Milner's American Southern

4.7
745 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Southern
Milner's American Southern is a family owned and operated full-service restaurant in business since 2005. Our menus boast a delicious variety of Southern American classics re-imagined using contemporary culinary techniques. Brother Chefs John and Buddy work tirelessly to source the freshest local and regional ingredients and create inspired dishes to excite every taste.
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DD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have not been to Milner's in awhile. I was really excited to return with my co-worker and candidate but was disappointed overall. The food was not as tasty as I remember. The fried green tomatoes where pretty greasy. The fried chicken, whipped potatoes, collard greens were bland and pecan pie was cold and tasted old. I did not share my thoughts with our server as she did not seem too friendly and we were on a business dinner. I am not sure if I would give it another try but if I do, I hope the experience is much better.

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KH
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is always top notch here. I love it.

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RP
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have enjoyed in a long time. Every item was tasty and well presented. Portions were of good size for healthy eating.

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e
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

we were there for a quiet anniversary dinner, everything was wonderful, our server was super, and very attentive. Our steaks were perfectly cooked, the pot roast was very tender and juicy

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V
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was exceptional and the food was delicious!

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet for an out of town group, service always great

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JT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, original menu, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and great, professional service. We could not have been happier with our evening at Milner's. Highly recommended, particularly if you're interested in a local, "non-chain" dining experience.

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MR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every component of the Moravian cookie crusted salmon entre was delicious!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner in honor of my wife. Never disappointed, always a sure bet excellent experience at Milner’s!

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OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak salad is wonderful, and relatively light on a hot night. Milner’s is usually wonderful!

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CA
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dining was a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding as always. Have never had a bad experience at Milner’s. I very highly recommend for lunch or dinner.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, and one of the most delicious meals I ever had. A must visit!

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JB
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food, great atmosphere, live jazz. Were there for our first visit and everything was great except....we felt like we were not treated as well as other guests. Not having been there before, I wore shorts. Guess that wasn't good since most other men had long pants and dress shirts, some had on suits and ties. As soon as we entered (with reservations) they tried to seat us at one of the only 2 person tables, as far away from the music as possible. Not good. We asked for another table and got it. Other couples came in after us and were seated at 4 person tables. Restaurants shouldn't even have those tiny 2 person tables. Not enough room for food. An older couple sat near us and were waited on hand and foot. Obviously they knew the couple and treated them like royalty. We had occasional service at best. It's a mistake to judge people by how they dress or by how well you know them. And...almost forgot. Had a couple manhattens with no ice. Not bad but they tasted like a drink with lots of ice after all of the ice melts, i.e. watered down. Not saying it was, but sure tasted like it. Liked the place but not sure we'll give it another try. If we do, I'll be sure to dress better than anyone else there and see if it makes a difference.

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JW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great service. Best fried green tomatoes in the WORLD

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JM
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and our server, Toni, did a great job.

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LJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Milner's. We have never been disappointed with any of our meal selections. The food is delicious & we've always had great service.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and service were outstanding. Although we were a large group, the service was efficient without being rushed.

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GF
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and fast. They food was delicious and the atmosphere was welcoming

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JH
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great as always. It’s usually pretty cold in there. Dress warm.

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GT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, wonderful food and friendly attentive service. We make it a point to schedule a Milner's meal every time we pass through.

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TM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best food! Fried green tomatoes are extraordinary! I am not big on shrimp and grits with tomato but very good nonetheless. Best key lime pie! Our server, Jason, was the utmost in being unobtrusive...yet always there when needed! Thank God! A server with intelligence, style and discretion! We were also welco.ed and shown to our table immediately! With reservations! Most places make you wait...how refreshing is this wonderful elegant service! Always a customer...never disappoints!

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CA
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter Jason was fantastic! Nice personality, good recommendations, great service and follow up. Meal was very good.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect place to take my friend for her Birthday Dinner! So many dishes sounded good, we had trouble deciding. The Oyster Salad was yummy, good portion, oysters were cooked perfect. I want to go back for the Chicken Livers. The Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce was divine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service as always. On of the best places in Winston-Salem for dinner and/or a special occasion.

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DG
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

My steak was overdone, served as two thin pieces and general not even close to the same steak my wife had ten days earlier. Very disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to Milner’s for our second wedding anniversary. He ordered the pot roast and it was as tasty as always. I ordered the NC Trout and it was just ok. I think that the fish was previously frozen. The breadcrumbs on top were the wow factor. The fish itself was a little dry, especially towards the ends. The collards were amazing. For the first time, the Mac and cheese was just ok.

II would definitely go again but order a different item from the menu.

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BH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

/excellent service, excellent food, great experience

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MC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food in comparison to the decor which is a bit dingy for the caliber of food. The food is some of the best I have had in Winston-Salem in flavor combos. Great place to meet a friend for a private dinner and also has a large bar. Avoid the garlic shrimp small plate which is a bit bland and has tomatoes.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. Were seated near jazz band so conversation was difficult. They started playing after our meal started so we we're unable to switch tables.

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MH
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Milner’s. The jazz band on Sundays is lots of fun as background to conversation. The food is incredible and the service is excellent!

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t
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Thankful for a professional waiter. Told him of food allergies and he clearly communicated to kitchen staff. Took three attempts to get my meal correct; meanwhile my wife had finished her meal.

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p
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very good value

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had a very lovely bunch! had the crab cake Benedict, so good. they were running a bacon-egg-pimento cheese special that multiple in my party had, and they LOVED it.
Will be coming back ALOT in the future!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food quality and the preparation was excellent!!! Highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious! Great service too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The NC trout was hands down the best piece of fish I have ever tasted and I am still dreaming about it a day later. The collard greens and chutney is a wonderful surprise on an old classic, it truly blew my mind. Don’t let the less than wonderful bread and hard as rock butter balls steer you away, the entrees are out of this world.

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W
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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RP
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. The collard greens and fried chicken are to die for.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Overpriced on food. Fair sanitation grade. Subpar service. Food was good.

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JM
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

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