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McAlister's Deli

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2063 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015
+1 540-204-4407
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Blue Riidge, VA
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I meet with groups of friends there often for lunch. It is always packed. Love the ice tea. I have eaten at the one on Richmond and often in Roanoke. Great atmosphere!

Thank nat86_13
Roanoke, VA
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455 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch and a takeout for a colleague. Excellent variety of sandwiches and exceptionally friendly, quick service. After we ate, we ordered takeout for a friend and got it very quickly.

Thank Hokiechip
Roanoke, Virginia
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Menu good with multiple selection of food, sandwiches, and potatoes. Can't say enough about the huge baked potatoes, they will fill you up.

Thank savacu
Da Nang, Vietnam
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This place is pretty average. Average food at an average price. I have had three different sandwiches which were okay, but the pasta salad isn't very good. The staff are very friendly and the restaurant is very clean/beautiful. I do love that they serve Banh Mi though!!

Thank dancingzombie22
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Love McAlisters. Everything on their menu is good. My husband and I can eat there for around $20.00. The McAlisters club is my favorite with their potato salad and ice tea. It's really good. We have never had a bad meal there. Great for kids too.

1 Thank Dorie H
Roanoke, United States
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256 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

First visit to MD. Nice interior. Clean. Combination of tables and booths. Ordered at counter and food delivered to table. Person who took order was friendly, helpful and knew the menu well. I had Southwest Cobb salad. Wife had pick two cup of soup and a grilled cheese. Staff attentive.

Thank ejm99
salem, va
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331 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We've been away from this restaurant simply because of time. It was great to come back. The wait staff is always friendly and accommodating. Even when the lines are long they move swiftly. The food is always cooked the way you ask and is delicious. We come here b/c we know the weight watchers points and it is a good... More 

Thank dsummer20
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a good place for a quick bite, and it's not just deli sandwiches. Their menu also offers nachos, chili, baked potatoes with a variety of toppings, and a selection of freshly made salads. The sweet tea is delicious.

Thank Joy L
Roanoke, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

For the last few months from time to time I need to catch lunch "on the go". McAlister,s is a place that I can always count on. You can call it in and be absolutely sure that when you get there it is ready and your order is correct. I have also been there to eat in. Again no problem... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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507 reviews
396 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Fast food but full of good choices of sandwiches, soups, and more. We like the half and half menu where you get a half order of two of the three of soup, salad, or sandwich.

1 Thank Jeff S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2063 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-204-4407
Home of hand-crafted sandwiches, always fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds and our Famous Sweet Tea. It's always better to give. And at McAlister's, we give as much as we can, including free refills, big portions and big smiles. It's easy to be giving when you're a giver by nature. And we're givers. So as soon as you step through our doors, you can relax and expect to get a little more. Whether it's getting free refills on your sweet tea without ever leaving your seat or being served portions always a bit bigger than your appetite, giving you more of what you like is what we like to do. That's why you'll always be treated like an old friend and be greeted with a warm smile even if we just met.

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