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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my parents for lunch on a weekday ...and still highly suggest reservations!... they just wanted to visit for me and they didn’t want me to go out of my way or anything fancy and I assured them they would love it... and they...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Audra S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't think of anything I did not love about my recent meal here. The food was good and the service was excellent. Some surprising touches included a decent little beer selection and drink specials to boot. I guess my only letdown was the fact...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MichaelProcton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the braised wild boar shank and it did not disappoint! The spatzle was delicious and introduced me to a love of spatzle! The shank was perfectly fall off the bone cooked and it was a lovely setting for a nice evening out for couples

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ultimateAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok the good news first: this is a lovely looking homey restaurant great for a date night located very close to 3 hotels. We literally walked next door. I ordered the fried oysters with rice and kale slaw and it was AMAZING. My daughter enjoyed...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 934lizr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going to the Tavern anytime we are in the area. It is decorated in period peices, and the workers are in period garb. The menu is short but a great variety for anyone (vegetarians included). We have never had a subpar meal here....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sailingaway1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third time dining here. The portions are good and there is a wide variety of options on the menu to satisfy any age or pallet. Location is perfect. I love walking along the streets of Old Salem after the meal. The only...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Need4relaxation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently awesome food. Delicious entrees. Probably not ideal for vegetarians unless you’re good w salads. Bruschetta is AWESOME. I wish I could have ordered the dinner entree in a triple size portion because that’s how awesome it was.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marychrisa2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once upon a time I would have gladly given this restaurant a 4-5 star rating. Eating here used to be one of our favorite things about visiting Old Salem. On our most recent visit, we were quite disappointed with the service we received. We attempted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank imakemusic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tavern has had a wonderful history of being a warm and welcoming place to eat within Old Salem. My family recently stopped in on a not-so-busy day without a reservation. The host staff was extraordinarily rude and unprofessional to us. They refused to give...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank mpuncg82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seated at exactly our reservation time, our waitress was affable and attentive. The Grilled Cauliflower Steak was layered in texture and flavor which delighted my vegetarian wife. And the Wild Boar Shank was paired expertly with the spaetzle and candied carrots. The apple dumpling was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ericthewandere
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November 4, 2018|
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Response from sandrawI9466UQ | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is brunch from 11-3 on Sunday
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Dayla Kay K | Reviewed this property |
You may NOT order from the Lunch Menu on Sunday. You may ONLY order from the Brunch Menu on Sunday. Brunch runs 11am - 3pm on Sundays. The Brunch menu rarely changes (some minor seasonal changes are made). Enjoy!
October 15, 2018|
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Response from 677pennyw | Reviewed this property |
On street parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 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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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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