Must-Eats Winston-Salem: 10 Restaurants You Shouldn’t Miss

Must-Eats Winston-Salem: 10 Restaurants You Shouldn’t Miss

Looking for your next great meal out in Camel City? While you’ve got plenty of options, there are a few that should definitely be on your list. We’ve compiled a list of 10 “must-eats” restaurants in Winston-Salem that might help guide your decision.

Must-Eats #1: The Rhythm Lounge

The Rhythm Lounge is located in Marketplace Mall off of Peters Creek and provides both great music and great food. In addition, the Rhythm Lounge is a local, Black-owned business and offers live music on Saturdays and Sundays. The menu features a mix of Caribbean and Southern favorites and is available for dine-in and carry-out. For hours of operation and contact information, please click here.

Must-Eats #2: Village Juice

Village Juice began with cold-pressed juice but is also local a restaurant. At this time, Village Juice has two locations in Winston-Salem. The business provides juice and food options free of artificial ingredients. In addition, the menu has some allergy-sensitive options, is health-conscious, and offers menu items crafted in-house. Both locations are open for both dine-in and carry-out.

Must-Eats #3: Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes is, “southern inspired uptown, down-home cooking.” The restaurant is also a Black-owned business and is part of the downtown Arts District of Winston-Salem. Furthermore, the lunch and dinner menus offer many choices from starters to desserts that accompany the warm familial environment. More information on hours and operations is listed on their website.

Must-Eats #4: Acadia Foods

Acadia Foods is part deli, restaurant, coffee shop, and specialty grocer. With an eclectic offering of products as well as a full kitchen and restaurant space, Acadia Foods provides the south side of Winston-Salem. In addition, the restaurant serves as a multi-faceted option for food and home goods. Dine-in and carry-out options are available. To see their menu, hours of operation, and updates please visit their Facebook page.

Yamas is another one of many must-eats in Winston-Salem.

Must-Eats #5: Yamas

Yamas brings a welcomed twist of Mediterranean Cuisine to the downtown area of Winston-Salem. The menu offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Furthermore, it provides both indoor and outdoor seating for guests. Yamas opened in Winston-Salem in 2019 and continues operation through COVID with social distancing and carry-out options. Additionally, you can find their hours of operation here.

Must-Eats #6: Mozelle’s

Since Mozelle’s opened in 2008, the restaurant has set become one of the must-eats in Winston-Salem for its concept and quality. It offers many customizable menu options with locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, Mozelle’s caters to food allergies and dietary restrictions. For hours and a full menu, please visit their website. Click here to make a reservation for your next adventure to this pillar of the West End community.

Slappy's Chicken is one of our favorite must-eats in Winston-Salem.

Must-Eats #7: Slappy’s Chicken

Slappy’s Chicken. Hot chicken and sides. It’s simple in concept. However, this is one of the staples of Winston-Salem dining. For the most up to date information on specials and hours, please visit their Facebook page.

Must-Eats #8: Cugino Forno

Cugino Forno is a taste of Italian cooking in the heart of downtown. The Winston-Salem location is one of a growing number in the Triad with a new location set to open soon to Clemmons. Notably, the restaurant shares one of the largest patio seating areas in the downtown area and is child-friendly with both indoor and outdoor seating. To order online or for a full menu and hours of operation, visit their website.

Kermit's Hot Dog House is one of the classic Must-Eats in Winston-Salem.

Must-Eats #9: Kermit’s Hot Dog House

Kermit’s Hot Dog House has served the Winston-Salem community and the Triad since 1966. The restaurant has a way of bringing any visitor back to the drive-in diner experience with breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. As a result, this family-friendly atmosphere also provides a great place to social distance and enjoy classic food and some homemade menu items. For hours and menu information, visit their website.

Must-Eats #10: Finnegan’s Wake

Finnegan’s Wake opened in 2006. In addition to being one of the must-eats in Winston-Salem, it is is also a standing member of the city’s downtown Arts District. Currently, Finnegan’s is open for dine-in and carry-out. The restaurant features a menu traditional pub favorites such as Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers and Mash. Additionally, the menu has gluten-free and vegetarian options for those with dietary restrictions. For current hours and updates please visit their website.

Undoubtedly, Winston-Salem has many great places to eat and explore. Keep an eye on our Lifestyle section as we take a deep dive into Camel City and other places all across the Tar Heel State.

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