Trade Street Diner

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$30 and under
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Southern
Chef John Tharp creates entrees that offer a lot of the same familiar flavors of Southern diner fare, but with a creative twist.
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M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around and from start to finish. Warm welcome, hot coffee and beyond delicious food made up our morning here. Highly recommend and will stop by again when in the area.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A solidly wonderful meal and experience again. Easy atmosphere, fun twists on traditional classics, upscale meal at a reasonable price. Will be back again!

OT
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place ....first time...will be back!
Great cocktails, variety of food choices...and great service.

CA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Solid dinner place in Winston Salem with a nice variety of food and drinks

B
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We are local, and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Do not be misled by “diner” in the name. This is a casual, comfortable spot for a date, dinner with friends, or business lunch.

There’s a nice variety of menu items and daily specials, all deliciously prepared. Service is friendly, attentive, never intrusive. Personal favorites include the Moroccan braised lamb shank, the mixed greens salad, the scallops with risotto, and the generous serving of creamy mac & cheese served bubbling hot in cast iron.

WB
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous, service excellent. Always very good!

PE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had ate lunch there several times. This was the first time for dinner. Was not disappointed. Love the great selection of veggies/fixings. The lemon drop Martini was one of the best I’ve ever had. We will be back.

JL
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience from the greeting to the dessert. We will most definitely return soon.

CC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & outstanding service. Relaxing but very quick service, too. We will be returning😊

CW
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This was my second visit to Trade Street Diner. The first time was for dinner on a Saturday night and was good, but I was surprised at how much they were out of that time. My husband and I took my stepson and his girlfriend there for Sunday brunch. I was interested in the eggs benedict with crab cakes but they were out of crab cakes... 2 of us ordered the regular eggs benedict, one ordered the breakfast burrito and one ordered the sausage omelet with a side of toast. One ordered french fries instead of breakfast potatoes with a side of ranch and that was forgotten. My eggs benedict was overcooked. It was like eating a hard boiled egg over an english muffin. We also ordered 3 bloody marys. I've never seen a more basic bloody mary. No olive, no celery stalk etc, jsut a slice of lemon. After the food was brought, the server forgot the toast. So we had to ask for that immediately. My stepson then thought the burrito was bland so he asked for hot sauce. The toast then came out without butter so we had to ask for that. At that point the server said, and maybe she was kidding but it came across as annoyed...but she said, "anything else while I'm at it?" And she never checked in with us after that. With all of the other options for brunch in this town, I wouldn't recommend.

n
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was prepared well and delicious. Our server was absent for long periods of time. There were only 3 other tables seated and he only had our table plus 1.

m
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible service. Cold fried oysters on oyster salad, over cooked fritter appetizer. Waitress was inattentive, manager/host never checked on meal.

Will not return.

D
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Meh. Our experience left us feeling that the Trade Street Diner is a "nothing special" restaurant offering a "nothing special" experience. There was a large party there when we arrived but they already had their food and were trickling out by the time we ordered. There were no more than six couples in the restaurant while we were there. I ordered the burger and my wife ordered the surf and turf. My burger was under cooked and my wife`s steak was over cooked. I ordered by burger medium well and my wide ordered her steak medium rare. Seems they flipped our temps when preparing our meals. Portion size was fine and everything tasted ok. Not bad food but not anything remarkable. Our server came around and took our order and never came by again until it was time for the check. If you are downtown and looking for a place to go that will stave off hunger until the next meal then the Trade Street Diner will do. You can find better food, better service and a better experience within two blocks in any direction.

B
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made a reservation because the restaurant looked great and it wasn’t a long walk from our hotel. THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED! There was a sign in the door window saying they were closed on Tuesday for the summer. I know they must easily be able to change details for the Open Table reservation abilities. So frustrating to put faith in a restaurant for how they are represented on line on,y to be “completely “ let down.

PA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Just love the food! Portions are large enough but not huge. Flavors galore. A definite favorite. Roast Chicken is perfection. AND they graciously substitute sides. Excellent service.

w
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service! Interesting and delicious combinations.

NE
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except we made reservation online 2days before and received reminders but when we got to the restaurant they had no record of our reservation

TW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great! Everyone was attentive and super friendly. Food was great. I visited this location during brunch on Sunday and it wasn’t over crowded. Table was ready well in Advance. I ordered the steak and eggs and steak was extremely Small but the server informed me of it but wasn’t expecting it to be that small. Other than that I would definitely recommend this spot.

DM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service! Staff super friendly and helpful, I am definitely bringing my friends here next.

MP
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was mediocre and expensive. Music was very loud. It was my dad’s birthday and we ordered dessert - there were no special touches like a candle or birthday wish let alone complimentary dessert. It was a very poor choice for special occasion. We won’t go back.

TM
Western NC
25 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed Father's Day Brunch, diverse menu selection, delicious chicken and waffles!

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

The food was great, the ribeye steak my husband got was delicious, however the roasted chicken was cold and dry. Hush puppies are a must, absolutely delicious!

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

Love this place. Great food & great drinks!

l
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

excellent meal with good value and very good service

G
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome. A great twist on Southern food. I will be going back.

JM
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I ordered the diver scallops over risotto. The scallops were delicious, however I only received 5. The risotto was very bland and I had to use a ton of salt. After finishing my $24 meal, I was still hungry.

VB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The name diner throws you through a loop when you walk in/ select from the menu. I would call it a hipster fresh restaurant. Or even upscale hipster diner food as it is not traditional diner food. Everything we had tasted wonderful!

M
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brooks welcomed me with a compliment. Cat was great! Food came out super fast. Wine was nice, dessert was yummy. 5 ⭐️ s

LC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the atmosphere, food and friendly staff. Very good cocktails with unique flavors. Nice food presentation and excellent taste. Wait staff was knowledgeable about menu and attentive. We’ll be back!

FF
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service good. Entrees beautiful and tasty. Fish dishes and Angus burgers were done every nicely. Specialty mixed drink just ok. Dessert - Not good. Shells of desserts were clearly ready-made. Cheesecake void of sweetness and chocolate pie was gritty ganache. Go for the entrees.

M
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, lovely drinks. Will definitely return. Service was good and food items perfectly modified to suit dietary restrictions and personal preferences. Prices were reasonable - four dinners, three drinks about $105.

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is exceptional at Trade St Diner! We brought Cambodian friends from NoVa who wanted some traditional Southern food, and they were not disappointed. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable and our food was hot and tasty. The manager runs a tight, tidy, and friendly ship, and we enjoy our experience every time.

MS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our school sent our Secretaries there for Administrative Assistant day and they truly enjoyed the food, ambiance. the waitress and staff were accommodating to our needs of what we wanted to do for our secretaries and very helpful. They went for lunch and the price for all tree was very reasonable because they all ordered dessert and it was still less that $50 which included a nice tip for the waitress.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Waitress kind and personable. However, needed to flag down for service. Just did not check on us. Do not like when wait staff is rushing.

MC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time. Two friends joined me and we all liked the food a lot.

PF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food was very good, location represents downtown Winstin-Salem and people were so welcoming! We were there for a college visit for my daughter and she fell in love with the whole city!

AA
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizers (pimento cheese and the shrimp we outstanding. Unfortunately my entree (toasted chicken) was dry and not nearly as good as our server said it was. Otherwise it was a very good experience and we would return. The scallops looked good.

MG
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 1st trip to Trade Street Diner, but will definitely not be our last. The food was outstanding - fresh-made redskin potato salad, best collards ever, and the most tender and moist fried chicken breast. The service was also just right -- attentive without being overbearing. Our new favorite!

TB
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service! What else could you ask for?

AF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was just OK. Expected it to be more creative and upscale. Music was loud and not a style pleasing to a wide variety of customer.

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