Whether you’re craving something savory or simply in need of a caffeine pick-me-up, here's a list of some of our very favorite restaurants, cafés and bars for enjoying the best eats and drinks in WS.
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A historic gas station that has been renovated into a modern bar and grill.
Huge, authentic Italian pizzas cooked to order in a wood-fired oven.
Acai bowls, juices, toast, smoothies and other clean and delicious options.
A rotisserie chicken spot specializing in Pollo a la Brasa. Tender and flavorful chicken and interesting sides you won't find anywhere else.
Southern kitchen, whiskey bar & music venue - how can you not love that mix!
A charming spot for lunch or tea & pastries. Ask for patio seating if the weather is nice!
Classy restaurant, delicious food and nice atmosphere make this a great choice for date night!
One of the few places in town to get a bison burger! Fun, rustic lodge setting.
Popular with the locals! Delicious, classic American food with a nice patio. Located in the charming Reynolda Village.
A bistro restaurant with a wine, beer and tapas bar. Wines and beer on tap!
Casual but so, so delicious! The gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options are clearly marked.
Stop by after work for drinks and enjoy the killer burgers and shakes from Burger Batch!
Laid back, fun and very hands on!
High quality ingredients and fresh food!
Delicious, upscale, and lots of seafood options. Perfect spot for date night or formal business meeting. Ask for a table with a window view!
Consistently high rated BBQ and dogs! Hasn't changed in years - quaint and delicious.
The best deli sandwiches around - people rave about the Reuben!
Great place for drinks in a fun, downtown location. Amazing craft cocktails.
This one deserves a mention (even though we don't usually highlight chains) just because the pizza is really good!
Basic and delicious! Try the fried chicken and Mac n cheese!
Good place for a casual meal with friends. Make sure you ask for a table on the patio!
Great place for music and drinks - the perfect place to hang out. Dog friendly too!
Fantastic food and charming patio.
One one the best options for fine dining in Winston!
Try this place for a fancy date night. Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere.
Go hungry! One of the best BBQ joints around. Try the pork, coleslaw & hush puppies and thank us later.
Gourmet to-go meals, catering and great dessert. Also an adorable gift shop!
Amazing breakfasts that are served all day! Gluten free options too.
Burgers, sandwiches, salads and amazing appetizers. Giant portions, super delicious!
A cozy spot in the heart of downtown Winston. Feels like home cooking!
Upscale restaurant inside a beautiful old, historic home. Locally sourced ingredients and lots of charm.
Very pretty spot with a casual vibe. Perfect location for a great meal. Look for the giant cream puffs!
A delicious variety of southern classics using contemporary culinary techniques. A Winston Salem staple.
Great macarons, fudgy brownies and chocolate tastings make this a perfect afternoon pit stop while walking downtown.
Look for the hummus of the day. Great fish specials + amazing Sunday brunch.
Relaxing atmosphere - both indoor and outdoor. A great spot for appetizers and drinks with friends.
Known for a laid-back atmosphere, farm-to-table food, great music and pro bartenders who make just about the best craft cocktails you've ever tasted. Located on a quiet street right in the heart of Buena Vista so parking is easy.
Best spot to take out-of-towners, especially those new to the South. Get the fried pickles and spicy collards. The meatloaf is shockingly good as well.
Even salad haters love the cobb salad (order the bacon extra crispy). Amazing burger options, including a vegetarian black bean burger.
Great spot for drinks! Nice wine list and fun patio.
A great lunch or dinner spot! No frills but they definitely have great service. Their rotisserie chicken is amazing and so is their pizza!
Amazing cocktails in a low key setting. Bar only so don't go hungry!
Their menu has something for everyone and it's a place where you'll feel like a local, even if you're not.
Baked goods & espresso feature at this stylish, brick-walled haunt with an urban vibe, gift shop and lovely staff.
Small batch roaster and cafe offering breakfast, lunch, and supper along with a full bar, Saturday brunch, and coffee (of course). Don't miss the Texas Pete and the Honey chicken Biscuit.
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