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Famous Anthony's

1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3114
+1 540-389-4502
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average34%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“chili” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (7 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted a light meal near our motel & our companions had eaten here before. All of us chose different items and their were many to choose from. The service was good as was the food. Prices are moderate and we will definitely return when...More

Thank luvbooksandblooms
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Very good menu selection, with lots of options, including low carb. I chose the Teriyaki grilled chicken salad, and it was very satisfying. Lettuce was fresh, and the suggested mandarin orange dressing was very good. Food quality was very good, and the prices are reasonable....More

Thank Mr_P33
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Have never stopped here on our way south before but since there was a wreck we got off this exit. Great prices. Our eggs and bacon were cooked to perfection. My husband enjoyed his nice size side order of grits. Very good waitress who offered...More

Thank Rav4Mom55
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Famous A’s has a solid breakfast menu. Omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, all the usual suspects. Only problem is you leave smelling like food, not a huge deal, but be forewarned.

Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The hotel clerk recommended this place, and we were glad we did. Homey, reasonably priced, and friendly service. There chili is excellent. Husband had a sandwich he really enjoyed. Not a fancy place, but if you just want a nice, relaxing meal, this is a...More

Thank Corene107
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Our server was the best she had a fantastic personality. We had a burger and Philly cheesesteak. Both were tasty and service was fast!! I would recommend this restaurant which has been around since 1987. We learned they have several other locations.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Not gourmet but the food was good if uninspired. The service was spotty when we were there but, then again, they were slammed. In spite of the crowd, the food was served in a reasonable length of time and the server was friendly and helpful.

Thank Frederick B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Been quite some time since dining at Anthony's so decided to go. Unfortunately, it wasn't as I remembered it. Service is still good, the place is clean, but the six of us felt our lunches were mediocre. We did order off the lunch menu which...More

Thank hootbird
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

What a homey and friendly place. A recommendation from a local hotel clerk led us to this delightful diner. Friendly and helpful service from Christa was a bonus added to the delicious home made food. Great find!

Thank Al B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

On the road and passed through Salem, Virginia. The hotel recommended this place and I'm glad they did. Very casual atmosphere. You would feel comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans. Waitress was very attentive. We opted for the BBQ plate (pulled pork BBQ, coleslaw, fruit)...More

Thank Warren F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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 24153-3114
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-4502
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