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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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“chicken pie” (100 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5331
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1 - 10 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went here because it was recommended by a friend. We went for an early dinner and they were already out of a few things on their menu. The service was slow and lack luster and the food was average at best. We will not...More

Thank superspaceystar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife came in for a nice meal. Waited 25 minutes before spoken to. Sat outside although we requested not to be outside. It was gross really.

Thank johnnyjohns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having recently moved back to Winston-Salem, we had not been to Old Salem for about 4 years, and then only in the evening. We made a reservation for 12 for brunch--only served on Sundays. I ordered the carrot cake french toast & my husband had...More

Thank Sheilia G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local friend recommended this lovely restaurant located in historical Old Salem. We enjoyed a walk around the charming blocks nearby before dinner. The food was delicious! Everything so fresh. Perhaps a good description is simple food made delicious. But then, not always so simple....More

Thank 3dogsinthecountry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Try this place,.the chicken pie is to die for! After dinner take a walk through the area. The chef is amazing, and the food is fantastic.

Thank alemcke59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic Moravian Chicken Pie! The staff was incredibly friendly and we loved the old time historic atmosphere.

Thank JMTurner72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful spot! The tavern has changed hands in the last year or two, and it is fabulous. There's a focus on local food as well as some items, like Moravian chicken pie, that are quintessential Moravian dishes. I visited with a friend from...More

Thank Alyson B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A relaxing lunch in the historic district of Winston. The staff was friendly and professional. The beer was great. The bratwurst and kraut were good. The mashed potatoes had just enough lumps of real potato so you know they are homemade. Everything on the menu...More

Thank Ginger H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the Tavern in Old Salem! I pretty much wanted to order one of everything on the menu. It's all so fresh...and delicious!

1  Thank addygirl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like history, great food, and/or slowing down to appreciate the company of friends or family - you'll love this tavern. You're immersed in the way things were, and it sure is relaxing! Both staff and food were excellent. We will be back.

Thank PGHinCLT
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Questions & Answers
3 May 2017|
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Response from Lori K | Property representative |
Brunch is served only on Sunday beginning at 11am.
MaryChris A
17 April 2017|
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Response from Lori K | Property representative |
Yes! We love dogs and they are very welcome in our patio area!!
Teri S
14 March 2017|
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Response from Lori K | Property representative |
Tavern guests often leave their cars n the parking lot all day as they tour Old Salem! All the streets in Old Salem are public streets and you can also park wherever you can find a spot available. You do not even have to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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