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“The Corner” of Lindley Park

Within the neighborhood district of Lindley Park is a collection of restaurants and shops along the historic corner of Walker and Elam, known as “The Corner.” It’s close to downtown and offers quick access to four restaurants, three bars, one grocery store, one coffee shop, one vintage store, and one catering business. College students and Lindley Park neighborhood residents frequent The Corner, and locals might point you to the area as it’s been a Greensboro staple for almost 50 years. If you’re a vegetarian, this will be your new favorite hangout, as all the restaurants here offer vegetarian options. Refer to this guide when you’re ready to check out The Corner!


Sticks and Stones Clay Oven Pizza

If you’re looking for a good pizza joint in the area, this is one to try! Sticks and Stones serves wood-fired pizza and is an excellent place for foodies with menu items like rosemary fries and interesting pizza topping combinations. There’s something on the menu for everyone, including kids and vegetarians. 

📍 2200 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open daily from 11 am – 11 pm
➡️ Instagram: @sticksandstonesclayoven
⭐ Atmosphere, homemade ranch, and veggie options
❤️ Menu Favorites: Rip Off appetizer, Buffalo Wings, and Sweet Carolina pizza
🍕 View menu

Lindley Park Filling Station

A great neighborhood restaurant that many locals recommend! Lindley Park Filling Station is perfect for an outdoor patio lunch. They serve American food, like homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, spirits, and beers. 

📍 2201 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open every day except Tues, 11 am – 9 pm; Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
➡️ Instagram: @lpfsgso
⭐ Dog-friendly outdoor patio, quality food that’s reasonably priced, brunch, and vegetarian options
❤️ Menu Favorites: Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer, Madison Avenue sandwich, The Avondale sandwich, fries, and potato salad
🥓 View the brunch menu
🥙 View menu


Fishbones is, as you probably guessed, primarily a seafood joint. Tourists are often pleasantly surprised to find delicious seafood this far inland. The modern bar and grill offer diverse seafood options, Mexican dishes, and elevated pub grub. The restaurant features dark interior and eclectic iron artwork for decoration. 

📍 2119 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open daily from 11 am – 11 pm
➡️ Instagram: @fishbonesnc__
⭐ Friendly service, unique seafood dining experience, and quality food for a reasonable price. 
❤️ Menu Favorites: Popcorn Shrimp appetizer, Twisted Chicken Salad, Shrimp & Grits, sweet potato tots, and blackened green beans
🐟  View the menu

Emma Key’s

Emma Key’s is a restored 1950s barber shop turned restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Enjoy flat-top burgers and craft beers in the laidback, artsy, cute atmosphere. You can substitute your beef burger for a turkey or vegan patty burger at no extra charge! P.S. Don’t sleep on the breakfast, especially if you like Belgian waffles topped with fresh strawberries and Nutella. 

📍 2206 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open daily from 9 am – 9 pm
➡️ Instagram: @emmakeys_gso
⭐ Classic flat-top burgers, gluten-free options, and vintage vibes
❤️ Menu Favorites: The Lone Star burger, three-way fries, and sweet potato fries
🍔 View the menu


Suds & Duds

What other bar offers laundromat services? Suds & Duds is a bar and coin-operated laundromat, but it doesn’t stop there! They also have an arcade with a pool table, a pinball machine, foosball, and other classic games. The bar serves basic staples of relatively cheap drinks such as domestic beers like Pabst Blue Ribbon, simple cocktails, and seltzer drinks.

📍 2114 Walker Avenue, Greensboro, North Carolina, 27403
🕛 Open Mon – Tues, 2 pm – 12 am; Wed – Friday, 2 pm – 2 am; Sat, 12 pm – 2 am; Sun, 12 pm – 10 pm
➡️ Instagram: @suds_and_duds
⭐ Coin-operated laundromat, full-service bar, and games

Walker’s Bar

Walker’s Bar might be your spot if you’re looking for a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall to frequent! This is the kind of watering hole where everybody knows your name. Walker’s has regular events like open-mic night and live music. Hang out, drink a beer, enjoy the live music, and get to know your neighbors at Walker’s!

📍 2116 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open daily from 3 pm – 2 am
➡️ Instagram: @walkers_bar
⭐ Classic neighborhood dive bar, laidback atmosphere, and live music

Wahoo’s Tavern

Wahoo’s is a popular bar in Greensboro known for its friendly bartenders, affordable drinks, and live music. You’ll find many beers for around $2 and some mixed drinks for $4. The atmosphere is lively, especially when there’s live music. Tuesdays are open jam nights where anyone can bring their instrument and take the stage. 

Wahoo’s is featured in our Best Places to See Live Music article!

📍 2120 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open daily from 3 pm – 2 am
➡️ Instagram: @wahoostavern
⭐ Lively neighborhood bar, affordable drinks, and open jam on Tuesdays


Common Grounds

Welcome to Common Grounds, the coffee shop of The Corner! Common Grounds serves delicious coffee and has Foothill Nitro Cold Brew on tap, and it doesn’t stop there. The shop also offers beer, wine, Foothills Nitro Cold Brew, and eight Blue Bell ice cream flavors! Whew! There’s a lot to take in when you walk into Common Grounds with its extensive collection of local art. Take advantage of the game room down a hallway in the back of the shop. Walking in, you’ll notice a stage that serves as extra seating during the day; however, in the evenings, it welcomes many local artists. Read more about Common Grounds in our Best Places to See Live Music article!

📍 602 S Elam Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open Mon – Wed, 7 am – 10 pm; Thurs – Sat, 7 am – 11 pm; Sun 8 am – 8 pm
➡️ Instagram: @commongrounds_gso
⭐ Coffee drinks named after celebrities, local art on display, and an arcade room


Lindley Park Vintage

If you enjoy vintage finds, especially midcentury modern, you must check out Lindley Park Vintage. This little shop sells treasures of many kinds, including midcentury furniture, collectibles, art, vintage Pyrex bowls and glassware, ashtrays, clocks, and more. Most pieces are in excellent condition, so the prices are higher than those of your average consignment shop. 

📍 604 S Elam Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open Sat and Sun, 12 pm – 5 pm
➡️ Instagram: @lindleyparkvintage
⭐ Midcentury modern finds, mint condition collectibles, and vintage Pyrex


Reto’s Kitchen Catering

Reto Biaggi, owner and head chef of Reto’s Kitchen Catering, is a Swiss and French native chef who brings a global catering experience to the area. Reto’s Kitchen offers pickup and delivery catering for all events, from cocktail parties to large weddings. They also have a weekly menu to be chilled and reheated at home. Furthermore, they offer open cooking classes to all skill levels, which is an excellent idea for a date, team-building activity, or a girls’ night. Visit their website to read more about their extensive list of offerings! 

📍 600 S Elam Ave, Greensboro, NC 27403
🕛 Open Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 11 am – 5 pm; Wed and Fri from 11 am – 6 pm
➡️ Instagram: @retoskitchen
⭐ Weekly meals for pickup, catering, and cooking classes

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