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The Tavern in Old Salem

736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
+1 336-722-1227
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (43 reviews)
“chicken pie” (106 reviews)
“pumpkin muffins” (38 reviews)
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736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best historical tavern in NC. The salads are so fresh and unique. The Old Salem Beet, Balsamic Fig & Brown Butter Salad is incredible. My favorite lunch item is the Buttermilk and Herb Fried Chicken & Grits. My wife doesn't like grits,...More

Thank iTravel4life
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the eclectic menu items and the assortment of gourmet offerings...everything we ordered was delicious. Served in a beautiful, intimate environment in Old Salem. The service was impeccable...the way dining should be.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food and service. Nice wine list. I last visited during a very cold and windy winter night. The old windows and doors allowed a lot of wind to come in and sway the candlelight. I was appropriately dressed, so I rather enjoyed the...More

Thank Teresa A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop for lunch when you tour Old Salem. May want to make a reservation before you go had to wait about 20 minutes which is not bad considering they had a long line that day.

Thank A48WIdonnap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in Old Salem which invites or wants you to take a tour!!!!!!!!!!I have lived here all my life and it was just a few years ago we took the tour. Its hard to believe a historic place like Old Salem and The...More

Thank thestackfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch on a Sunday. Varied menu and party of 4 enjoyed all choices. Price is medium. You can eat outside or inside. Service was good and food served promptly.

Thank Rochester924
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, the food was good and the atmosphere was pleasant. Our server was very polite and offered suggestions when he was asked. Very knowledgeable about local brews.

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to The Tavern and it didn't disappoint! My husband had the tomato bisque which was full of flavor. I had the fried green tomatoes. They were fried crisp and paired with a delicious sauce on the tomatoes. We had the...More

1  Thank Niki P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! The staff was super friendly and the food was top notch! Make a reservation, this place can fill up quickly.

Thank Bparr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here before, but it's been almost 20 years. It was every bit as charming as I'd remembered it to be. Good food, good atmosphere, good staff. And it's located right in Old Salem, which is a great place to stroll before or after...More

Thank Emily P
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20 September 2017|
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Response from wintergreen1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer. Enjoy your visit!
20 September 2017|
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Response from RickKeiper | Property representative |
The Tavern in Old Salem is open for Christmas Eve lunch but closed for Christmas Eve Supper and closed all day on Christmas Day so that our employees may celebrate the holiday with their families.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Lori K | Property representative |
Brunch is served only on Sunday beginning at 11am.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-722-1227
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Built in 1816, the tavern has 5 intimate dining rooms and a small full service bar. Waitstaff dresses in historic costume during the day.Dine by candlelight in the evening.
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