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Restaurant Salaam

21 West Washington, Athens, OH
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Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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61 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Deep River, Connecticut
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to go to Salaam on our first day in town, but it was 4:45pm and they didn't open for dinner until 5pm. Instead we went back the next day for lunch. Our waitress was so incredibly attentive, she made the whole experience. When I asked for details on a dish, she immediately brought over a little sample for... More

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went inside this restaurant reluctantly. What a surprise, plenty of people inside. Service is excellent, amazing wine list (another surprise) and the food is wonderful. One of the very few places in this small town where you can find some halal choices on the menu, I thought some of the readers would love to know this. Remember, Athens is... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I saw this restaurant on Trip Advisor and was a little scared by the "Middle Eastern" description. But my daughter and I decided to try it out. First of all, they do have alcohol, and a very good wine list. That was my first worry when I saw "Middle Eastern." The price for the whole bottle seemed quite reasonable based... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Salaams food is always top knotch. I've tried many many things on the menu and always been very happy. I love the spanakopita, chicken kabobs, and the coconut chicken curry. The salads are all delicious, as is the bread delivered while you ponder the menu. Service is friendly but sometimes a little slow. Always worth the wait.

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Nelsonville, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My favorite Athens Ohio restaurant. Great Middle Eastern/Indian Food and Nice ambience. Local produce/ingredients are used as much as possible. Owners/operators live locally and participate in and support the community. All around great philosophy!

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Athens, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a place with a unique atmosphere. Some of their dishes are amazing, although others are somewhat flat (and the reason for me not giving them 5 stars!). All in all very worth the visit.

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

we love this place!...food and service is high quality...middle eastern food made deliciously...the lamb is our favorite, no matter how it is prepared... and the bread is soooo yummy!...we travel about 35 miles to eat here...step out of your comfort zone of steak and potatoes and give salaam a try, you won't regret it!...

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Athens, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love this restaurant and generally order a middle eastern meal, but there are other options on the menu. The food is consistently fresh, well prepared and seasoned--very tasty. The ambiance is great, too, as is the service. There is also wine available for order--you don't have to bring your own and the desserts are wonderful. But, the best thing... More

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This restaurant provides a wide variety of dishes, with a middle eastern slant. Service was good. They use a variety of local ingredients. They have a great selection of different levels of spiciness, which is appealing to me because I really do not like highly spiced food. Also have choices for those who need glutten free options.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

You'll be pleasantly surprised to find this gem of a restaurant tucked away on West Washington Street. (At one time it was an office supply company; however, once seated is this attractive setting, it is difficult to imagine it was anything but a colorful and artful restaurant.) If you are new to Athens, don't let the parking situation stop you... More

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