We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Cork & Bean Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
16 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713
+1 828-488-1934
09:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

948 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 941: English reviews
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting anywhere in the area make this restaurant a stop. Small but the food is top notch. We stopped in for brunch and it was fresh food made exceptionally well. I would recommend this to friends, families and couples.

Thank Sdean1999
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only in Bryson City for 3 nights and ate 2 dinners and 1 lunch at The Cork & Bean Bistro. We really wanted to try other restaurants but liked this so much that we kept coming back. The speciality crepes were not your typical crepe. My husband and I both got the filet mignon crepe and it was... More 

Thank Donna D
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal at the Cork & Bean was absolutely great. From the appetizer to dessert every thing was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed but not casual. Our server was very attentive. It is a place for adults to have a very good meal, a good glass of wine and relax. I would recommend the Cork & Bean to my friends.

Thank JayTennessee
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful atmosphere and friendly service. Superb food and interesting menu. I had the Best gluten free burger bun and the Burger was scrumptious too 😃. I hope to visit again soon.

Thank Pat S
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleased with our choice to eat here. The service was excellent, the food high end and prepared beautifully. The ambiance was quaint. Very pleased with our choice and will be back again!

Thank Linda S
INNsights22, Guest Relations Manager at The Cork & Bean Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad to hear of your experience of excellent food and ambiance, and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Like Jerry Seinfeld said; "you know how to take a reservation, you just don't know how to keep a reservation!" That's what is wrong with the Cork and Bean. No matter if you are a local or visitor, this place will gladly take your reservation, and then put you behind any walk-in customers. Why take reservations at all if they... More 

Thank filmmaker_jozef
INNsights22, Guest Relations Manager at The Cork & Bean Bistro, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your experience and that is certainly not the norm. We wish you would have brought this to our attention during your visit. Next time you're in, please ask for Ron or Scott; we'd be happy to talk to you about your reservation experience. Thank you for dining with us! More 

College Station, Texas
Level Contributor
63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Winter in a small town bordering a National Park can be lonely, add to that some heavy winter snowstorm and things get challenging for the random, isolated visitors. We were visiting Smoky Mountains National Park during possibly the worst weekend of the year, amidst terribly inclement weather. After a very tiring hiking trip in the Deep Creek area, we were... More 

Thank SrvDutta
INNsights22, Guest Relations Manager at The Cork & Bean Bistro, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear of your experience at our Bistro. Sounds like a very adventurous day came to a tasteful ending. We really enjoyed reading your review and thank you for sharing your story! More 

Rocky Face, Georgia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

great food and service even if its just a dink and relax! very open with great atmosphere and in middle of a great downtown venue!

Thank James W
Southern Indiana
Level Contributor
175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch, based on a suggestion from friends who visit Bryson City frequently. Our lunch was quite good. Judging from how busy the place was, it must be a popular place to eat.

Thank WanderingPencil
Level Contributor
48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped on our return from Chattanooga and waited 20 minutes for a table to open up. It was well worth the wait. Delicious crepes and other exotic eats. The person seated next to us ordered an intriguing chili dish, which she'd admired the night before when she had dinner there. She was so pleased with it she asked me... More 

Thank Bruce W

Travellers who viewed The Cork & Bean Bistro also viewed

Bryson City, North Carolina Mountains
Bryson City, North Carolina Mountains
Bryson City, North Carolina Mountains
Bryson City, North Carolina Mountains

Been to The Cork & Bean Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Everett St, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Bryson City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-488-1934
Happily serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Weekend Brunch. The focus behind the Cork & Bean was to create a place for locals and weekenders alike to gather and enjoy fresh foods and a fantastic wine and beer selection. The Cork & Bean Bistro offers great food prepared with the finest ingredients, including locally grown, and organic produce, and cheeses. With their personal commitment to the environment and community, Ron, Scott and the Cork & Bean Bistro team strive to engage in sustainable business practices. This great Bryson City dining option is sure to please you and your family every time you come in.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Cork & Bean Bistro and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Cork & Bean Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?