The best places to eat in Winston-Salem, NC

Published: June 23, 2014

Eating in a new city can be tricky. Sure you can eat at a chain restaurant, but if you to experience truly local flavor, you'll have to expose yourself to some risks. Hopefully, this list will make your gastro selection easier/

  1. Sweet Potatoes - 529 N Trade St

    Located downtown in the Arts District, Sweet Potatoes offers Southern food with a twist. Be sure to check out their burger night, when you get a delicious burger and side for just $5.99! Be sure to try their fried green tomatoes basket.


  2. Skippy's Hot Dogs - 624 W Fourth St

    Skippy's is a downtown institution; they serve all-beef hot dogs on pretzel rolls, and offer a variety of unique, artisinal hot dog and sandwich selections.

  3. Mizu Japanese Cuisine - 3374 Robinhood Rd

    Simply the best Sushi and Japanese food Winston-Salem has to offer. Come in and meet the friendly stuff, and they'll probably give you a free appetizer, they're that nice!

  4. Burke Street Pizza - 1140 Burke Street

    Are you tired of ordering boring pizza from national chains? Then waste no time and order a pie from Burke Street. Their New York-style pizza is simply outstanding, and they offer many spiecalty pies and other items, as well. Quite simply, the best pizza in Winston-Salem.

  5. Camino Bakery - 310B W Fourth St

    Are you looking for a nice place to relax with a coffee and cake? Need a glass of wine or beer to unwind after a long day? Look no further than Camino's, a community-involved business that is a pillar of the downtown community. Check out their wine, bread and cheese special!

  6. Mooney's Mediterranean Cafe - 101 W Fourth St

    High quality, homemade Mediterranean food at economical prices. Mooney's is also the most vegetarian-friendly place to eat in the city. Don't worry, meat eaters; there's plenty of options for you, too.

  7. Breakfast of course - 723 Trade St NW

    No visit to Winston is complete without a stop at Mary's (the owner) for breakfast. Try their from-scratch menu and indulge in their daily specials. Simply the best.

  8. Bleu Restaurant & Bar - 3425 Frontis St

    This joint is your best bet for a romantic dinner in an upscale environment. Don't let the chic fool you, though, this restaurant is quite affordable. It's been described as the "Triad's only five-star restaurant".

  9. Bib's Downtown - 675 W Fifth St

    No list of places-to-eat in the South would be complete without a BBQ joint, would it? Bib's slogan is "we're not Eastern or Western, we're Bestern". And they do a good job living up to that boast. Try the ribs and enter BBQ heaven.

  10. Willow's Bistro - 300 S Liberty St #125

    One of the hippest restaurants in Winston-Salem. Great for any day of the week, but if you can only eat there once, make sure you make it for Sunday brunch and indulge in their scrumptious offerings. Be sure to get their early or to have a reservation, otherwise you might be waiting there for a while!

For my money, the best place to eat in Winston-Salem is Sweet Potatoes, but if that style is not your favorite, there are many delicious food options in this city. Bon Apetito!