Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
2465 reviews
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Steak
Enjoy the panoramic view of large oaks and a rolling stream from the many window-side tables, or the large, starlight deck. Or, savor the intimate atmosphere from a comfortable sofa, and in the winter, the warmth of a crackling fireplace.

Ryan's Chef creates a tantalizing selection of appetizers such as jumbo lump crabmeat, steamed mussels in garlic butter and white wine, and oysters Rockefeller. Entrees range from thick, juicy steaks and prime rib to the finest grilled fresh fish and live Maine lobster. Choose from the menu or a superb selection of specials offered nightly. Add a cappuccino and a freshly made dessert to seal the dining experience.

The restaurant has been locally owned and under the same management since 1981. Ryan's has been awarded the Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" and is often featured in national publications. Recently awarded the DiRoNa Award for Distinctive Fine Dining
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GS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding food and service! The atmosphere was comfortable, not stuffy. We will certainly add Ryan's to our list of favorite local resturaunts.

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GB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan’s is the pride of WS. There is no competition. I save it for very special occasions and to show off WS or say a special thank you.

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M
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryans never disappoints. It’s the best in Winston-Salem for memorable dinners.

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends from England.

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SM
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Ryan's is always a delightful and delicious experience. Just wish you were closer to Greensboro. Rachael did an excellent job and we sincerely appreciate her.

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BC
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! We had to wait a while on our food because they overcooked one of the steaks but the server kept us updated and we appreciated the fact that they cooked another steak instead of just serving an overcooked one.

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S
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. A favorite in Winston Salem. Will be back again!

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K
New England
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had she-crab soup, tuna tar-Tare, fried goat cheese arugula salad, filet, duck, scallops, salmon and their flinders special with mango salsa ( Devine!). All was EXCELLENT, EXCEPT their oyster Rockafeller which had a lumpy extra large dollop of a cheesy mixture reminiscent of Kraft Mac and Cheese instead of a holandais Sauce. You MUST get the triple chocolate cake for the finalle!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday dinner with family.
Great ambience, outstanding food and excellent service.
Will go again.

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DE
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend! Great options and presentation!

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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family went to Ryan's for the first time the other evening, to celebrate my son and daughter-in-law's wedding anniversary.

First of all, the restaurant setting in the woods is very breathtaking.

The food was phenomenal. We all tried each other's dishes and were all pleased! We had steaks, scallops and a pork chop.

The waiter was also very professional.

We will come back here for special occasions!!

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RK
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is always top notch and our long-time server, Dean, is fantastic.

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

The food is always good . This was my third time of being there and as usual every thing was fabulous

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KV
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, nice ambiance. I would recommend it for a date night or special occasion.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. The staff at Ryan’s is amazing

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, prepared well., very nice environment, excellent experience..

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Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An all around perfect evening in the peaceful Twin City Room. Heather was an outstanding server My mouth is still watering over the amazing Chilean sea bass.

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MC
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our guest asked for the prime rib blackened and Ryans delivered - perfectly cooked and excellent meal all around.

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OT
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal so far in Winston-Salem

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MT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Ryan's food was excellent, the atmosphere very pleasant and the staff professional and friendly. The rib-eye steak was one of the best we ever had.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my wife and i ate there on july 10th . the food was great, the service from the entire staff was great. i highly recommend scheduling a reservation to Ryan's in winston salem.

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C
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's has great food, wonderful staff, and a fine wine list. The ambience is warm and gracious, and the building is beautifully maintained. Once seated, the grounds in which the restaurant is located belie the fact that you are only a short distance from downtown Winston-Salem. Ryan's is a treasure, and we love every visit.

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food and service!!!! Everyone was supper accommodating and made our experience topnotch !! We have already made reservations for our next trip. We drove 4.5 hrs and it was worth it!

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RG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch steak restaurant!

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N
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal at Ryan’s from start to finish was outstanding . The food , the service and the ambiance exceeded our expectations . I would recommend Ryan’s to anyone looking for a fabulous night out !

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LH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server!
Very attentive
Helped with choices
Delicious French onion soup!
First time and would definitely go back when we’re in town again

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b
Raleigh
84 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prime rib was excellent. Service was very good. Wine selection was one of the better ones I've seen.

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CV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice local gem; will definitely be back. Christina (server) was outstanding.

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EC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. My husband got the prime filet, which truly melted in your mouth. I had the crab cakes. For being a MD girl we love our crab and it was just like home. The waitress was amazing and point on about every recommended food. Truly when we are in town, we will be back.

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

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!!

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

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding Excellent in every way!

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RK
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Winston-Salem’s best restaurant.

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h
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's never disappoints. Our wedge salad and tuna poke were the best ever. Our sea bass and grouper entrees were deliciously prepared and beautifully complemented by fresh, properly cooked vegetables. Of course, I always succumb to the temptation to finish the meal with the pecan pie, and this evening was no exception....fantastic!

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OT
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was slow but satisfactory
Food excellent was our 54th anniversary and have been to Ryan’s before and will return

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was prepared correctly and excellent as always. I was made to feel my business was appreciated.

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GB
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have celebrated anniversaries at Ryan’s many times over the years and it has been wonderful every time. This time was no exception. The steaks were amazing and Benjamin our waiter was first-rate.

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AD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it
Well worth it
I will be back
Food was awesome
Service was great

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R
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is comfortably elegant, the food was perfect and the service was appropriately friendly, very professional and efficient.

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KF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been to Ryan's several times over the past 25 years. We have usually had a good experience. In fact, they set the bar for us on steakhouses. On this occasion we were going to go out and have some nice steaks, prior to sending our son off to boot camp. So, it was a special occasion. I had no problem with service. And, our food was not poorly prepared. Our steaks were cooked about as ordered, overall. My wife only got a salad. It was very bitter, as it included a lot of various greens that one might sometimes find at nicer restaurants. However, it did not taste good or fresh. I recall getting a salad with my steak in years past, and I admit it has been a while since we have been to Ryan's. I was disappointed to see that, for $38, there was only a side and bread to go with our ribeye steaks. We got the 14 ounce ribeye, both me and my son. The steak was only fair tasting at best. I have had better sirloin steaks. We can spend much less, for much more, and much better. And, next time we will. Also worth note is that it was very loud. We actually stopped conversation because we could not hear each other. They sat most people together in a cluster, except for one couple that obviously asked for separate seating, which apparently we should have done. This didn't make sense, except to make things easier on the wait staff. It was only 5 PM. Even when we left they were only half full. Again, kind of disappointed.

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GV
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always absolutely perfect for my wife and I for a date night! We always look forward to coming here to get the steaks and of course the cheesecake!

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