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LOCAL STAPLE EMBRACES THE FUTURE:

MACADO'S

Building on nearly 40 years of great food,
Macado's encourages innovation for their upcoming endeavors.

M

acado's has big plans for the
future, with renovations under
way in Boone and Farmville, and
two recently opened locations in Vinton and
Winchester Virginia. They have also started
offering delivery via DoorDash at select locations.
Owner Richard Macher is all about forward
thinking, wanting Macado's to strive for the
best. Whether it's his family or employees in the
management program, he encourages anyone to
step up and be part of their exciting endeavors.
"It's really about creating a future for the next
generation of Macado's management and staff,"
says Macher. "We're building the company for the

future. It's about what my staff and customers
want for our restaurants."
Macado's is a staple in Roanoke, with nearly
40 years serving hungry patrons. Macher
encourages innovation and changing things
up for the people.
The renovations in Farmville will include a
new full-service bar and other ways to make
their outdoor seating more climate-controlled.
And their team is just getting started.
"It's a lot of work, but that's what I mean
about changing," Macher adds. "What can make
our restaurants better? It's that cool, hipster
image we're trying to achieve."

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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR STEAKS:

THE GREAT 611 STEAK CO.
With hand cut steaks and an extensive salad bar, The Great 611 offers something for everyone.

T
THE GREAT 611 STEAK CO.

he Great 611 Steak Company takes you
back to a time when dining on a rail car was
part of the journey. Train-themed decor
that includes railroad memorabilia, artifacts and
prints of local points of interest are reminiscent
of the steam era. Named for the Great 611, one
of the original Norfolk
& Western
Class J steam
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locomotives built in Roanoke, this restaurant lives
up to its name.
Founded in 2006 from what was once a Western
Sizzlin, Great 611 has taken awards for Best Steak
from The Roanoker magazine four years in a row.
Their most popular item is the 8-ounce sirloin with
salad bar. Speaking of salad bar...
"Most folks think we have a buffet," said Richard

Judy, restaurant owner, "but we don't. We have a
large salad bar with over 70 items."
In addition to making everything on that bar
in-house, the folks at The Great 611 hand cut
their steaks every day. Steaks with names like
the Pullman, Boxcar and Smokestack keep the
locomotive theme going
full steam ahead.
MACADO'S
The Great 611 offers more than steaks, though.
Seafood, burgers, ribs and more round out a menu
everyone will love. Daily lunch specials and a kids
menu make it the perfect place to bring the family.
In fact, download their app for rewards and specials.
Located on Franklin Road, near the Tanglewood
Mall exit, The Great 611 offers online ordering,
party trays and catering.

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Diverse menu selections, fresh ingredients and hardworking staff are the
key to many of southwest Virginia's locally owned dining establishments.
Whether you're in the mood for casual fare or fine dining, from fresh seafood
to mouth-watering steaks and hearty sandwiches, there is truly a menu for
everyone's palate in our area. We hope you enjoyed reading about these
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