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“Salem Tradition”
Review of Mac and Bob's

Mac and Bob's
Ranked #3 of 100 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.
Salem, Virginia, USA
1 review
“Salem Tradition”
Reviewed November 10, 2010

Mac N Bob's is a Salem tradition and will be enjoyed by many. The menu now includes breakfast items and are reasonably priced. In warm weather there is outside dining which is nice. The service leaves something to be desired as there is often quite a wait for food to be served. Though once served, often worth the wait. Best calzones around and a great variety of salads.

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New Jersey
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10 reviews
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“Good value restaurant”
Reviewed August 19, 2010

Salem is a small town on the outskirts of Roanoke, but it has lots of places to eat due in part ot being a college town. Mac and Bob were two students at Roanoke College who stayed after graduation and started a restaurant that caters to students, families and locals. The menu is diverse and everything is very reasonably priced. It's not a fancy restaurant, but the food is fresh and delicious.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed June 12, 2010

The food was a welcome treat after all the road food we had been eating from Texas to Massachusetts. Great, creative menu items: crab cake sandwich, chicken chili, philly cheesesteak, and great appetizers. Huge portions for the price. The fried mushrooms were enough for four people and the horseradish dipping sauce was great. Good beer selection also. Fast service for how busy the place was. Parking can be difficult.

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Roanoke, VA
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Buffalo Wings”
Reviewed November 24, 2008

The wings are legendary, even if the celery is suspect. Stick with the sandwiches, burgers and calzones. Dinner entrees are not up to par. Great patio area in the back. Get your parking validated at lunch.

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Salem, VA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Trust but verify”
Reviewed November 19, 2008

The food was ok but the servers and/or cooks seem to have a problem meeting my special request. I hate canned mushrooms so I always order my hamburger with "fresh mushrooms" - and I always get canned. When I send it back they do it right, but I almost always have to send it back.

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Thank Dowatchagotado
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