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The Tavern in Old Salem

736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
+1 336-722-1227
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“chicken pie” (111 reviews)
“pumpkin muffins” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic building right in the middle of Old Salem is such a pleasure to experience. Rooms are quaint- and then there's an outdoor covered patio area for overflow & larger groups. The staff is friendly and efficient. The menu has a nice variety. They...More

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The place serves great Brunch. They have great service and if you go enough, will treat you like their family. It is a great place to dine.

Thank jonmur2929
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to college here and knew of this tavern but I had totally forgotten how good it was. Get the Chicken Pie! It is to die for. Huge portion. It's a great place to stop in while walking around Old Salem which is well...More

Thank ajtd1316
Reviewed 5 days ago

stopped by for lunch last week and service was great, pot roast delicious and pumpkin muffins outstanding. Also they serve one of the best steaks in town.

Thank whit1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

I come to Winston-Salem often on business, and this is my "go to" place... friendly staff, great bar and bartender, wonderful wait staff and superb food. Try the meat and cheese "slate" - wonderful flavors and great value. Had the chicken breast tonight - wonderful...More

Thank KWS53
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your patronage and your kind words. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Safe travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the setting is close to authentic Old Salem, and the staff wear period dress, the food was just average. We went for Sunday brunch. Truth be told, I’ve never had a worse Reuben sandwich in my life. First, they messed up my order and...More

Thank Gina J
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're sorry that you had a bad experience at The Tavern. Thank you for being specific with your complaints. The issues have been addressed with our staff to prevent them from reoccurring.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of dining with family for a celebration. We had a party of about 25 or so. The atmosphere is charming. However, the menu selection was limited and the timing from ordering to food arriving was disastrous. It could have been the...More

Thank devilish_patsy
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. We're sorry that you and your family had a bad experience. The service you recall is not indicative of our service expectations as management. The issues you mention will be addressed with staff. Had we as management been aware...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tavern is very quaint. It has soft lighting and reflects the period in which it was built. The food is excellent and the have a great wine list.

Thank 243marlyng
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waiter was wonderful, very knowledgeable and nice. Loved the Moravian chicken pie, made from a 200 year old recipe!

Thank Helms4
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found a jewel in this quaint “off the beaten path“ dining experience! The pics on Yelp helped in making this choice. The owner, Rick, even came out to help make the wine choice. The food was delicious and the staff dressed in colonial attire....More

Thank Rex P
RickKeiper, General Manager at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

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byronoflynn
March 4, 2018|
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Response from RickKeiper | Property representative |
Hello Mr. Flynn. We have available at a time that evening between 5:00 and 8:45. Our kitchens close at 9:00 but we welcome all of our guests to relax and enjoy their experience as long as they wish. What time would you... More
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golfikrols
September 19, 2017|
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Response from wintergreen1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer. Enjoy your visit!
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golfikrols
September 19, 2017|
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Response from RickKeiper | Property representative |
The Tavern in Old Salem is open for Christmas Eve lunch but closed for Christmas Eve Supper and closed all day on Christmas Day so that our employees may celebrate the holiday with their families.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-722-1227
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Description
Built in 1816, the tavern has 5 intimate dining rooms and a small full service bar. Waitstaff dresses in historic costume during the day.Dine by candlelight in the evening.
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