS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Small, but nice. Good selection of wines and food was good.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Michael for the 4 star review. We hope you'll be back again soon. We have a monthly wine tasting that you might enjoy, if you haven't already been. Its on the first Tuesday of every month. Check our website for details.

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vipHappydiner
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during restaurant wee. All 3 courses were delicious and prepared to perfection!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

So glad you left as a "Happydiner" after your visit! We had a lot of positive feedback after Restaurant Week and so excited we earned five stars from you! We hope you'll be back again soon to experience our live music on the weekends or maybe a Sunday brunch!

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vipcazbah
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Having been to the Cork on several occasions and had great food and service, this night was very disappointing. Service was very slow and waitress even forgot we ordered coffee. The restaurant week menu seemed to be very good. I had the sizzle shrimp appetizer that was excellent! I made the mistake of ordering the ribeye entree medium rare and was presented with a very well done and burnt steak which I sent back and asked again for medium rare. When I eventually got my meal, the steak was not quite 1/2 inch thick and well done. I couldn’t believe it and didn’t have the time to send it back again. The waitress asked how it was and u said “obviously no one in the kitchen knew how to cook a steak medium rare!” She said she was sorry and left. We had dessert to go but my friend ordered a coffee with Baileys. We waited and waited and when the waitress came to give us our check we asked about the coffee. She forgot about it and went to get it. It must have been a bad night because I’ve been there before and had good service and excellent food. This experience has made me hesitant to go back again. It’s unfortunate because I did like going there before.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you for the detailed review. First and foremost let me apologize for the experience you had that night and as you acknowledged, that is definitely not the norm for us. We are known for excellent service and food, which makes this review even harder to accept. I truly hope you give us another chance. If we ever fall short, please always ask for a manager and we will remedy the situation immediately. There are no excuses to be made, as that should have never happened. Our apologies again.

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LISAH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Their wine choices are always fantastic!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Thank you Lisa for the five star review. I try and keep my wines new and interesting, thank you for noticing :) We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipHayley
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is by far the best in Carroll County. The wine selection is excellent. We always ask for Nicole as our server because she will do anything to make your dining experience wonderful. Arlene, the owner, is incredibly welcoming, friendly, and dedicated. I would eat there every day if I could. The chef is creative and on point, and their wine dinners are beyond compare. I can’t say enough good things about the Cork. If you go there, I promise you will be hooked.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

First my apologies for not responding sooner. Thank you Hayley for such an amazing review. We always try to earn five stars and give our best on every visit. Its so nice to be acknowledged with such kind words. I'll be sure to show Nicole this review, she is definitely a valued employee. It sounds like we will see you soon and I look forward to meeting you in person. Arlene

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We aim to support all the area restaurants. The Cork is s one of a kind, small establishment with good atmosphere and food. I am had the scallops which were outstanding. They graciously substituted rice instead of mashed potatoes - also very good. Our waitress Valerie never disappoints.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Sorry for the late reply Kathy. We very much appreciate the five stars and awesome review. I'll be sure to show Valerie your comments. Thank you for supporting local!

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FoodieNeecey
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Cork for Sunday brunch. Their food is amazing, fresh, hot. Made a reservation as their brunch is typically crowded. Was seated immediately. Did I mention their bottomless mimosa and Bloody Mary special? It’s a bargain at $13 pp. Give the Cork a try.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on February 20, 2020

Sorry for the late reply! Thank you for the kind words about our brunch! We love to earn five stars and so glad we did on your visit. We hope you'll tell family and friends, as word of mouth is the best advertisement!

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luvtheeagles
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our New Year's Eve dinner at the County Cork in Eldersburg MD. The food was amazing and they have a great wine selection. The service was exemplary. We've done their New Year's Eve dinner for several years now and it's always wonderful.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 5, 2020

So glad you had a great time with us on New Year's Eve. Hopefully we will be together again next year! Thank you for the positive comments on your visit. It really makes us want to try even harder.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I have eaten here the last 3 Christmas Eves . Also a great meal . Special was Prime Rib and it was delicious with an Au Gratin potatoes that was just as good . So many delicious choices and grey ambiance

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you so kindly for the five star review and you positive comments regarding your Christmas Eve dinner with us. We always strive to give five star service on every visit. We hope to see you back again soon.

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vipJanetS
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks for a nice relaxing evening with good food, drinks, not too loud good music and friends to sit back and enjoy! See you next time!!!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you Janet for taking the time to review your recent visit. So glad to see we earned 4 stars and you enjoyed everything. Can't wait to have you come back again so we can try and earn 5 stars! I love good music that is not too loud so you can still enjoy your company and the musicians, sounds like we are on the same page!

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vipCharlieH
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that delicious, creative dishes are added to the menu regularly. Excellent service and great cocktails.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thank you Charlie for the five stars and wonderful review. We appreciate you recognizing the effort we put into our menu and specials. Our servers strive to give their best service always! We hope you'll be back soon.

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vipCarolynf
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have been here several times before and was always satisfied with the service and the food. Not this time...Hopefully it was just an off day for the kitchen and server. Will give them another chance...

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for taking the time to review your last visit and the constructive criticism. I would like to address this further. Can you let me know if you were here for brunch or dinner? We can only get better by learning from our mistakes so any insight you can give will be helpful. Thank you for giving us another chance. If anything should fall short on that visit, please contact me directly. Arlene Stecher, Owner

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MichelleP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a bargain restaurant but the food is always good and innovative.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Michelle, Thank you for the five star review! So glad that you appreciate our unique menu. We do try and keep it fresh and most everything is made from scratch. We hope you will be back to visit soon.

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible. It took almost an hour to get our food after it took forever for the waitress to take our order. Food was not worth the wait.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Stacey, Extremely upsetting to receive this review and sorry you had that experience. We always try and give impeccable service and our unique menu is usually well received. I apologize that on your visit this is not what you experienced. I hope you give us another try and if anything should fall short again, please contact me directly. Thank you

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vipAdrianD
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s is the most delicious menu and food!! Great for any occasion!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hi Adrian, Thank you for the five star review and wonderful comments on your visit. We do have a very well received menu and change it seasonally, along with food and drink specials every other week. We hope you will be back soon and look forward to giving you another five star experience!

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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 4.7 stars by 535 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.