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Famous Anthony's

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1716 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3114
+1 540-389-4502
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Salem, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Salem, Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 son about the all you can eat spaghetti he loves it!! I personally think they... More 

Thank lifeisgoodatthelake
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 for the serving size. I'd consider our experience diner-style food with five-star service! We will... More 

Thank MtMcGee
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Was very much welcomed, and made to feel, comfortable. Was there with DIL and 2 grandkids. Food was tasty and satisfying. Service was lovely and business was hopping. Looks like a good bit of "regulars" visit this place as wait staff were calling people by names. ... their names...

Thank Holly H
Roanoke, Virginia
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306 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Good variety of food (sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken tenders, chili, spaghetti, etc.) that will suit most everyone in a party. Works well for large groups with a focus on value. Kids meals a bit overpriced (but free with adult entree on Saturdays), soup a bit salty. Tends towards fast service.

Thank regiontravelreturns
Salem, Virginia
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43 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Three of us went in for a Sunday breakfast and were greeted/seated immediately. Our server came over after a few minutes and took our order. The fresh hot food arrived just a few minutes later. Between us we had gravy biscuits, eggs, apples, grits, and a pancake. Everything came out looking and tasting wonderful! We all really enjoyed every bite... More 

Thank Dennis M
Long Beach Island, NJ
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Flounder blah. Pulled pork no big deal. Food just warm. Service was good. Place was noisy and crowded with families on a Saturday night. We filled up, but not on good food.

Thank rwa
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229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped into this busy place. While not exceptional we thought it very good both on quality and especially value. All the burgers were great and I had the crispy waffle fries which I'd recommend. Service was OK for a very busy night, Id definitely visit here again.

Thank Will_HInverness

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?