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It’s difficult to describe the atmosphere at Corned Beef & Co. because it is a little of everything. The entrance is part of the sports bar, but off to the left is a room with a dance floor, and after that room is a large area with pool tables, and behind those are private rooms, and upstairs is a casual dining area, and above that are more private rooms, and there’s also the large rooftop patio. Hello run on sentence! I think the restaurant can comfortably accommodate 54,000 people at one time.
The menu at Corned Beef & Co. is also very diverse. They offer a large selection of salads, pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, seafood, and chicken dishes. I’ve tried the pizzas, salads, and sandwiches and I can’t think of a bad meal I’ve ever had there. It’s been a few months since I’ve been there, but Corned Beef & Co. used to offer one of the best weekday lunch deals in town. You could order the Pico Grilled Chicken Salad with a drink for $8.00. This southwestern style salad had chicken, peppers, onions, mushrooms, salsa, cheese, and more and it’s huge – similar to a “half” salad from The Cheesecake Factory. I don’t know if this special is still running, but I would highly recommend it to anyone. I’d also highly recommend the What-cha-ma-call-it sandwich, which is “hot pastrami, coleslaw, melted Swiss, Russian dressing, and mustard on grilled rye.” In my opinion, this is one of the best sandwiches in town.
Many people seem to have a lot of negative feelings towards Corned Beef & Co. Ironically, this tends to be more about poor decisions people make during drunken nights at Corned Beef than about the restaurant itself. I can’t speak for the experience on the dance floor and Friday nights or the bar at 2am, but I have always been impressed with the food. And judging by their endless array of dining rooms, I think a lot of people agree with me.
Corned Beef & Company
107 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24011