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Weekend Food-Tinerary

Updated: Oct 16, 2023

Elkin's Weekend Itinerary for Foodies

Are you ready for a gastronomic adventure in the heart of downtown Elkin? Get ready to indulge in delicious dishes, sweet treats, local brews, and craft cocktails as we explore the vibrant culinary scene of our charming downtown. Here's your ultimate weekend foodie itinerary:


Lunch at The Crazy Pig at Royall's (128 W Main Street):

Kick off your culinary journey with a visit to The Crazy Pig, a new BBQ joint. Don't miss their mouthwatering brisket grilled cheese and wash it down with a refreshing beer from their tap selection.

Ice Cream at Creamy Dayz @ the NEW River & Trails Emporium (112 E Main Street):

After satisfying your savory cravings, head over to Creamy Dayz for some sweet indulgence. Enjoy ice cream with homemade waffle cones or try their delightful ice cream nachos.

Dinner at The Wisdom Table (101 E Main Street):

For a sophisticated dining experience, make your way to The Wisdom Table. Let wine sommelier, Jeremy Stamps, curate the perfect wine pairing for your meal. Don't forget to explore their bottle shop featuring wines from around the world.


Breakfast at The Yellow Door Cafe (280 Standard Street):

Start your day with a taste of French-inspired cuisine and Southern soul food at The Yellow Door Cafe. Their boutique cafe offers a delightful breakfast menu that's sure to kickstart your day.

Lunch at Donna Kaye's Sandwich Shoppe (120 E Main Street):

Enjoy a satisfying lunch at Donna Kaye's Sandwich Shoppe. Whether you opt for a delicious sandwich or a charcuterie board with Boar's Head meats and cheeses, fresh bread, and local produce, you're in for a treat.

Dinner at Harry's Place (135 Front Street):

Experience a local gem at Harry's Place. Indulge in a juicy ribeye, peel 'n eat shrimp, crab legs, or a mouthwatering burger. This "hole in the wall" restaurant promises to delight your taste buds. Arrive early to secure a seat!

After Dinner Drinks at the Elkin Railyard (203 W Depot Alley):

Head to the outdoor beer garden, the Elkin Railyard, and relax by the fire pits under the Edison lights. Enjoy craft beers while soaking in the ambiance, and if you're lucky, catch some live music.


Lunch at The Barking Coyote Kitchen (205 S Bridge Street):

Dive into a culinary oasis at The Barking Coyote Kitchen. This artisanal sandwich and deli shop prides itself on using fresh and wholesome ingredients to create delicious sandwiches, take-n-bake meals, and deli spreads and salads.

Snack on Appetizers & Brews from Angry Troll Brewing (222 E Main Street):

For a taste of local craft brews and delectable pub fare appetizers, head to Angry Troll Brewing. Try their chicken nachos and ranch-tossed pork skins with house-made queso and pico for dipping.

Dinner at Embers Eclectic Pub (106 E Main Street):

Heavily influenced by the UK in both food and decor, stop by Embers Eclectic Pub to savor craft cocktails, beer, and wine along with an eclectic dinner menu. Don't miss the live music on most Saturdays.

After Dinner Drinks at Fruition Cocktail Bar (223 W Main Street):

Wind down your Saturday at Fruition Cocktail Bar. Enjoy a crafted cocktail in their cozy lounge, a perfect way to end your evening.

Alternative Evening Option:

  • Alternatively, start your evening with a drink at Embers before heading to the Reeves Theater & Cafe (129 W Main Street) for a farm-to-table dinner before a ticketed show in the Historic Reeves Theater. Then, cap off the night with a visit to Fruition for a memorable nightcap.


Get the Jitters at Dirty Joe’s (132 E Market Street):

Start your Sunday with a caffeine kick from Dirty Joe’s. Explore their wide range of coffee flavors and seasonal warm and cold drinks, as well as homemade goodies to get you energized for the day.

Brunch at Southern on Main (102 E Main Street):

Wrap up your weekend with a hearty Sunday brunch at Southern on Main. Not only are the meals delicious, but they also make for Instagram-worthy photos. Enjoy the perfect end to your food-filled weekend in downtown Elkin.

Congratulations! You've just embarked on a delectable journey through the culinary landscape of downtown Elkin. Whether you're indulging in BBQ, gourmet sandwiches, or craft cocktails, this charming town has something to satisfy every palate. Enjoy your weekend of foodie delights!

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