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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
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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