Cork & Cap Restaurant

4.5
780 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Fresh food & fresh vision come together at Cork & Cap Restaurant. Our guiding tenet is simple yet uncompromising: use local ingredients and made-from-scratch, no-nonsense recipes. Our dishes pay homage to the rural heritage of Lancaster County, all with an extra pinch of creative license. Think Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food with a contemporary, cosmopolitan twist. From dinner to Sunday brunch, we offer Lancaster County-inspired cuisine all in a memorable, casual-hip setting. Dine in plush leather banquettes alongside restored brick and stone walls, lounge in the Cork & Cap’s rustic bar area, or enjoy seasonal outdoor dining (limited dinner menu Thursday-Saturday) on our patio around Urban Place’s signature smokestack.

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 780 people are saying
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EmilyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quiet hole in the wall kind of place. absolutely the best meal I’ve ever had. I would come back to Lancaster just for this restaurant.

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Thomas
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere!! Following COVID protocols to the T, I felt very self and comfortable. Our server was great and did not feel rushed at all. Food was amazing and we left very full, the portions are very large. I had the steak and my wife had the crab cakes yum. Outstanding!!!!!

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ritt
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was fabulous. (filet, carb cake and crake dip) Our server was super nice and attentive. Only downside for me was no orange juice to make the drink I wanted.

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Penguin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Restaurant very hard to find with poor signage. Spent 10-15 minutes walking around in the cold. Called restaurant to get better idea where they were located and no one answered the phone after 10-15 rings.
Food ok, but nothing special. Seemed to be short staffed and bar tender also served as the waiter. Restaurant interior interesting with cozy atmosphere. Wouldn't rush to go back.

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GiannaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will be visiting again soon.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. Great service. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner out last night. The steaks were excellent & cooked perfectly, service was great, we will be going back.

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TimA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner with the whole family! Food and drinks were great! Our server was excellent!

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vipJohnM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s been years since our last visit. It won’t be that long until the next time.

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RonG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the whole experience. Good drink & dinner menu.

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WSICK
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere!!

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!!

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MiltonM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was nice, we celebrated my wife's birthday. The food was great but i didn't realized that my chicken was so pricey

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MikeB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice night out, great food and service.

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DebraK
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Our cocktails were tasty. Our server did a good job. We will definitely visit again soon.

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LesterM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food! It was a very slow evening with hardly anyone else there but we enjoyed Cork and Cap!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional and the staff was amazing.

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BillZ
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent night out with social distancing being first priority with the staff in the restaurant. Food was next level and service was outstanding. Keep doing what you all are doing!!

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DelaneyJ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and pricey but nothing too crazy. Wonderful service and ambiance. 10/10 would recommend.

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TimB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Great ambience, but food and service left somewhat to desire. Our waiter had too many tables, and was difficult to maintain good service. My wife's scallops were good, but our beet salad needed some restraint on the walnut volume, and my brisket was dry and way too over cooked. Not sure we'll repeat.

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JessicaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and service. I had a delicious truffletini and rosemary chicken:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like the vibe here for a date night. Had the filet mignon and crabcake which was the special that night. Hands down. Best steak I’ve had in my life. Don’t usually eat crab much but it’s what senorita wanted. Tried some. Will definitely get again. Drinks were amazing. This place is 10/10. Will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was one of the best we’ve ever had! Thank you, Jessica!

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tiffanyt
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would recommend this restaurant. We were lucky enough to experience before the Saturday shut down by gov wolf. Wings were incredible, meatloaf was like eating a fine steak and drinks were perfect. I don't think we could find anything wrong with our experience.

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Whataday
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food quality was just above average with no effort in presentation. Worst WoodFord Old-fashion I’ve ever had.
Would not repeat again. Service was extremely slow

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vipUPS8DAVE
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doing a great job with fresh food during the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal.

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Spooch
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good attentive service. Nice historical ambiance. Overall nice just very limited menu

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RoseT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

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YMBS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was very good. My cocktail however was not. I had a cosmopolitan that was mostly cranberry juice. I needed to order a shot of vodka to make it drinkable. It was the worst $23 Cosmopolitan I’ve ever had.

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Wheels
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on Thanksgiving and had a turkey dinner. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend. Very pleasant atmosphere also.

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vipCulinaryDelight
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving last year and it was great. This year, seemed sparse. Very hard, reheated rolls,1 spoon stuffing, 1 spoon mashed potatoes, 2 small slices of what appeared to be pressed turkey. Very smooth texture with gristle in each bite and no gravy at all to help with moistness. Disappointing. For $35 a plate, expected quality, especially with small serving size. Deserts were nice, not spectacular. Service was friendly. Wont be back next year.

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LewisB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Our second Thanksgiving dinner. We will do it again!

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time visiting Cork and Cap Restaurant in Lancaster. A hidden gem with great food and service. We have been 6-7 times and this place never disappoints even during Covid.

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jamesn
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Service was good
Lights too bright
Steak was tough. Worst steak I have eaten in a restaurant ($30)

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Love the crab cakes!

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Laurandrew
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Since I thoroughly enjoyed a brunch wedding here last year, I figured a Sunday brunch would be an equally amazing experience. They do weddings well, but this brunch was disappointing on a few levels.
The menu was limited, moderately priced. My water glass was cracked in two places (no apology), the food took over a half hour with only two tables in our area, I asked for aioli and got hollandaise, the burger ordered was SO tall no one could possibly fit in their mouth, and my brunch scramble looked and tasted like it was a premade frozen ensemble.
I don’t generally leave poor reviews for restaurants; I love when local eateries succeed! This was just not a great experience.
These times are challenging so I hope that this was a fluke...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

2 meals came out cold, one meal came out 10 minutes after the others. server did not check on table at all, has to wait 10 minutes for drinks

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BillK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table for four was met with a very congenial waitress, and the drinks and the food were outstanding. I believe that her name was Brianna. She did a wonderful job with our party!

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RobinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was delicious!

FAQs

Cork & Cap Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 735-2025.

Cork & Cap Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 780 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.