Delicious Delis in Winston-Salem: From TJ’s & Jason’s To Downtown & More

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When you want a good, mouthwatering lunch, nothing beats a freshly made Deli sandwich! With a side and a pickle slice…Life is Good! Winston-Salem is home to some excellent delis, and they will make sure you leave with a smile on your face. You can’t go wrong with these choices.

Front of O'Brien's Deli, as red sign says at top above awning with phone number. Light grey building, dark gray awning. Two large windows and a glass door. One window has a sign that says Boar's Head and then in big gold filled, green trimmed letters "Home of the Reuben" There are also hours posted in that window. The other window has a neon open sign in it and in big gold filled, green trimmed letters, O'Brien's Deli and Catering. The trim on the door is black and there is a black light on either side. There is a black table and chair set on one side of the building and a bench on the other side for outside seating.
O’Brien’s Deli. Photo by Kathy Solarino for, © Cover Story Media, Inc 2023.

Acadia Foods

Acadia is a family-owned deli, coffee shop, and market that serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Hot and cold sandwiches, plates, salads, and baked goods. Choose one of their sandwiches or build your own!

Acadia Lunch Menu

  • Washington Park, 228 W. Acadia Ave., Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-331-3251
  • Mon-Sat, 8 am-8 pm; Sun, 8 am-1 pm

American Deli

American Deli has a full menu including subs, wraps, a Reuben, burgers, and chicken wings. They are the home of the original Lemon Pepper Wet wings.

American Deli Menu

  • 3300 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-5712
  • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-9 pm; Fri & Sat, 11 am-10 pm; Closed Sunday

Bobo’s Deli and Grill

Bobo’s Deli has expanded significantly, now featuring 10 salads, a variety of deli sandwiches, and new side items. The sandwiches are piled high with meat and served with a side item.

Bobo’s Deli Menu

  • 3478 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-760-3711
  • Mon-Sat, 11 am-9 pm; Closed Sunday

The Carving Board

The Carving Board is a premiere deli and cafe that is family owned and operated. They offer soups, salads, and sandwiches prepared fresh daily.

The Carving Board Menu

  • 318 S. Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, NC (in Thruway Shopping Center)
  • 336-748-9118
  • Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat, 10 am-3 pm; Closed Sunday
Outside of Dioli's Italian Market. That is what the sign says across the top of the building, and it has a cameo picture of a gentleman. It's a cement building with an overhang and stone front and large windows and glass doors. It says Dioli's with the picture on the doors too. There are white cylinder lights on the building
Dioli’s Italian Market. Photo by Kathy Solarino for, © Cover Story Media, Inc 2023.

Dioli’s Italian Market

Their Italian desserts are delicious too!

Dioli’s serves hot and cold sandwiches, subs, and wraps. They have house-made pimento cheese, mozzarella and tomato salad, meatballs and sauce, and fresh fruit every day.

Dioli’s Website | Menu (PDF)

  • 2898 Reynolda Road, STE 300, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-9900
  • Tues-Sat, 9 am-4 pm; Sun, 10 am-2:30 pm; Closed Monday

Downtown Deli

Downtown Deli and Cafe is owned and operated by two friends who have been serving soups & salads, hot & cold sandwiches, subs, wraps, and beer for over 20 years. Friendly atmosphere.

Downtown Deli & Cafe Menu

  • 1 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem (Downtown)
  • 336-721-1750
  • Mon-Fri, 9 am-2 pm; Closed Sat & Sun

Hero House

Hero House, founded in 1975, is pleased to have been serving Winston-Salem great food at affordable prices all these years. They offer hot and cold subs and deli sandwiches, salads, and more.

Hero House Menu

  • 914 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-768-3944
  • Tues-Sun, 11 am-9 pm; Closed Monday

Jason’s Deli

If you have never had a Muffuletta, you have to try one!

Jason’s Deli is a family-owned business that believes everything begins with wholesome ingredients. They offer soups, sandwiches, wraps, muffulettas, and paninis.

Jason’s Deli Menu

  • 1005 Hanes Mall Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-794-0015
  • Mon-Sun, 8 am-10 pm

McAlister’s Deli

McAlister’s Deli features soups, salads, stuffed baked potatoes, hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches, and wraps. They have a wide choice of items on their menu. Order at the counter and sit down, relax, and enjoy.

McAlister’s Menu

  • 368 E. Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-377-3005
  • Mon-Thurs, 10 am-9 pm; Fri & Sat, 10 am-10 pm; Sun, 10 am-9 pm

Mike’s Deli

Mike’s Deli serves great food, featuring sandwiches, soups, hoagies, burgers, chicken, and more. Busy during lunch hour, but worth the wait.

Mike’s Deli Menu

  • Parkway Plaza, 1211 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-748-0155
  • Mon-Fri, 11 am-8 pm; Sat, 11 am-7 pm; Sun, 11 am-3 pm

O’Brien’s Deli

O’Brien’s is the authentic deli experience, with quality deli meats, homemade sides, and friendly service. Classic sandwiches featuring The Reuben, Turkey Melt, and Cuban. Fresh-made sides and soups, and build-your-own sandwich.

O’Brien’s Deli Menu

  • 4001 Country Club Lane #C, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-765-9722
  • Mon-Sat, 11 am-4 pm; Closed Sunday
Front of TJ'S Deli & Grill as shown in large red letters on the front of the building above the overhang. Almond-colored building with three-panel windows and double glass door. Address and signs on doors. One says We're open. Red bench in front of the windows.
TJ’S Deli & Grill. Photo by Kathy Solarino, for, © Cover Story Media, Inc, 2023.

TJ’s Deli and Grill

TJ’s is Home of the Cham, which is a deep-fried chicken breast sandwich with ham and provolone. They also feature deli sandwiches, salads, homemade soups, sides, hamburgers, hoagies, and wraps. Not to mention Farm Fresh Ice Cream!

TJ’s Deli Menu

  • Club Haven Shopping Center, 5017 Country Club Road, Winston Salem, NC
  • 336-760-0488
  • Mon-Sat, 11 am-9 pm; Closed Sunday

Washington Perk and Provisions

Washington Perk is a deli disguised as a coffee shop. They offer some wonderful lunch choices as well as delicious coffee. Breakfast all day, deli sandwiches, soups, salads, and daily specials.

Washington Perk Menu

  • 301 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5197
  • Mon-Thurs, 7:30 am-9 pm; Fri & Sat, 7:30 am-11 pm; Sun, 8 am-8 pm

For the Early Riser

There are so many wonderful places to choose from. If you are an early riser and out and about when the sun’s coming up feeling hungry, we have you covered. We found some great breakfast places for you to try.

Is there a Deli you like best or one that we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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