Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Winston the Steakhouse Bull

A big bull has stood in this location, off and on, since 1957. For a few years it was mobile on a trailer, then it vanished in 2014. In 2020 an identical bull from a Winston-Salem meat shop was purchased and moved to Winston's old spot.

Fratellis Italian Steakhouse

Address:
2000 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC
Directions:
Fratellis Italian Steakhouse. NW of Winston-Salem, north of Coliseum Drive, on west side of Reynolda Rd.
Phone:
336-306-9025
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Bull on poles.

Big Cow at Thrif-Way Meats

There's another big cow in Winston at a butcher shop called Thrif-Way Meats. I don't know the history of this one. I don't remember seeing it when I lived in Winston in the '80s, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it wasn't there (And that's not a typo -- the business really is called Thrif-Way).

[Dean Jeffrey, 12/31/2011]

This cow was purchased and moved in 2020 to replace the other big cow.

Steakhouse Bull on a trailer.

Steakhouse Bull at Old Staley's Grill

There's a couple of those steakhouse giant cow statues in Winston-Salem. One is on a trailer next to a place that actually used to be a vintage steakhouse. Staley's Charcoal Steak House was open from 1957 to 2003, and the cow was a regular fixture during that time. Several restaurants have been there since the closing of Staley's, but the current one, known as Old Staley's Grill & Ale, has retained the big cow. Glad to see it's still around.

[Dean Jeffrey, 12/31/2011]

Built in 1957, the bull -- known locally as "Winston the Bull," or "The Staley's Bull" -- is 11 feet tall and 21 feet long. It disappeared in 1968, 1990, and 2012 when the restaurant changed owners, but it has always returned.


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