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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“chicken pie” (110 reviews)
“pumpkin muffins” (41 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An unpretentious colonial era tavern serving American fare in a preserved rustic setting. Multiple tavern rooms serve as separate dining rooms. Nice classic food choices and a great place to escape from the summer heat.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This charming tavern was like a step back in time! It was like eating inside an old home - wooden floors and tables. The food was fabulous. I had the tomato blue cheese bisque and flounder stuffed with crab and peppers. It was drizzled with...More

Thank Annie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the Tavern in Old Salem for lunch. They happened to have a large party going on, so, we had to wait about 35 minutes to be seated. Normally, I make a reservation, but since we just arrived in North Carolina that morning from...More

Thank bobmR839FX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed eating here as it was basically a continuation of the tour. I probably would not have eaten here if we had not been on the tour of old Salem. The sever was dressed as a early 20th century Moravian which was great....More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quaint little place that has become a tavern and seems to have been a home transformed into a place to eat. Several rooms are used and the back has a communal type garden where one can enjoy a meal in the warmer weather months....More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Generous lunch portions and slight spins on old favorites. My wife could only finish half of her club sandwich, and lived the warm German potato salad. I opted for the chicken and grits with Andouille sausage and Tasso sauce. Their homemade chips were also very...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 6 March 2018

I recently met a group of my friends for dinner at the Tavern. We had reservations and they set us as soon as we arrived. We were seated in a quiet room upstairs which was nice because everyone could actually hear each other. So unusual...More

1  Thank JOZ344
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Often farm to table options from the local Saturday Cobblestone Market. Sit outside on the porch with shady spots to enjoy in pretty weather.

Thank Courtney H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and awesome service. We had a Tavern Turkey Club with sweet potato waffle fries, Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Grits, Tomato Bisque and Blue Cheese Soup and Sweet Buttermilk Biscuits and Pumpkin Muffins with Homade Apple Butter

Thank NewsomCreative W
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I have been going here for years. This time was with a ladies group from church. They handled our group well and there were plenty of menu options for everyone to have something they liked. Desserts were amazing.

Thank tmwtravel12
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5 March 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
20 September 2017|
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Response from wintergreen1 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer. Enjoy your visit!
20 September 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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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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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