Let’s talk food! Our law firm, Surratt & Thompson, PLLC is located in downtown Winston-Salem, and we work best on a full stomach. We support local clients and restaurants. It’s even better if the eatery is within walking distance! How about lunch, an early dinner, a bite during an Art Walk, or cocktails after work? Forsyth county’s City of Arts and Innovation has it covered. With a mix of newcomers and old favorites, here are our favorite Winston-Salem Restaurants, alphabetized by category.
Burger Batch, on 5th Street (next to Small Batch) is a gourmet burger, sandwich, and shake place. The crafted menu contains items with local names. Bonus: you can also customize your own meal. Get The Winston, with potato chips, pimento cheese, and onion marmalade. And if you’re thirsty, a beer from next door is just a hallway’s walk away for your waiter.
Thai Harmony, next to the Wells Fargo building, specializes in an upscale presentation of traditional Thai dishes. The menu also includes well-priced, superbly made sushi rolls and a few Chinese entrees. The mother and daughter team behind Thai Harmony are seasoned, hardworking cooks and hospitality professionals. One reviewer said that the food “steals the show.” Try everything on the menu.
Wise Man Brewery, in the historic Angelo Brothers building downtown, is a member of the North Carolina State Brewers Guild. They just opened a new taproom at the end of January. Patrons can enjoy a “clean tasting and clear” beer with a view of the brewery. This newbie has all the good properties of being a great addition to the local beer scene. Try an IPA or a stout: Wise Man’s knowledgeable staff help you pick one out! They also serve snacks with their brews, so they made the cut for our blog.
Quanto Basta Italian Bistro on Spring and 4th is the Italian restaurant of star chef Tim Grandinetti (Spring House). The communal style of Grandinetti’s industrial/rustic venue is second only to his return-to-childhood Italian American cuisine. Get Nonna’s Baked Ziti, and have your waiter suggest a companion wine from the well-curated, international selection.
Di Lisio’s, on Brookstown Avenue in the old Screaming Rooster, is a family owned, authentically Italian restaurant. The owners are restaurateurs from Napoli, and they have recreated the atmosphere of Southern Italy here in Winston-Salem. Tony DiLisio makes his own killer sauces, and bakes the restaurant’s fresh bread daily. Get the Penne alla Vodka (pink sauce!) or the Fried Ravioli, and settle in for a delicious meal.
Munch Box on Peters Creek is a chain with national appeal, in the breakfast-goes-lunch food niche. One reviewer thinks that it’s better than Chick Fil-A. Get the Tijuana Hot, and choose your bread and spread. Hint: you will need to drink copious amounts of water with the spicy Tijuana.
George’s Grecian Corner is a Winston-Salem Landmark! Located on Eden Terrace near Wake Baptist Hospital, they serve delicious Greek, American, and Italian favorites. We recommend their mouth-watering Souvlaki. And for dessert you’ve got to try the loukomades for an unforgettable sweet honey taste!
Sweet Potatoes on Trade Street is great Southern food that is both simple and uniquely delicious. With sides that are to die for and all sorts of delicious Southern favorites, you won’t be disappointed. You can’t go wrong with their fried chicken, pork chops, or mac n’ cheese. Drop in for Lunch or Dinner, or even for Brunch on Sundays! Though Sweet Potatoes is an old favorite, they will be moving down the block this year to a bigger space, and will be opening a fried chicken counter next door! Yum!
Ackingna’s Place, on New Walkertown Road, has sublime soul food and customer service. Imagine homemade goodness served hot. One customer said that they make “the best fish sandwich I’ve ever had.” The service is praised just as highly as the food. Get the $5.50 plate with 1 meat and 2 sides and a lemonade.