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Cork Bar and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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463 Madison St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1713
+1 570-270-3818
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cork is nestled minutes away from Mohegan Arena in a quiet Wilkes Barre neighborhood. From the outside appearance, I thought I would be very disappointed. Was I surprised! The upstairs dining area was comfortable and quaint. The service was outstanding, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank BEJo197962
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When we are on the road traveking for work, my co-workers always look for the local favorites well this was no exception. Good food and very nice staff.

Thank C Woodard H
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

nice plact to go for me when I don't want to travel out to far its a frsturant bar type of place always good and the menu has a lot of items

Thank rwill73438
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were able to arrange a last minute Christmas party thanks to the owner, Ruth. She quickly sent menu options and arranged for staff to work on a Monday night, a day that they are normally closed. The food was fantastic and the staff was very accommodating. We have also been to one of their wine tastings, a great way... More 

Thank lkosto
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food in a bar like atmosphere. Needs ambience to justify the prices. Service somewhat slow but wait staff helpful. Overall food is good with some interesting choices which should bring in more patrons. It certainly makes me come in several times a year.

1 Thank Zahid H
Ruth C, Owner at Cork Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your review. We have a more formal upstairs dining room, which you can always request when you reserve your table. It's white tablecloth, candle lit and quieter and more romantic than our downstairs bar area, where it seems like you have been sitting. Try the upstairs next time. I think you will like it. More 

Bangor, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the third New Years Eve we spent at Cork Restaurant. We have never been disappointed! We had a reservation and only waited 5 minutes to be seated. We have also had lunch there and just as good. You can't go wrong.

Thank Donna M
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cork is one of our favorite restaurants in the Wilkes-Barre area. It is family owned and the food and service are fantastic. Whether it's dinner, catering, or a large party, you can always count on Cork for an exceptional dining experience!

Thank Kevin B
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a large group of 36. Service was extraordinarily great. Best lobster in town. And the different drinks is such a great addition to your meal.

Thank mstas2017
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For those of you not familiar with some of the Bars and Taverns in the Wilkes-Barre and surrounding area their roots lie with the past... a past when coal miners would return from long days of hard work, covered in ash, soot and coal dust. There they would cleanse their pallet, clearing throat and lungs with beer & shots of... More 

Thank TheZinMaster
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the reviews on Tripadvisor and decided to give it a try. Somewhat hidden, pretending to be a regular house, it is very lovely inside, very down to earth, friendly, and hip (if one can be friendly and hip at the same time :). Our waitress was great. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and absolutely loved the stuffed... More 

Thank Sasha G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 463 Madison St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1713
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-270-3818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?