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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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“brunch” (47 reviews)
“chicken pie” (119 reviews)
“pumpkin muffins” (47 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 6 days ago

Very personable service and in true fashion of the Old Salem (Moravian) way. Great food and great selection of wines to go with the menu

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Joe C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the first time we took our kids to the Tavern. We had a wonderful meal and always a wonderful atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dolphin065
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had an hour wait to be seated for lunch, but it was due to a special event in Old Salem. The place is rustic and gave a sense of the era at that time. The food was delicious and the service was great!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pam W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had dinner there with a party of 10. Service was spot on. Brought drinks and bread timely, took our order for entrees and salads soon followed. Food choices were varied from person to person and everyone enjoyed their meal from Peking Duck to steak. Very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Chicken pie with mashed potatoes and gravy. The pie was delicious as were the potatoes and gravy. My husband had Grilled Bratwurst & Sauerkraut.He enjoyed it very much. Tge atmosphere is wonderful and the staff are there to make your experience a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank veggielover2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere and the scene set up in this adorable tavern. It will transport you back to a different time. The food is wonderful, the service splendid, and the spirits refreshing- I do mean drink although I am sure a spirit or two...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank cathyrnF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Old Salem today and decided to have lunch at the Tavern. We walked in at just the right time, because quickly after our arrival more people came in. It was just the two of us and we were quickly seated. The waiter...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stinsa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch was a splendid experience. The customer service was impeccable - Mike was our waiter. He was helpful in suggesting options that I might not have tried. He was spot on with all his attention without being intrusive. The food was excellent - I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nanwodarz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I remembered the tavern from forty years ago, when it served traditional fare. No longer - the food is in another class altogether. Had a wonderful steak, and my daughter had the lamb - both cooked to perfection. Veggies were good, too! Salads and bruschetta...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank riterchick
Reviewed 11 November 2018

My husband and I recently had dinner at The Tavern in Old Salem. We first and foremost loved the food, but also the service and ambience. I would highly recommend this restaurant to those who love good food in a rustic setting. A little expensive,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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4 November 2018|
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Response from sandrawI9466UQ | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is brunch from 11-3 on Sunday
4 November 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!
15 October 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
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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