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Restaurant Salaam

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21 West Washington, Athens, OH
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the cheapest place in town to eat, but if you want an upscale meal that delivers, Salaam is worth the price. We've done our share of dive scene when visiting Athens so having a nice restaurant to go to is a nice change of pace. Keep up the good work!

Thank TomGrandy
Athens, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in athens as far as fresh and favorful food. More expensive than most restaurants but more reasonable for lunch. I especially liked the home made hummus and Anns salad. This is basically middle easterner food. Sometimes they have live music or belly dancers.

Thank waddy54
Athens, Ohio
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat here quite often. It is basically Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine and a pleasant change from traditional choices. Staff is very friendly and prices are decent for a nice restaurant. The wine and beer selection is good, too. When planning a dinner with friends, we often suggest going to Salaam and always enjoy it. Only open for dinner at 5:00... More 

Thank WJRothman
Highland Park, Illinois
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to visit my daughter at OU and went to Salaam. We both enjoyed our meals. Started with the falafel with tahini lemon sauce appetizer. She had the salad sampler platter and it was delicious. I had the grilled chicken wrap which was also very good. Other items on the menu could get a bit pricey. The atmosphere was relaxed... More 

Thank mark l
Salt Lake City, Utah
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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

A large yet cozy restaurant with a variety of rugs, wall hanging, table cloths. The decor helps make it quieter than most new places. Good quality food, a large menu, and pleasant service.

Thank abcpoet
Vincent, Ohio
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Loving day trips, this restaurant is the perfect place for a pleasurable lunch. Even when crowded, our service is personal and at our pace. Wonderful menu, excellent presentation and the owner is friendly and accommodating. One of our favorite places!

Thank Maryanne D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This place has nice decor that puts you in the mood for the wonderful Mediterranean menu. Lamb kebabs were perfectly seasoned. Trouts smothered in arugula and tahini did not disappoint.

Thank Joan E B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Good food, nice variety, cozy atmosphere. Would probably be a better choice for date night rather than family night as it is somewhat pricey.

Thank Melisa D
Helena, MT
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612 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We were looking for an interesting place on a cross country camping trip. A college town like Athens looked like it would offer good choices Salaam looked interesting. It offered a nice selection and great service. Interesting decor Our only complaint was that the spice level seemed to be lowered far too much. I wondered is if that was to... More 

Thank vintagetrailer
Roanoke, Virginia
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely, clean restaurant with pleasant people. We ordered vegetarian, gyros and lamb gyros. We also had falafelle. Everything was delicious but the lamb was a little well done. We will stop there again on our way to Michigan.

Thank Diane1313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 West Washington, Athens, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740-594-3800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?