1. A wide range of incredible cuisine
Restaurants in Winston-Salem range from barbecue smokehouses to more contemporary fine-dining establishments. On the high end of that spectrum is the Tavern in Old Salem, built in 1816 as an annex to the historic 1784 Tavern in Salem. Today the family-owned restaurant serves up some outstanding dishes inspired by the family menus that would have been served in the 19th century. For anyone moving to Winston-Salem the Tavern is an amazing restaurant that offers a little bit of the town’s history.
The Tavern isn’t the only restaurant worth boasting about in Winston-Salem. Sweet Potatoes, in the Downtown Art District, has been serving deliciously unique, Southern-inspired food since 2003. Co-owners Stephanie Tyson and Vivian Joiner have created the ultimate menu of award-winning Southern cuisine. Bottom line: There’s no shortage of amazing restaurants in Winston-Salem. And we wouldn't be surprised if, one of these years, they made it into one of our 10 Best Foodie Cities guides.