Trade Street Diner

4.4
98 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.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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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.

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PF
Philadelphia
8 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!

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AA
Greensboro
4 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.

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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!

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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C
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I have no complaints about the food. It was great. However, we were entertaining guests from out of state and we were disappointed with our server. We had to drag info out of her about the menu, and wanted to hear details about the specials and she knew little to no info regarding them. But the worst part, after we ordered dessert, she promptly brought us our check! Even before our dessert was served. So wrong. And we made the best of it, but since we made reservations, we were let down that our table was first one by the door on a cold evening. Our guest wore her winter coat for entire dinner. So ideally a nice table further back and a good server, would have rated 5 stars. Again, we enjoyed our food.

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ME
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening! Six of us new to restaurant. Everyone loved their meal! Great service.

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Attentive staff, we will be back!

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KE
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Moroccan Lamb Shank and my wife had the Fish Special - Red Snapper with low country red rice. Both dishes were delicious and the presentation was very nice. We enjoyed a warm reception upon arrival and service was excellent. Will be returning to try some of their other interesting offerings.

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H
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends for dinner. We enjoyed the evening. The service was excellent, Sam was our waiter. The food was cooked to order and very flavorful.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place to enjoy your friends and get a good meal. Small but cozy. Friendly staff !

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cozy, bar type food and place. Highly recommend the basil and elderflower martini. The menu offers unique food options and is overall very good.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Dinner was great, sever this night seemed annoyed and rushed us. Check was delivered while still eating and wine in our glasses!

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb shank was awesome!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, server was fantastic!

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JS
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service definitely recommend for everyone

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d
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! The menu is interesting in a very good way. Great wine/drink list. Service was excellent.a cozy spot in Trade Street.

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OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot

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FS
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service, as said was very good. Drinks were good . Date got the special of the day and I got the salmon. We both felt that our dishes were too salty. We could not distinguish other tastes due to the saltiness. BUT the fish was cooked well apart from that.

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P
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here with another couple for Valentine's Day first time we've ever been here. I would highly recommended, food mouth-watering, service impeccable. You must try!!!

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k
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, everyone was more than happy with their choices. Service could have been a little better, our waiter disappeared for an extended period. Food came out quickly once ordered. The vegan soup was wonderful and I all but licked my plate from the Salmon with spinach.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was helpful and so engaging! Food was amazing!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time at Trade Street Diner. Our lunch was delicious! We will come back.

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OT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went with 2 other couples and enjoyed our experience very much. The food was delicious...we had the special of Morracan lamb shanks which were prepared perfectly and delicious. The wait staff did a wonderful job, even with a busy restaurant. The young man was pleasant, very attentive and did a great job! We will definitely return to try some other entrees!

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R
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Trade Street is a good value. We went there for Sunday brunch. I had a brunch item - goat cheese and vegetable omelette that came with hash browns and fresh fruit. My omelette was too salty but the veggies and cheese were very good. The other two people in my party had burgers which they said were just ok; nothing special. We had to wait longer than expected given that they weren't that crowded for someone to take our order and then to bring the food out. However, our server was helpful. We won't rush back but it was OK.

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JF
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Great variety. Large servings. We had never been for dinner, only lunch and we were not disappointed.

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FT
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent catfish, great collards and dirty rice. Here for the Big Eats. Huge portion of coconut pie for dessert.

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SK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Previously one of our favorites but our dinner was not up to par. Oysters in oyster salad were too heavy, over cooked & greasy. Tuna tartar lacked any taste but did improve with added lime & an Asian sauce. My lamp shank was served with cubed roasted potatoes & brussel sprouts but the sauce was mixed all over them. On the good side, the Crab Cakes are delicious.
The s’mores cheese cake had no taste. I hope things improve because it’s a neat place. Our waitress was good.

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DH
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our 3rd time dining at Trade Street Diner. Every meal has been excellent, our New Years Eve meal was exceptional. The price point is perfect for regular visits. We love this restaurant and highly recommend it.

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LD
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I love Trade Street Diner. For the first time I had a mediocre meal (spinach salad with fried oysters - the dressing was tasteless). And the service was bad. Perhaps it was the server's first time. We will return though because usually the food is fabulous.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've always enjoyed the Trade Street Diner, but on this night, the food was only fair. We were a group of seven and most of us felt the same way. Salads were heavy on lettuce/spinach and light on the featured ingredients. Mine was under-dressed. Service was good.
The reason to go back - the HUSHPUPPIES. I'd go just for those. They are amazing!

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Sunday brunch with outstanding service. Great downtown location near Mast General Store. I look forward to trying lunch or dinner, but we will definitely return for brunch.

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the diner and we were very pleased with the quality of our food (crispy salmon, fried catfish and an appetizer plate of a very yummy crab macaroni and cheese dish!) and the service was excellent!! Will definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 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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JI
Charleston
205 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Trade Street Diner is not a diner but a full fledged very good restaurant. We were there in November and I cant recall what we had but it was very good. Service was excellent and friendly. The chocolate dessert was creamy and wonderful. Just right. The steak frittes were very good and prepared just right. Near the convention center with shopping and other activities.


Sorry. I usually write reviews sooner. The restaurant is very good!

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G
Greensboro
11 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
7 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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