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316 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153-4323
+1 540-389-5999
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mac & Bob's is constantly good. I eat there often. Great staff, very good food, and very pleasant atmosphere. The evening hours you will probably have to wait for a table. This restaurant will not disappoint!

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Thank Brenda F
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thank you Brenda! we appreciate the nice review! More 

Chester, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my daughter to the Roanoke college for the scholarship competitions. We arrived a day in advance to explore Salem. We stopped in for lunch at Mac and Bobs. Great food, great service. I know that once my daughter starts college in the fall, this will be one of her eating places!

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Thank mollygirl21629
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! We look forward to seeing your daughter in the future here at Mac and Bob's! More 

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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mac and Bob's is a landmark in Salem. My first visit was over 25 years ago and I keep coming back. One of my favorites is the Katie salad when I want a healthy lunch. Love the fries and great beer selection. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank GregM_VA
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks, George! Come back in again soon! More 

Salem, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mac N Bob's is a great place in Salem to hang out with friends, talk, watch ballgames, have a few drinks and an outstanding meal all at the same time. it's a great hometown restaurant and the kids love it too.

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Thank 1tnmom23
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here the other night. We used to stop by after a Virginia Tech football or basketball game. Seating is adequate, there are plenty of wide screen TV's, yet you still can have casual conversations without the need to shout. Good atmosphere for all ages. Good selection of ales.

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Thank 96lindseyb
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review! More 

Lynn, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riding through a new town looking for a place to relax this spot fit the bill. We ate in the bar section, lots of tvs, service was friendly, the beer selection was ample, and the menu was varied. all in all a good stop.

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Thank David B
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in, David! And thanks for the review! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Great food, reasonable prices, family atmosphere. Food was fresh and the services was friendly and timely. Bathrooms were clean. Restaurant also has a bar and wall TV's. Handicap accessible.

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Thank 128Dawn55
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

We appreciate your review and the five stars! Thanks! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Returning home from Florida trip last night on road, wanted something other than fish. Jalapeño meatloaf was delicious! Friendly staff, good service, sweet little spot. Will return.

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Thank Mary Jane Q
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks, Mary Jane! We hope next time you're driving through you stop by again! More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Whether we are taking the team to lunch or taking executives to dinner it's our spot of choice in Salem. The food is amazing... calzones, French onion soup, quiche, cheese fries, biscuits and gravy (brunch) are my favorite. It usually takes at least 45 minutes to eat so it's not a quick lunch spot but the food is worth it.

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Thank EngineerVT
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

We sure appreciate your business and also the five star review! Thanks! More 

Margaretville, New York
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

We stopped here while traveling through the area. We were tired and just wanted to get a meal and hit the hotel. My wife had a wonderful salad with fruit and chicken, and I had a very nice Italian sub. Nothing fancy, just solid and well-priced. If you're passing through, it's worth a stop.

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Thank David N
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks, David! And next time you're traveling through, we hope you stop by again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153-4323
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-5999
Description
Opened in 1980 as a 10 stool pub and has grown into a 330 seat restaurant with outdoor dining, indoor and outdoor bars. Famous for huge, great-tasting calzones. Wide range of menu items including steaks, salads, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. Offering 35 craft beers on tap, featuring local Virginia beers.

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