Lunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Winston-Salem and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Ichiban Japanese Restaurant thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

9 Blue Ridge Ice Cream
The parlor offers homemade cones as well as ice cream. They have a large variety of flavors, some 300 of them. The flavors rotate as empty containers need to be replaced. The owners will even call to let you know when a specific flavor is available, upon request. (336-724-5454)

8 Bagel Station
The bagel shop offers a wide array of fresh baked goods. The bagels are made on location, fresh daily. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable in this deli/bakery. (336-724-3959)

7 West End Cafe
You'll love this very casual neighborhood hang out. It's the kind of place where everyone knows each other and there is usually just a short wait for a table. The food is upscale gourmet food with a southern twist. Especially good are the flash fried oyster salad and the herb fried pork chop. Sit outside by the fish pond when the weather permits and enjoy the day. (336-723-4774)

6 Carving Board
This shop is run by a mother-in-law/son-in-law team. There is no animosity between them! The decor lends to a warm and inviting atmosphere. The menu changes, offering a wide variety of choices as well as having the option of made-to-order sandwiches. (336-748-9118)

5 Ichiban Japanese Restaurant
Ichiban offers several types of teriyaki, simple salad with ginger dressing, miso soup, and vast amounts of just about any type of sushi. For the less courageous but still curious newcomer, try the cucumber roll (with cucumber, kelp, and rice); more experienced customers favor the California roll or the tiger roll; while the bravest savor the squid and fish eggs. Not a large restaurant, yet it provides a sushi bar towards the back, a teriyaki bar along the front (where customers can watch meals being prepared), and general seating. A relatively young clientele, but anyone with a love of true Japanese food, prompt and courteous service, and a short wait will be comfortable at Ichiban. (336-725-3050)

4 Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub
Named after the last book written by James Joyce, Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub is a great place to tip a pint or two. Committed to giving their customers an authentic selection of ale and stout, they have various Irish brews on 12 taps, bottled beers and an extensive wine list. When hunger strikes, a menu of tasty appetizers, fresh salads and authentic Irish and Scottish dishes like Shepard's pie and fish & chips as well as other hearty dishes offer the perfect means to satisfy your appetite. Live music on Saturdays. (336-723-0322)

3 Paul's Fine Italian Dining
Although this restaurant is located in a strip mall, it serves great Italian fare. With superb culinary offerings, this restaurant won't disappoint you. White linen and colorful artwork and murals decorate the dining rooms while the Piano Room offers a nice place to relax with comfortable couches and chairs. (336-768-2645)

2 Village Tavern
An award-winning wine list and a spectacular menu make this friendly restaurant a favorite among locals. Wood-fired ovens and grills turn out tasty entrees of aged beef, fresh fish and chicken, specialty salads, pizzas, burgers and homemade desserts. (336-748-0221)

1 Noble's Grille
Noble's Grille is that dependable place to head when you want a good Southern meal with flair. Chef Jim Noble's New Southern style cuisine is carefully prepared and inspired. The atmosphere is warm and inviting which makes it a great place to have a business dinner, or to celebrate a special occasion. With service that is superb and food that is consistently fulfilling, this restaurant has you yearning for a return visit to check out the selections from another daily menu. (336-777-8477)


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Blue Ridge Ice Cream 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Ice Cream
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Take Out
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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Bagel Station 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Deli
Dining Options: Family Friendly
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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West End Cafe 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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Carving Board 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Deli
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Smoking (outdoor area), Take Out
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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Ichiban Japanese Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Dining Options: Family Friendly, Non-Smoking
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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Finnegan's Wake Irish Pub 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, European, Irish, Scottish
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Group Friendly, Live Music, Smoking (bar only)
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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Paul's Fine Italian Dining 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Smoking (bar only)
Cuisine: European, Italian
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $
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Village Tavern 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - INT
COST: $$
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Noble's Grille 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Southern
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Smoking
Neighborhood: Airport - Int
COST: $$$
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