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Chef Santos

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123 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC
(704) 637-7144
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit

Came here for dinner one evening. The food, portions, and the service were quite good. While I would not consider it outstanding, I would dine there again. I enjoyed the nice people who run the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Anthony M
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Charlotte, United States
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Charlotte, United States
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Came here for dinner one evening. The food, portions, and the service were quite good. While I would not consider it outstanding, I would dine there again. I enjoyed the nice people who run the place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Friendly, .. great salad bar.. main dishes were fabulous.. taste and presentation..Note:open for lunch only and special times at dinner time.. call ahead

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Kinston, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a most delicious meal at Chef Santos last evening. The atmosphere is calm, the dining area looks formal, the staff is extremely courteous and attentive throughout the meal. The meals were all delicious ranging from lasagna, manocotti, and a chicken dish with mozorella cheese in a wine sauce and delicious veggies. Everyone said their food was... More 

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Spencer, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you want the best food in Salisbury NC go to Santos. You may need a resverstion accout of the small place and coupled with the theater next door. It's our go to place for a great meal, Oh yeah the wine is not just a tast but a FULL glass. Shout out for the waitress Rebica and Anna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had dinner at Chef Santos to celebrate two family birthdays and were thrilled we were able to make a reservation on a Saturday night - not always something we can do in our area. Our food was outstanding and there seemed to be almost too many "specials" to choose from, too. Lots of special sauces and spices, which I... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We celebrated birthdays at Chef Santos last night and our meal was outstanding. There were almost too many choices, but we were all happy with our final decisions. Our server, Annabelle, was well versed in all aspects of the restaurant - the food and the history. Our only complaint was that because this is a small space and very popular,... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Chef Santos/Goodfellas is pretty good. Nice atmosphere and decent food. That said, this new cafe..can you say RUDE?? I have never been so upset at a waitress, manager, restaurant in my life. First off, we read the sign with the hours. 12-3 was the lunch hours. It was 12:15. The door was locked. Nobody in sight when we looked in,... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This review is for Goodfellas and the new Cafe Brazil which is also Chef Santos's restaurant. After reading so many great reviews, we decided to try Cafe Brazil. It's a brand new restaurant and from the outside it looks very inviting and cozy. After being seated, we noticed our table was wobbly to the point of it being irritating. We... More 

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've been dining with Santos for 20 years, and the reason is quite simple: Santos' food is fresh, flavorful, inventive and consistently delicious; his made-from-scratch bread is unbelievable, and his staff know how to pour a glass of wine. It's by far the downtown district's best choice for lunch or dinner. While you can't go wrong with any choice you... More 

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Richfield, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Food is outstanding, this is a wonderful restaurant for special occasions. Love the lasagna and the house "sauce" that you put on the bread. (balsamic base)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: (704) 637-7144

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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