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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%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
“chicken pie” (105 reviews)
“lemon ice cream” (30 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

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 days 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tavern is so unusual in that you get to explore a very old area and tavern paired with good food and drinks. I had a portobello Rueben. I have not had this before but would order again. The side I chose was sweet potato...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Salem is a must for Winston Salem visitors and the Tavern is the place you want to eat. A great relaxing place to take friends for one of the best prepared meals you will ever want. Try it> you will be glad you did....More

Thank vlscott
Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated a birthday with family and friends and everything was wonderful. The privacy was a plus as well as the historical setting.

Thank elvirarebeccac
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1974 I was a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts. For a while I worked at this restaurant as a waitress. My cherished memories of the place are rooted in the history of the Moravians, and we wore costumes befitting the...More

Thank FlagstaffWomen
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food was delicious. Service was excellent. atmosphere quaint. there may be a wait but so worth it.

Thank Graendahl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined here while visiting Old Salem for the day. Dining upstairs with a view of the beautiful fall leaves set a great ambiance. We enjoyed the cider and beer from the bar and a game of checkers while waiting for our table. Our server recommended...More

Thank Albrecht315
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not fancy but excellent for a delicious and fresh respite from touring Old Salem. Very friendly service and plenty of shaded wait space out back. If you want to eat here "on season" get your name on the list early in the day. They do...More

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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.
4 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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