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The Wooden Match

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5446
+1 610-865-1777
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Jersy Shore
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A truly inventive menu -- among other items, you can get a burger that is half bacon or topped with a cornbread crab cake. Sweet wings or beer batter onion rings are highly recommended. Service was slow probably because cigar afficianados prefer a leisurely pace; we didn't mind since we were catching up with old friends, but don't expect a... More 

Thank CasualRetirees
Siesta Key, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food ,spirits and occasional aroma of fine cigars. Well ventilated. Extensive offering of wine, beer and liquor. Appetizers are unique and tasty as are the entrees. Dog friendly outdoor dining. They pamper and dote over your canine like you wouldn't believe. Worth visiting whether you indulge in cigars or not.

Thank tfishsnowbird
Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with friends to Cigarfest 17, and had the chance to go to the wooden match, their sign states, "Beer Meat Cigars" what guy wouldn't want to have lunch there! The food was excellent, this is a must stop, even if you don't enjoy cigars!

Thank Visitor-Waldorf
Saint Louis, Missouri
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195 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Beer•Meat•Cigars. What else is needed? Great place. Good selection of beer, booze and cigars. I had the Hobgoblin sandwich with sweet potato fries. Excellent!! I'll be back.

Thank David M
Wayne, New Jersey
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160 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

If it's going to be a beer and smoking bar, then be that. But if you want to be a cigar bar and serve scotch with that, then something has to give. On a recent visit, we looked forward to being able to smoke our cigars indoors and enjoy some music and some scotch. But $16.00 a glass!! Really?? I... More 

1 Thank Jackie V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I don't smoke. I sat outside, and it was pretty delightful. Good food, atmosphere (though could get loud on Sundays if you aren't a fan of open mics). Seems like they were understaffed, so it took a while to get started. Normally, as long as they gave us drinks early, then we should be good for the rest of the... More 

Thank Ken H
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191 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. What it had ac. Maybe it did but the heat at 97 overwhelmed it and staff. Great draft beer and cider selection. Cigar and smoke friendly. Good food though limited menu during musikfest. A definite stop if you smoke cigars as I come here as first stop every year. Bring you musikfest mug.

Thank scott t
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here the other day. It was quite good. The food was tasty, the prices reasonable, and the service friendly. We had a few small hiccups but it was handled quick and professionally. They also have a nice section of outdoor seating. One warning I will give is that this is a cigar bar as... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We went for a nice outdoor lunch on a hot day. I'm used to the heat, but waiting for 25 min for water while the waitress stood 20 feet away texting and laughing with the hostess WHILE HOLDING THE WATER is completely unacceptable. She cleared tables near us by flinging leftover water and liquid into the bushes and narrowly missed... More 

Thank Annemarie S
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Very cost and nice location on an old railroad station. Food is diverse and good value for money. They serve menus with cigars included.

Thank EdwinSchoonbrood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 14
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 West Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5446
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-865-1777

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