Restaurants to tempt your taste buds...
As versatile as our wineries, these restaurants offer more than you might think. Don't let our small, home-town atmosphere fool you when it comes to big flavor and presentation. If you are looking for a place to eat that our locals would recommend, just take a look at these fabulous restaurants below. Once you get a "taste" of our local cuisine, covering everything from fine dining to southern cookin', we are certain you'll be back for more. Some restaurants even offer live entertainment for a great Elkin experience like no other in the Yadkin Valley!
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HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN ELKIN EATERIES:
Casual fine dining
Twenty One & Main Restaurant and Wine Bar in downtown Elkin is located at 102 E Main Street. Come down for a special luncheon, an elegant dinner or walk upstairs for a great view of downtown Elkin, casual atmosphere, food and drinks at the bar above. Executive Chef Jeffery Gibbs creates exciting dishes that are deliciously unique and change seasonally, offering you something out of the ordinary each time you come. The "Wine Bar" offers a terrific selection of wines and is also a full bar. This historical building (1895) with beautiful decor and exposed brick walls was one of the first buildings constructed on Main Street, but is now the premier spot for an intimate date or friends gathering for a night out on the town. Outdoor dining, as well as live entertainment on occasion. Hours: Dinners (Tues-Thur 5:30-9pm), Fri and Sat (5:30-10pm), Wine bar opens at 5pm. Reservations available; call 336-835-6246 or visit http://www.twentyoneandmain.com.
Pub food and entertainment
Fiddles Pub located in downtown Elkin at 323 W Main Street has a menu for casual dining, which includes delicious beef brisket sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pizza, baskets of homemade chips (and other finger foods) and more. Great for a night out with friends, but also family friendly for lunch or dinner. Their beer selection includes 30+ different varieties with Guinness on tap, and a varied selection of wines. Outdoor seating is also available, and entertainment on the weekends (Friday - Saturday nights) is currently a wonderful feature that has brought the west end of downtown Elkin to life! Fiddles is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner-from 11:00am until the last patron leaves (or 2 am...whichever comes first!) Call 336-527-4782 for more information. Check the "Live Entertainment" tab above for entertainment schedule.
222 Public House at The Liberty is the newest hangout in Elkin (at 222 E Main St) and offers 8 big screen TV's and late night hours for sports fans to watch their favorite teams while enjoying stone-fired pizza, wings, appetizers, and more. Beer and wine available, and a casual family atmosphere offers a great space in Elkin's East Main Street historical district. Building is newly renovated (was an old tobacco warehouse years ago) and is gorgeous inside with beautiful high beamed ceilings. Open for lunches Friday through Monday. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, but open late till 10pm (or later) Thursday through Monday. Some nights offer live music! 336-258-2251
Long-time Elkin "hangout"
Harry's Place, Restaurant & Bar is in downtown Elkin at 135 Front St. Harry's Place has been around since 1954 and is considered a true "destination" for Elkin residents and visitors. Comfortable, fun, good food at a good price...and once you come, you'll always be a part of the "Harry's family". Harry's daughter, Teresa, took over the business in 2002 and has continued the tradition serving lunch Mon-Fri 11:00-1:30pm including daily meat specials with 13 vegetables, and dinner Wed, Fri and Sat 5:00-9:00pm. Menu items include soups, salads, sandwiches, their famous burgers and homemade desserts. In addition, evening specialties include Peel n' Eat Shrimp, Snow Crab, steaks and more! Their bar offers wine and a variety of 30 different beers to choose from. Call 336-835-9693.
Heaven's Scent Restaurant -Downtown Elkin, at 280 W Standard Street, one block south of Main. A cozy, eclectic little place for delicious food lunch or dinner. Fresh, tasty dishes and large portions too. Baked goods and homemade desserts temp you at the entrance, so save room if you can! Dinners offer local favorites of crab cakes and fantastic prime rib. Soon, they will be expanding with a sun room for patio dining. Heaven's Scent is also a wine friendly restaurant, so bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your dinner meal. Glasses will be provided! Hours are Tues-Saturday 11:00 - 2:00pm. Dinners from 5:00 - 8:00pm Thursday - Saturday. Closed Sunday/Monday. Need to cater an event? Call Heaven's Scent!
Best place to "chill"
Chill on Main (120 E Main St) is Elkin's downtown coffee shop, lunch stop, and a gourmet ice cream lover's dream. Ice cream is made on site and flavors change weekly. Lunches include wraps, salads, soup during cooler weather, hot dogs, and quiche and are prepped for orders to go. Bagels and cream cheese and some baked goods are offered for the morning crowd. Tables as well as comfy seating area available. Some evenings offer live music or poetry readings. Hours are 8am to 8pm Monday thru Thursday. Friday 8am-10pm. Saturday 10am-10pm. 336-526-2445
Re-live the past...
Royall's Soda Shoppe is at 128 W Main Street and has been an institution for decades in Elkin. New owners, Brian & Tina Holloway took over in August 2013 and are making sure your experience at Royall's is a wonderful as it was when Tina had her first waitress job as a teenager there! Casual atmosphere, same great food reasonably priced. Known for hot dogs piled high with toppings, sandwiches, salads, burgers, and ice cream. Open for lunch at 10:30 am with new extended hours untill 6pm Monday to Thursday (4pm on Wednesdays), and untill 7pm on Friday & Saturday. Always open during downtown festivals and holiday events. 336-835-0028
NORTH BRIDGE STREET RESTAURANTS:
Dewey's Thai Cafe at 642 N Bridge Street, has traditional Thai cooking with specialties (including Pad Thai and Curry dishes) from all across the country which includes a delicate balance of textures, colors and flavors. Thai food emphasis is on a delectable blending of four primary flavors of sweet, sour, hot, and spicy...and there is a wide selection from mild to hot temperatures to choose from. Not all Thai cooking is spicy hot, although it is all flavorful! If you are unfamiliar with our food, it would be our pleasure to assist you choosing dishes that you'll enjoy. Come join us with friends and family for a wonderful meal. Open Sun-Thurs 11-9pm, Fri 11-10pm, and Sat 4-9pm. Call 336-835-1466.
Mazzini's Italian Restaurant located at 1521 N Bridge Street, has a large, varied selection of Appetizers, Salads, Sandwiches and Subs, Pizzas, Pasta Dishes, and House Specialties (Chicken, Veal, Shrimp, Steak, and Salmon). Their menu satisfies the Italian food lover along with those just looking for a great specialty dish. Everything you order at Mazzini's is homemade, including their soups and sauces, plus delicious homemade Peanut Butter Pie. Check for daily lunch specials and Senior discounts on Wednesday nights. Feed your football fans this season with this year-round special, a large 1-topping Pizza with 24 Wings for $23.00. Catering available. Open Monday-Saturday 11-9pm, Sunday 11-4pm. Call 336-526-7400. Mazzini's is family friendly and alcohol free.
La Fuente has been open since 2001 and is definitely worth a stop if you are craving Mexican cuisine. Located at 1627 N Bridge Street, just north of Hwy 268, LaFuente has fun atmosphere, an extensive menu (over 200 items), and huge servings of your favorite dishes. Special events here include Mother's Day (a rose for mom), Cinco de Mayo (specials on Margaritas and beers), and birthday celebrations (it's a surprise...come see for yourself!) Favorite recommended dishes include Texas Fajitas Fundidas, Arroz con Pollo, and Chori Pollo, and for dessert, cheesecake wrapped in a flour tortilla and deep fried. Open Mon-Thur 11-10pm, Fri/Sat 11-11pm, Sun 12-9pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Years Day. Call 336-527-4515. This restaurant has plenty of room for large parties, and family or office get togethers.
Every Thursday is Thirsty Thursdays...Small draft beer $1.50, Small Margarita $3.25, Med $5.25, or Blue Margarita $5.00. And on Wednesdays, Lunch Specials are Mexican Chicken & Rice $5.00 and Combination of two tacos, rice & beans for $3.75.
Dodge City located at 2001 N Bridge St, offers a local steakhouse as big as Texas, with a separate (full) bar area as well. The menu offers a large selection of burgers, steaks, and a variety of other grilled entrees, salads, sandwiches, BBQ ribs and more. Plenty of seating for large parties. Hours are limited- open Thursday (4-9 pm), Friday & Saturday (11 - 10pm) and Sunday (11- 8pm). For more information, visit their website. 336-258-2474
DINING AT THE EDGE OF TOWN:
Sundays only, in the vineyard...a unique weekend treat!
Elkin Creek Vineyard Tasting Room is open for fresh, stone-oven baked pizza every Sunday. Be sure to call a few days in advance to reserve a pizza for your visit, as the dough is made on Saturdays. They also bake fresh artisan breads and offer antipasto plates as well. More new and exciting changes will be coming soon...336-526-5119 or stop in at 318 Elkin Creek Mill Road, Elkin.
Casual fine dining at the golf course
Cedarbrook Grille at Cedarbrook Country Club is open to the public 7 days a week for lunch and Friday evenings with a fantastic dinner menu that includes steaks (ribeye, filet), seafood (salmon, shrimp) and more! The lunch menu includes delicious salads, quesadillas, burgers, club sandwiches, Reubens and more. Plus, every Sunday, their Brunch has delicious home cooking the entire family will enjoy at reasonable prices. They also have a full bar with a big screen TV for watching sporting events. Hours for lunch are 11-3pm; Friday night dinner available till 9pm (lunch menu available then as well) and Sunday Brunch from 11:30-2pm, with the grill open till 7:30pm . Call 336-835-2320 for more details or to make reservations for brunch on special occasions such as Mother's Day, Easter, etc.
Located at 225 Country Club Dr, State Road, one mile from Elkin city limits. Go to http://www.cedarbrookcountryclub.com.