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Sunset Cork Room

) #25 of 103 Restaurants in Gulf Shores $$ - $$$ American,
225 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3507
+1 251-967-4773
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (24 reviews)
“cheese plate” (6 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
225 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3507
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was good, the steak was a little dry, but it was tasty. The chicken was excellent. The biggest drawback is that we went for a romantic dinner and it echoed in the restaurant and was loud

Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a perfect early dinner at Sunset Cork Room. The atmosphere of a wonderfully restored favorite is even better than before. The wine, house salad, the appetizer, and fresh grouper entree were superlative! Nina's welcoming made us feel special and dinner...More

Thank Melba C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We travel for the Gulf several times a year. We found the Sunset Cork Room by chance a few years ago and loved it. We were heart broken when they had the fire and was afraid they would not reopen. We were pleasantly surprised to...More

Thank BillAndSheilaKenyon
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The steaks are great. I love the blue cheese butter that comes on the filet.They have great appetizers as well as the desserts. I heard that many of the recipies come form the employee's relative sand were handed down as family favorites. Fun placeto dine

Thank janetlpascoe
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My wife , a close friend, and I dined here last night to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first visit since they reopened a few weeks ago after a terrible fire closed them down last summer. This restaurant is the best kept secret in...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visiting the area and this place was recommended. The food was good but the service was SUPER SLOW! It took an hour for entrees to come out and the restaurant was 1/2 empty. I could only imagine the wait with a full restaurant. My husband's...More

Thank Kameka J
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Recently refurbished, the atmosphere is tranquil. Decor is a neutral palate and very quieting, excellent for a great dining experience. An extensive selection of small plates that with the "Sunset Salad" and a glass of wine leaves room for their homemade desserts.

Thank John A
Nina M, Owner at Sunset Cork Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate the positive feedback on the small plates and the atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had wonderful dinner at Sunset Cork Room shortly after they reopened. Our meals--the lamb lollipops and filet--were great, and good value for the cost.

Thank mjw_indy
Nina M, Owner at Sunset Cork Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it and you for spending the evening with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just visited for the first time after their reopening. Meal was excellent. Cheese plate, salad, lamb lollipops, tuna appetizer and filet mignonette main course. All nice portion, good sides and good service. As always, Nina, the owner helped us choose an excellent wine.

Thank 84NancyP
Nina M, Owner at Sunset Cork Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It is great to finally be open and we really appreciate you taking the time to submit the review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We dined at the Sunset Cork Room with friends just after it reopened after a kitchen fire. The restaurant is lovely with comforting colors and art. The food was really delicious. I tried the chicken dish and my husband had the filet and both were...More

Thank Linda V
Nina M, Owner at Sunset Cork Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Linda, thank you so much for the review. One of my all time favorite things is to recommend wine to accompany dinner. Thank you for coming into the restaurant and we look forward to seeing you next time you come through town.

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Questions & Answers
25 August 2015|
Response from gslocal | Property representative |
No, sorry. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday there is live music.
16 July 2015|
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Response from Pittmanmark | Reviewed this property |
Casual, we took our 12 year old son and 5 year old grandson. There were people wearing polos and people wearing tshirts (I was in the tshirt and flip flop crowd) and all were comfortable.
Courtney g
15 July 2015|
Response from gslocal | Property representative |
Children are fine, but we only have one high chair available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$45
American, Wine Bar
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 E 16th Ave, Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3507
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Gulf Shores
  • Phone Number: +1 251-967-4773
  • E-mail
The Sunset Cork Room is an exciting new concept for the Gulf Coast. We offer unique wines from around the world complemented by beautiful appetizers and exquisite desserts. Our resident Chef Ira Gallon will have your mouth watering and our staff will have you relaxed and at ease. "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. We're also the perfect place to talk over plans with associates or meet up with friends. We offer live acoustic music, soft lighting and a stunning decor.
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