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Restaurant Salaam

21 West Washington, Athens, OH
740-594-3800
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Ranked #1 of 107 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Oxford, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Whenever we are in Athens, Ohio, we dine at Restaurant Salaam. The restaurant offers global cuisine made with locally-sourced ingredients. Many of the the selections are Middle Eastern in focus, while others use the palette of North African and Indian cuisine. The service is friendly and efficient; the restaurant surroundings are warm, cozy, and beautifully appointed. A well-balanced wine and... More 

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Destin, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We recently visited with a group of friends; given the reviews of this restaurant, we were excited to visit. We left pretty disappointed. I had the chicken kabobs. Not only did the entire dish lack flavor (it was just chunks of grilled chicken and flavorless grilled veggies) the dish was served cold. That's not acceptable in my book. I can... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

An off night but still worth it. The atmosphere and the menu are always worth consideration at this Athens gem. Last night they seemed a little off their game. The soup & salads were wonderful. The main course meals were tasty but luke warm. I would recommend the flat iron steak. Spiced perfectly as described.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews 98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Our first impression of Salaam was the great atmosphere in the restaurant. The decor and open kitchen created a sensory experience that was a welcoming change from the rowdy college weekend outside. Service was excellent, and we ordered a couple appetizers to start. The dolmas/grape leaves... weren't the best. Very mushy on the inside, but the variety of olives with... More 

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Pensacola
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The chef cannot serve the special curried goat dish if the item is almost sold out!!! I was served the bottom of the pot with invisible little pieces of meat and bones : Come on chef, wake up, why do you want to tarnish the restaurant good reputation just because of a little greediness?

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent food and service, great atmosphere, very kind staff. Great for dates or friends. Staff will accommodate large groups.

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Deep River, Connecticut
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time here in about a month. This time it was parents' weekend at OU, so I was worried we wouldn't get a table at prime dinner time on Friday night. Thankfully I was wrong! After seeing long delays at other restaurants, we lucked out here and walked right in. They even sat us in a semi-private... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant very much--the food and setting were most enjoyable. We visited with our whole family during Thanksgiving week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Columbus, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went for lunch an a day trip to Athens and a local had recommended this restaurant. They were dead on. Décor is very attractive with lots of wall hangings and rugs on the floor but is not "over the top". Service was outstanding: attentive but not obtrusive. Wide selection of items on the menu. Unfortunately they were out of... More 

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Deep River, Connecticut
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95 reviews 95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Additional Information about Restaurant Salaam

Address: 21 West Washington, Athens, OH
Phone Number: 740-594-3800
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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