Restaurants Near Wake Forest University & LJVM Coliseum

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Once you’ve gotten your college student all settled into their dorm at Wake Forest University, or before that LJVM Coliseum game or concert, consider chowing down at one of these nearby restaurants.

1703 Restaurant 
1703 Robinhood Road (Buena Vista)
336-725-5767

1703 Restaurant in Buena Vista offers fine dining and many farm-to-fork selections. Reservations recommended.

Big Mussels
2730 University Pkwy
336-725-0740

Grille at McCreary Tower

(Formerly Deacon Tower Grille at Bridger Field House)
475 Deacon Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
336-671-6545

 

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant
2824 University Pkwy
336-455-7878

El Triunfo — Salvadoran
7842 North Point Blvd
336-896-8600

We mention El Triunfo primarily because it offers something different. It may be the only Salvadoran restaurant in town. You’ll find a menu with excellent pupusas and plantains on the side.

Fabian’s Restaurant
1100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem (Buena Vista)
336- 723-7700

Fabian’s is fine dining and has one seating per night. Dinner is served at 7pm sharp. The chef rings a bell and announces the choices for the evening. This is one of Winston-Salem’s original farm-to-fork restaurants, locally sourcing for the freshest ingredients and meats. Seating is limited and the space is intimate, so be sure to make a reservation for this special eating event.

Fratelli’s Italian Steakhousefratellis italian restaurant
2000 Reynolda Rd
336-448-1704

One of the newest restaurants to open in Winston-Salem. Located in the former Old Staley’s (Frankie Rollands, etc.) building, you will find steaks as well as Italian food on the menu.

Golden India Restaurant 
2837 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem (Wake Forest University)
336-777-0004

Hero House Deli-Style Subs (CLOSED)
2951 University Parkway 

Jimmy the Greek Kitchen
2806 University Pkwy
336-722-0184

Krankies Airstream & Coffee ParkKrankies airstream coffee
1208 Reynolda Rd

This fun Krankies Airstream offers drive-up service on both sides and their friendly baristas serve up the tastiest cup in town as well as teas, sandwiches and baked goods from Camino Bakery. Can’t go wrong with their lattés. Tip: Bring your own commuter mug to get a regular coffee for only $1.25. Now take a seat at Coffee Park just behind the Krankies Airstream, where you’ll find fresh local baked goods to go with that cuppa!

La Caretta Mexican
725 Coliseum Dr. NW
336-722-3709

Mandarin Maylay Chinese
2840 Reynolda Rd
336-722-7750

Mi Pueblo 
2095 Reynolda Road
336-722-5772

No. 1 Chinese
2822 University Pkwy
336-727-8883

North Point Grill
7843 North Point Blvd
336-896-0500

Pane e Vine (formerly Simplyummy)
122 Reynolda Village
336-724-9779

Putters Patio & Grill
3005 Bonhurst Dr
336-724-9990

A humble locale but known to make one of the best steaks in town. The patio is not bad either if you are looking for somewhere to sit outside with a beer and some bar snacks after work.

Red Hot & Blue BBQ
613 Deacon Blvd.
336-770-4BBQ (4227)

River Birch Lodge 
3324 Robinhood Road
336-768-1111

Rose’s Deli 
5000 University Parkway
336-744-9543

Ryan’s Steakhouse Chops & Seafood
719 Coliseum Dr NW
336-724-6132

Ryan’s is an old-school fine dining choice, from the décor to the menu. That said, the food is consistently good, the portions are plentiful and the service is typically friendly. The dining room windows look out on a wooded landscape. Call for a reservation, especially on Wake Forest Graduation weekend.

Silo Bistro & BarSilo Bistro & Bar
114 Reynolda Village
336-608-4359

Another newly opened food option in the Reynolda Village shopping center. They feature gourmet foods, deli meats, cheeses, wines and other delights. And you will also find a lovely patio to enjoy a picnic during warm weather.

Tequila Mexican Restaurant 
2802 Reynolda Road
336-727-9547

Village Tavern, Reynolda Village
102 Reynolda Village
336-748-0221

This is the original Village Tavern. It is a cozy favorite of locals and Wake Forest families. The food is reliable with a wide variety of price points and choices ranging from salads, sandwiches and small pizzas, to an almost $30 steak. Favorites include the spring rolls, pork chops, and homemade chips with ranch dressing. Gluten-free menu available. Great outdoor seating as well as booths and bar seating inside. There is often a wait.

Waldo’s Wings
2855 Reynolda Rd
336-703-0230

About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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Mark Noda
Hi Kristi, I’m not sure if you will receive this but this is Mark Noda and I am the manager at The Grille at McCreary Tower. I noticed that you have our restaurant crossed out on this list. Who do I contact to correct this?