The County Cork Wine Pub

4.7
582 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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ShirleyP
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

There are lots of good menu options and we love the Light Fare selections. Our favorites are the Ahi Tuna Tacos, Short Rib Tacos, and the Shaved Lamb French dip accompanied by the rosemary & garlic frites. The frites are so good we sometimes get them as an appetizer... definitely not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food..Great service.

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SherylR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was too salty. Appetizer and dessert were good.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 9, 2021

Hi Sheryl, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food as it was too salty. Please know that if you are ever dining at The Cork and are not pleased with a dish, please let the server, manager or owner know, so we can prepare a new dish for you. We always want to know about any dish that is not prepared properly so we can fix it! Please keep that in mind the next time you dine with us so you can leave a happy patron!

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HeUr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bbq sauce was amazing maybe bottle?
The soup was amazing

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars! I can assure you we do not use bottled bbq sauce...but we have had that question before. Our chef makes the bbq from scratch. Curious which bbq sauce you had (wings or blackberry bbq). We also make our soups from scratch and change them up every couple of days. We hope to see you back again soon to experience another great dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Eldersburg. Probably even all of Carroll County. Amazing.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and awesome review! We are known as the "best brunch in the 'Burg", but I like your review better....all of Carroll County :) Thank you kindly.

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josephA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The staff was friendly and helpful. And, my wife and I got to try a few glasses of wine we hadn’t had before. But, the food was, politely, lackluster. For example, I got the special: chicken fried flank steak because it sounded intriguing. Sadly, the breading was a rock hard shell that shattered when you tried to cut into it and the meat was hopelessly overdone. At the same time, neither the steak nor the sides were above room temperature. I think it’s safe to say we wouldn’t be rushing back anytime soon.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. With all honesty, that was a special we were running and it was not one of our better specials. My apologies. If you dine with us again, please always let the server, manager or owner know of anything you are not pleased with and we will be more than happy rectify the meal. We always want our customers to experience the best food and service on every visit. We are known for 5 stars on food and service so we hope you give us another try.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Overall, we were very disappointed. We were greeted and taken to our table. The server came, took our drink order. My wife water and wine, and I had just water. We ordered the cheese board, which arrived in a timely fashion. The arrangement and the choices were very good. After this opening, we waited and waited for our entrees of creamy shrimp and grits and the fish fries platter of beer-battered cod. Rather than creamy grits, my wife ended up with what looked like packed rice cakes, a few shrimp, and a bowl of cherry tomatoes and scallions. The cod itself was good, but the beer-battered part was coated in too much salt as were the fries. Aside from the overwhelming taste of salt in my mouth, the lack of attention in filling the water glasses also proved disappointing.
We went on a Friday night at 6 p.m.; and as the evening passed, the restaurant became more boisterous in anticipation of the band that was playing that evening.
Rather than feeling overwhelmed by the restaurant experience and wanting to go out again soon, it made us realize that our home-cooked meals were better than what we received here.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Sorry that you did not enjoy the shrimp and grits and too much salt on the fish and frites. We are always happy to replace any dish you are not pleased with. We never want any of our customers to leave without being satisfied. If you do dine with us again, please ask for a manger or the owner to accommodate your needs. We are know for our service so my apologies that fell short. Again always make us aware if you are not 100% satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Great food with a mix of sports bar and wine bar.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! Thanks for the review and that was what we wanted to be when we opened. An upscale but casual restaurant where you can experience awesome food and drinks but in a casual environment.

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KevinC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and knowledgeable staff! Second time eating here and satisfied again will definitely be back again! Great for dinner or apps and drinks!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Kevin, Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We strive on great food and service so thank you for your comments. We hope you are able to visit again soon. If you haven't tried our brunch, there is a reason we are known as the "best brunch in the 'Burg"!

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vipShawneC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Corn and Clam chowder was delicious!! Always an enjoyable date night.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks Shawne for the 5 stars! We put a lot of love into our made from scratch soups, so thank you for noticing. We hope to see you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is great. Very talented chef. Wonderful service - the entire staff is focused on giving the best guest experience.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you kindly for the 5 stars and wonderful review. We do have an incredibly talented chef. He gives care to every dish he puts out. We do strive to give attentive service so thank you for noticing. We hope to see you back again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant meal with mom

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 stars! Dinner with mom is always a special occasion so we are very happy you enjoyed your time with her.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their drinks

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review. So glad to hear you enjoyed the drinks you ordered. We do make our craft cocktails with a little bit of love!

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Dave
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only made the noise level "moderate" because there was a baseball game, the Olympics, and a rugby match on at the time. Even with all this, it was easy to carry on a conversation.
The menu had many varied choices and I had a difficult time choosing which to order.
Food was excellent as well as the service.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Dave, first my apologies for not responding sooner. Than you kindly for the 5 stars and nice review. So glad you found the service and food to be excellent. We hope you come back again to try another dish that you didn't get to taste!

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Gretchen
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Extensive wine list and more than adequate beer and mixed drink list. Half-price 2nd entree on Sunday afternoon--but you may need to remind your server. Owner charming and took time to chat. Server (name?) really listened when we made a request.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Gretchen, first my apologies for not responding sooner. Thank you for much for the wonderful review. I believe we had made some new hires and they failed to remember the nightly specials/discounts. Glad it was taken care of. We hope to see you back again.

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vipDlb7777
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating at this restaurant since they opened. Great food, service and reasonably priced bottles of wine. When they first opened, there were a few dishes we didn’t like. Example - anything with ‘smoke’ flavor that had an artificial taste. We’ve been half a dozen times over the past year and it was delicious each time.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and wonderful review. So glad you gave us another chance and we've been consistent on every visit. We have changed our menu from awhile ago. Every dish is made to order and prepared with natural, fresh ingredients. Can't wait for you to visit again soon.

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AngelaK
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food & service were outstanding! Can’t wait to go back

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you Angela for the 5 star review! Awesome to hear that everything was outstanding and we can't wait til you visit again!

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Westiex
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in nondescript strip center, nice surprise. Creative, eclectic menu, nice selection of brews and wines. Low key atmosphere. Casual yet attentive service.
A nice surprise in Eldersburg.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you Westiex for the 5 stars!! My apologies for not replying sooner. So appreciate your review and couldn't be happier to see what you said. Look forward to seeing you back again!

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vipcazbah
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday and everything was perfect!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review. So glad we could make your special occasion special and perfect :)

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Westiex
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in maybe a 100 years for us, but definitely worth the wait. 17 minutes from Owings Mills. Delightful menu with tasty treats and choices. Terrific wine selection as well as local and big brand brews. Large bar. Comfortable, relax service. Nice portion size. Everyone enjoyed their meals. We had perfectly seared ahi tuna, short ribs and burger. Next time, I'm getting the steak with crab & mac chees and Brussel sprouts.

Reasonably priced too.
Inline in a non-descript strip center across from the mall in Eldersburg. Worth finding.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Westiex and thank you kindly for the wonderful review and 5 stars! So wonderful to have you back and glad it was worth the wait. Sounds like everyone had an enjoyable visit. Looking forward to when you come back and experience the Smokey Ribeye entree!

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RandyT
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you Randy for the 5 Stars across the board! So glad you enjoy your visits to The Cork!

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MelindaSW
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 9, 2021

Thanks for the 4 star review and glad you enjoyed the food!

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HarryB
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My only comment is about the potatoes that were served with every meal. They were fried in Old Bay and sugar. We had to ask for regular fries. I’d suggest that you give your guests a choice instead of serving the sweetened potatoes with everything.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Harry and thanks for the suggestion. We serve those style potatoes just at brunch. Our frites (served with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper) are always available at every meal. Most of the customers that come in for brunch are looking for "hash browns" with their breakfast choices. However, I will encourage the servers to remind customers they have a choice!

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BarnacleBob
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without doubt the best restaurant in the Eldersburg/Sykesville area.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 14, 2021

Wow and thank you! Five stars and an incredible accolade about The Cork! Comments like that make this all worthwhile! Thank you again.

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vipBonnie
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place with great servers and food!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 14, 2021

Thank you Bonnie for the 5 star review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our food and the service! We hope you visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food!! Ate there twice last weekend. Friday night dinner service was excellent. Sunday brunch it was a little slow. Had to ask for refills twice. Overall, will definitely be back!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the 5 stars! Sorry to hear brunch service was a little slow. We do get very busy during brunch but we always try to stay on top of our game. If you encounter a problem again, please don't hesitate to ask for a manager or the owner, as I'm usually there every brunch and would love to make sure its going smoothly. Great to hear you will be back and hopefully become one of our regulars!

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vipDean
Baltimore
81 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time and we really enjoyed our meal. We had the seared scallops and the chicken pot pie, as well as a cheese board for an appetizer. A great wine list, too!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi Dean, thank you for the 5 star review! We love first time customers as we hope to make you one of our regulars. Word of mouth is our best advertisement, so please let your friends and family know of your experience at The Cork! We hope you visit again soon.

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vipAimeeP
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another amazing dinner! Cork Wine Pub never disappoints! Great food, service and ambiance!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi Aimee, thank you for the 5 stars and amazing comments. We love that you love it here and visit often! We hope to continue to earn 5 stars on every visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!! They actually cook the food there and the quality and taste is one of the best in “The Burg”

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BobR
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love the Cork. First time back in over a year because of pandemic. Same friendly atmosphere and great service. They seemed to have changed out the shrimp and grits to a chipotle sauce which made it a little too spicy for me, but it says chipotle sauce on the menu so serves me right for not asking. If you like moderate spicy, still a great dish. The corned beef was a little dry, but overall still a good dish. We continue to highly recommend the Cork.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi Bob, thank you for taking the time to write a review and the 4 stars! If you ever encounter a problem on your visit, please always ask for a manager or the owner, so we can rectify the issue. We always want you to enjoy your food and we can usually correct a problem right away. We appreciate that you visit often and want you to leave each time with an enjoyable experience. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cakes ever!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review and so glad to hear you loved your crab cakes! We put a lot of love and experience into our dishes and happy to hear you enjoyed!

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vipHayley
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was just delicious. It’s a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and the service, impeccable. Great wine list, too. We love it there and go as much as possible.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi Hayley, Thank you for the awesome review and 5 Stars! Sounds like you visit often and we truly appreciate all our customers but our regulars are why we are still here!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom for Mother’s Day and we had a very nice lunch. The staff was exceptionally nice and accommodating. Rueben with garlic fries were delicious!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review and so excited you were in on Mother's Day. We hope you visit again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good service.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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Carolyn
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet a friend after a year and a half of the pandemic! We both enjoyed our meals and the cocktails were fun and tasty. Staff as usual was very friendly.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thanks Carolyn for the 5 stars and kind comments. We hope you visit again soon and now with no masks!

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Doug
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food quality was good for the most part. Thai shrimp were excellent. Scallops were very good. Crab cakes were large but somewhat disappointed in the quality and consistency of the crab meat used as well as the taste. On a scale of 1 to 10, they were about a 6 -- OK but not great. Overall visit was fine.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi Doug, first let me apologize for the late response to your review. Thank you for taking the time to rate and review your dining experience. I'm sorry to hear that the crab cakes fell short. If you visit again and encounter any problem, please ask for a manage or owner so that we can rectify the problem immediately. We want all our customers to experience awesome food and service. We can't always guarantee it, but we can try and make it right. Thank you again for your comments

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Great food and drinks, friendly staff!!

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5 star review and appreciate the wonderful comments. Sounds like you visit often and we are most grateful for that. We hope to earn 5 stars on your next visit and always!

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vipFoodie
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at The Cork Wine Pub. It is close to wear we live so very convenient. We started with Grey Goose dirty martinis - the best we have had in awhile. We had a charcuterie board that was really good and we tried two new entrees. We are typically creatures of habit and stick with the same things on the menu. This evening I selected the Mahi Mahi - which was a special - and it was fantastic. I am really picky when it comes to fish so I don't want it to smell or taste fishy. This was neither - very fresh and tasty. My husband got the Paella and he really like his as well. Our waitress was excellent and we adore the owner!! Nights like this one keep us coming back to The Cork.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

First let me apologize for the late response to your awesome 5 star review! We so appreciate our regulars. We wouldn't be here today without loyal customers like you. So glad you enjoyed all aspects of your dining experience. We can't wait to have you back soon. I'm not sure of who Foodie is, so ask for me the next time you are in!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all great.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Thank you for the 5 stars and your comment says it all!

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Gordon
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine but we were a little disappointed with the Wine selection and taste. Considering the name has "the county cork wine" in it we assumed it would have had a better wine selection and pairing. It was more of a pub with some wine. One of the popular wines recommended was Apothic Red which is a good wine but very mass produced. We like Apothic and purchase at the store because its inexpensive but nice and easy to drink. It would be like a brewery recommending a Miller Lite as a popular option. I like Miller Lite but would not expect Oscars Alehouse to recommend it.

The food was good and the wine was good but nothing to make us want to return.

The County Cork Wine Pub
Responded on June 9, 2021

Hi Gordon, Sorry for the late response to your review. Also my apologies for your experience. I had spoke with the server that waited on your table. Some of the servers are not familiar with all the wines on the list. If you dine with us again, please ask for me, Arlene, and I will be more than happy to recommend a wine to pair perfectly with your dinner.

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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 582 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.