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The Tavern in Old Salem

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736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
+1 336-722-1227
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The restaurant has the historical atmosphere of Old Salem. I had brunch and dinner there, both had a good selection of interesting dishes

Thank pcdossantos
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good Food ..Great Atmosphere..Good Staff..In a Transformed 1700s Boarding House in Old Salem. Beautiful Mix of Old and New

Thank kevinmminor
Pfafftown, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with the family for a Christmas dinner. Not much of a selection, but the chicken pie was good. Looks like you have to have a reservation due to limited seating, and it takes awhile to get your food. Good atmosphere (old house in old salem) just wish they had more of a selection.

Thank Kayla C
Winston-Salem, NC
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a restaurant tucked away on a street within the Old Salem attraction community. The facility itself is a large, old house which seemed to have limited seating. (For instance, the bar area is a 12' x 12' room off the main entry hallway.) The old house as a backdrop reminded me of Zevely House or Christopher's (long closed)... More 

Thank tahbaza
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here so many times it is the best place ever the last time I had on the menu was meatloaf and mashed potato

Thank miss g
Avery County NC
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165 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend wanted to eat here. We did not have reservations so we were treated like the unwanted. The hostess gave us this 'how dare you show up without resevations' attitude. Considering they were not busy we found this off putting. We get seated and it is cold. There were gas logs in the fireplace but no one turned them... More 

Thank strollingbonez
Morganton, North Carolina
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chicken stew was outstanding pumpkin muffins are worth fighting for. Atmosphere is very nice for couples. Desserts should be eaten first.

Thank Ronnie T
Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went in during the week after Christmas, without a reservation. The wait was to be about 45 minutes. We just gave them our name, and strolled around and visited some shops. We returned about 35 minutes later and were quickly seated within five minutes. The food was excellent. I have lived in this area all my... More 

Thank Robin W
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner on the day before Christmas Eve. The service was excellent and the food well prepared. We love the atmosphere and the history related to this establishment. Make certain you have reservations as this place is always booked for lunches and dinners.

Thank jartman65
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quaint, historic atmosphere adds to the charm of The Tavern, but the excellent food is the reason we would return. We enjoyed the chicken pie and filet but managed to save room for dessert. The gingerbread with lemon ice cream and apple strudel were the perfect way to end the meal!

Thank Lin185

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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
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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