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American, Bar, Pub
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1806 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3112
+1 540-389-2784
11:00 - 12:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waitress is thorough but it took far too long for main course. Kitchen must be backlogged. Food was good upon arrival

1 Thank Sharon M
Rigaud, Canada
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We arrived around 6.30 PM and the hostess was not really awake.... she was more interested in fixing up her hair than taking care of potential customers, finally we got our table for two, the waitress was kind of inexperienced and we ordered 2 plates of nachos, she came back with only one...... we did not bother to tell her... More 

2 Thank Sakujazz
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I ordered the unlimited riblets. They were warm to cool. The meat wasn't tender. Fries were fair. Drank water. Definitely was NOT worth $14.46

1 Thank dsutphin99
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The experience was disappointing. The food was exceptionally salty this night. Our appetizer never came but the waitress was pleasant and removed from our bill. Was looking forward to nice and tender ribs but got the vastly overlooked version. More like jerky than tender baby back ribs.

1 Thank GregM_VA
Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food was mediocre at best. New menu with unusual combinations. Waiter wasn't helpful or attentive. Items arrived with incorrect sides. Wouldn't recommend. Go to fast food before wasting money here.

1 Thank Lynne R
Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had Asian Chicken Salad and 6 oz steak. The Asian chicken salad was good but the dressing was skimpy. The steak was tough and the beans with it were not good at all. Coffee and desert were fine and the service was prompt. Good service and good food

1 Thank giandoll
Salem, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Well it's been a long day and we were headed to Applebee's in Salem. We had already discussed getting several appetizers and sharing them. We'll we got there and the host was nowhere to be found so a nice young lady started to help us. The host finally arrived and asked one of the waitresses if he sat us in... More 

1 Thank Bryan S
Roanoke, Virginia
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324 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We'd had a few experiences here some time ago where things just weren't to our liking and we could have a better experience nearby elsewhere. However, menu revisions resulted in a much more pleasing meal on this visit. Enjoyed the tomato basil soup in particular. Meal presentation has improved, as well as the variety of options available.

1 Thank regiontravelreturns
Salem, Virginia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Picked up Carside to go ordered a platter and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of food......I am not a big fan of Wings but these were Delicious! The only thnig was I asked for ranch sauce and didn't receive it however I.should've checked before I pulled away....I can always find something on menu and dine here monthly at least.....

1 Thank Salemtransplant1
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this location good food service was great the waitress was excellent. Always making sure that we had everything that we needed. Highly recommend this location

Thank Melissa B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1806 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3112
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-2784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?