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204 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703
330-456-1766
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Desert Inn has an Arabic flare. For appetizers try our humus, baba...
The Desert Inn has an Arabic flare. For appetizers try our humus, baba ganoush, grapeleaves, tabooli, kibbee, or our Arabic egg roll. "Family Style" is our signature meal. Kabobs are our specialty. We have: beef, lamb, mix(beef and lamb),filet mignon,chicken,and shrimp kabobs. We also have a small and large strip steaks, rack of lamb, steak diane, king and queen filets, lobster tail, and prime rib every Friday and Saturday night.
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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic, delicious Middle Eastern cuisine

The menu offers a nice variety of appetizers, family style meals and luscious desserts. Prices are reasonable and portions are plentiful. Best kept secret is the "middle eastern egg roll" appetizer! Our favorite entree is the lamb and beef kabob combo. Friday night live entertainment is fun! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Debbie M
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Akron, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Akron, Ohio
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The menu offers a nice variety of appetizers, family style meals and luscious desserts. Prices are reasonable and portions are plentiful. Best kept secret is the "middle eastern egg roll" appetizer! Our favorite entree is the lamb and beef kabob combo. Friday night live entertainment is fun! I highly recommend Desert Inn for date night.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The food was fine but really expensive: dinner for three was $90.00 with no drinks. Sahara Grill serves the same food (better in some ways) and significantly less expensive. Really not worth it.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

LOVE THIS PLACE! This is truly a diamond in the rough in Downtown Canton. The food, decor, service, and drinks are wonderful! Get the rack of lamb, you will not be disappointed! A great place for couples and families as everything is served family style!

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Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

There is just no place that has a better fillet than the Desert Inn. Served family style with Mediterranean rice, Greek salad and broasted potatoes...It is excellent. They also do lamb very well. Don't want potatoes? Just say so and they will bring more rice and salad. The bartenders are excellent as is all of the wait staff. This is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was just another example of how this restaurant succeeds in delivering a great experience! My wife and I celebrated our birthdays with family & friends & the crew made sure it was special! The food is always great, the staff is very good, and the restaurant is elegant, but not too stuffy as they leave room for guests to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is true I proposed to my wife, she said yes, and then we had a great meal at Desert Inn. It is a really unique place and if you have never tasked Lebanese food you need to try it. I recommend the lamb Kabobs. The beef kabobs and prime rib are good as well. The rice is one of... More 

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Dover, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Although Desert Inn is rightfully well-known for its lamb and beef entrees, I had the cod last time I ate here and it was excellent - the texture and taste were very similar to lobster! The platter food was excellent, as always, and certainly generous. And the "Dirty Mother" cocktail is the perfect dessert when you're tired of chewing! Rick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Select the food you want and it comes with a large tray of rice, potatoes, salad and garlic bread. More than we could it and it is berry good. I had the lamb shank which was great.

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband brought me here on our first anniversary as a special celebration. It had been his parents favorite place to dine and has since become our special place as well. We recently celebrated our 25th anniversary there with a large party of friends and family. As always, the food was delicious, the meat cooked to tender perfection, the wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

The food is predictably delicious. Years of great reputation have helped build this into a canton classic. Down side for me is the amount of food.very large servings. A little pricy for more visits. It's definitely an occasion place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 204 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: 330-456-1766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 to 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Desert Inn has an Arabic flare. For appetizers try our humus, baba ganoush, grapeleaves, tabooli, kibbee, or our Arabic egg roll. "Family Style" is our signature meal. Kabobs are our specialty. We have: beef, lamb, mix(beef and lamb),filet mignon,chicken,and shrimp kabobs. We also have a small and large strip steaks, rack of lamb, steak diane, king and queen filets, lobster tail, and prime rib every Friday and Saturday night.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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