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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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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A quiet tasty experience, exotic but predictable - in a good way! Very reasonably priced, fresh ingredients, and lots of selection for all the members of our party. Surprisingly diverse wine list, great ambience, attentive but patient service - and terrific specials. There's a reason this place is so highly rated and so popular. Any visit to Athens where dining... More 

Thank James C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best place for a grown up meal in this college town. Fresh breads, hearty salads and dinnershe bursting with flavors. The flowerbeds chocolate cake is the best desert in town. Please this place is 100% local

Thank Kimberly J
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't bother. They claim to take reservations, but don't in fact. Called and the person rudely told me they only take reservations for large parties. It's crowded and they're too busy.

Thank OneFussyGuy
Athens, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our family's favorites. We have eaten there dozens of times and never had a bad meal or customer service. They locally source many of their ingredients and the unexpected menu selection makes for a great eating adventure. My kids and I love the lamb kabobs and lamb chops, but you really can't go wrong.

Thank HawkMaiden2008
Athens, Ohio
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Salaam is a fine choice if you enjoy a Moroccan/Arabic style cuisine with a couple of American style dishes (you can get a steak), food is very good, fresh ingredients and sourced with the environment in mind. The staff was very attentive, dishes are reasonably priced with a nice atmosphere.

Thank Horse1988
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236 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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 November 6, 2016

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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161 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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

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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
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?