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Review of Mac and Bob's

Mac and Bob's
Ranked #3 of 105 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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 40 craft beers on tap, featuring local Virginia beers.
Roanoke, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Best location if you are headed to Roanoke County Court. Across the street from Roanoke College. Menu is varied and food is well prepared1

Thank veagle
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Calzone Ever”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Great place to meet and dine. Best Calzone ever, huge fillls the whole plate. Great place to watch sports with a college theme.

Thank George B
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Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Excellent Had a big group no mistakes”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

Attended a birthday party over a lunch hour. Restaurant is relatively easy to get to via I-81 or Electric Rd. There is a fair amount of parking next to the restaurant. If you are having lunch you get your ticket from the attendant and they stamp it inside so parking is free. We had 25-30 people attend the party. We had one whole side of the restaurant that was mostly away from the normal lunch crowd. Two college age waiters worked our tables. They were quick getting drink orders as guests came in and equally efficient at getting food orders after an appropraite tie to look at the menu. Food arrived promptly - I ordered a small Cobb salad with blue cheese. Portions are good - a small is a meal a regular is huge. The salad was a little disappointing all bib lettuce and it all looked kinda of pale yellow. The dressing made up for it. Wife got Katie’s Spinach salad - looked a lot better. Birthday boy got a Calzone that was at least 18 inches long - he said it was great. At the end the owner came out and shook everyone’s hand and spoke to us all thanked us for coming. The waiter took up the checks and quickly returned them with no apparent mistakes or mix ups.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank a1scuba
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Manassas, VA
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 686 helpful votes
“Enjoyable food, service and atmosphere”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

My boyfriend and I ate here at the suggestion of a TripAdvisor member on the Roanoke forum. It was exactly what we needed after seeing a basketball game.

The restaurant has a nice parking lot next door and parking is free for patrons of this restaurant.

The restaurant is well appointed, lots of tvs to see no matter where you are sitting. It's not too loud.

The food was very good, lots of variety.

The service was excellent.

If I had to nit pick, I'd say the bathrooms could use an overhaul to match the rest of the restaurant, but they are not bad.

Visited February 2012
Thank VaBelle35
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Level 6 Contributor
214 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
“Local - "go to" restaurant”
Reviewed January 25, 2012

Despite living just a few miles from Mac N Bob's we only eat there several times a year. But on a recent visit I was quickly reminded of the variety on the menu and glad to see my favorites still there. The Katie Salad, Shrimp and Grits and the Veggie Sub. The Kendall Zone always shows up on our table and is consistently yummy. Best steak fries in town as long as they do not over cook them. Like others have reported, service here is hit or miss but everyone is friendly. Dining outside on the patio in mild weather is a treat over the loud inside "bar like" atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Travelmom29
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