Cork & Cap Restaurant

4.3
753 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 753 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Spooch
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

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

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RoseT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and great service.

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YMBS
New England
1 review
Dined on 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJosephB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 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 14 November 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 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! Love the crab cakes!

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Laurandrew
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 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 7 November 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 6 November 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 5 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was delicious!

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318830
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting. Very quiet. Service was excelllent

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TinaG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal, good service. Very few people due to pandemic. Following safety protocols. Overall an enjoyable evening out.

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brooke
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

The restaurant experience was not good. They sat us next to a broom and dust pan when there were just a couple tables in the entire restaurant. Cleaning products... very appetizing. The food was served cold, both appetizers and dinner. We kept saying "this would be good IF it were hot." My husband ordered a filet medium rare, it was well done. And I would suggest putting some music on, you can hear everyone's conversations, which makes for an awkward situation when dining.

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vipMatthew
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was prepared perfectly.
Ambiance is nice, private and comfortable

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SamC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was also the bartender based on our seat location and he was happy to do it. He was friendly and attentive. The place is spotless clean. We wore our masks when not eating to protect the staff. We absolutely will go back to this classic venue. Thank you Cork & Cap

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MistyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place - nice ambiance. Would have been nicer if more people had been there - it was kind of empty but it was a Wednesday night.

They are not using printed menu's and unfortunately our phone batteries were both very very low so we couldn't access the menus on line. It is expected to use the qr code to get the menus (we didn't know this). However our waiter rustled up a printed copy for us right away.

Food mostly good. My husbands briquet dish was outstanding. The chicken on my salad was very dry - overcooked but the rest of the salad was really good. We would eat there again.

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AngelaK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous and Brianna was awesome. We had an amazing experience!

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Marlena
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here and it was wonderful!

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JessicaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic anniversary dinner. We would definitely go again.

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vipLydiarose
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Ordered the duck.
Looked amazing but was so tough that I was only able to eat a few bites.
Servers response was “ i will let the chef know”
Poor by the glass wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out for my Mothers B-Day. She enjoyed it very much and so did we all.

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cheryld
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was our first time back since quarantine and the restaurant really pulled it together. From our arrival and all through dinner our every need was met in a timely manner. Our waiter, Dan was exceptional. He was really doing everything for everyone in the room and we were so appreciative.

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vipStever
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was excellent. I had brisket and it was really great. Presentation of all the food was superb.

So the service was ok. The waiter/bartender seemed under the gun and there were lapses in service. He tried to stay on it, but he had the entire restaurant to himself. He was host, bartender, and waiter.

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vipMarkE
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Very slow. It took 45 minutes from ordering to our meals arriving at our table. It was Brunch!

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JasonA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent & not overpriced. The restaurant is beautiful & our server Megan was awesome at her job. We had a great night.

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JudithD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us went to Cork and Cap for lunch. We sat outside band were the only ones there the entire time. Had a great Bloody Mary and an awesome Crab Dip. Tommy, our bartender/waiter, was wonderful. Made four ladies feel like queens. We will definitely return.

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vipMichelebop
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, delicious food & wonderful ambiance.

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Bobbie
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish, everything was great. Simple Menu with options for all diets.

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LindsayM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the best!!! We enjoy the food and the service every time we step foot in this place!

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vipForeverfan
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and lunch. Hope to revisit this restaurant upon our return to Lancaster.

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Lauren
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance and food. Great place for friends to share time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner celebrating our 16th Anniversary

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CINDYS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent server as well as service. The food was very good. Overall great experience and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience3

Drinks were horrible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal great service!

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vipbman1117
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Waited 20 minutes for a waiter and the place was empty. Service slow. Wife ordered filet med well came out med rare. A place dying for people just blew it. Won't be back again.

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MelindaP
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent!! We loved the staff and the food. And the staff was gracious enough to accommodate us for a few extra minutes of time with our friends, as we closed the place down. We are grateful you are open. It would be awesome to see the smiles of staff and to see you go back to full capacity. Here's hoping that ALL PA restaurants will reopen at full capacity and with no masks, asap. We will be back soon!

FAQs

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

Cork & Cap Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 753 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.