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Restaurant Salaam

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21 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant on a Sunday evening. The servers were very friendly and efficient. The restaurant's décor is warm and inviting. I had the pasta, which was tasty,but the ratio of cheese,sun-dried dried tomatoes and seasonings was off. It needed more of the cheese and seasonings.

Thank Lori H
Athens, Ohio
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Depending on the day, you can try unusual taste sensations. Different than most foods in town, some days better than others, some dishes top notch, some, depending on who's cooking okay.

Thank melody s
Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by several folks that Salaam was the place to go in Athens but it was just alright for us. The place itself is beautiful and the server was very nice but the food left me a little lukewarm. It wasn't awful but all the hype I was expecting to be wowed, I wasn't.

Thank Jennifer W
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437 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in town, visiting a student, on a Monday night in summer, when many restaurants were closed. We happened upon this, and liked the looks of the menu and the prices. Our son said "this is a professor restaurant--fancy". He thought it would be cost prohibitive, but it wasn't! Wraps were priced similarly to many of the typical student,... More 

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
Columbia City, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salaam was recommended by the hotel desk person and it had great reviews on this site and the competitions so we tried it. Other than finding a place to park it was a great experience. The service was very good, the choices were fairly wide, and the food was excellent. We tried the mese and the lamb kabobs all were... More 

2 Thank None123456012
Solon, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My son and I ate here based on the rave reviews on this site. We were both disappointed. We found the food far from authentic. We have both had middle eastern food our whole lives and have lived in the Middle East. I ordered the trout. Healthy but bland and overcooked. The curried spinach soup was weird and not great.... More 

Thank stacyinsolon
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We were in town t for the long Memorial Day weekend we enjoyed our meals so well Saturday that we returned on Tuesday before driving back home. I ordered the lamb kabobs which were seasoned and grilled to perfection. It came with the Hilarie's salad which was one of the best salads I have had, the creamy goat cheese was... More 

1 Thank mipirate
Wayne, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We have eaten at Salaam numerous times over the past several years, each time the food has been wonderful. Service is very good, friendly, and prompt. The atmosphere is casual and unrushed, the food each time delicious. Even when OU is out of session, expect at least a short wait to be seated for dinner.

Thank Mitchell07470
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Just go, it's a great place! The food is really nice, the atmosphere is very cozy and the staff very attentive. Also very child friendly.

Thank Foodiestravel
Copenhagen, Denmark
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

After being negatively chocked by the love excitement type restaurant near to our hotel on the "Athens Strib" we chose to drive 5 minutes to Athens local downtown to this fantastic place. Great athmosphere and service + super nice and autentic food. Deserved #1!

Thank Bos_DK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
  • 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?