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“For the price, great spot to visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Macado's

Macado's
211 E. Main Street, Salem, VA
5403872686
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Ranked #5 of 94 Restaurants in Salem
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Huge variety sit down sandwich / sub shop, regional chain.
Salem, Virginia
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“For the price, great spot to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is one of our go-to spots. They have a lovely outdoor sitting area, a crowded indoor restaurant, and a nice raised bar area with seating. We almost always sit at one of the tables in bar area unless it is too crowded or if we're with the family (no-one under 21 allowed in the bar area).
The food is good but not spectacular. What is really good here is that you get a good amount of food for a fair cost. Hence why it is one of our go-to spots. As with most restaurants the serving portions are getting smaller, especially on sides like fries, and that is a bummer, but still .. for the cost, it is good. They have nightly specials which are pretty decent and kids eat free on Tuesdays.
Routinely throughout the year they offer holiday themed drink specials with glasses that you get to take home. The Halloween ones are the best.
This place backs up to the local college so expect a lot of college kids, both in general and as employees. Which means that service can be REAL hit or miss. This is one reason we always sit in the bar area, the bartenders tend to be better than the servers, especially once they've gotten to know you.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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English first
Farmingdale, Maine
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174 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Great service and food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were promptly seated when we entered Macado's. Our server, Victoria, came right over and took our order for drinks and they were quickly served. We found the menu to be quite extensive with lots of choices that sounded really good. We all ordered a different sandwich and all of them were terrific. We ordered cheesecake for dessert that was yummy. If we lived near here we would definitely be back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Hacheta
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“UNDERWHELMED”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

By far, this was the worst service my friends and I have ever experienced on an outing. The waitress's personality was lukewarm--no personality to say--as we began our meal, no napkins, while everyone around us appeared to have napkins and a waitress who was very attentive--ours finally checked back 1/2 through our meal--food was so-so, service was bad enough to say that we will NOT return,

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Mythoughts2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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392 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
“Quesoooo Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Not a bad place to eat in Salem. The queso was just the right amount of spicy and a great deal at half off. While the French onion soup had a bit too much worsteshire sauce, the broccoli cheese was tasty and the Caesar salad was enjoyable. Service was attentive. Atmosphere was comfortable. I liked the outdoor patio at night. It was romantic and quiet. More of a college hangout, but good for adults, too!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank TallyHoHoHo
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Oviedo, Florida
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Rip Off Alert”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Food is decent until you ask for Ranch on the side and the server fails to tell you for a tiny container of ranch you are going to be charger 75.c for it. I mean..c'mon that is half the cost of an actual bottle and at least tell me the cost instead of just bringing it--you lost a lot of my business because of this

Visited July 2013
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