Trade Street Diner

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$30 and under
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Southern

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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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MichaelL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a good time! Food was tasty and service was attentive. Only thoughts: the music seemed a bit techno for a Sunday night so it kind of conflicted with the dinner vibe. Also the TVs were a distraction for a date night, so in my opinion they’d be better for a lunch or bar vibe for later hours. Overall those are nitpicks and the meal was perfectly enjoyable. Would definitely come back!

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ElenA
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the place but service was a little confused. We were seated and after 10 minutes no water, menus. Then the table next to us was seated and immediately had a server. I interrupted her to ask for service. From then on every thing was great. We were having brunch. I had eggs Benedict which was wonderful and my friend had the 3 egg spinach omelet, also great. I would say the restaurant just needs to get its act together in coordinating seating and advising servers they have a table. Outer wise, loved the atmosphere and will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Service was awful! The waitress was super slow and complained how they were short staffed the entire time. Food was very good! But brunch on a Sunday shouldn't take 2 hours... my order was not correct, they did made it right and got the correct food. Super cute trendy place that could be really great! But unfortunately, it's not great.

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vipSuzanne
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Really good atmosphere. Lively and just the right size so it feels special. Service was pretty slow, took like 20 min for a first greeting. Every table was filled plus the bar, so maybe they were understaffed? Food was good, wanted it to be tastier, more savory. Overall nice night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The service was mediocre and there seemed to be a disconnect as to who was taking care of what tables. A party of 4 next to us left because they were not acknowledged and then when they ordered coffee it never came. The turnaround from ordering to food arriving was quick but the meal lacked flavor.

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MickeyB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful supper before going to Ramkat for music. Food and service was top notch. Would visit again

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BrittanyC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was terrible. When we informed them they just said “sorry” then walked off and charged up full price for our meal.

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vipJoeH
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waitress didn't refill water even after requested.
Scallops tasted of iodine. Rest of meal was wonderful and service was adequate.
Nice local ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Valentines Day. The food was good but way overpriced for the portions. The staff was friendly and attentive for a busy evening. The food arrived in a timely manner. I wouldn’t return for any reason because of the price.

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vipJonathanW
Greensboro
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chose this restaurant for our V-day date night. Entrees were good but the appetizers left much to be desired. I keep going back because I want this place to be a hit, my wife is not as complimentary. Ordering hint: go with their daily special you will have a win every time. Be leery of the Crab Cake appetizer, two small frozen crab cakes over a fresh salad. For entree we had the trio which included perfectly cooked steak, a FRESH crab cake, and lovely shrimp grilled to perfection.

Long story short, put this place on your list. Come with an open mind and let your server steer you in the right direction.

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BillV
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wife had crab cake appetizers, they were ok but not great, D-I-L had omelet which she said was very good. the fresh fruit was very good I had tree egg brunch w bacon and sausage-the meats were good and eggs were done as asked. the breakfast potatoes were too salty. Overall was good and we will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The food was incredible! Everything we ordered was spot on. However, our waiter was not good. He absolutely had no personality, was not friendly, and we could barely hear him. I have never experienced a waiter quite like him. The other wait staff there seemed to be much more interactive and pleasant.

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KarenE
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The lamb shank was very small. There needed to be a larger quantity of the side. I only had 5 very small potato wedges. I do not like Brussels sprouts even so there were only about 5-6 halves.

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HarryL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! Great meal for all. Fish special, steak and chicken dishes were all outstanding!

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vipRichardW
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wine list and food/prices nicely matched. Music could be a little louder and more laid back for dining.

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Matt
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful. Atmosphere great as well. Will for sure come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was great. The service could of been a little better our waiter just was not as pleasant as we have had in the past. Overall not bad will definitely return.

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SteveNC
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food and good service

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viprsps
Greensboro
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was prompt, food very good taste and appearance, rather quite setting.

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Diana
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We arrived early and were seated right away, which was nice, but we were seated in front of the door so every time it opened we got a cold breeze, which was not so nice.
Our server was not enthusiastic to see us, to say the least. We had to ask him to repeat himself several times because he was talking so low. He did not give us any information about the specials nor ask if we wanted appetizers. He brought the menus and asked if we were ready to order right then. Um, no, we need to look at the menu.
I ordered the schnitzel and grits. The grits and collard greens were OUTSTANDING. I could have eaten a bowl of them alone and been very happy.
The schnitzel was disappointing. It was served with 'tomato bacon jam' supposedly. In reality, it was served with large chunks of tomatoes in sugar water which sogged up the crust of the schnitzel to make it mushy and unappetizing. There was no taste to the 'jam' other than sweet. Tomato jam and bacon jam are usually sweet, smokey, tangy, spreadable, and have a jam like consistency and are DELICIOUS. I don't know what this stuff was but it was not tomato bacon jam and it totally wrecked the dish.
My friend had shrimp in cajun cream sauce. I tasted it. Not spicy at all. She was disappointed with her dish for lack of spice and they left the shrimp tails on which made the dish messy to eat.
My other friend ordered the scallops over risotto. She liked the dish but did say all she could taste were leeks.
Our bill came before we were finished eating so I guess the chocolate pie for dessert was a 'no go'.
Will I be back to Trade Street Diner? Probably not since there are so many great choices in Winston in which to spend my money.

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GeorgiaR
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was a special occasion. The service was slow and frustrating. The food was pretty good, but dis not knock my socks off. No bread was offered. All in all, just okay.

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Wolfpack
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service (which is actually hard to find) and delicious food. Like the cozy atmosphere and happy waitress!

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TerryNC
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Felt sorry for the servers, there only seemed to be 3 of them for the lunch crowd but service was still good and the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Already planning to go back and try brunch!

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Romime
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, and comfortable seating made for an enjoyable lunch with friends!

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TWDW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food. Definitely will return.
We often visit Mast General store so an easy walk across the street. Excellent service. Cabbage Stew soup was delicious!

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JeffK
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Something must have gone wrong in the kitchen because it was very smokey when we went in and stayed that way. Food was good, service very good.

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vipWBPSR
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out-of-town visitors enjoyed it very much! Always fabulous food and service.

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EileenW
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such wonderful service from the host that sat us to our waitress Vanessa. Everyone was most attentive. the food was fabulous. I had the Calamari and Lamb Shank. Friends had the beet and goat cheese salad, some had the burger, some chili all were delicious . Plus on Wednesday wine is half price per glass and drink using well liquor are $5. Bring a designated driver and have a blast,

We will go back many times, so glad to discover this restaurant

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vipJINX
Charleston
220 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Tradw Street when in town. Bean soup was very good. Pecan great way to start a dinner. Service always nice and friendly. Price is right. Nice location in downtown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great going to straight in to care of our order wait staff was great food was great. Garage nearby with ev.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great southern food in casual comfortable setting. A hidden gem in WS.

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kenneth
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and happy hour. Great food and presentation.

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vipMarie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipChrisA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bflogal
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipWBPSR
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, service excellent. Always very good!

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PENE
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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