My first impression of this establishment wasn't good. Upon entering the dining area there were a couple of tables that were not bused which gave the restaurant an unclean appearance. Since I was the only patron this didn't raise my hopes for a good experience. Deciding to stay and give the restaurant a chance, my guest and I were promptly greeted at the counter and our orders taken quickly. The menu had a good variety and was reasonable. The counter staff was well groomed and polite and told us that our food would be out shortly. We seated ourselves and in about 5 minutes we were served our orders. Food presentation was excellent and had very good visual appeal. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich and my guest ordered the Reuben and we both decided on the macaroni and cheese as our sides. The sandwiches were outstanding with the flavor matching the visual appeal with ease. The bread on both sandwiches were toasted to perfection and both had generous portions of meat. The toppings were fresh and the sauces were applied proportionately. Both sandwiches had tremendous flavor that married well with the toppings and sauces which allowed the palate to experience the flavor of all the ingredients. This is almost a lost art with delis these days and the creator of these sandwiches really put the time and effort to make rock solid sandwich recipes that showcased their knowledge and pride. The macaroni and cheese was also very solid with the macaroni itself being the definition of al dente. The sauce was neither too creamy nor too thick and allowed the flavor of the cheeses to come forward with each bite. The flavor was medium strength and complimented the sandwiches very well. A deli pickle is optional and they did have good crunch and flavor. I ordered the unsweetened tea and my guest had water. The tea was a little weak, but it had good flavor just not strong enough for my preference and was ample size that had free refills. The rest of the establishment was pretty clean and had an outdoor dining area for those nice days when eating outside is an option. I'm knocking a half star off due to my first impression and another half off for the lackadaisical effort to clean the dining area up for any guests that would have come in after me. I realize that cleaning isn't the most glamorous part of restaurant work, but it is one of the most important aspects. The star here was definitely the kitchen staff that really took pride in their work and it showed on the plate. I recommend trying this place out for lunch and a lighter fare dinner for anyone looking for a good meal. Prices were typical for this style of restaurant and the quality of the food easily justifies the cost to the diner. I will definitely stop here again when I'm in the area and try out more of the menu.
Always friendly staff. Great food. Nothing bad on menu at all. Food taste fresh and delicious
Masks were worn. Loved it! Met our Aunt and 2 cousins there. We had a great visit. No hurry up eat and go. Celebrated my sister's birthday. Highly recommend!
I've been at the McAlister's Deli in O'Fallon, MO on Veteran's Memorial Drive which is a 5 star place. I'll also give this location a 5 star rating. My wife & I shared the chicken, bacon , avocado sandwich & a bowl of broccoli soup around 3:30pm, since we would be eating again with family around 8:30pm. The sandwich didn't hold together as well as the same sandwich as the O'Fallon location did, but it was just as delicious. Next time, I'll buy a sandwich for myself and my wife... it was that good!!! When it comes to chain restaurants, McAlister's Deli is quickly becoming my favorite!!!
My wrap was about half the size of what I expected. It tasted good but I would need to order 2 of these to feel satisfied. Service wasn't the fastest but was ok. The staff was friendly.
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