Located at the heart of East Carolina University in Greenville NC, Winslow’s Tavern is a local favorite. Catering to college students, young professionals, and even the wine-tasting crowd this gem did not disappoint. A warm interior, friendly bar staff, and as it so happened at the time of my visit a trivia night, all contributed to a unique atmosphere. Serving up new twists on Southern classics incorporating staples such as pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and true NC barbecue, Winslow’s is one of the best examples of modern American cuisine with budget in mind. I started with a serving of Winslow’s famous hot chips and pimento cheese dip, and I was not disappointed. The house made kettle chips paired well with the pimento cheese and struck me as something fitting of the area. It set the stage well for the entrees and made me feel at home in the comfortable tavern setting. Torn between the Walk the Plank, an ECU Pirate appropriate themed sandwich with blackened turkey on a toasted baguette, and the Jailhouse burger with applewood smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, BBQ sauce and fried onion straws, I opted for the latter. My selection was marked as one of “Winslow’s favorites” therefore was hard to decline. The flavors all worked well together and instantly met my expectations of a southern burger with a touch of heat and naturally something fried. After a day spent driving on Old US 64, Winslow’s was the perfect place to end up. I would highly recommend this to anyone travelling through Greenville that is looking for a true local dining experience that will not cost you an arm and a leg!
Written by: Ross Arrington