What Are The Best Downtown Restaurants In Winston-Salem?

To keep the lights on, we receive affiliate commissions via some of our links. Our review process.

exterior of mellow mushroom downtown
Mellow Mushroom is a funky pizzeria chain featuring craft beer and unique stone-baked pizzas.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

When looking for a special place to dine, you may find some of the best eateries near the historic, vibrant heart of downtown Winston-Salem. A large area filled with businesses, unique shops, galleries, art, cafes, parks, and restaurants, it’s a great place to walk around and enjoy what our city has to offer.

We are fortunate to have many choices when it comes to dining, Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, Latin, Vietnamese, and Mexican food. We have steakhouses, lunch cafes, pubs, fine dining, pizza places, wine bars, and some with outdoor seating. It will be challenging to select just the right one. We hope this list of downtown favorites helps narrow down where to go. Take your time. Check out the menus. You might just decide to have lunch at one place and dinner at another…just a few blocks away!

Map Of Downtown Winston-Salem

Confused as to a restaurant location or curious what part of downtown it’s located in? We’ve created this handy map so you can quickly reference any of the restaurant locations mentioned in this article.

Map of downtown Winston-Salem
Map of downtown Winston-Salem. © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023

6th & Vine Restaurant and Wine Bar

6th & Vine is a unique, cozy wine bar with comfy couches and a beautiful patio that is a welcoming place to eat and sip one of the over 25 wines they have by the glass. They also serve local beers and cocktails, and their menu includes sharing plates, entrees, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A Saturday and Sunday Brunch Menu is available 11 am-3 pm. It is a pet-friendly restaurant in the heart of the Downtown Arts District. They have a lovely patio for outdoor seating.

Exterior of 6th and Vine wine bar and restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC.
6th & Vine is a Winston-Salem staple and has been serving fine wines and food for over a decade and a half.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

6th & Vine Menu

  • 209 W 6th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  •  336-725-5577
  • Hours
    • Wed & Thurs, 11 am-8:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-8 pm

Alma Mexicana

Alma Mexicana is a small, contemporary restaurant in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter. It has counter service ordering and seating inside and outside. They serve tacos, burritos, quesadillas, bowls, and salads. Weekday lunch service only.

Alma Mexicana Menu

  • 492 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-317-1254
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 11 am-3 pm
    • Closed Sat & Sun


Bernardin’s uses only seasonal, local ingredients in its dishes and prides itself on its excellent service and atmosphere. From the soothing music to the delicious entrees and the specialty desserts, it is a dining experience.

Bernardin’s Menu

  • @ zevely House, 901 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-6666
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 5 pm-8:30 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Brother’s Pizzeria

Brothers is a favorite in Winston-Salem and very popular. They pride themselves on using fresh ingredients and offer classic pizzas. In addition to their standard pizza, they have specialty ones such as cheesesteak, chicken bacon ranch, chicken Alfredo, and stuffed pizzas – like stuffed meat lovers and stuffed spinach and ricotta. They offer calzones and strombolis too.

Brothers Menu

  • 214 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-0587
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-11:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-2:30 am
    • Sun, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Monday

Burke Street Pizza

Burke Street Pizza specializes in authentic thin-crust New York-style pizza. They also serve appetizers, salads, hot and cold hero sandwiches, specialty pizzas, and lunch specials.

Burke St Menu

  • 1140 Burke Street, Winston-Salem, NC 
  • 336-721-0011
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm

Butcher & Bull Steakhouse

Butcher & Bull, located in The Winston-Salem Marriott in the heart of Downtown, creates a welcoming atmosphere for upscale dining with colorful accents, soft lighting, upbeat music, and attentive service. They use the freshest local ingredients and culinary experience to give diners a taste of North Carolina as well as elevated steakhouse fare.

Butcher & Bull Menu

  • 425 N Cherry Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-5232
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 5 pm-11 pm

Camel City Barbecue

Camel City is pulled pork, brisket, and bbq chicken in an industrial setting with video and arcade games. Salads, sides, appetizers, and desserts are available too. Draft beers, wine, and cocktails. Delicious food in a fun environment. Great kids menu.

Loaded pull pork nachos topped with pico and cheese and a side of wings from Camel City Barbecue
Try the pulled pork nachos and wings from Camel City!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Camel City Menu

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

Camino Bakery

Camino Bakery has 2 locations and is the perfect stop for breakfast or light lunch, with everything freshly baked from scratch daily and hot roasted coffee.

Camino Bakery Menu

  • 310 B W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC (Downtown)
  • 336-721-9990 + press 3
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 7 am-6 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 7 am-10 pm
  • 300 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-721-9990 + press 2
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 7 am-5 pm

Charm Thai

Charm Thai is an unassuming, simple eatery with delicious food. They offer sushi, rolls, curries, noodle dishes, and soups – all flavorful, complex, and fresh. The service is fast and friendly, and the reviews are excellent.

Charm Thai on Facebook

  • 259 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-4141
  • Hours
    • Tues-Fri Lunch, 11 am-2:30 pm
    • Tues-Fri Dinner, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Sat, Lunch, 12 pm-2:30 pm
    • Sat, Dinner, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Monday

Cibo Trattoria

Cibo Trattoria offers delicious food from Italy’s Northern and Southern culinary traditions in an intimate and upscale atmosphere.

Cibo Menu

  • 529 North Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8977
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 5 pm-9:30 pm
    • Fri, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Sat, 4:30 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday and Monday

Cin Cin Burger Bar

Cin Cin Burger Bar says they are all about gourmet burgers, speakeasy cocktails, and boozy milkshakes. Enjoy burgers, small plates, and craft cocktails served in a casual, fun atmosphere.

Cin Cin Burger Menu 

  • 1425 W. 1st Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8413
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am-9 pm

Courtside Cafe

Courtside Cafe has some phenomenal reviews about its food and staff. The place to go for breakfast or lunch when you are Downtown near the courthouse on weekdays. They offer eggs, omelets, pancakes, sandwiches, dinners, salads, subs, and daily specials.

Courtside Cafe Facebook

  • 102 W 3rd Street #108, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-761-8910
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 7 am-2 pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse

Cowboy Brazilian is a unique “Churrascaria” where gauchos continually carve a variety of 16 different cuts of grilled meat, beef, lamb, chicken, and pork, from a spit at your table. There is also an extensive salad bar and several hot Brazilian-flavored dishes. They have a full bar featuring exotic Brazilian mixed drinks, as well as a worldwide selection of fine wines.

Cowboy Brazilian Menu

  • 115 S Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-6702
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Sat & Sun, 4 pm-9 pm

Cugino Forno Pizza

Cugino Forno serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza made with 80% of the ingredients imported from the best sources in Italy. It is baked in a 900-degree oven imported from Naples containing stone from Mt Vesuvius, contributing to its unique taste.

Americano pizza topped with pepperoni, basil, and garlic from Cugino Forno
The Americano pizza from Cugino Forno is a popular menu item.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Cugino Forno Menu

  • 486 N. Patterson Avenue #115, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-0102
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-9 pm

Diamondback Downtown/Downtown Diamondback

Diamondback Downtown, or Downtown Diamondback, owned by the same people who operate Diamondback Grill, opened this year in Innovation Quarter. They are a weekday lunch spot that offers salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, sides, and desserts. Outdoor seating.

Diamondback Facebook 

  • 575 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-0006
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 11:30 am-3 pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant

Traditional Italian restaurant voted Best Italian in Forsyth County. Di Lisio’s has an extensive menu featuring appetizers, specialty dishes, house dishes, ravioli dishes, entrees, baked dishes, and create your own pasta. Outdoor seating is available.

Di Lisio’s Menu

  • 301 Brookstone Avenue, Winston Salem, NC
  • 336-546-7202
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday and Monday

Downtown Deli & Cafe

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. Weekday breakfast and lunch.

Downtown Deli & Cafe Menu

  • 1 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem
  • 336-721-1750
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 9 am-2 pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Downtown Thai & Pho

Downtown Thai serves Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, pad thai, sashimi, red curry, pho, and more. Authentic and good flavor. Uses farm fresh, local ingredients. Good service.

  • 271 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-777-1422
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs Lunch, 11 am-2 pm
    • Mon-Thurs Dinner, 5 pm-9:30 pm
    • Fri, 5 pm-9:30 pm
    • Sat, 1 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Earl’s Restaurant

Earl’s is a whiskey bar that offers southern fare in a down-home setting, along with live music and good service. They feature chicken, burgers, sandwiches, ribs, meatloaf, shrimp and grits, pot pie, chicken fried steak, and more. Brunch and late night menu too. Outdoor seating is available.

Earl’s Menu

  • 121 W 9th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-0018
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4 pm-12 am
    • Thurs, 4 pm-2 am
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-2 am
    • Sun, 11 am-12 am

Est! Est!! Est!!!

Est! Est!! Est!!! is an Italian restaurant and cafe located at the entrance to ROAR. They offer appetizers, including a charcuterie board, pasta dishes, specialty dishes, and delicious desserts.

Est! Est!! Est!!! Menu 

  • At the entrance to ROAR 633 N. Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-917-3009
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs Lunch, 11:30 am-3 pm
    • Mon-Thurs Dinner, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat Lunch, 11:30 am-3 pm
    • Fri & Sat Dinner, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 11:30 am-3 pm

Famous Toastery

Located in the Arts District of Downtown, this restaurant offers a tasty all-day breakfast, serving flavored flapjacks, biscuits and gravy, classic benedicts, and more. Outdoor patio seating is available.

Famous Toastery Menus

  • 770 Liberty View Court, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-306-9023
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 7 am-3 pm

Finnigan’s Wake

Finnigan’s Wake is an Irish pub offering standard Irish fare and an extensive list of craft beers and cocktails.

Finnigan’s Wake on FB (Menu)

  • 620 Trade Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC (Downtown)
  • 336-723-0322
  • Hours
    • Wed, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Thurs, 12 pm-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12 pm-11 pm
    • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Foothills Brew Pub

Foothills Brewing is an award-winning handcrafted beer brewery and a pub with a menu to compliment those beers. They have trivia events, music, and a brunch Menu on Saturday and Sunday. See their website for details.

Foothills Pub Menu | Foothills website

  • 638 W. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem (Downtown)
  • 336-777-3348
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am-12 am

Founders Restaurant

Founders is located in the historic Shaffner Inn, a Tudor revival-style residence built in 1907. The menu features such specialties as New Orleans Style Shrimp and Grits and Texas Pete Honey Chicken and Waffles. Mismatched china is used to compliment the unique location. Mimosas, bloody marys, and other cocktails are available. They serve breakfast and lunch Tues – Fri and brunch Sat and Sun.

 Founders MenuFounders Website

  • 150 Marshall Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-6875
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sun, 8 am-2 pm
    • Closed Monday

Heff’s Burger Club

Heff’s Burger is owned and operated by a local couple who take pride in using only fresh, local, ethically sourced ingredients. They feature single or double “smashburgers”, chicken sandwiches, and crinkle-cut fries.

Heff’s menu

  • 285 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-813-9473
  • Hours
    • Sun & Mon, 11 am-9 pm
    • Wed & Thurs, 11 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm
    • Closed Tuesday

Hungry Palate Bar & Grill

Hungry Palate offers standard American fare but is good with friendly service. Sports bar vibe but is large and welcoming. Plenty of appetizers, jumbo wings, flatbreads, hearty sandwiches, and specialty burgers.

Hungry Palate Menu

  • 239 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-8857
  • Hours
    • Sun-Tues, 11 am-9 pm
    • Wed & Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm

Jeffrey Adams Restaurant on Fourth

Jeffrey Adams is a contemporary restaurant with a modern menu that uses the best regionally sourced beef, poultry, and seasonal produce. Like their food, their service is outstanding and keeps people coming back.

Jeffrey Adams Menu

  • 321 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-1714
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Monday


A downtown gem located near Bailey Park known for its locally roasted coffee, Krankies serves creative and delicious biscuits. Relaxing outdoor seating is available. Vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Krankies Menu

  • 211 3rd Street E, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-955-5993
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 8 am-3 pm
    • Sat & Sun, 8 am-2 pm

Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom is a funky, art-centric restaurant that is fun and laid back with delicious pizzas, burgers, subs and sandwiches, salads, munchies, calzones, and a build-your-own pizza menu selection. Vegan and gluten-free choices are also available.

Mellow Mushroom Menu

  • 314 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-245-2820
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm


Meridian offers an upscale menu in an atmosphere of casual elegance. The Mediterranean-inspired menu features house-made sausage, mozzarella and bread, plus fare made with local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy a complete dining experience or relax around the bar and order from their tapas menu.

Meridian Menu

  • 411 Marshall Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-8889
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sun, 4:30 pm-10 pm

Mission Pizza Napoletano

Mission Pizza is housed in a cozy space in the Arts District and serves authentic Napoletano pizza baked in their homemade Stefano Ferrara oven at 900 degrees. They also offer a full menu of Italian-inspired pasta, salads, and vegetables.

  • 707 Trade Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  •   336-893-8217
  • Hours
    • Wed & Thurs, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 5 pm-9:30 pm
    • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Mojito Latin Soul Food

Mojito’s has a cheerful atmosphere with friendly service and offers authentic, flavorful Latin cuisine. Their menu features Cuban-style grilled chicken, Cuban sandwiches, Ceviche, burgers, tacos, shredded pork bowl, og fish bowls, and more. Enjoy their patio for outdoor seating.

Mojito Menu

  • 723 N, Trade Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-723-7239
  • Hours
    • Mon, 12 pm-8 pm
    • Thurs, 12 pm-9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 12 pm-6 pm
    • Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro

Mozelle’s is a restaurant in the west end that offers a taste of the south using the freshest ingredients from local sources. Their menu features starters, salads, and entrees like, meatloaf, shrimp and grits, tomato pie, and Atlantic salmon. They have outdoor seating that is used even in the cooler months, providing heaters and blankets. Open for lunch and dinner. Brunch is served on Sat & Sun.

Mozelle’s Menus

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

Murphy’s Lunch

Murphy’s lunch features a cafeteria-style “hot bar” with different entrees, such as meatloaf, pork chops, and country-style steak, with two sides, available daily. The week’s menu is online. They also sell sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers if you prefer that. They are open on weekdays only and serve breakfast too.

Murphy’s Menu

  • 207 W 3rd Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-723-5378
  • Hours
    • Mon, 11 am-3 pm
    • Tues-Fri, 11 am-4 pm
    • Closed Saturday and Sunday

Oh’ Calcutta

Oh’ Calcutta is a restaurant serving Modern Indian and Indo Fusion cuisine. Blending India’s unique spices, they have created dishes filled with delicious aroma and taste. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the wait staff is exceptional. Their menu features such dishes as Tandoori Salmon, Lobster Shorba, Marsala Lamb Chop, and Tandoor Sizzler.

Oh’ Calcutta Menu

  • 310A W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8855
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4:30 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm
    • Sun, 4:30 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Monday

Quanto Basta Italian Eatery and Wine Bar

Quanto Basta is in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and offers light salads and appetizers or hearty homemade pasta dishes and Italian entrees, and wine. They feature an extensive wine bar, including over 200 labels and more than 50 bottles of wine from Italy and a “by-the-glass” selection of over 50 wines.

Quanto Basta Menu

  • 680 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6144
  •   Wed-Sat, 5 pm-9 pm; Closed Sun, Mon, Tues
    • Wed-Sat, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

ROAR – JL Caspers & Ford Food Hall

ROAR houses a casual restaurant on the second floor, JL Caspers, and a food hall with numerous stands. Est! Est!! Est!!! is also located there. The food throughout ROAR is very good. They also feature games and entertainment across four floors. They have a 90-tap self-serve beer and wine wall and four bars. There is a rooftop lounge as well. Enjoy the city from there.

JL Caspers Facebook | Ford’s Food Hall

  • 633 Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-917-3009
  • JL Caspers Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday and Monday
  •  Ford’s Food Hall Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 5 pm-11 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11:30 am-1 am
    • Sun, 11:30 am-9 pm

Sage & Salt Bistro

Sage & Salt, a new restaurant, opened in the former Willow’s space. It serves lunch and dinner, American bistro-style cuisine emphasizing steak and chops, craft beers, cocktails, and a 300-label reserve wine list. Lunch includes appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. For dinner, from their Wood-Fire Grill, enjoy Prawns, Yellow Fin Tuna, Rib-eye, and more. Their entrees include Ricotta Nudi, Pork Schnitzel, and Half Roasted Chicken. For dessert, try an Apple Tart or Chocolate Cake. Construction is to begin on an addition, The Station at Sage and Salt, a bar featuring live jazz and blues music most evenings.

Sage & Salt Menus

  • 300 S. Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-829-5007
  • Hours
    • Lunch, Everyday,11am – 2:30pm
    • Dinner, Sun-Thurs, 4pm – 9pm
    • Dinner, Fri & Sat, 4pm – 10pm

Señor Bravo Mexican Restaurant

Señor Bravo is located Downtown and offers an extensive menu featuring seafood, steak, chicken, chile relleno, fajitas, burritos, tacos, combo dinners, specialties, vegetarian choices, and more.

Señor Bravo Menu

  • 241 Marshall Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-1888
  • Hours
    • Sun & Mon, 11 am-9 pm
    • Tues-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm

Sir Winston Wine Loft and Restaurant

Sir Winston, located in Hotel Indigo, is a farm-to-table restaurant serving local food in a casual, elegant setting. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a wine loft where you can enjoy a selection of local and national wines and appetizers.

Sir Winston Menu

  • In Hotel Indigo, 104 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-0795
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 6:30 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 6:30 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 6:30 am-10 pm

Six Hundred °

Six Hundred ° promises fresh, locally sourced food cooked over an open wood fire, an elegant atmosphere, and exemplary service. Their menu features dishes like Salmon and Risotto, Venison Schnitzel, Steak, and Cast-Iron Duck Breast. They serve lunch and dinner.

Lunch Menu Dinner Menu

  • 450 N Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-283-6754
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Small Batch

Small Batch is a trendy place on the corner of 5th and Cherry. Their mission: “To provide the most ultimate, indulgent food and drinks to tempt your carefree side to just ‘go for it.'” Enjoy handcrafted beers, brewed in-house, cocktails, snacks, burgers, and sandwiches.

Small Batch Menus

  • 241 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  •  336-893-6395
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 11 am-12 am
    • Fri, 11 am-2 am
    • Sat, 10 am-2 am
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm
    • Closed Monday

Spring House Restaurant Kitchen & Bar

Spring House is a century-old southern mansion and a nationally recognized historic home that’s also an award-winning restaurant. They offer Southern-style deliciousness, made from scratch, seasonally inspired, by local growers. Served in one of their dining rooms or on their patio or in their library bar.

Spring House Menu

  • 450 N Spring Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  •  336-293-4797
  •  Hours
    • Wed-Sat, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes is an Award Winning southern-inspired restaurant in the heart of Downtown’s Arts District. Serving uptown, down-home cooking, their menu features Pan Fried Chicken, Catfish NOLA, Slap yo’ Mama Ribs, Savannah Red Rice, and so much more. Warm, friendly atmosphere and great service.

Sweet Potatoes Menu Dinner | Lunch

  • 607 N Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-727-4844
  • Hours
    • Thurs-Sat Lunch, 11:30 am-3 pm
    • Wed-Sat Dinner, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Thai Harmony

Thai Harmony serves authentic Thai food, sushi, and a few Chinese dishes as well. On their extensive menu, they have a section called Modern Thai, where they get creative with Thai seasonings and try new dishes. A Sushi Happy Hour is held Mon-Thurs, 5-6 pm. They also have other specials during the week.

Lunch Menu | Dinner MenuThai Harmony Website

  • 102 W 3rd Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-5532
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri Lunch, 11 am-3 pm
    • Mon-Fri Dinner, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Sat, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 12 pm-9 pm

The Barcelona Burger & Beer Garden

Barcelona Burger is a new restaurant in Innovation Quarter’s Bailey Park. They offer hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, roasted chicken, salads, delicious sides and more. The restaurant is a large space with an open kitchen design allowing diners to see their meals being prepared. There is outside seating available.

Barcelona Burger Website

  • 450 N. Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • No phone number
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11 am-8:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-9 pm

The Downtown Grille

The Downtown Grille offers delicious food and great service in a sophisticated atmosphere. Its extensive menu has something for everyone’s taste, and they offer a carefully selected wine list to compliment the food.

Downtown Grille Menu

  • 500 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-930-1485
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 4:30 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 4:30 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday

The Katharine Brasserie & Bar

The Katharine features French cuisine meets Southern cooking. Rich flavors meld with local culinary styles. The restaurant, like its food, blends the warmth and elegance of the private dining room for special occasions with the airy and bright style of a French cafe as it flows into the mezzanine and patio. A place to go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The Katharine Menus

  • In Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, 401 N Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-721-0203
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 6:30 am-11 pm
    • Sat & Sun, 6:30 am-11 pm

The Old Fourth Street Filling Station

Old Fourth Street Filling Station is unique and charming and offers a casual dining option for lunch and dinner with friendly service and delicious food. Located in the historic West End, outdoor seating is available, as well as a cozy fireplace inside. Brunch only is served on Sunday.

Old Fourth Street Filling Station Menus

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

The Porch Kitchen and Cantina

The Porch features Tex-Mex food at its finest, with an excellent selection of dishes to choose from, both for meat eaters and vegetarians, like the Porch Taco Plate or the OG Burrito. They offer some cool Summer Specials and a fantastic Sunday Brunch Menu! Located in the historic West End. Outdoor seating is available.

The Porch Menu

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

Timmy’s Hot Chicken

Timmy’s restaurant is as advertised. They serve hot, spicy, deep-fried Nashville chicken! For heat levels, you have a choice of medium, hot, very hot, and hellfire. They offer pieces or sandwiches. Sides are also available.

Timmy’s Menu

chicken sandwich and fries from timmys hot chicken
Choose your level of heat on your chicken sandwich!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.
  • 237 W 5th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6395
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sun, 11 am-9 pm
    • Closed Monday

Tulum Bar & Grill

In a modern downtown setting, Tulum offers authentic Mexican cuisine, bright and fresh with the traditional warm, savory flavors. They feature seafood, beef, chicken, pork, lamb, burritos, tacos, and many other delicious dishes. Great atmosphere and service.

interior of tulum bar and grill - view of seating and bar area.
Tulum Bar & Grill offers plenty of seating and has a nice bar area.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Tulum Menu

  • 411 Cherry Street N, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5486
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11 am-10 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-9 pm

Twisted Pine

Twisted Pine, owned by the same group that owns Jeffrey Adams and Young Cardinal, offers the same quality, fresh, local food crafted into delicious dishes. A bright place with some unique decor, they feature tacos, smashburgers, salads, hot maple fried chicken, smoked baby back ribs, and more. Outdoor seating is available on a covered patio with fans.

Twisted Pine Menu | Twisted Pine Facebook

  • 527 N Liberty Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-7069
  • Hours
    • Mon-Wed, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Thurs-Sat, 11:30 am-10 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
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 7:30 am-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 7:30 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 8 am-8 pm

West End Cafe

West End Cafe has been delighting the people of Winston-Salem with its food for over 40 years. Great, fresh food and excellent service still serve them well. They serve sandwiches all day with all the fixings, as well as salads, burgers, and cafe favorites for lunch. Dinner features pan-seared tenderloin, maple-grilled pork chop, and seared rainbow trout. They also have daily specials and a beautiful Koi pond.

West End Menus

  • 926 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-723-4774
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 11 am-9 pm
    • Sat, 12 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday

What Da Pho

What Da Pho offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine as well as some non-traditional and vegetarian dishes. Get a taste of the Vietnamese culture through dishes like Vermicelli Beef, Pork Banh Mi, or Chicken Pho.

What Da Pho Menu

  • 102 W 3rd Street STE5, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-830-8007
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11 am-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Xcaret Mexican Grill and Cantina

Xcaret serves fresh, authentic Mexican food in an exciting, explosive atmosphere of art and culture. Their menu is almost as delightful and extensive as their decor, featuring salads, molcajete, tacos, burritos, beef, pork, chicken, seafood, and best-known Mexican dishes. They also have a vegetarian menu, lunch specials, and a brunch menu for Saturday and Sunday 10 am-3 pm.

Xcaret Menu

  • 202 4th Street Northwest, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-955-1345
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri, 11 am-11 pm
    • Sat, 10 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 10 am-10 pm

Yamas Mediterranean Street Food

Yamas believes in offering the freshest, most nutritious modern Mediterranean food with a nod to vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. You build your favorite meal: sandwich, salad bowl, grain bowl, 1/2 grain, 1/2 salad, adding protein, sauce, spreads, and toppings. Two locations, Downtown and Hanes Mall Blvd.

Yamas Menu

toppings bar at yamas
Toppings bar at Yamas.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.
  • 624 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-5668
  •  Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am-8 pm

Young Cardinal Cafe and Co.

This popular breakfast spot on 4th Street offers classic breakfast options, including pancakes, omelets, and biscuits, all served with a modern twist. Order espresso from the coffee bar. Outdoor seating is available.

Young Cardinals Menu

  • 424 4th Street NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5188
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sun, 8 am-3 pm
    • Closed Monday

What To Do After Dining

After a relaxing lunch in downtown Winston, check out the art district. There are some unique shops and galleries to spend an afternoon visiting. After dinner, don’t let the night end. Cap it off with a stop for some drink specials at a local establishment.

Which is your favorite downtown restaurant? Let us know in the comments!

The information provided through this website should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease; it is not intended to offer any legal opinion or advice or a substitute for professional safety advice or professional care. Please consult your health care provider, attorney, or product manual for professional advice. Products and services reviewed are provided by third parties; we are not responsible in any way for them, nor do we guarantee their functionality, utility, safety, or reliability. Our content is for educational purposes only.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments