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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” (24 reviews)
“chicken pie” (105 reviews)
“lemon ice cream” (31 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

A mixture of traditional dishes and modern favourites in a great setting with friendly service. Highly recommend.

Thank Mrsoftbretzel
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a very long wait without reservations, and not having high hopes, we were served right away. You must make reservations this time of year!! The food was outstanding. I had a beer cheddar soup, biscuits and pumpkin muffins. My boyfriend had chicken pie. For...More

Thank 515rll
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to visit and eat. It was an original tavern in Old Salem and George Washington actually spent the night there once. It has some tradition period food and their Shepard's Pie is fantastic. It is rather romantic for that special...More

Thank Henry M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate lunch with my wife while we toured old Salem. I must say that the food was fresh and the atmosphere was pleasant. I would recommend for lunch. The parisan was delicious

Thank mike j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I visited on a weeknight and enjoyed very good meals - she had the trout and I had the pork chop. Both meals were exceptionally prepared. However, our service was a bit spotty. Our waiter was efficient at the outset, but was...More

1  Thank SoFlaTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner last night at The Tavern ... and it was delicious! We both had the chicken with brussels sprouts. Service was most attentive, food was delicious, atmosphere quaint. The food here has greatly improved in the last few years! We enjoyed an orange...More

Thank bestofthewest58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't even begin to describe how amazing this place is. It is in a historical house in Old Salem that has some amazing history. It is a cozy atmosphere with the decor making you feel like you are going back in time. The food...More

Thank Ashlee E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Tavern lives up to its great ratings. Our lunch was delicious, served promptly and the restaurant’s historic atmosphere made for a real treat. Be sure to try the crispy fried chicken, beer boiled and grilled bratwurst and please don’t leave without having a piece...More

Thank Linda Denton H
Lori K, Owner at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy to make you happy! We are so very glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We are so blessed to have a caring kitchen staff since the day we opened 6 years ago. They are proud of their food and we...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Love Old Salem, know and like the family who owns the Tavern and have enjoyed the food on previous visits. However, just brought a friend for lunch and was very disappointed this time. There was no bread basket with the wonderful gingerbread muffins — only...More

Thank NCtravelerWS
Lori K, Owner at The Tavern in Old Salem, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

If you would please call us at the restaurant 336 722 1227 and ask to speak with Lori, we would like to find out a little more about your visit ( perhaps you can describe or name your server). He/She should have noticed that the...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Hubby and I toured Old Salem and then enjoyed a delightful meal on a Friday night. Made reservations for 5:15 and we were immediately seated by a very pleasant hostess. Our server, Andre (Dre) was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Ask for Dre if you...More

Thank DetailsNC
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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.
3 May 2017|
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Response from Lori K | Property representative |
Brunch is served only on Sunday beginning at 11am.
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:00
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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