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Chef Santos

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$$ - $$$
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123 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144-4905
+1 704-637-7144
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of three couples on a weekday evening, they were holding our table as it was the last one available. Everyone ordered a wide variety from their menu and they had some great specials. I had the lamb shank and it was the best I've ever had. Everyone in our group was delighted with our dinner. It... More 

Thank SouthernDew
China Grove, North Carolina
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A tiny little restaurant where the food will wow you. The service is great, the food is awesome and they will send you away full. This is a local favorite so make reservations are you will have a long wait.

Thank DJ-Doctor-D
Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I had dinner once and will not return. With only a group in front by the windows, we were seated tucked away at the kitchen, perhaps due to my tattoo and casual dress. Terrible service, could not get a drink as we watched the girls fight and text the entire time! From now on, we give Pinnichios... More 

Thank Karen S
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Do not eat here .. slow service ... the help they did have worked very hard & were kind ! I felt sorry for them ! The food was pricy & just terrible!! Worn out ... needs to be on Chef Ramsey's do over restaurant .. don't now how the are in business !!!

Thank Paula A
Darlington, South Carolina
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is small, quaint and would make an excellent date night location. During my trip, we (15 teachers from out of state) showed up with no reservation. They quickly accommodated us. They sat us at two long tables side by side which allowed for good conversation, much better than restaurants that... More 

Thank LPHumphrey
Salisbury NC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

There is nothing bad about this place. Great food, great variety, reasonable prices considering the quality, and great service.

Thank Richard H
Salisbury, North Carolina
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158 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband ate here awhile back it's always been good food . We even had Chef Santos food at other places he had before this one and it's always been good food . And he himself is very nice

Thank Chanda S
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Love to come with my husband and bro-in-law. We all have our favorites, husband chicken Marsala, bro-in-law steak au pouvre, me grilled salmon w/ double veges. All was great, salad, bread. No disappointments! We'll be back .....soon!!

Thank maltt
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I have been going to Santo's for many years. He has been in several locations and was at one time know as Goodfellows. I have never had a bad meal there.

Thank Glenda A
Greensboro, North Carolina
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Visiting friends in Salisbury and they recommended we eat here. Restaurant is in an older building and doesn't stand out at all. At first look didn't think it would be anything special but turned out to be a very good experience. Got the filet and my wife got the crab stuffed chicken. Could not have been more pleased with both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E Fisher St, Salisbury, NC 28144-4905
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-637-7144

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