Have an old fashioned, country-style meal at Smith Street Diner. Whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner, this diner serves up American comfort food at great prices. For breakfast, you can build your own 3 egg omelet combo with such fillings as onions, mushrooms and even smoked salmon. For later in the day, there are a variety of both hot and cold sandwiches to choose from, like their fried all beef bologna sandwich.
Fishbones uses only the freshest seafood and produce to make their delicious dishes. Try one of their house specialties, such as the North Carolina farm-raised catfish, which is topped with a house remoulade sauce, and the Cioppino, which is a Italian seafood stew made with clams, shrimp and cod. For night owls, Fishbones even offers a specialty late night menu with sandwiches, tacos, burritos and more.
Hops Burger Bar uses only the highest quality ingredients to make their burger creations. Try one of their burgers like the North Carolinian, with bacon, a fried green tomato and a fried egg, and the Spicy Goat, with sweet and spicy pepper jelly, goat cheese and bacon. You can also create your own burger using a wide variety of ingredients. There are also plenty of options here to keep vegetarians happy, including house-made mushroom cauliflower and nutty patties.
Pho Hien Vuong serves up piping hot bowls of pho and other Vietnamese meals to locals every night of the week. The menu here is filled with authentic Vietnamese dishes, along with a selection of Thai favorites, at very reasonable prices. Try dishes like pho with shrimp and scallops, as well as street noodles, which consists of stir fried vermicelli with vegetables and a homemade sauce. The service that accompanies meals here is very quick and friendly.
Big Burger Spot doesn't refer to the restaurant itself, but to the hamburgers served inside. Each burger is char grilled and very juicy but not greasy. Try specialty burgers like the Smokehouse, with Carolina pork BBQ, cheddar cheese and crispy onions, or the Black & Blue, with applewood-smoked bacon and bleu cheese. Big Burger Spot also offers a large sandwich and smoked meat menu and serves a wide variety of french fries.
Located in downtown Greensboro, Crafted wanted their customers to know that they are a taco joint, not a Mexican restaurant. As such, they have perfected their taco-making techniques with gourmet ingredients and influences from around the globe. Some of their gourmet tacos include the Fedora, with blackened tuna and kim chee, and the Bowtie, with beer battered fish, roasted corn, poblano salsa and sweet chipotle aioli. Crafted also offers options for vegetarians and vegans.
If you're in downtown Greensboro and trying to work within a budget and need something quick to eat, then the best place would definitely be Midori's Japanese Hibachi. For around 5 or 6 dollars, you'll get a nice portion of rice, veggies and your choice of meat. Don' forget to take some Ginger Sauce, too.
The Green Bean is as warm and inviting as the coffee they sell. This independent coffee house also has a great selection of organic coffee, espresso, pastries from local bakeries, as well as beer and wine. Also, no local coffee house could be complete without also serving as a great venue for the local music artists to showcase their craft, and the Green Bean is definitely not only a place for local music, but for all arts.
Since opening in 1993, the Tate Street Coffee House has helped locals begin their mornings with an expertly brewed cup of coffee. In additional to their coffees, which are all organic and fair trade, Tate Street Coffee House also offers lattes, espresso, ciders and even hot chocolate. The shop also hosts monthly art shows, as well as live jazz three nights a week. Lunch is also served, with the menu featuring sandwiches to go along with beers and wine.
Coffeeology's name is quite fitting when you consider the shop is located right nearby the University of North Carolina - Greensboro. Although the shop is crowded at times, be assured that that just means there is good coffee to be had here. If you have a sweet tooth, don't forget to try their gelato, especially during the warm summer months. Their Wi-Fi is available to use with a purchase.