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204 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703
330-456-1766
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11:00 am - 11:00 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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Wonderful

My husband and I go there often and it is always fantastic. The filet combo is hard to beat and one of the best steaks ever as well as family style salad and rice. My husband never eats rice except here! The bar tender staff is exceptional and chocolate martinis are delicious. Fridays are special... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen R
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Massillon, Ohio
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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I go there often and it is always fantastic. The filet combo is hard to beat and one of the best steaks ever as well as family style salad and rice. My husband never eats rice except here! The bar tender staff is exceptional and chocolate martinis are delicious. Fridays are special as there is a belly... More 

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Thank Karen R
Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I'm not much on lamb but the broiled scrod was excellent., she had the mixed kebab and loved it. The other couple had the chicken kebab and filet mignon. Make sure to try a "Dirty Mother" after dinner drink.

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Thank 107RB
Canton, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The food at the Desert Inn is consistently divine, and the wait staff is the greatest. Stop in over the weekend and see the belly dancer - fun evening!

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Thank Sophie S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The wine & cocktails were excellent, friendly & capable service. Food was great and the family does it all. Lamb, steak, & shrimp - all delicious.

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Thank Jesse P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Delicious family style dinner for 14, celebrating a milestone birthday. I love their filet and dirty rice! Not to mention the Dirty Mothers! Great service and wonderful food. The attractive, very talented belly dancer was an added treat, too.

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Thank Lynn S
Coshocton, Ohio
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Normally, I am not a fan of restaurants that do not feature foods that I can not pronounce, but one of my rare exceptions is the Desert Inn, in Canton. Very old world and mid-20th Century in decor, and outstanding in food offerings. Especially like the way pork loin is prepared. Well worth a try.

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Thank JHMCCLURE
Akron, Ohio
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Debbie M
1 review
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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Thank michael g
Akron, Ohio
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Staci R
Canton, Ohio
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38 reviews
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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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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 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?