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McAlister's Deli

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1645 Reservoir St #185, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 437-9619
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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Nice for a quick meal.

We were looking for a place to eat a light dinner and found McAlister's Deli to be perfect. We ordered our meal at the counter and it was brought to our table in less than 10 minutes. Nothing was missing. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and squash soup and my husband had a burger with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Matthews, North Carolina
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love stopping in here whenever we come to JMU. So much better than Panera or other places like that. I had the New Yorker sandwich. It was at least 2 inches thick with what felt like 5 lbs of meat in it! Love the Mac & cheese as a side. In fact our last time in town, we ordered to... More 

Thank C F
Matthews, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We were looking for a place to eat a light dinner and found McAlister's Deli to be perfect. We ordered our meal at the counter and it was brought to our table in less than 10 minutes. Nothing was missing. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich and squash soup and my husband had a burger with some sides. It was... More 

Thank lschr96822
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a walk up and order your food and they deliver it to your seat, place. Food quality good, prices fair. large selection, but for first time visitors, reading the choices up on a wall is a bit daunting as descriptions are not clear. Service to table is prompt. Had to wait in line to order since only one... More 

Thank Kegonsaman
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Food here is pretty similar to Panera. I really don't see too much of a difference, some decent sandwiches and soup. It's usually a lot less packed than the Panera nearby as well.

Thank Bryan N
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Lot of bread and not much meat, not much on the way you order either I spent more here and the food was not as good

Thank travelingtarheel81
Winchester, Virginia
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188 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We were getting hungry in the Harrisonburg exit was indeed in the right place. After going round and round with what we wanted to eat we decided to eat at McAlisters Deli. We had the BBQ nachos the Italian sub and an order of macaroni and cheese for my daughter. The food hit the spot the cookies that we had... More 

Thank Tim C
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had dinner with family at this restaurant on Thursday, the 12th, and felt it had improved greatly from the first time I tried it. My daughter is a vegetarian, and I'm a wanna be. Finding affordable places in the 'burg that offer anything other than salad can be tricky, if not impossible. This restaurant chain has vegetarian chili, veggie baked... More 

Thank star23fish
Cary, North Carolina
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

A lot of options. Had soup and sandwich which were good but it was pricey. The atmosphere was very bland and boring

Thank MelRose619
Manchester Township, New Jersey
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Good lunch menu. If you don't want something that might spoil your appetite for dinner,stop by. Scott Buchanan, the Mgr. was visible, making sure things on the floor were ok.A lunch style menu,nice quiet atmosphere. A lot to choose from.

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Danville, Virginia
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A group of 8 of us stopped in for a quick lunch. The menu selection was good. They offer sandwiches, soups, salads, and potatoes. My husband stated this menu was larger than the McAlister's he had eaten at in NC. I chose a baked potato. The half size was one whole potato and the full size was two. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1645 Reservoir St #185, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: (540) 437-9619

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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