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McAlister's Deli

220 Crestway St, Athens, TX 75751-2119
+1 903-677-0170
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“soup” (4 reviews)
“bread bowl” (2 reviews)
“take out” (2 reviews)
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10:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Soups, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly
220 Crestway St, Athens, TX 75751-2119
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Eat here probably once a week. Salads, Soups and Sandwiches are all pretty good. Way better than Subway and not quite as good as Jason's Deli (my opinion). When McAlister's first came to Athens, they brewed their tea and sweetened it with sugar cane syrup....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Nice efficient staff and good BBQ. Very clean and tidy restaurant with table service. Good selection of food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LairdDoug
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I absolutely love the menu! Fresh, wonderful food and at a decent price! The service here is wonderful! If an error is made, they are quick to fix it, or remedy it with some additional service or offerings! Absolutely love the soups!!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank westernstargal
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I took my wife to lunch and she just loves that broccoli cheese soup. She had that and a half BALT with some sweet tea. I have the horseradish roast beef ciabatta sandwich with coleslaw. Both meals were great and we liked the way the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Maucieri1127
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

On my recent visit, I ordered a sandwich with bacon & herbed mayonnaise. It sounded REALLY good so I gave it a try. It had a squirt of the mayo & nearly dehydrated "bacon bit" like BACON!!! I patiently waited till help walked by. I...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 258chantalw
Reviewed 23 June 2018

So I ordered the Corn Beef and Pastrami sandwich....fingers crossed it wasn't grocery store deli meat.....IT WAS!!!!! Hugely over salted and not at all like a real product. I have eaten here before and the food is OK. Fair price and all reasonable. Not REAL...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank D6296IDmaryc
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Very Nice selection of Sandwiches and Soups also Salads. Several Varieties of Bread to choose from all very Fresh and consistently GOOD

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank davidmcm903
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Always a good visit! Order takers are friendly, food arrives quickly and tastes great. One of our favorite McAlisters to eat at. We like the cheap kids meal menu.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank koreyANDemily
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I ate dinner here and as always the food was great! And the service was excellent. The staff are always super friendly and are helpful in ordering or asking if you need anything at your table. My daughter and I come here...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

It's been a while since I've had a Reuben Sandwich, mine was so delish the other night! Everything was fresh and very tasty, glad to have my generous chips back on my plate & not some puny little bag of chips. We tried to eat...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank 258chantalw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Crestway St, Athens, TX 75751-2119
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 903-677-0170
Menu offers hot, classic, club and grilled sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, starters, sides, desserts, and a kids menu. Open daily.
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