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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 good26%
  • Average35%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“wraps” (4 reviews)
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06:00 - 22:00All hours
1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good food and great prices with a lot to choose from on the menu. Service and atmosphere is good also. My favorite is the grilled chicken salad with honey bacon dressing.

Thank rxangel4u
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I couldn't believe how reasonable prices at this restaurant. Really! I ordered the chopped steak and it was pretty good. My wife got the salmon-also pretty good. So why am I giving a '5' rating?? The prices, dude!

Thank Immanuel J
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Good prices for average food. I can see why locals love it here and others stopping in off the interstate dislike the dining experience. I've had some really good meals and others left me thinking this sucks! Although, if you ask my 15 year old...More

Thank lifeisgoodatthelake
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We were passing through Salem and stopped at Famous Anthony's on the recommendation of a friend. We weren't disappointed. Our server was exceptionally friendly and attentive. My spaghetti was tasty and my friend's steak, though a bit overcooked, was still good. Prices were very reasonable...More

Thank MtMcGee
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Not a very friendly wait staff and it was not busy. Paid extra for onion rings and only got a small portion. Food was ok did not seem famous.

Thank Kathy W
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
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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