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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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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
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 30
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
A Canton favorite!

Try the family style platters, especially if you're with a group. It's delicious and fun! TIPS: Try the rice pilaf sprinkled on your Grecian salad--a great blend of savory warm and cool crispy! The Middle Eastern egg roll appetizer is excellent! Friday nights are Belly Dancer nights so it's a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Sarah H
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Canton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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Canton,Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went with my wife for Easter dinner. Ordered lamb shish kabobs. Meat was not tender at all even though we ordered it medium. Felt like we had to saw through it to eat it. Been here 2 Easters in a row and probably won't go back. A very salty cucumber martini. Sides were good tho

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Canton, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Try the family style platters, especially if you're with a group. It's delicious and fun! TIPS: Try the rice pilaf sprinkled on your Grecian salad--a great blend of savory warm and cool crispy! The Middle Eastern egg roll appetizer is excellent! Friday nights are Belly Dancer nights so it's a little chaotic in the dining room, but it's all fun!

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North Canton, Ohio
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292 reviews 292 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

These middle eastern family style kabobs are amazing. You get this large serving tray in the center of your table which is filled with a great grecian salad, wonderful Syrian rice, amazing garlic toast, broasted potatoes. Not cheap at about $25 per person, but a family favorite for special occasions for years. We have celebrated birthdays to retirements in the... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten. here many times over the years. Delicious fare & pretty atmosphere too Same menu each year. the bartenders are clueless about current trends & new martinis. The guests are older and so is the menu.

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We love falafel and we grew up in the Middle East eating falafel. I was in downtown Canton today and me and my wife had craving for a falafel sandwich. We usually go to Cleveland and get them there but we thought about the Desert Inn. I wish that I did not. I stopped by and got three falafel sandwiches,... More 

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Canton,Ohio
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170 reviews 170 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have always enjoyed eating here whether it be a special evening out. A business lunch or just a regular dinner. The food is always good and is a welcome change from the other restaurants in the Canton area. Large portions, nice bar area and spacious dining area. I always try the kabobs or on weekend nights they usually have... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A good (but not delicious) meal and very filling. I know a lot of people in the area love this place but I have had better chow at chain restaurants. Best part of the meal was when somebody else picked up the check!

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Canton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

DI is a must try in Canton. It's great for lunch and dinner. The grecian salads are great if you want something on the light side, but for dinner you must get the family style dinner. Any of the kebabs are delicious and the lamb shank is to die for. If you visit when the belly dancer is performing you'll... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

If you are in Canton, OH and want to have a nice, upscale dinner, look no further than the Desert Inn. You will be tempted to order a strip steak, or maybe the rack of lamb, or the lobster, or, on Fridays and Saturdays, these amazing looking slices of Prime Rib, but the absolute greatest part of their menu are... More 

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Canal Fulton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have been here 3 times now and brought friends with us that love Middle Eastern food with us this time. They live over an hour away and they said it is the best they have ever had. We all had the family style lamb kabobs with the wonderful tray of the best rice you will ever have, delicious grecian... 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: Romance, 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?