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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 Robinhood Road (Buena Vista)
1703 Restaurant in Buena Vista offers fine dining and many farm-to-fork selections. Reservations recommended.
2730 University Pkwy
Grille at McCreary Tower
(Formerly Deacon Tower Grille at Bridger Field House)
475 Deacon Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant
2824 University Pkwy
El Triunfo — Salvadoran
7842 North Point Blvd
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.
1100 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem (Buena Vista)
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 Steakhouse
2000 Reynolda Rd
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)
Hero House Deli-Style Subs (CLOSED)
2951 University Parkway
Jimmy the Greek Kitchen
2806 University Pkwy
Krankies Airstream & Coffee Park
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!
725 Coliseum Dr. NW
Mandarin Maylay Chinese
2840 Reynolda Rd
2095 Reynolda Road
No. 1 Chinese
2822 University Pkwy
North Point Grill
7843 North Point Blvd
Pane e Vine (formerly Simplyummy)
122 Reynolda Village
Putters Patio & Grill
3005 Bonhurst Dr
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.
River Birch Lodge
3324 Robinhood Road
5000 University Parkway
Ryan’s Steakhouse Chops & Seafood
719 Coliseum Dr NW
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 & Bar
114 Reynolda Village
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
Village Tavern, Reynolda Village
102 Reynolda Village
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.
2855 Reynolda Rd