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Willows Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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300 S Liberty St, Suite 125, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5201
+1 336-293-4601
10:30 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Carolina
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a small place with excellent food. The eggs benedict was delicious. The hamburgers were huge and excellent. They have sides, chips, pasta salad, etc. They were so good.....BEST pasta salad I have had! I would totally give it a try. We will be returning!!

Thank travelinbuddies
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grabbed a quick lunch here while visiting Old Salem. The place is small but we were seated at a nice table near the bar. No draft beers, but a nice variety of bottled. Fried chicken sandwich with bacon was huge, well prepared, and delicious. Pasta salad made the perfect side. Grilled Salmon and Goat cheese salad was out of this... More 

Thank Mary Donna P
Greenville, North Carolina
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110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was amazing. I rarely go to a restaurant and enjoy dinner that reminds me of my mothers cooking but the pork shank at Willow took me home. Tender, flavorful, and perfect with grits and collards. Well worth the trip and in walking distance from our Inn. #sob40.

Thank CrystalM7373
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Willows offers a great menu with specials daily. The food is made with fresh ingredients and skillfully prepared. The wine selection is more than adequate. Great place for a business lunch or just a causal get together with friends. Never had a bad experience at Willows after multiple occasions. If the weather is good outdoor dining is the way to... More 

Thank Keith M
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to willows a few times a month and it's always a wonderful experience. The food is fresh and local and so very yummy. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. And they have great drink specials always.

Thank Anne11344
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The first time I ate there it was great, but the next view times were terrible. The taste of the food went down, got more expensive and the service is horrible. Don't bother placing a take out order since they will just end up hanging up on you anyway. The place is okay but there are better restaurants in Winston... More 

Thank Tarheelsfan3
Chesterfield, Virginia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

One of my favorite seafoods is scallops. I had been given a heads-up on the scallops at Willows, that they were excellent. They were better than that. Much better. Willows presented three very large scallops cooked perfectly and with such a flavor that Willows shot to the top of my scallops chart. The food ordered by others at the table... More 

Thank lindrein
Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you're coming in for Sunday Brunch, don't let the hours posted on the door fool you. Sunday Brunch here starts at 10:30am, as their website states, though their hours on their door state they open at 11am. My friend and I waited in our car for about 10mins before we saw other people arrive and simply walk in the... More 

Thank Tracy F
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
431 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was a great find. They seem to put a lot of care into their food and their menu. It's full of interesting combinations, local ingredients and they haven't just thrown on a caesar salad on the menu. We came at the very end of lunch so it wasn’t that busy. I had a fried green tomato BLT with goat... More 

Thank Kipp7272
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time tonight! Half price wine on Mondays started with a shrimp risotto with lots of shrimp the to a perfectly cooked ribeye great service a great time

Thank John F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 S Liberty St, Suite 125, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5201
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-293-4601

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?