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“Friendly staff couldn't save soggy pizza and ear-splitting interior” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom
Ranked #16 of 656 Restaurants in Winston Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers was founded in 1974 in Atlanta,Georgia. This franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For 41 years, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food. Mellow Mushroom’s menu showcases natural flavors and the freshest of ingredients in a creative menu assortment of pizzas, hoagies, salads, calzones, appetizers and vegetarian and vegan options. Gluten free crust and a kids menu are also available. Mellow Mushroom is more than just awesome pizza and craft beer; it is a state of mind. There is also craft apparel. House of Shroom style, Mellow Mushroom’s exclusive apparel line, is available for purchase in store.
New Jersey
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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Friendly staff couldn't save soggy pizza and ear-splitting interior”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

This pizza restaurant (i.e., pricier than a basic pizzeria) disappointed us. The staff was lovely, but that's about it. Indoors was painfully noisy, to the point that even the young adults in the group didn't want to be there. We sat outdoors, and both tables were unsteady, meaning that perching the pizza tray on its wire stand was too perilous, so we brought it down onto the table!

We ordered the Thai pizza, and while the flavors weren't bad (a fairly pleasant combo of sweet and spicy, a bit too sweet), the crust was thick and incredibly soggy with no crunch at all. I do want to commend their mozzarella, which I thought was outstandingly flavorful and fresh. They also adorned the top of the pizza with lots of large, thick pieces of cucumber, which were just cold and crunchy but not attached in any way to the pizza...seemed irrelevant but made the surface even wetter. Somehow the whole experience didn't work, despite clearly high-quality ingredients. Maybe we just made a really bad choice of pizza.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“impressed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

great pizza, good beer selection, good service. crowded but for good reason. the last outside speaker blew when I was there, not a big deal.

Visited May 2014
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Just a Good, Casual Family Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

Sometimes, there is nothing remarkable to share and that's a good thing. The menu at the Mellow Mushroom included standard fare plus a whole lot of imaginative combinations. The kid's menu satisfied the 6-year-old in the group (french toast cheese pizza with a side of fresh apple slices) and I was happy to share the "Red Skin Potato Pie" which forever proves that a red sauce is not de rigueur when it comes to delicious pizza. I was a designated driver so I didn't get to try one of their craft beers but clearly they had good choices, judging by the pleased customers at other tables.

The decor is decidedly casual. The location cannot be beat. For those who are not familiar with Winston-Salem, Fourth Street is the main attraction. Mellow Mushroom is across the street from The Stevens Center and within walking distance of the downtown hotels.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jeanie F
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Mellow Mushroom's House Special Pizza ... Yummy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Funky atmosphere, friendly and fun young wait staff, absolutely DELICIOUS House Special pizza with lots of great toppings and a just right crust, a great bar, a super location just across 4th Street from the aPerture Theater ... all combine to make Mellow Mushroom the best casual pizza option in Winston Salem. It is great!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charlie M
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food, great service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice restaurant. Had an outdoor patio, but too cold to eat there. Nice 'feel' to the restaurant. I ordered the quesadilla and it was good. My friend loved her meal as well. The waiter was awesome. Attentive and on point with his suggestions for each of us.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carmen C
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