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316 E Main St, Salem, VA 24153-4323
+1 540-389-5999
08:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whether you are a Roanoke College student, or one who is returning 45 years later, this is a perfect atmosphere. Bar with good menu, moderate noise, relaxed atmosphere, appeal to all ages.

Thank Pam315
Davenport, Iowa
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I actually ate here twice on our trip the first with a small group. We all liked our food and enjoyed all the TVs to watch sports. The 2nd time we came back with a group of about 50 people they were incredible at getting all the orders keeping them on separate tickets and I couldn't believe how fast we... More 

Thank qch3
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place reminds me of an overpriced applebees. We saw the reviews and thought it would be a nice place. The mashed potatoes seemed to be from a box. $50.00 for two people. Two meals and an appetizer shouldn't be that much money for this quality

Thank Shawn P
Ottawa, Canada
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a good pizza and delicious apple gorgonzola salad and soup. Toppedof with a nice selection of craft beers. Waitress was friendly and attentive.

Thank Traveldogs36
Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old historical building with a lot of character. Food is always good. Be prepared to wait for a table but it is worth the wait. Wait staff is friendly and food comes out quick. Lots of food choices on menu. Broccoli cheddar soup is amazing and so is the cheesecake!

Thank Donna W
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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 15 February 2017 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!

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 4 February 2017 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.

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 26 January 2017

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.

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 26 January 2017

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.

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

Thanks so much for the nice review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 12:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
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
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?