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The Cork and Fork

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3006 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614-9490
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love this place. Chef Dennis adds a southern punch to just about everything on the menu, and his pulled pork is simply the best. Try the pineapple fish tacos, and check out the gourmet pizzas he sells out the back door. Simply wonderful.

Thank Jay M
Cool, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Everything is consistent about Cork and Fork which makes it a dependable and a reasonable local spot. We have tried the burger, pulled pork and ribs. All portion sizes are substantial. food is good, nothing is special or brilliant. Ribs have been consistently dry to our family taste. Good spot to go if you don't feel like cooking.

Thank tisastarr
Cool, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a small local restaurant with fabulous food. My favorite is the Tri Tip. It is delicious. They have splits of Korbel champagne so you can always get a nice glass of bubbles. They also have an extensive beer and wine selection.

Thank CWKnisley
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I had a BLT(avocado) and it was delicious, as were the excellent French fries, but I'd seriously recommend a BURGER! They looked AWESOME and I believe they're made from fresh ground local beef!

Thank Laurie K
Granite Bay, California
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285 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Cool is one of those little places with one stop sign on Highway 49, one of the best motorcycle roads in all of California. We noticed this place as we stopped at that stop sign, and decided to pull in with the motorcycles since it was dinner time. We'd never heard of the Cork and Fork, but it sounded good.... More 

Thank porsche74s
Cool, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was bachlorette for an evening and stopped by the Cork & Fork for dinner. I was very pleased with their special. The steak was cooked to perfection and very tender. They have great salads which I often enjoy at lunch. Service is courteous and attentive without being intrusive. The quantity and quality for the price is worth making a... More 

Thank CoolCathy95614
Georgetown, California
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Dennis at the Cork & Fork outdoes himself frequently. He loves to try to new meal ideas and has specials every weekend. Selection of food is really great and no one has ever complained (that I've heard of, and I get around) about a single thing. Everyone in the area loves Dennis and his food.

Thank SpiritLilly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Don't get put off by the restaurant's non-descript look located in a strip retail plaza. The tapas style food is varied and delicious in every bite. Wine selection is limited in variety but good in offering. A must visit for casual and friendly evening.

Thank LeeinDubai
Auburn, California
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Recently, we stopped by for lunch on a Sunday to eat lunch. We have eaten here numerous times before and have never been disappointed. Both my husband and I purchased fish tacos - his original and mine grilled mahi-mahi. Dennis works very hard to prepare delicious menu items that are both gluten and dairy free. I never need to worry... More 

Thank Sally D
Torrance, CA
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We had a rehearsal dinner here, and the staff did a fantastic good of taking care of over 40 of us. They were able to keep up with the drinks, and still keep the restaurant open. We had pizzas, and they were going as far as they were coming out of the oven, mainly due to how good they were.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3006 State Highway 49, Cool, CA 95614-9490
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cool
  • Phone Number: 5308891195

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