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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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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“chicken pie” (110 reviews)
“pumpkin muffins” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
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1 - 10 of 897 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Our waiter was wonderful, very knowledgeable and nice. Loved the Moravian chicken pie, made from a 200 year old recipe!

Thank Helms4
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found a jewel in this quaint “off the beaten path“ dining experience! The pics on Yelp helped in making this choice. The owner, Rick, even came out to help make the wine choice. The food was delicious and the staff dressed in colonial attire....More

Thank Rex P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had lunch at the Tavern in Old Salem yesterday. Our server Sandra is friendly, helpful, and professional. The pot roast and chicken dishes were hot, fresh, and delicious. New York cheesecake topped off an excellent dining experience. The atmosphere is terrific....More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were on a vacation this early May. We decided to eat there for our lunch. We ate lunch outdoor. The weather looked great. Our sandwiches were so delicious! Yummy! I can't go inside the house because I am in a wheelchair....More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gingerbread with lemon ice cream is fantastic. However, hitching a ride in the dumbwaiter is frowned upon. So if your thinking about reinacting a scene from “Home Alone” or “Harriet the Spy” it won’t happen. Reservations are strongly recommended.

1  Thank ElizabethVS336
RickKeiper, Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Love your sense of humor! Thanks for your kind words. We're pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Thanks for dining with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the cobblestone farmers market that is located in Old Salem on Saturday’s, we walked around Old Salem and then decided to have an early lunch here. They open at 11am on Saturday’s. They take reservations and if we had not arrived right at...More

Thank Florafitzpatrik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tavern right in Main Street in Old Salem Four of us for early lunch aftera walking tour of Old Salem Decor is historical with nice staff. The food is good. Chicken liver ( yum) local Bratwurst ( best ) chicken pot pie ( healthy...More

Thank 69tiger888
RickKeiper, Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and the kind words you have posted. We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a chance to have dinner but I’m sure the food is just as good! We stopped in for a brew and pie and it was amazing! Good service too!

Thank beachgbr
RickKeiper, Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in and visiting. We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to serving you soon with your candlelight supper!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tavern is quaint and charming in Old Salem. We stopped for lunch while we were touring the area, and it was wonderful. My husband had the Reuben, and I had the portobello version, while our daughter had the chicken and grits. We all loved...More

Thank ellement74
RickKeiper, Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to your return visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An unpretentious colonial era tavern serving American fare in a preserved rustic setting. Multiple tavern rooms serve as separate dining rooms. Nice classic food choices and a great place to escape from the summer heat.

Thank Alan S
RickKeiper, Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words.

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byronoflynn
4 March 2018|
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Response from RickKeiper | Property representative |
Hello Mr. Flynn. We have available at a time that evening between 5:00 and 8:45. Our kitchens close at 9:00 but we welcome all of our guests to relax and enjoy their experience as long as they wish. What time would you... More
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golfikrols
20 September 2017|
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Response from wintergreen1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer. Enjoy your visit!
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golfikrols
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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Description
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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