What Are The Best Restaurants Near Wake Forest University?

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exterior of 6th and vine wine bar
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.

Once you’ve settled your college student into their dorm at Wake Forest University, consider chowing down at one of these nearby restaurants. We have listed a lot of choices of fine dining and casual restaurants. Take a look at the menus to see what would satisfy you.

About Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University (WFU) was founded in 1834 and moved to Winston-Salem from Wake Forest, NC, in 1956. Its 340-acre campus is home to almost 9,000 students, including undergraduates, graduates, and professional school attendees.

A private university with a Liberal Arts curriculum, WFU offers 50 majors, 60 minors, and additional programs within its six colleges and schools. The Demon Deacons, as they are known, are part of the NCAA Division 1 and have won 9 championships.

WFU students and visitors significantly impact the economy of Winston-Salem due to their spending, which affects many businesses here, including restaurants.

6th and Vine

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.

Burger and mash potatoes with cocktails from 6th and Vine
Come and enjoy a nice meal and wine on the patio!
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

1703 Restaurant

1703 is a contemporary restaurant whose creative dishes are influenced by the use of seasonal ingredients by their Chef de Cuisine Curtis Hackaday, who has been tantalizing diners since 2012. Reservations recommended. Brunch served Sunday 10:30 am-2 pm.

1703 Menu

  • 1703 Robinhood Road (Buena Vista)
  • 336-725-5767
  • Hours

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 Pizza

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

Campus Gas

Campus Gas has classic bites and brews featuring Carolina hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, and milkshakes. They also have a nice selection of craft beers and wine. They serve Sunday brunch along with mimosas and bloody marys. Dine-in, outdoor seating. Specials during the week.

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Campus Gas, which is within walking distance for many Wake Forest students, features lots of outdoor seating and, in our opinion, the best BLT in town.
Photo by Alex Schenker for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2022.

Campus Gas Menu

  • 1231 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-425-6640
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 10 am-11:30 pm
    • Sun, 10 am-5 pm

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
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm
    • Sat, 110 am-3 pm
    • Closed Sunday

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


Coppola’s is an Italian restaurant with a full menu of pasta, house specialties, baked pasta, sandwiches, strombolis, calzones, and NY-style pizza.

Coppola’s WebsiteCoppola’s Menu (PDF)

  • Reynolda Commons Shopping Center, 3512 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-922-1190
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm
    • Closed Monday

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.

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 Grill

Diamondback Grill is a family-owned restaurant that creates scratch-made food using fresh and many local ingredients. A casual vibe with good food. They have an extensive menu of snacks, pizza, salads, sandwiches, pork chops, steak, catfish, and so much more. Wine, beer, and cocktails are also served.

Diamondback Grill menu

  • 751 Avalon Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-0006
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 5:30 pm-9:3pm
    • Fri & Sat, 5:30 pm-10 pm
    • Closed Sunday

Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant

Di Lisio’s is a traditional Italian restaurant voted Best Italian in Forsyth County. They have an extensive menu featuring appetizers, specialty dishes, house dishes, ravioli dishes, entrees, baked dishes, and create your own pasta. So difficult to choose one dish.

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

Dioli’s Italian Market

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. Their Italian desserts are delicious too!

Dioli’s Website | Menu (PDF)

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

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

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant has a menu that features pasta, pasta specials, hot and cold subs, calzones, stromboli, chicken wings, and hamburger plates.

Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant Menu

  • 2824 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-4650
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-9:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10:30 pm
    • Sun, 12 pm-9:30 pm

El Triufo – Salvadoran Restaurant

El Triunfo is a Salvadorean restaurant. It may resemble a Mexican restaurant, but it is different. They feature authentic Salvadorean specialties. While some dishes have the same names as Mexican classics, they are prepared differently and with Salvadorean flavors. They also serve fried tilapia, grilled fish fillets, grilled shrimp, grilled chicken and Carne Asada, and grilled flank steak.

El Triunfo Facebook

  • 7842 North Point Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-896-8600
  • Hours
    • Tues-Fri, 11:30 am-4 pm
    • Closed Sat, Sun, & Mon

Famous Toastery

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

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French toast and scrambled eggs from Famous Toastery.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

Famous Toastery Menu

  • 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

Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse

Fratelli’s is an American Steak and Seafood restaurant serving classic Italian dishes. They strive to provide distinction in food, wine, service, and atmosphere and the “best steak in town.”

Fratelli’s Menu

  • 2000 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-1704
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 4 pm-10 pm
    • Sun, 4 pm-9 pm
    • Closed Monday

Golden India Restaurant

Golden India serves authentic Indian cuisine, including Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Curry, Goat Vindaloo, Vegetarian Biryani, and Chicken Tandoori.

Golden India Menu

  • 2837 Fairlawn Drive, Winston-Salem
  • 336-777-0004
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sun, 11:30 am-8:30 pm
    • Closed Monday

Great China

Great China offers authentic Chinese and Japanese cuisine, both dine-in and take-out. Their food is delicious and known for its quality and taste. Service is friendly and fast.

Great China Menu

  • 3548 Yadkinville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-922-5300
  • Hours
    • Mon, Wed & Thurs, 10:30 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 10:30 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm
    • Closed Tuesday

Grecian Corner

Grecian Corner is well-known by Winston-Salem residents, serving Greek dishes since 1970. Authentic Greek creations include gyro, mousaka, souvlaki, and avelogmono soup. Comfortable atmosphere with Greek influences.

Grecian Corner Menu

  • 101 Eden Terrace, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-6937
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11 am-9 pm
    • Closed Sunday

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. Their service, like their food, 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

Jimmy The Greek Coliseum

Jimmy the Greek is a casual breakfast and lunch restaurant. They feature salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, subs, and breakfast specials. Breakfast is served all day.

Jimmy the Greek Facebook (Menu)

  • 2806 University Pkwy, College Plaza, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-0184
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 7 am-3 pm
    • Sun, 10 am-9 pm

Krankies Coffee

This local favorite serves as a small-batch coffee roaster and cafe. In addition to coffee, Krankies offers a great food menu. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Krankies Coffee Menu

  • 211 3rd St E
  • 336-955-5993
  • Hours
    • Mon – Fri, 8 am – 3 pm
    • Sat – Sun, 8 am – 2 pm

La Caretta Mexican Restaurant

La Caretta uses only quality ingredients and prepares authentic food in a traditional Mexican style. They have an extensive menu and serve salads, Sopa de Pollo, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, chicken, steak, pork, a vegetarian menu, and more.

La Caretta Menu

  • In Robinhood Village, Robinhood Village Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-922-1133
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10:30 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-9:30 pm

Little Richard’s Bar-N-Que

Little Richard’s Bar-N-Que offers brisket, burnt ends, chopped BBQ Plate, and smoked sausage that reviewers say is delicious. The wings get high marks as well. Spacious place with lots of seating and a full bar. Good service and friendly atmosphere. Little Richard’s also has locations in Clemmons and Walkertown.

Little Richard’s Bar-N-Que Menu

  • In Stratford Village, 109 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-999-8037
  • Hours
    • Sun-Sat, 11 am-9 pm

Mama Zöe Michael’s

Mama Zöe’s is a family-style restaurant that feels like home. They feature home-style meals and Southern hospitality, good quality food at fair prices, and friendly service. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner with daily specials and a large homemade dessert menu.

Mama Zöe’s Menu

  • 2859 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-722-4946
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 7 am-9 pm
    • Sun, 7 am-2:30 pm

May Way Dumplings

May Way Dumplings has been recognized for its outstanding Chinese cuisine and friendly service. They feature dumplings, hot veggie bun, Seafood Shao Mai, noodle and rice dishes, and soup.

May Way Menu

  • 113 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-782-8773
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-7:20 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

Midtown Cafe and Dessertery

Located in the heart of Winston-Salem, this family-owned cafe serves breakfast all day. Breakfast items include Carolina shrimp n grits, breakfast quesadilla, and blueberry pancakes. Outdoor seating is available.

Midtown Cafe Menu

  • 151 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-9800
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 7 am-8 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 7 am-9 pm

Milner’s American Southern Restaurant

Milner’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant that uses only the freshest local and regional ingredients to create its dishes. They present a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy a meal or a day out with friends. Their southern cuisine is delicious and satisfying, and their service is cordial and efficient.

Milner’s Menus

  • 630 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-768-2221
  • Hours

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

Mizu Japanese Cuisine

Mizu provides authentic Japanese cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, like Udon, Hibachi, and sushi. They also offer a unique fusion style. Their chef has over 15 years of experience in New York. The food gets high reviews, and so does the service and ambiance. Lunch specials are offered. Coupons on their specials web page.

Mizu Menu | Mizu Webpage

  • 3374 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-774-9797
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11 am-9:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10:30 pm

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 Saturday and Sunday, 11 am-3 pm.

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 Menus

Nawab Indian Cuisine

Nawab prides itself on cooking authentic Indian food that has rich sauces and just enough spices. They feature Tandoori entrees, Chicken, lamb and goat, seafood, and Vegetarian and Vegan specialties. A blend of traditional and contemporary ambiance.

Nawab Menu

  • 129 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-3949
  • Hours
    • Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
    • Lunch Sat & Sun, 12 pm-3 pm
    • Dinner Sun-Thurs, 5 pm-10 pm
    • Dinner Fri & Sat, 5 pm-10:30 pm

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant

No. 1 Chinese Restaurant is dine-in, take-out, standard Chinese fare. The reviews for the food were from one star to five stars, depending on the day. Peking Chinese Restaurant is fun and festive inside!

No. 1 Chinese Website & Menu

  • 2822 University Pkwy
  • 336-727-8883
  • Hours
    • Tues-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-10:30 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-10 pm
    • Closed Monday

North Point Grill

North Point serves lunch and dinner and features oversized salads, soup in bread bowls, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and daily dinner specials.

North Point Grill Menu

  • 7843 North Point Blvd, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-896-0500
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11 am-9 pm
    • Sun, 11 am-3 pm

Penny Path Café & Crepes Shop

Penny Path Cafe has a crepe that will please you for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Savory options, including ham and cheese and The Kitchen Sink; sweet options, including the original Crepe Suzette and Fruit Cheese Cake; and so much more. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Penny Path Café Menu

  • 122 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-986-9555
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 9 am-9 pm

Putter’s Patio & Grill

Putter’s is a humble locale known to make one of the best steaks in town. Multiple flat-screen TVs and the patio is nice if you are looking for somewhere to sit outside with a beer and some bar snacks after work or classes. Quality food at reasonable prices.

Putter’s Menu

  • 3005 Bonhurst Drive, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-9990
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat 11 am-until
    • Closed Sunday

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, Italian entrees, and wine. They feature an extensive wine bar, including over 200 labels and more than 50 bottles of wine from Italy. A “by-the-glass” selection of over 50 wines.

Quanto Basta Menu

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

River Birch Lodge

River Birch promotes mountain casual dining, and its cool, relaxing, wooded interior gives one the feeling of a mountain lodge. The food is fresh and delicious, and the service is friendly and excellent. The meals for our large party took a little extra time, but everything came out together, hot and perfectly cooked. Brunch served Sat & Sun until 3 pm.

River Birch Menus

Rooster’s – A Noble Grille

Rooster’s offers an upscale dining experience in a business casual atmosphere. They source locally and work with farmers to develop heirloom varieties just for their restaurants. They serve both lunch and dinner.

Rooster’s Menu

  • 380 Knollwood Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 336-777-8477 Hours
  • Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
  • Dinner: Mon-Thurs, 5 pm-10 pm
  • Fri & Sat, 5 pm-11 pm

Ryan’s Restaurant – Steaks Chops Seafood

Ryan’s has been locally owned and under the same management since 1981 and, over the years has consistently won Winston Salem Journal’s Best Fine Dining. The beautiful wooded views, the warm intimate atmosphere, and the succulent menu featuring juicy steaks, grilled fish, and fresh Maine lobster make this a wonderful experience.

Ryan’s Website; Ryan’s Menu PDF

  • 719 Coliseum Drive NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-6132
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 5 pm-9:30 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, from local growers. Served in one of their dining rooms, 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 Sun, Mon, Tues

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.

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Outdoor patio at Sweet Potatoes downtown Winston-Salem. Sweet Potatoes serves delicious southern food. Indoor and outdoor seating is available.
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

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

The Katharine Brasserie & Bar

The Katharine features French cuisine that meets Southern cooking. Rich flavors meld with local 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. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 2pm.

The Katharine Menus

  • In Kimpton Cardinal Hotel, 401 N Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-721-0203
  • Hours

The Loop

The Loop is all about Burgers, Pizzas, Salads, Shakes…and Sandwiches. The kind of food that is perfect when you want to go in, order at the counter, sit down, relax, and get ready to enjoy! They bring you your food. It’s a great place to go with a group of friends or with the family. And the food is really good! Bright, happy atmosphere. Outside seating on the patio.

The Loop Menu

  • In Thruway Center, 320 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-703-9882
  • Hours
    • Sun-Sat, 11 am-9 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 11am – 3pm.

Old Fourth Street Filling Station Menus

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.

taquitos and margarita
The Porch has delicious taquitos and margaritas!
Photo by Aniya Ellison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023.

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

The Quiet Pint Tavern

The Quiet Pint is a neighborhood tavern with great food. The atmosphere is welcoming and fun, and the service is excellent. The menu offers burgers, sandwiches, street tacos, salads, flatbreads, wraps, entrees, and appetizers. They have outdoor seating and music on weekends. Craft beers, wine, cocktails, and weekly drink specials.

Quiet Pint Menu

  • 1420 W First Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-893-6881
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11 am-11 pm

Tre Nonne

Tre Nonne, three grandmothers, features hearty and delicious pasta, made fresh the old way, perfectly prepared meats, fresh salads, and delectable sauces, along with old-fashioned Italian hospitality. Reserved seating for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Tre Nonne Menu

  • Summit Station 177 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-3493
  • Hours
    • Tues & Thurs, 5 pm-7:30 pm
    • Fri & Sat, 5 pm-9 pm
    • Sun, 4:30 pm-8 pm
    • Closed Monday & Wednesday

Village Tavern, Reynolda Village

Scratch Kitchen, Craft Bar. Village Tavern strives to serve the best food at affordable prices. They use quality, fresh ingredients, and the finest chefs to create their dishes. The food is reliable, with a wide variety of price points, and includes salads, sandwiches and small pizzas, and steak. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable but tasteful. They offer extensive menus for lunch and dinner. Gluten-free menu is available. Great outdoor seating, too. Brunch is served on Sunday, 10am – 3pm.

Village Tavern, Reynolda Village Menu

  • 221 Reynolda Village, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-748-0221
  • Hours

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

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 10am – 3pm.

Xcaret Menu

  • 202 4th Street Northwest, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-955-1345
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11 am-10 pm
    • Fri, 11 am-11 -m
    • Sat, 10 am-11 pm
    • Sun, 10 am-10 pm
    • Brunch Sat & Sun, 10 am-3 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.

Yamas Menu

  • 624 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-5668
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11 am-8 pm

What Are The Best Restaurants In Winston-Salem?

This is an excellent list of restaurants close to Wake Forest University. If you want to look for the top restaurants by category (Italian, casual, Japanese, etc.), look at our Winston-Salem restaurants guide.

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