Ryan's Restaurant

4.8
2089 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(336) 724-6132
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jon Willis
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Private party facilities
Two room available for private parties. The smaller ones seats a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 36. The larger room has a minimum of 35 and can handle up to 48. Both rooms have windows and fireplaces and the smaller one has access to our outside deck. Please call for more information or to book a private room.
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Private party contact
Manager on Duty: (336) 724-6132
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Large private, well lit parking lot with numerous handicap parking lot
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New York Area
53 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's has been a dependable staple of Winston-Salem since 1977 and is a fabulous place to go for special occasions. We celebrated my partner's 67th birthday with a delicious steak dinner with excellent service and a beautiful window table -- very romantic, and the food is always of the highest quality and cooked to perfection. Ryan's is one of my favorite eateries in the area -- always great and never a disappointment.

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TI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Our food (steak & chop) was outstanding. The atmosphere was wonderful and romantic and allowed us to talk comfortably. Unfortunately, the quality of the restaurant was not matched by our waitress. She never asked if it was our first time, never asked if it was a special occasion, and never offered and information as she served the bread or cheese. We will probably eturn, but I hope we get a server like we observed at all the other tables.

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LH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Varied menu with something for everyone. Everyone at our table enjoyed their meal Our table had steaks, seafood, pork and chicken. All where good.

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C
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I go the the High Point Furniture market twice a year and it was the second time i stayed in Winston Salem, after trying different restaurant, i am so glad to have discover this Gem in the middle of nowhere. the food form the people who had steak to the people who had fish like Chilean Sea Bass, everybody rave on the preparation, it will definitely be by go to place to invite customer whenever i am staying in Winston Salem

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Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, Rachael was an amazing waitress
And as ALWAYS fabulous food. Will be back next Market!

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JC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. Steaks are amazing!

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k
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was ok but owner had a bad attitude toward her guests

Bartender was really good as he kind of ran the whole bar area himself,food and all,as well as making great drinks

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

An Awesome Experience. We will always go back to this restaurant when we are in Winston Salem.

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N
Raleigh
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place, nice ambiance with views and should be killers when the leaves change colors. Good parking lot. Everyone very friendly and service was great. Portions are large. Had the arugula and wedge salads (small size), salmon and 14 oz ribeye finished with key lime pie. Applause all the way around.

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SB
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the best steak house's I have visited. The atmosphere and food were excellent, as was the wait staff.

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Mobile
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere and service. Would highly recommend!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and our waiter was the best!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, amazing atmosphere, one of our favorites!

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M
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with oyster rockefeller and the crab dip which were good. The steak and scallops both were the best we had eaten in NC. I didnt care for the duck, but I am not a big duck fan anyway.The chocolate cake and the berry dessert were perfection.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food with impressive presentation.

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WD
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an excellent server who was knowledgeable about both food and wine. The restaurant was only moderately busy on a week night so he had a little time to chat with the diners. I ordered the caprese salad, an entree of seared scallops with asparagus and cous cous, a side dish of scalloped potatoes, and as dessert, vanilla bean ice cream in a pecan caramel shell with chocolate sauce. All the food was very good. I was also tempted by the grouper and Chilean sea bass on the menu and the night's special of halibut. I had a glass of a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with the salad and scallops and a pour of Sandeman 20-year Tawny Port with the dessert. When I arrived a little after 7:00 PM it was dusk but you could still see the trees that give the restaurant a woodsy setting. The interior echoes that feeling with a vaulted ceiling and wood beams and attractive lighting fixtures. This was perhaps my fourth visit to Ryan's (as an out-of-towner) and I have always had a good meal here.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another anniversary dinner celebrated at Ryan's !
Love this place. Will return again and again. !

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N
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really awesome food. Had a wonderful evening. Great atmosphere

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TA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening met our every request that was asked for in the reservation. 100% satisfaction.
Thanks very much to Ryan's and staff!
All the best!

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Our 45th anniversity and they made it perfect.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In one word it was AWESOME! I’ve heard business partners mention the restaurant but I never had the time to visit. Well, I am glad I visited. It was well worth my time.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!

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RK
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic place. Dennis and Jeff run a top notch restaurant. Dean was our fantastic server...and we will ask for him again.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top-notch service. We had a lovely experience, we will likely go again.

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I
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was very attentive. Food was excellent especially the Brisket Brushetta and the Rib Eye special that was recommended.

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MH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire service was excellent. The grouper was amazing as well as the steaks. Portions were nicely sized. Quite reasonably priced for the quality of food.

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s
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable.
The shrimp and grits was so tasteful.

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DW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good and service was excellent. Too pricey overall.

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S
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Ryan's. We had friends in town and had to let them experience the amazing food and atmosphere. It did not disappoint!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! My note in the reservation for a window view was granted with the perfect location. A beautiful view of the crosswalk bridge all lit up! And the service was fantastic!

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AM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan's provided excellent service and a great date atmosphere. We shared the brie appetizer, which I would highly recommend if you're a brie fan. My wife ordered the duck and I had the brisket. I stole a few bites of the duck, and it was probably the best duck I've ever had. The brisket was good, but not as amazing as the duck. It wasn't a cheap dinner, but overall I felt like we got our money's worth, and we'll certainly be going again.

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SS
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wanted a special place for Birthday celebration and Ryan's over delivered! Had a window seat to enjoy the magical setting. Our waiter was top notch always appearing at the right moment. The food was amazing with a special call out to the halibut. And if you like pecan pie, you gotta order it. With ice cream! Just one minor issue was that the AC made it artic-like.

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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience all the way around!

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AT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! Great service. Pretzel rolls and cheese spread are the best!

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CM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Ryan's and we left totally satisfied. Very nice inside and the wait staff was excellent. The menu was broad and the meal we ordered was outstanding; highly recommend the prime rib and salmon. The scallopped potatoes were awesome. I would recommend reservations on the weekend. We can’t wait to return!!!!

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Ryans, although only for special occasions. The food is consistently good, and although a little pricey, it's still a great restaurant. The service is outstanding, and it is truly one of the best restaurants in Winston-Salem.

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j
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Ryan's for many years and we have seen many good restaurants come and go
in Winston-Salem. But Ryan's has always been the place to go, if you wanted good food, good sevice, and a pleasant relaxing environment. There is no restaurant in Winston-Salem that even comes close to Ryan's. It was our 54 Anniversary and we had a great time at Ryan's- very special!

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LA
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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BO
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and food as always. You can count on it!

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SB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. Awesome filet. Unique atmosphere with forest views

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