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316 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153-4323
+1 540-389-5999
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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West Chester Pa
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant has a very comprehensive menu. The food was very good, in adequate portions and well priced. You can't go wrong here.

Thank Bernie G
Christiansburg, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have known when I walked in and the air stunk. The rooms stunk, my table top stunk, my seat stunk and the service stunk. The menu was limited, the prices were high and the food not anything to ever return again for. I could see into the kitchen when the staff opened the kitchen door to go in... More 

Thank Sharon M
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really reliable food, great menu, many choices! Service is very good and the back patio is awesome! Highly recommend when you are visiting Roanoke College or Salem.

Thank Kim W
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for a great review, Kim! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a great time. The food was very good prices were very reasonable the staff was very friendly and courteous. I would definitely stop by get if I was ever in this area.

Thank David W
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, David! We hope you do get a chance to stop by again some time! More 

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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling through Salem on a family road trip and found Mac and Bob's from a local. The atmosphere was family friendly and the food was hot and fresh. The fish tacos were delicious! The buffalo chicken calzone was large enough for two people and filled the plate.

Thank Sharon W
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks, Sharon! Come back in again next time you're traveling through town! More 

Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this restaurant was rated high on TripAdvisor so decided to go for dinner during our overnight stop in Salem. Super friendly staff. Seated in a spacious booth. Great beer selection. I ordered Jalepeno Cheddar Meatloaf, husband got the Turkey Pot Pie. According to my son, they have 'amazing' BBQ sauce for his chicken. My other son got some... More 

Thank Stacey S
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner, Stacey! Thanks for a great rating. Hope you come back in again soon! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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189 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, maybe I'm not a college student, but I have been to a few restaurants. Either Mac and Bob's was completely off their game, or I am expecting too much. Place is clean and friendly. Order taken promptly. But then it took 30 minutes (yes, I checked my watch) before first food delivery to the table. I ordered their calzone... More 

Thank chiknlvr
Johnson City, Tennessee
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87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have family in Salem that we visit a few times per year. Each trip we seem to end up at Mac and Bob's, but I am not sure why? The restaurant/bar is perfect for the college drinking - socializing scene and it should have stuck to that end. I cannot recall a great meal that was reasonably priced. They... More 

Thank hootbird
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Whether you are a Roanoke College student, or one who is returning 45 years later, this is a perfect atmosphere. Bar with good menu, moderate noise, relaxed atmosphere, appeal to all ages.

Thank Pam315
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for the five stars, Pam! More 

Davenport, Iowa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I actually ate here twice on our trip the first with a small group. We all liked our food and enjoyed all the TVs to watch sports. The 2nd time we came back with a group of about 50 people they were incredible at getting all the orders keeping them on separate tickets and I couldn't believe how fast we... More 

Thank qch3
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We hope you come back in again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153-4323
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-5999
Opened in 1980 as a 10 stool pub and has grown into a 330 seat restaurant with outdoor dining, indoor and outdoor bars. Famous for huge, great-tasting calzones. Wide range of menu items including steaks, salads, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. Offering 35 craft beers on tap, featuring local Virginia beers.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?