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Famous Anthony's

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1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Granville Summit, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw billboards for Famous Anthony's, checked website, and review, so we decided to go. The food we had was good, not great, not bad. Certainly nothing to complain about. The server was very nice, beers cold, food hot and after being on the road all day it filled our tummys. It wasn't our first choice but the Restaurant we... More 

Thank marlawest76
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nothing great, but if you have hungry kids or just looking to save a few bucks, this might fit the bill. I'd stick to the sandwiches

Thank picky4me
salem, va
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265 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Though it is local for us we keep coming back. The onion rings here are simply the best. The food is always excellent. We enjoy the specials and the wraps.

Thank dsummer20
Roanoke, Virginia
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215 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Salad and a BLT sandwich was our lunch. Service was very good and wait time was short. This was my first visit to this location.

Thank jhais28374
Milford, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Traveling and looking for a family place to eat happened upon Anthony's. Service is excellent and the place is clean. It is all for nothing because the food we ordered (fish, chicken fingers, and burger) did not look like or taste like anything I would consider edible. The slaw was so bad I had to spit it out. Fortunately the... More 

Thank Karl M
Stephens City, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Good restaurant option for families. Food was decent, nothing spectacular but good value nonetheless. Our soup and salad was better than the entree. May try again, I hear the sandwiches and burgers are good.

Thank agober
Salem, Virginia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I have lived in west Salem for exactly 12 months now. I have probably eaten here over 40 times!! GREAT breakfast deals. Be sure to ask for the pink laminated card if there is not one at your table. One of my special favorites is City ham and eggs. Two eggs any style (YES!! They offer Egg Beater eggs!), two... More 

Thank Doug G
Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I meet with a small group at Famous Anthony's each week. The staff is attentive, personal, knowledgeable, helpful, and effective.

Thank rongaskins
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

We eat at Famous Anthony's about once every 2 weeks and although we haven't had any problems with the food, the restaurant itself needs some work. The booths sseem to be hanging on by a thread - the seat moves with you, there is often dirt/dust on the eating area (the "ledge" part next to the table), and we've had... More 

Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Great place to visit. In fact, we have breakfast there every morning of our visit to Salem, even though we could eat for free at our hotel. AWESOME and affordable!!

1 Thank Jeff G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 540-389-4502

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