Who Has The Best Outdoor Dining In Town?

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Restaurants with outdoor seating – patios, decks, or sidewalks – are plentiful here in Winston Salem and a refreshing way to eat out. Dining in the fresh air and open space is a delightful experience. Many outdoor seating places are covered, to be enjoyed rain or shine, and some are heated for dining in cooler weather. Find an outdoor oasis you would like in our list below.

A building with a sign on a wood background says Quiet Pint Tavern. Large windows across the front. Open front covered patio. Five brick posts with coach lights. To the left, an open patio with a tarp overhead, lights around it, a wood fence, and tables with closed umbrellas. Lights inside the building can be seen as well. Trees in the background
The Quiet Pint Tavern on an early afternoon, with two people enjoying lunch on the patio.
Photo by Kathy Solarino for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023

6th And Vine

Gardens and downtown buildings surround 6th and Vine’s large, pleasant patio. It is lit with decorative lights, and the tables have umbrellas. It’s a great place to sit and enjoy a small plate, salad, entree, and half-price wine on Wednesdays. They also host wine dinners and wine tastings. See their Facebook page. It is open for brunch on Sunday.

6th and Vine Website

  • 209 W 6th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-5577
  • Hours
    • Wed & Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Sun, 11am – 8pm | Brunch 11am – 3pm
    • Closed Mon & Tues

Rooster’s: A Noble Grille

Rooster’s has an uncovered patio with tables with umbrellas. It has decorative lighting and a pleasant atmosphere. In the warmer months, they host live music on the patio on Tuesdays at 6pm. Rooster’s is an American restaurant serving food from quality ingredients purchased from local farms and distributors. They feature vegetarian and gluten-free options and offer a Sunday Brunch. This is a family-friendly restaurant.

Rooster’s: A Noble Grille Facebook Page

  • 380 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem. NC
  • 336-777-8477
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11:30am – 2:30pm and 5pm – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11:30am – 2:30pm and 5pm – 11pm
    • Sun, 10:30am – 2:30pm and 5pm – 9pm

Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden

Barcelona Burger is located in Innovation Quarter with a large uncovered patio overlooking Bailey Park. The menu features burgers, chicken dishes, hot dogs, salads, homemade sides, and desserts. They also have 24 taps serving craft beer and wine available. They can make any of their delicious burgers on a gluten-free bun and have a black bean and quinoa veggie burger, too. Enjoy a cold beer, a burger with various toppings, and the view from inside with Barcelona Burger’s large windows or outside on their comfortable patio. Its is a family-friendly restaurant.

Barcelona Burgers Website

  • 450 N Patterson Avenue, Winston Salem, NC
  • 678-469-4383
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11am – 8:30pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11:30am – 9pm

Bernardin’s Restaurant

Bernardin’s, a fine-dining restaurant, features an updated, sleek, enjoyable patio, perfect for outdoor dining. The outdoor space has lighting, a fireplace, and heaters. Bernardin’s is renowned for its impeccable service, elegant atmosphere, and sophisticated, succulent cuisine. They serve lunch and dinner.

Bernardin’s Restaurant Website

  • 901 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-6666
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 5pm – 9pm
    • Closed Sunday
outdoor patio at camel city bbq
Camel City BBQ’s outdoor eating area is a great place to enjoy delicious food and then go upstairs for fun games.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media inc 2023

Camel City BBQ Factory

Camel City BBQ Factory is a great place to eat, drink, and have fun. Their patio is two-tiered, open air, with tables with umbrellas and string lights. The food is delicious and filling, and it is reasonably priced. Upstairs, you will find a fun game room with many different types of entertainment. Great for families.

Camel City BBQ Website

  • 701 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-306-9999
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm

East Of Texas

East of Texas has a vast outdoor space, partially covered and lit with decorative lights. It’s a great place to enjoy “The Best Tex-Mex BBQ in the Triad.” East of Texas has drink specials and live music and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a Sunday brunch. It is a family-friendly, dog-friendly restaurant.

East of Texas Website

  • 907 S Broad Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-422-7076
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 9am – 9pm
    • Sun, 10am – 8pm | Brunch 10am – 2pm
exterior of Mozelle's
A popular spot on Fourth Street, Mozelle’s is the perfect place to grab a meal.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.


Mozelle’s outdoor seating is always in high demand, and seating is first-come, first-served. The patio has fans for hotter weather and heaters and blankets for colder weather. They serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. They offer gluten-friendly and vegetarian choices.

Mozelle’s Website

  • 878 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-703-5400
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11am – 9pm

River Birch Lodge

River Birch Lodge features “Mountain Casual Dining in the heart of Winston-Salem.” Their cozy inside space has a beautiful fireplace and rustic design. The patio is covered, with a pleasant atmosphere. Enjoy a glass of wine and some of their outstanding food. They serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday. River Birch is a family-friendly restaurant with a great kids menu.

River Birch Lodge Website

  • 3324 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-768-1111
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11am – 9pm
    • Sun, 9am – 9pm | Brunch served Sat & Sun until 3pm

Ryan’s Steak House

Ryan’s Restaurant features a beautiful starlight deck for outdoor dining. It is a private and refreshing outdoor dining experience surrounded by large oaks and a stream. Ryan’s is known for its steaks, chops, and seafood and offers a regular menu and specials nightly.

Ryan’s Website

  • 719 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-6132
  • Hours
    • Mon- Thurs, 5pm – 9pm
    • Fri, 5pm – 9:30pm
    • Sat, 4:30pm – 9:30pm
    • Closed Sunday
Sign for Old Fourth Street Filling Station in Winston-Salem, NC
The Old Fourth Street Filling Station.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

The Old Fourth Street Filling Station

Fourth Street Filling Station is a cozy place to eat, both indoors and outdoors. It has a large, half-covered, enclosed brick patio with string lights, large trees, and heaters in the colder months. Reviews say it is the best outdoor dining place in the city. They also have excellent food, good service, and reasonable prices. They serve brunch on Sunday.

Old Fourth Street Filling Station Website

  • 871 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-7600
  • Hours
    • Tues- Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Sun, 11am – 3pm; Serving brunch only

The Porch

The Porch features a large outdoor patio under a roof and tarps, with string lighting. It is cozy and pleasant. The Porch is tucked away in the West End Millworks area. They feature delicious margaritas, tacos, quesadillas, salads, burgers, and more. The Porch offers monthly and weekly specials. It’s a great place to gather with friends and it is family-friendly. Brunch is served on Sunday.

The Porch Website

  • 840 Mill Works Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-8361
  • Hours
    • Mon- Sat, 11am-9pm
    • Sun, 10-3pm, brunch

The Quiet Pint

The Quiet Pint is a great place to socialize and eat. The outdoor seating is on a large patio with string lights and heaters in the colder months. There is picnic table seating in the open air and smaller tables on an enclosed porch. The Quiet Pint has terrific food and weekly specials. It is a fun, somewhat noisy place that is quite enjoyable. They have live music outside, and their patio is pet-friendly. They serve lunch, dinner, and brunch.

Quiet Pint Facebook Page

  • 1420 W 1st Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6881
  • Hours
    • Sun-Tues, 11am – 10pm
    • Wed-Sat, 11am – 11pm

Village Tavern

Both locations of the Village Tavern feature a pleasant and calming patio with fantastic outdoor seating surrounded by large trees and heated in the colder months. The food at the Village Tavern is very good. The menu offers starters, salad, soup, steak, seafood, and more. There is something for everyone at reasonable prices. These restaurants are family-friendly.

Village Tavern Hanes Mall Blvd Website | Village Tavern Reynolda Village Website

  • Hanes Mall Blvd, 2000 Griffith Road, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-760 8686
    • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Sun, 10 – 9pm | Brunch 10am- 3pm
  • Reynolda Village
    • 221 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC
    • 336-748-0221
    • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Sun, 10am – 9pm | Brunch 10am – 3pm

Looking For The Best Outdoor Brunch?

Some of the eateries on our list offer brunch, which would be great to enjoy outside in the nice weather. Be sure to arrive early because outside seating goes quickly. You can also check our coverage of the best brunch restaurants.

Do you have a favorite outdoor dining place? Let us know in the comments.

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