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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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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