Trade Street Diner

4.3
62 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 9:00pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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(336) 999-8977
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Wine
What 62 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Trade Street Diner! The service is excellent with delicious food and an attentive staff. All of our experiences there have been good, and we will definitely be regulars as we live downtown.

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G
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Definitely will return.

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PF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We had brunch. The waffles were cold and the bacon was burned...not a good experience

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CF
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A pleasure to walk in to a familiar face (manager) as he greeted us and took us to our table. Our waitress Kat was very nice but didn’t seem too attentive to our needs. We waited and watched patiently for 20 min. for 2 drink orders. Luckily the manager made them. The chef corrected my in-law’s order with no problem. Kat did not make any entree/brunch suggestions nor seemed excited to be there nor to help us. This is not our first time dining at Trade street diner and would like to visit again just wanted a friendlier person to wait on us. Customer service is key and it doesn’t hurt to put a smile on your face.

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C
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Highly disappointed.
We found a fly in our appetizer. The waitress at first did not want to take the app back but did and brought us a new app without asking if we still wanted it or offering other alternatives. She never offered to comp the app either.
Service was slow, and food was good for a true diner. However TradeSt does not advertise as a diner.
Food was very bland and we were not impressed or offered desserts.
The highlights of this visit was talking to the hostess and the gentleman who brought our food to the table.
More than likely I will not recommend this to any nor will I return.

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JS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

After the reviews on Yelp, we chose this restaurant to dine at while in town for a concert. The hostess was fantastic and very friendly. However, our waitress was not. I’d say the complete opposite. My husband really enjoyed his meal (Diver Scallops w/ Orzo). Unfortunately, my Roasted chicken was very dry and lacking flavor. Serving sizes were not large which is fine since we aren’t gluttons but for the price, six scallops, in my opinion, doesn’t warrant the $24 price tag. The location was great. There was a Pride festival going on so we enjoyed the people watching regardless.

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CM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our 1st time at Trade Street. We went with work friends for dinner and really enjoyed it. Great menu with not too many choices so they few were done well. Great cocktail selection also. We will definitely be back.

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RD
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First of all, the menu on the website is out of date, so beware.  While the ambiance was more or less perfect and the service was acceptable, the food was disappointing.  Pimento cheese very good (not enough pita to go with), tuna tartar good (pig skins hit/miss), bacon jam burger pitiful:  Pattie dwarfed by bun, fried onion rings alleged to be on burger minimal/functionally missing. Bacon jam also MIA, but gobs of cream cheese (?!).  Not good. Served with limp fries that I personally would have been embarrassed to death to serve. I would have sent it back but we were there for a light occasion and I didn't want to derail it.

Elsewhere at out table the portions we're smallish but reportedly tasty.

I found the orange cream chocolate mousse offensive.

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

Dana our server was great. The ambiance is very cool and the food was delicious and fresh. Been twice in a week and will be back!

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DE
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great creative food selections. Every meal we have had here has be wonderful.

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LA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dropping our daughter off at school— great place and wonderful dinner. We all had delicious meals, service was wonderful, friendly and helpful.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rich Southern food with an updated twist. Mostly delicious, especially fabulous pecan pie. Enthusiastic staff, excellent bar. Friendly ambience.

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DA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!! This is always my go to place for great food anytime of the day!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent drinks, food and service. Thank you, Brooks, for your recommendations!

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BD
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This was our 2nd time at Trade Street Diner. The first time we really enjoyed it, but last night was lacking. My husband had previously gotten the chopped steak, loved it and he planned to reorder it. It was still on the menu, but we were told it was unavailable. I ordered the"Roasted Chicken, Whipped Potatoes, Local Vegetables & Chicken Jus" and it was disappointing. The chicken was some slices of chicken breast.....the flavor was just OK, nothing special and I am guessing it may have started out as a 4 oz. breast...or less. The side dishes were a joke ~ the whipped potatoes would maybe fill a 1/2 cup....they were thin enough that they just disintegrated into the Chicken Jus. The "Local Vegetables" that were served with it were I am guessing, yellow squash and zuchinni squash that had been julienned. The julienned strips were maybe 2 inches in length and if I had diced them up I may have been able to fill 2 Tablespoons. Do not know what was going on last night, but it was a totally different experience than our first time there. I would have complained and returned the meal if I had had time.... but we also had plans to go to listen to a band play with friends. I will say that my husband ordered the fried catfish and he received good sized portions and enjoyed the flavor. We'll wait awhile before we go back so hopefully they can correct whatever was going on last night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal, our first visit , Beer was cold, I will go again

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W
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

At the outset, I had a real problem with the quality of the food. But with the new chef, we decided to give it a second chance or fourth chance and had a delightful meal. Congratulations on continuing to try to get it right and doing so.

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AR
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service and good selection! Highly recommend going! Went for a light dinner and had lots to choose from!

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ZE
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Lamb shank with the brussel sprouts and potatoes. It was amazing!

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyable but service was a bit off as the bartender was covering tables, including ours, away from the bar. Hope they are better staffed on our next visit.

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CE
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We were very disappointed with our waiter. The food was OK. I was visiting town and I would not go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It took a very long time to get average food. Biscuits, English muffins and eggs over cooked and hard.

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DH
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food and cocktails in a cozy downtown atmosphere.

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JK
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We expected Trade St Diner to be a lot better than it was. Jonathan Lee runs some of the best restaurants in town but he's got some work to do with this one.

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OT
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother's Day lunch. Was a little disappointed that they only had the limited brunch menu (at 1pm) as Facebook postings lead me to believe that there would be a Mother's Day menu. Regardless, the food was excellent. Shrimp and grits was awesome. Burgers were good. Macaroni and cheeses - yum!

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KM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We made a reservation for my family husband and two small children. We were sat immediately and ordered quickly because we have kids and our happy time is limited. We got our appetizer quickly but when we asked where the rest of our food was our waiter said there was a mix up in the kitchen. We waited 45 min after ordering for our food when i finally told the waiter to just box it up for us. He then told us “just so you know.... you came at the dinner rush and there is usually a wait for food... which i responded oh i understand that sir,which is why we ordered immediately.... we go out to eat all the time with kids an have never had to deal with this...” my kids were wonderful and honestly never made a peep.

Mean while the restaurant was half empty. It wasn’t even a busy evening. The food was burnt and tasted terrible. Not worth 70 dollars!

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ST
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This spot was put in where an old restaurant left from and we had heard that it was good. It did not disappoint. Our waitress was attentive and personable. The drinks were well done. And the food was fantastic. Great flavors and textures. This wouldn't be a complaint for a lot of folks , but for us it was too much food. When we go back we will probably split an entrée so we can have some room for dessert.

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B
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delicious dinner at TSD. The swordfish, the scallops, the pimento cheese appetizer were all great. Good food, good service, great location in the arts district!

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RS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 4 adults in my party really enjoyed their food! Highly recommend!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not crowded, we got seated right away. Food was simple and delicious.

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BD
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and our waiter was wonderful! My husband had the chopped steak and I had the lamb shank ~ we both loved our meals!

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KF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, not too pricey. Creative menu. Great atmosphere tho a little noisy. Hard to hear waitress. Will definitely come back.

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HT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant had a very cute and cozy atmosphere. Food was delicious and the service was very nice. Will definitely return

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RA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time visitor. Food excellent, very tasty with a pleasing presentation. Menu choices had a good variety. Waiter spoke very fast and was difficult to understand at times. But overall kept us informed on our food arrival. Our experience was great and I will go back.

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H
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good. We really enjoyed the pimento cheese appetizer. All of our meals were good. I had the chopped steak which was fabulous. They were a bit behind but they kept us well informed and the service was excellent!

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RT
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place, open since October 2017, is owned by the same folks who own Bernardin's and Bleu. So we expected great food, and we sort of got it.

I had the Short Ribs + Brisket Chop Steak. She had the Crispy Salmon with some sort of pot sticker/ravioli/dim sum thing.

The food was good, sort of a cross between Sweet Potatoes and Bernardin's. The wine sauce on my Chop Steak was nice and deeply flavored, and there was a gracious plenty of food.

I'm marking it as only Fair in value. I spent about $90 for two, including one upscale beer and 2 glasses of wine, and we split a dessert (berry cobbler a la mode). Not a screaming hot deal. For another $20 I would rather have had Bernardin's.

The wait staff (thank you Danielle) was extremely knowledgeable and able to talk "foodie." The kitchen was slow, it seemed to me. Perhaps they were short handed; the weather was iffy that night. But we weren't in a hurry, so the waiting for our food wasn't a problem.

Bottom line, I'll go back, but I won't rush back.

PS... the pickled zucchini strips and carrot juliennes were to die for. For me, they were the most interesting part of the meal.

PPS... I've since read the review complaining of skimpy wine pours. We did not have that issue at all. A generous glass of wine.

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TJ
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was great except for the noise level. It was hard to have a conversation. Some fabric in the ceiling would tamp down the hollow sound and make it a little more comfortable.

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SK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous dinner! My NJ sister had a cup of of dumpling soup & the trout & both were delicious. For appetizers we tried the tuna tartare and crab cakes. Both were excellent. I couldn’t have the fried chicken skin served with the tartar & our server substituted some naan bread which worked just as well. My husband and I had the Black Sea Bass special & we were not disappointed... all seasoned & cooked to perfection. These guys have it going on!

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MT
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed Trade Street Diner! Our party of four had the mixed greens salad with salmon, filet medallions, and catfish, along with a group share of fritters and mac ‘n cheese. The filet medallions were not as hot as we would have liked but they had a great taste. Everything else was perfect and yummy. The Kansas Buck cocktail was interesting. Two of us in the party like Old Fashioned cocktails so we tried the Kansas Buck but the Ginger Beer was a bit overpowering. Next time (and we will be going back) we will stick with the traditional cocktail.

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ZE
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the salmon special, it was very good. This is the 4th time I have been to Trade St diner, really unique menu and very good every time!

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