12 Best American Restaurants in Salem

Chip & Jo's Restaurant American • $
315 8th St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Side of Gravy and Two Eggs over Easy
Deep Fried Crab Cake Platter
Eggs Gravy Biscuit Coffee
Chuckwagon Steak Plate
Biscuits and Gravy
Big Boy Breakfast
Home Fries

“My husband and I went in to try some lunch one day and it was absolutely delicious. We went back the next day to try the breakfast and it was hands down the best breakfast. We've now taken our family with us and every time we ask the kids where they want to eat, they always pick Chip and Jo's. Great food, great service. It's hard to find good food and good service like this anymore. We highly recommend!“

4.6 Superb95 Reviews
Salem Ice Cream Parlor Ice Cream Shop • $
404 W Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Chocolate Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sundaes
Deli Sandwich
Waffle Cone

“Creamy ice cream and pleasant service. Good hot fudge Sunday - treated myself after a big traffic jam on I 81 because a truck caught on fire. U only live once, so just get u something nice. I used to go here when a kid and a different owner, so I remember the location, I like the new vibe.“

4.7 Superb60 Reviews
Mac and Bob's American • $
316 E Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Philly Cheese Steak
French Onion Soup
Chicken Tenders
Fried Mushrooms
Fish and Chips
Garlic Knots
Huge Calzone
Beer Cheese
Fish Tacos

“Went on a Thursday night. Restaurant was very busy but we got right in and got seated. Our waitress was very pleasant. Had the Augustino Sandwich (basically an Italian) and the fries. We also had the Vodoo Chicken & Shrimp Bowl. Our friends had the Steak & Cheese sandwich and Jalapeno Meatloaf which they both enjoyed. Food came out fast and was all very good. Lots of local draft beers to try. Right on Main Street but there is a big parking lot right there with free parking if your dining there.“

4.3 Superb115 Reviews
Elderberry's Salem American • $$
30 W Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Tankard Bowl with Gingerberry Smoothie

“I’ve always wanted to try. There are some things that could make this a 5 star experience.First things first, a smoothie and a wrap cost me over $20 and that was with a tip. Without the tip is was $17 and change. That is very expensive. The smoothie was pretty basic, it didn’t have that veggie taste I’m used too. And maybe it’s the smoothie I got but it was really sweet and it was hard to know if it was a healthy smoothie vs. sugar loaded because there are no calories listed.They appear to be a ‘health food place’. They sell salads, soups, wraps, and smoothie bowls. But there are zero calories for any item. That’s a no no for me as I am currently tracking my calories. I feel like they should take the time to figure out the calorie counts for what they make. That can be done for free on myfitnesspal by creating your own recipe.My wrap was actually good and very fresh. I wouldn’t mind trying other wraps here but again, because I am on a strict diet, I need to know the calories. Maybe it’s 400 calories and maybe it’s 800? There is no telling so I wouldn’t recommend it as a regular spot for people on specialized diets.Lastly, the cashier was nice but she wasn’t really helpful or engaging and it was my first time there. Friendlier cashiers and listing calories at a minimum would result in a higher rating from me.“

4.5 Superb28 Reviews
Pancake House Breakfast • $
1840 Apperson Dr, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Biscuits and Gravy
Pigs in a Blanket
Corned Beef Hash
Scrambled Eggs
Chocolate Chip
Sausage Gravy
Hash Browns

“Food was good.Reasonably priced.Plenty of Parking.Cornbeef Hash, 2 Eggs, 2 Pancakes 9.00Seating for 5 is limited to one table and seating for 4 average adults is crowded at their tables for "4".Counter stools available but limited during our visit.Except for seating overall experience was excellent and this place is great for breakfast.Homemade Vegetable soup looked great!“

4.4 Superb43 Reviews
The Pirate Sip Barrr Bar & Grill • $$
928 S Colorado St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Cheeseburger and Fries

“Great place for karaoke, people are Uber friendly regardless of who you meet. Drinks are decent, service is on point. Food was good for bar food. If you come to play pool bring cash :)Parking: Needs more space but good for what it is :)Wheelchair accessibility: They have a ramp to get in.“

4.5 Superb23 Reviews
Our Daily Bread Bakery & Bistro Bistros • $
100 E 4th St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Eggs Benedict with Croissant
Cherry Cheesecake Brownies
Chocolate Croissant
Virginia Breakfast
Sausage Benedict
Cheese Danish
French Toast

“This restaurant is fantastic. The food is delicious, perfectly cooked and with unexpectedly fantastic presentation. Much better than I expect from a diner. The staff are helpful and friendly, and seem to enjoy being here. Very clean too. Atmosphere was friendly and neighborly. There are cute little signs here and there that give character without being kitschy. The dessert case looks amazing too, but unfortunately I was too full on my visit to try any of the pastries!“

4.2 Good53 Reviews
The Burger Den Meal Delivery • $
2039 W Main St, Salem

“The hidden gem in the desert. Almost drove by and didn't noticed it, but so glad I did. Burgers are made fresh like everything they serve, not frozen or microwaved. On way to Rancho Cucamonga from Vegas, stopped and ordered a breakfast burrito. It was great, so I stopped by on the way back to Vegas for a late lunch. Burger, fries & shake were the best. Highly recommend to anyone traveling thru. A+“

4.4 Superb7 Reviews
Awful Arthur's Seafood Co Seafood • $$
131 E Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Seafood Platter with Scallops and Shrimp
Steamed Oysters on the Half Shell
Crab Balls with Horseradish Sauce
Pepperjack Crab Soup
Oysters Rockefeller
Crab Rangoon Dip
Seared Ahi Tuna
Seafood Alfredo
Kingston Trio
Fish and Chips

“Our crab legs were slightly overcooked. There wasn’t a whole lot of flavor on the muscles we ordered in wine and garlic butter sauce, and the salmon was cooked perfectly. It’s was good just not great! The staff that interacted with our table were all very friendly and “

4 Good64 Reviews
Famous Anthony's Salem American • $
1716 W Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

All You Can Eat Chicken Tenders
Bacon Cheeseburger Wrap
Teriyaki Chicken Salad
Mozzarella Sticks
Barbecued Pork
Baked Potato
French Fries
Taco Salad

“Service was outstanding both times this past week. Food was Fantastic and cooked to perfection. Reasonable prices. Fantastic atmosphere. Will be back on my next trip to the Roanoke area. My Mother ate great for 2 nights. Thank you so very much.“

3.9 Good66 Reviews
Waffle House Breakfast • $
1961 W Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

The Elite Combo Breakfast of Hash Browns and Eggs Sausage and Biscuits
Texas Patty Melt with Hashbrowns
Build Your Own Breakfast Sandwich
Sausage Hash Brown Bowl
Chocolate Chip Waffle
Eggs Toast and Grits
All-Star Breakfast
Steak and Eggs
Scrambled Eggs
Pecan Waffle

“I have never had a bad meal here. It's nice to still be able to get a delicious meal at 3am, since COVID. All other restaurants, such as Denny's, STILL aren't open 24 hours a day anymore. The food is made to order and always just perfect. The staff is friendly and make you feel right at home. 5 stars...easy ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐“

3.8 Good77 Reviews


Denny's Diner • $
2039 W Main St, Salem

Customers` Favorites

Burger and Onion Rings
Build Your Own Burger
French Toast Platter
Hamburger and Fries
55 Chicken Dinner
English Muffin
Jalapeño Bacon
French Toast
Zesty Nachos
Turkey Bacon

“I had the pleasure of being served by Garrett Wood during my recent visit to Dennys in Salem, VA, and I must say, he provided an impeccable dining experience that deserves nothing less than a 5-star rating. From the moment I walked in, Garrett's professionalism and friendliness stood out. He greeted me with a warm smile and promptly seated me in a cozy corner booth. Throughout my meal, he ensured that I had everything I needed without being intrusive, displaying a remarkable ability to anticipate my needs. Garrett's knowledge of the menu was outstanding. He expertly guided me through the numerous options, offering insightful recommendations based on his understanding of my preferences. His attention to detail was truly commendable, as he took note of my dietary restrictions and ensured that my order was prepared exactly as requested. Not only was Garrett attentive, but he also exhibited remarkable efficiency. Despite the restaurant being busy, he managed to deliver each course promptly, without compromising on presentation or taste. His ability to multitask was evident as he effortlessly coordinated with the kitchen staff, ensuring that my meal was served hot and fresh.What truly sets Garrett apart is his genuine friendliness and engaging personality. He exuded a warm and welcoming vibe that made me feel like a valued guest throughout my dining experience. He had a knack for striking up pleasant conversations, making the atmosphere feel inviting and enjoyable. In conclusion, my experience with Garrett Wood as my server at Dennys in Salem, VA, was absolutely top-notch. His professionalism, friendliness, attention to detail, and efficient service truly exceeded my expectations. If you are looking for an exceptional dining experience, Garrett is the server you can rely on. I wholeheartedly give him a 5-star rating and encourage others to seek out his exceptional service.“

3.7 Good93 Reviews
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