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“Soup in a Breadbowl” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McAlister's Deli

McAlister's Deli
137 Merchants Row, Ste. 101, Arlington, TX 76018
817-465-3354
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Ranked #69 of 704 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Arlington, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
“Soup in a Breadbowl”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Is it just me who misses Boudin's in San Francisco and their breadbowls filled with soup. Wait no longer, McAlisters to the rescue. Their Chickin N Dumpling soup is divine and they do the 1/2 sandwich thing with it. The deservedly pride themselves on their fresh and tasty ice tea, as well they should.

Their service should be taught at other restaurants. When the dining room gets really full, they post an associate at the front of the room who directs you to the next open table. Very efficient.
They also have an associate who goes around refilling your soda/tea.
When there are alot of people in line, they open multiple lanes, including the to-go-pickup lane for orders.

McAlisters also has free wifi with a receipt, but it only lasts for an hour, unless you go back for dessert.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Best sweet tea ever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

It is always a chore for me to pick an entree @ McAlister's. I find most of their food bland and never seem to be pleased with the combinations of food they offer. However, their sweet tea MORE than makes up for the food hassle.

Visited May 2012
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Stephenville, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Lot of choices - great iced tea - decent deli food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I had fond memories of eating at McAlisters when I lived in Tyer. Visited the Arlington facility andI enjoyed it. I had a club sandwich and it was a good choice. My friend got a salad and wow, was it a BIG salad.
I would definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Food with Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Ordered the Chef Salad and a cup of soup. The Salad was huge and the soup was very tasty. We found a table immediately and didn't have to wait long for our meal to arrive. We were asked often if we needed anything or if we wanted our drinks refilled. We didn't feel rushed or like we were taking to long at the table, which was great. I would recommend them anytime.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mansfield, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great service and great catering”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Ordered food for a meeting and everything was great! They are far away but they jumped to help us, and did a great job! Fruit tray rocked and the dip was great. Salad tray was huge, and all the sides for it were great, we had about 8 different salad types out of that one tray. Dessert was great, tea was great, and thanks for the ice! Nice set ups, nice presentation nice job! This store will go anyplace to serve you.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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