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Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant

60 University Avenue West, Windsor, Ontario, Canada (City Centre)
519.253.2215
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English first
Windsor, ON
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Very quaint restaurant with delicious Ethiopian food. A nice variety for vegetarians and meat lovers alike! We always get the vegetarian combo and the meat combo and share it among friends and family. You are expected to eat with your hands which is fun for a change! We highly recommend trying this restaurant but you will need to be open... More 

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bloomfield hill
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Intimate atmosphere to try out Ethiopian food. Delicious menu options. Watch out though-you will have fun eating with your hands!

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Toronto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I was delighted to find that this restaurant was a short distance from my downtown hotel. My veggie combo was tasty and great value. Service was friendly and prompt. Highly recommended!

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Please find yourselves other places to spend your hard earned money. I had a terrible experience at this place, me and my family went to this place after reading reviews on here. It turned out to be a terrible experience. After we were seated for a party of five, I took a trip to the men's room and I happened... More 

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Temperance, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Great atmosphere & very reasonable prices (about $10/person). I recommend getting the option that lets you sample meals #1-6.

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Detroit, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

my friend and I have never eaten Ethiopian food before and decided to see what it was like. Small and cozy restaurant, we were greeted warmly. Our waiter took the time to answer our questions & made suggestions. We had a tasting platter containing several vegetarian & meat " presentations", varying from mild to very spicy, eaten with "injera" (... More 

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Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Love trying different foods and this place has great Ethiopian food, décor is poor, service is mediocre but it is the only Ethiopian restaurant in the city I would go to, I tried the other place which is on Wyandotte and I would never go back.

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Tecumseh, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

There are not very many Ethiopian restaurants out there but if you would like to raise the bar and eat at the very best, then you need to step into Marathon. From their soup to their tea it is by far at the top. The service is slow, but it is family owned and run and let's face it, Windsor... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

My family (includes two young well-behaved kids) loved the whole experience of low tables, communal dining, finger food. Don't be fooled by the rather uninviting, slightly worrisome exterior (hint to the owners...maybe spruce up a little?). They cater to vegetarians as well as omnivores and the staff are pleased to describe each dish for you. Wish they would have gluten-free... More 

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Kingston,Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Whenever my fiance and I are in Windsor, we try to eat at Marathon. The place is perfumed with spices and I find myself relaxing as soon as I enter. It is the only place I have ever been that makes spinach taste like comfort food. Be aware that, as befits a relaxing place, a meal can take a while.... More 

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Address: 60 University Avenue West, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 519.253.2215
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Windsor>  > City Centre
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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