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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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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The wife and I dined at Mac'n Bob's on Saturday evening November 26th, 2016. It is large restaurant in downtown Salem and offers free parking. The restaurant was recommended to us by the front desk personnel of our hotel. Upon arrival we were quickly seated and given menus. The restaurant was packed and heavily decorated for Christmas, a little too... More 

Thank Ed K
Stafford, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not fabulous, but the drinks were good. Our server was really nice and she was very competent.

Thank KimiLu59
Evansville, Indiana
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eight of us were in town for a NASCAR race in Martinsville and visited Mac and Bob's on a busy Saturday night. Mac and Bob's is a favorite when we are in town. The wait staff is friendly and with their extensive menu insures everyone will find something that they will enjoy. Our selection was varied and covered both sandwiches... More 

Thank wbrack46
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks for such a nice review. We sure hope you keep coming back when you are in town on the way to Martinsville to the races or whenever! More 

Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For many years whenever in Salem I like to eat at Mac and Bob's. No matter what time of day I happen to be there they are open and ready to serve. This has been the same for a long time....20+ years. The food is good and it's fun to sit by the windows and watch what's going on out... More 

Thank marge220
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thank you Marge! Please keep coming in whenever you're in Salem! More 

Cleveland, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, menu offers several pages of beers. Food was average. I ordered the turkey pot pie. The filling was tasty and well seasoned. The puff pastry was dry. I did enjoy my beer. We were just overnighting in Salem and Mac and Bob's was a fun place to eat.

Thank Kathy H
Chattanooga, TN
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place was a great choice for us! Huge beer selection- many local brews that we had never heard of or tried (we suggest sampling as many as possible!). The service was great and quick. We did not have to wait for a table and our waitress was polite and attentive. We both got burgers and they were delicious!

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

We appreciate this nice review! So glad you enjoyed all our beer choices and hope you come back in again! More 

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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day to sit outside and eat yesterday the problem was the waitress was not able to handle all the tables she was assigned! It forever to get our food ! She never left a spoon so my husband could eat his soup and she didn't 't reappear so we ask for one! I finally had to... More 

Thank wolfie1newyork
San Antonio, Texas
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Let me begin by warning you, if you have not been here before, in all but one room the walls are covered with TVs, all on, but muted. Just very distracting. You can ask to be seated in the one non-TV room, if a table is available. This was our second visit. The food is very good and the service... More 

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Thank DownsizerNettie
Wheaton, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The food was okay - nothing special. 2 of us got burgers 2 of us got cal-zones. We also had cheese sticks for an appetizer. It took a while to get our food on a Friday night around 8pm. The waitress we had was amazing, very attentive and friendly.

Thank CoriD1
North Conway, New Hampshire
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were traveling up I-81 and needed a place for dinner. This place was a hit! Lots of TV's and sports memorabilia. Really good food. Not overly pricey. Friendly wait staff. Many different types of food to choose from. Lots of salad choices and the onion soup was excellent. I would not hesitate to drop by this fun and happening... More 

Thank Lori G
Bob R, Owner at Mac and Bob's, responded to this review

Thanks, Lori, for a nice review. Hope you do drop back by again soon! 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, 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
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?