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1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153
540-389-4502
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Breakfast Reasonable Price

My husband and I go there once a week for breakfast only. Good breakfast specials for reasonable prices...many include beverage. Stay away if the parking lot is full. The service is very slow when busy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Susan A
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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Le Roy, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Family friendly and clean. Good cooked to order food. Steak was cooked just they way I ordered it. Average prices. Staff were very nice. My server kept checking to make sure everything was fine. Online menu for review.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I go there once a week for breakfast only. Good breakfast specials for reasonable prices...many include beverage. Stay away if the parking lot is full. The service is very slow when busy.

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Seminole, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Heard this place was great from hotel clerk, but just nothing special. Server was great. Food was just generic.

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Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just good food at a good price. We went for lunch. The soup and salad WITH a drink was only $7.19. Good service too.

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Salem, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As far as I can tell the restaurant is just there to justify a separate bar that allows smoking. The food and the service were terrible.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Big biscuits, delicious Belgium waffles.. plenty of coffee. The service provided was excellent. The restaurant was not too far from I-81.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While enroute via I-81 & seeking a local restaurant vs. the "national chains", Famous Anthony's rated a "5" serving an opened, large biscuit covered with gravy, pork loin & eggs just right along with plentiful coffee refills. True this may not be the most healthy cholesterol free breakfast, it was a welcome retreat from the usual cardboard sold elsewhere! Easy... More 

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Salem, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food is good and prices are fair. The servings are stingy, though. I swear, I believe they even count how many stings beans and french fries to serve.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We try to stop at Anthony's whenever we travel the I-81 in VA. Good, comfort food at reasonable prices. Usually fairly busy with local regulars as well as travelers. Big portions. Order almost anything you would get at a national chain, but feel the local flavor.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went there for breakfast. It has a nice atmosphere and the staff is friendly. The food wasn't the best, but it wasn't bad either. Also, I wasn't done eating yet when the waitress brought the bill, which made me feel a bit like we were supposed to rush out. Other than that it wasn't too bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 540-389-4502

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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