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Desert Inn

204 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703
330-456-1766
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Ranked #18 of 299 Restaurants in Canton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $40
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
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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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.
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English first
North Canton, Ohio
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268 reviews 268 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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159 reviews 159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 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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North Canton, Ohio
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128 reviews 128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I've eaten at this establishment when it started in the old home down the street, the food was good then, and still is good.. They still make a great "dirty mother", but they are smaller and very pricey ..

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Medina, OH
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

A hidden gem. Never a wait at lunch, plenty of seating. Food comes quickly and it is delicious. We ordered humus, tabouli, and the family style shrimp kabobs. The shrimp were cooked perfectly, which few restaurants can do for some reason? Their rice is the greatest.. Try it and you'll see why. This was my 2nd visit and I'll be... More 

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Additional Information about Desert Inn

Address: 204 12th St. NW, Canton, OH 44703
Phone Number: 330-456-1766
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Canton
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 40
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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