North Carolina Wineries near each other

One day I received an email from a woman asking me if I could help her learn about North Carolina wineries located nearby each other… I guess she want to design her own wine trail???

The problem with her question was she didn’t provide me with her location in the state so I could best help her. Was she on the coast? The Smoky mountains? Charlotte? Raleigh? Was she interested in wineries near Winston-Salem or the wineries in the Yadkin Valley?

Even though her email left me wondering about her location, I decide to write this and email her the link hoping it would help her in some way.

With over 100 wineries in North Carolina, I will probably miss a few great groups of wineries located near one and other. The follow is my opinion on where you will find the best groups of wineries within a 10-15 minute drive from one another.

The Yadkin Valley Wineries

The major of the wineries in North Carolina are located in the Yadkin Valley. This valley is located in the Northwest corner of the state, near Winston-Salem and the western border of the valley is not too far from the Smokey Mountains.

As you can see from the map below there are many wineries located near one another in the Yadkin valley. Some groups are within walking distance. Since there are so many different wineries in this region of North Carolina we want to refer you to our Yadkin Valley Winery review page that list all these along with links to reviews of each.

Yadkin Valley Wineries map

Lexington NC Wineries

Another area of North Carolina that has a great group of wineries located near each other is found in the city of Lexington, NC. There are four qualities wineries in this city and all have their own unique style.

You can click through the links below to read more about each winery.

There are four different wineries: Junius Lindsay Vineyard, Weathervane Winery, Native Vines Winery, Childress Vineyards.

Close Lexington NC Wineries

So… If you are look for groups of wineries that are located nearby one another in the state of North Carolina these two areas are my top choices. The Yadkin Valley and Lexington, NC.

As for as other areas of the state there are many wineries worth visiting but…

The Smoky Mountains region, the coast or major cities such as Raleigh and Charlotte you will not find many wineries located near each other, where you can just hop in the car and travel 5-10 minutes to the next winery.

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Sweet Potatoes Winston Salem

Excellent food in a clean and friendly environment and in our opinion a very cute name. Try Sweet Potatoes restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem for lunch, dinner, there’s also a great Sunday brunch ( we guarantee you will come back). This is a local favorite.

Learn more about the menu and get directions on our map below.

Maybe the one draw back, at times, Sweet Potatoes can get very busy. Not a fan of busy restaurants? Visit our page of other restaurants choices in Winston-Salem.

At Sweet Potatoes there’s two sets of hours, lunch 11:00 – 3:00 (Tuesday – Saturday) and another set of hours for dinner 5:00 – 10:00 PM (Tuesday – Saturday). They close down for a couple after lunch to start preparing for the dinner crowd.

Have you been looking for a great Sunday brunch? You should give the one they have here a try. It lasts from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm on Sundays.

Note:  Sweet Potatoes restaurant in downtown Winston Salem is closed on Mondays.

Address: 529 North Trade Street Winston Salem, NC 27101  Phone: (336) 727-4844

For driving directions, click the red marker on the map and enter your current location.

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Learn more about what on the menu.

Lunch

Open for Lunch: Tuesday – Saturday from 11 am – 3 pm. If you’re going here for lunch we would recommend you getting arriving here before noon because this place does get busy.

This is great place for southern cuisine. Find a great selection of sandwiches and many other entrees, such as: Meatloaf, Macaroni, Fried Green Tomatoes, Catfish. And a huge selection of specialty salads.

Take a look at there menu on the Sweet Potatoes restaurant website. Learn more about the prices and read their entire menu.

Dinner

New to Winston-Salem? Looking for a great southern dinner? There’s many absolutely delicious items to choose from on their dinner menu.

Red and White Fries, Fried Okra, Shrimp and Grits, the best Crab Cakes in Winston-Salem.

See the entire dinner menu and learn more about their prices at their website.

Sunday Brunch

Every Sunday you will find a great Brunch at Sweet Potatoes restaurant.

The brunch begins at 10:30 am and lasts until 3:00 pm. Learn more about the brunch menu.

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Willows Bistro Winston Salem

Seafood, Beef, Soups and Salads. A great selection of beers and wines.  An endless brunch menu. And a lot of great appetizers. Willows Bistro is a great restaurant choice and its not all that expensive and has great service. This is a relaxing environment to eat in.

Hey, just so you know, when your at the restaurant and your trying to decide on an appetizer to order, you really need to give the grilled asparagus a try.

Need directions? See our map below. See other highly recommend restaurants in Winston-Salem

What’s the best at the Restaurant? 

Looking for the freshest seafood restaurant in Winston-Salem? Then you should try Willow’s Bistro on South Liberty Street.  The seafood at this restaurant is delivered fresh 5 times a week. You will find fresh salmon, tuna, crab cakes, scallops and shrimp on the menu.

But they also have beef on their menu and some very good appetizers, soups and salads.

They also have a great selection of beers and wines.

Address: 300 S Liberty St #125, Winston Salem, NC 27101  Phone: (336) 293-4601

Click the marker displayed on the map and then enter your current address for driving directions Willows Bistro in Winston-Salem. See the Bistro’s hours below.

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Hours:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Menu

The best on the menu at this Bistro is definitely the different seafood options. Not to take away from the steaks, sandwiches, soups and salads but this is a seafood restaurant first.

Instead of listing all the different menu option and the prices you can visit their website to read their real menus.

They do have two different menus one for lunch and one for dinner.

 

Brunch

The Brunch at Willows Bistro is definitely impressive. You will get your monies worth. See their Brunch menu here.

So many different types of food to select from on their brunch menu. This is a really great place to visit with your family after church.

You will find eggs, pancakes, waffles, pizza, seafood items, sandwiches. Too much to mention. See their brunch menu.

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Hutch and Harris Pub Winston-Salem

The pub’s menu consists of Classical American Food and a few great ethnic dishes to boot. You can try the Bahn Mi, a Vietnamese styled sandwich that includes a healthy does of vegetables, perfect if you’re a vegetarian in Winston-Salem.

See our map below for directions to this Pub. Learn more below.

Or if you’re not feeling exceptional adventurous, dine on familiar American sandwiches and entrees, to name a few: Bistro Salmon, Crab Cakes, NY Strip, Flounder, Shrimp.

Hutch and Harris Pub in Winston Salem also has an exceptional beer, wine and cocktail menus. After all this is a Pub.  Learn more about the alcohol at this joint below.

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Address: 424 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101  Phone: (336) 721-1336

See the map below for directions to Hutch and Harris Pub

Hours:
Monday – Wednesday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sunday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

Just click the marker on the map and enter your current location for driving directions

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Drinks

The food at Hutch and Harris Pub could actually be considered fine dining. But since this is actually, a pub you may be more interested in learning about the drinks at the bar than what’s on the grill.

There’s a wide selection of both domestic, handcrafted and foreign ales and beers both in the bottle and in the can. There’s also some drafts.

Expect to pay $4 per specialty beer and and $3 for the domestic bottles.

Your will find a few specialty cocktails. One of the favorites is Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. You can take a look at their drink menu here.

You will also find a very good wine list and a few of these wineries at made at local wineries such as: Westbend Vineyards and Raylen Vineyards.

Food Menu

WIde range of foods to fit most any appetite. Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, Steaks, Seafood.

Some of the entrees are pricey.

To get a better idea of the Hutch and Harris Pub’s menu, to learn about what food is offered and more specific information on the pricing. Visit their menu page.

Drinks

Drinks

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Winston Salem Restaurants

Below you will find a list of the best restaurants in Winston-Salem. The list will not include all the restaurants in the city, only the preferred and highest rated. 

Also, while reading our list of preferred restaurants please be aware many restaurants open and close without too much notice. We will try to correct our reviews as we become aware of these occurrences.

We try to cover all the bases. We know different people want different styles of foods.

So we try to include a wide range of restaurants in our list: Seafood, the best steakhouses, sushi, best restaurant for vegans and vegetarians and even pubs with the best food. And so much more as we do our research.

So instead of listening us talk anymore about what restaurant in Winston Salem we will include in our list of the most preferred restaurants you should just scroll down the page and see for yourself.

Each restaurant on the list has a link to a more specific review with a map for directions and a description of the menu, pricing and more.

 Restaurant Special note Price
Ryans Steak Chops and Seafood  Great restaurants with views of the woods and flowing streams. Excellent menu. For more specifics on what to except here, read the review and also get directions.  $$$$$
Foothills Brewing Great place in Winston Salem for a wide selections of handcrafted brews. Also a good sandwich and hamburger menu. There’s a wide selection of salads and a few great entrees to choose from. See more information on Foothills Brewing. $$$$$
Hutch and Harris Pub  A combination of fine dining and drinks in Winston Salem. Read more about this Pub  $$$$$
Willow’s Bistro Great service, a relaxing environment and the freshest seafood in the city. Also a great drinks list, beer, wine and martinis. Fair prices. Read more $$$$$
Sweet Potatoes Great Southern Cuisine in a friendly environment. The best fried green tomatoes in Winston Salem. Also a great Sunday brunch starting at 10:30 am. Read our review for more information. $$$$$
Downtown Thai Restaurant Located in the downtown area of Winston-Salem. This is a very clean restaurant with a great atmosphere and service. Read what recently customers think $$$$$
The Tavern in Old Salem If you are looking for a historical setting to dine in this would be the #1 choice. $$$$$
Mellow Mushroom  Pizza and beer in Winston-Salem. Find directions to your net favorite place to eat!!!  $$$$$

Looking for discounts at Winston Salem Restaurant?

When we find discounts offered for the restaurants in this area you will find links to the discounts on the individual restaurant review pages. Its always great to take advantage of discounts and we love finding these for you.

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Ryans Steak Chops and Seafood

Escape the ordinary at Ryan’s Steak and Seafood. If you’re new to the area, this restaurant has been serving the local area since 1977 and is a great choice for a night out. This restaurant has a romantic wooded setting, the views of giant oaks and flowing stream compliment the dinning experience. Great choice for a romantic night out in Winston-Salem. See our map below for easy driving directions. 

Besides the scenery, the menu at Ryan’s Steak and Seafood restaurant is also great. Learn more and see menu recommendations below. 

Address: 719 Coliseum Dr NW, Winston Salem, NC 27106  Phone: (336) 724-6132. See the map below for personalized driving directions.

Hours:
Monday – Thrusday 5:00–9:30 pm
Friday – Saturaday 5:00–10:00 pm
Sunday Closed

Need directions to Ryan’s Steak Chops and Seafood

Just click the marker you see on the map and enter your current location for driving direction to this Winston-Salem Restaurant.

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The setting is romantic and the food is excellent. But Ryan’s steakhouse and seafood is definitely an expensive place to dine. If you can afford it easily, great. If your a person who really can’t afford this type of restaurant but have a special occasion and want to splurge on a one time special night out this would be the type of restaurant you would want to dine at in Winston-Salem.

Special Note: An 8 OZ filet Mignon is priced at $30.95, the roasted chicken will set you back $21.50. If you plan on ordering seafood. The Mahi Mahi – $24.95. Do you like Crab Cakes? $25.95.

 

Menu

The food at Ryan’s Steak and Seafood is excellent but maybe a little too pricey for many people. There’s a large selection of different tantalizing entrees, appetizers, soups and sides.

Know matter what you order, steak or seafood it’s awesome food.

Instead of describing all the different menu option at the restaurant you can view their menu for yourself.

Wine List

Are you a perosn who enjoys having a glass of wine with your meal. Ryan’s restaurant has an award winning wine list.

View the list here.

Private Dinning

Looking for a elegant place in WInston Salem for private dinning? View the details about private dinning at Ryan’s.

Reservations

This is a popular restaurant that fills up pretty quick. If you plan on dinning here it would be best to set reservations.

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Foothills Brewing

If you’re looking for a place with great handcrafted brews and good food to wash down those beers in Winston-Salem then Foothills Brewing should be the perfect place for you on the weekends. Also a great place to watch your favorite sports team.

In case you want to enjoy a cigar with your brew, there’s also great outdoor seating on the patio at this pub slash restaurant

The staff is great here, overall Foothills Brewing is great place to visit in Winston Salem if your into the Pub Scene.

The food isn’t excellent, this is not a 5 star restaurant but there’s definitely many tasty menu items. If interested in learning more about what can be found here, food and brew, find a few specific recommendations below.

 Need Directions to Foothills Brewing

Address: 638 W 4th St Winston Salem, NC 27101 Phone: (336) 777-3348

Hours: 11 Am -2 AM everyday of the week. You got to love that

Just click on the marker displayed on the map and enter your current address in the box for driving directions to the pub.

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Brew

So you love to find unique handcrafted brews in North Carolina? If so, then Foothills Brewing would be the perfect place for you to visit.

Here you will find an excellent selection of both yearly and seasonal beers.

There’s so many to choose from but the brews list below are especially delicious!!

  • Pilot Mountain Pale Ale
  • People Porter
  • Foothills Stout

If you want to see a full list of their current selection of brews and read a little more about their description then visit their website.

Food Menu

The handcrafted beer is definitely the major reason people visit Foothills Brewing but the food menu isn’t too shabby either.

They have good appetizers on the menu: The chips and Salsa go excellent with the brew, battered mushrooms are delicious, the calamari is also a popular choice.

They have a selection of around six different specialty salads. The Greek salad and the Pear Arugula Salad are both excellent choices.

They have a soup of the day and great chilli.

You will find good burgers, sandwiches and wraps, they also have some very good entrees.

The bacon wrapped trout and the Shrimp and grits are very popular.

If you’re interested in see more of the menu and prices at Foothills Brewing check it out here.

If beer brats or fish and chips sound to your liking you can find them here aslo

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