Discover Winston-Salem, a fabulous destination for foodies
Delicious food and drink are Winston-Salem's bread and butter. Shaped by Moravian traditions, farm-fresh ingredients, and cutting-edge cuisine from acclaimed chefs, the city has long been considered one of the tastiest towns in the South. Add in our collection of downtown breweries and award-winning distilleries, as well as dozens of nearby wineries, and it’s easy to see why Winston-Salem has become a destination for foodie-focused travelers. Today, you'll find a mix of creative mixologists, bold brewmasters, and innovative chefs in every corner of the city – all offering fresh spins on Southern classics, with a dash of culinary magic.
Culinary explorers can learn about Winston-Salem’s James Beard-nominated chefs and why foodies are flocking to their restaurants. Because we’re in a temperate area, many folks find dining outdoors relaxing and enjoyable for much of the year. Check out some of the top restaurants in Winston-Salem to discover where to stop for a quick bite, or enjoy a full fine dining experience.
Winston-Salem’s rich history has influenced many breweries located in the downtown area. For beer enthusiasts, a great resource is the Craft Draft Crawl, where you can plan your own downtown brewery tour. For award-winning wines and stunning views, Winston-Salem is the gateway to the Yadkin Valley Wine Region where you’ll find 45 wineries within a 45-minute drive. Find more information for oenophiles in our Wine & Dine Guide.
For answers to all of your questions about dining out in Winston-Salem, visit our Dining FAQ page. Dig deeper into our city's culinary heritage and restaurant offerings when you download our culinary guide now.
Outdoor Dining Spots You Won't Want to Miss
Pair delicious food with great company and a table in the fresh air, and you have a recipe for a memorable dining experience! Choose a cafe with sidewalk seating, a garden-inspired outdoor setting, or a charming patio, then savor some of Winston-Salem's best cuisine.
Create Your Own "Craft Draft Crawl"
Craft beer aficionados simply can't go wrong in Winston-Salem, where you'll find nine excellent craft breweries in an easily walkable 1.5-mile radius. With an ever-changing rotation of seasonal and specialty flavors, these local breweries offer plenty of reasons to return for a mini "beer-cation" throughout the year.
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Westbend Bar & Venue
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Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar
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River Birch Lodge
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East Coast Wings & Grill (West)
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Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill (North)
Serving authentic Mexican cuisine for over 30 years
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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Home of outrageously delicious burgers with the always Bottomless Steak Fries®.
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