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Mellow Mushroom

Mellow MushroomMellow Mushroom

Taps: 32 / Bottles: 70
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

314 W 4th St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101-2840
United States
phone: (336) 245-2820

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mellowws#

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(Place added by: nickss on 01-17-2006)
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EasyReader

North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

The beer selection at Mellow Mushroom varies from location to location. The Winston-Salem location has a good selection of craft beers on tap and in bottles/cans. There are several taps dedicated to the brewery of the month, and they occasionally have some of the less available releases on tap. The food is standard for the chain, so if you've been to another location you know what to expect. The chain is family friendly, and it's nice to be able to have a good beer at a restaurant that will also please the kids.

11-21-2010 16:10:17 | More by EasyReader
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wcudwight

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Typical Mellow Mushroom decor with late 60's and 70's psychadelia. Good beer and good food. 32 taps all craft with updated seasonals and several breweries and styles represented. All Mellow Mushrooms are hit or miss with service and this particular one on this particular day was a miss. I showed up after a conference at about 3:00. Just a few people in the restraunt and the only people at the bar were workers who either just got off of thier shift or were about to begin. I had to ask, often more than once, for my beer. And, I had to track someone down to take my order. I drank a couple of pints and then had to go look for someone to find out what had happened to my food. They forgot to put the order in. Then I had to track someone down to go get my food. That said the beer and calzone were good.

11-16-2010 03:48:48 | More by wcudwight
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

I love me some mellow mushroom. This is the one right down the street from Foothills that I never go to cause I always go to foothills, lol. But today I decided to go in for lunch. Great location and I was able to sit down right away. Ordered up a nice small pizza and enjoyed the view. Great list of taps that really reflected the areas taste very nicely. It got busy really quickly though as it was lunchtime downtown. Friendly staff though as always the food can be a little pricey but it is well worth it. Overall a really solid place as always and one I always enjoy.

04-23-2010 01:08:38 | More by mikesgroove
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Mellow Mushroom is one of my favorite places to eat in Winston-Salem. I love the pizza and they have one of the best beer menus in the city. On the weekends its usually crowded, but with a great selection of beers on tap who cares, it gives you the opportunity to drink more beer. In addition to a great tap selection they also have a petty good selection of bottles which include Samuel Smith's and Chimay. My only complaint in regards to their beer selection is that I wish they would have more high gravity beers. They usually have around 5 on tap, but I would like to see a couple more, especially some more imperial stouts. However, the last time I was there did have Bell's Expedition stout. As far as the pizza is concerned it is easily in my top 3 favorite pizzas. I highly recommend this establishment.

12-10-2009 02:05:02 | More by thegodfather2701
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I've been here a few times, but never gave it a review. Alot of the times the service is hit or miss, but today's stop was stellar. I sat at the "bar" and the guy working there was quick and helpful. Got the steak and cheese calzone. Excellent. I've always been pleased with the food whenever I've stopped at one of these places.

This specific 'Shroom has 32 beers on tap. Nice! I saw some from Rogue, Avery, DFH, Starr Hill, SN, Bell's, Foothills, Natty Greene's, etc. It looked as if the brews came out in frosted glasses. Seriously?! With a stellar lineup like they had, I'm surprised they stooped so low. Ah well. Still a great place to stop for a great beer. Recommend.

02-19-2009 22:26:25 | More by Onenote81
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ncbeermonger

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1.5 | $$

mellow mushroom OH I know you well!
I have been to lots and lots of Mellow mushrooms! This one is somewhat new.
I am simply NOT A FAN of the Pizza here, but i am a huge fan of the BEER...30 taps!
I drank enough to ALMOST try the pizza, but after trying the pizza all over NC and even a couple of times in VA I know better!
Good tap selection, a couple of things I had not heard of before.
Winston Salem needs something like this, good beer on draft, and a laid back atmosphere. With this place and Foothills I hope we are seeing the sign of more to come! Is the Mellow Mushroom a Beer Mecca???? Time will tell, but one thing is for sure It's the closest thing to one Winston has!

10-21-2008 19:47:00 | More by ncbeermonger
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Not as hippie-ish in decor as other Mellow Mushrooms out there (more '50s art deco), the vibe is still there and the pizza remains outstanding. The service was good, though our waitress forgot our salad. No worry, it happens.

But what about the beer? For certain, it's an impressive beer list. Could use a few more Belgians, but for a decent selection of U.S. micros, there was plenty to choose from. It's nice that they have more taps than bottles, including seasonal Post Road pumpkin ale (which isn't near as good as Cottonwood's pumpkin). Victory, Dogfish Head, Terrapin, North Coast, Rogue and Ommegang are just some of the breweries represented. I had two DFH 90 Mins (on tap!) and they were as delicious as expected. Sure, selection could've been even better, but what's there to complain about? No beer lover will go thirsty here...nor hungry. A great night out, and a place we'll return to again.

10-06-2006 12:26:36 | More by Metalmonk
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wke4estguy

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

I live in Winston-Salem, but I have lived in the Asheville area for a significant portion of my life. I was extremely excited when I learned that a Mellow Mushroom would be built here. This is a restaurant where you go for the food and the atmosphere, not really the beer. However, you will be pleasanly suprised at the selection and the nice setup of the bar area. The food is remarkable, however slightly inferior to the quality of the Asheville location. This is probably due to the fact that I visited it soon after it had opened and all the "kinks" had not yet been worked out. A must stop on a beer tour of the triad.

05-22-2006 03:27:11 | More by wke4estguy
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oberon

North Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$$

I have been to Mellow Mushroom's in other locations and always enjoyed it,this I have to say was different.Understanding this place is still new my wife and I figured it woul be busy but the fact that it was busy to go along with the circus of how the tables were served for lunch almost made us walk out but we had already paid for our pizza.You walk in up to the counter straight in thru the door and give your order and take a number and luckily find a table,we found a table faster than I thought we would and sat and watched the poor servers look around for their table numbers one in particular wandered around for at least 15 minutes.Now to the beer section well there was no bartender at the bar for the first 20 minutes I was there when I finally went up there to get a beer I ordered a Flying Dog imperial porter a decent brew for fricken $5 bucks!The lunch setup is nothing short of a farse there I wanted to walk out as fast as possible,we got our pizza and left.

03-30-2006 22:06:31 | More by oberon
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chOAKbarrell

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

This was my first time ever being to a M.M. I was pleasantly suprised.

My friend told me he "thought they had beer," but I wasnt expecting the excellent selection I got. Here goes. On tap was: Amstel light (really the only sub-par draft they had), anchor steam, bass, brooklyn black chocolate stout, brooklyn brown, brooklyn lager, dogfish 60 min, flying dog doggie style, f.d. gonzo, foothills rainbow trout esb, foothills salem gold, foothills stout, fullers esb, fullers london porter, guinness, highland gaelic ale, highland oatmeal porter, natty greene buck shot amber ale, natty greene pale ale, newcastle, pilsner urquell, red oak, red seal amber ale, rogue american amber, rogue dead guy, rogue hazelnut, sierra nevada, victory golden monkey, victory hop devil, victory lager, victory pils, youngs special london ale.

Bottles: 15 available, most not worth mentioning save for blue moon, and maybe red stripe, or yuengling, if you like their lager.

Pretty cool, (somewhat) relaxed atmosphere. A slightly-decorated pizza parlot.

Friendly service, despite the hectic crowding. Apparently I was there in the 1st or 2nd week of this place being opened.

Very reasonable prices. $2.50 bottles all the time, and $3.50 pints, or $13 pitchers. The beers that are above 7% (Brooklyn BC stout, Flying dog gonzo, Victory golden monkey) are $5 a pint, $19 a pitcher.

01-21-2006 05:09:21 | More by chOAKbarrell
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Mellow Mushroom in Winston-Salem, NC
88 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.