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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Athens for Ohio University's parents weekend and went to Restaurant Salaam for dinner with my daughter on the recommendation of one of her roommates. The space is beautiful and full of warm colors, tiles, decorative linens and wall hangings. I enjoyed delicious bread that gracious wait staff renewed continually, noted the good drink selection and had a... More 

Thank NBentley2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

On a whim we went to Athens for dinner and found this gem. Cozy quiet place, great ambience, food was very good. Had lamb kabob, salmon, babaganoush, Harris soup. Excellent service. Yummy desserts. We will be back with the rest of the family!!

Thank Agnes E
Athens, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent atmosphere and service, good to average quality mediterranean-fusion food, but really overpriced.

Thank whazzat
Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Wonder food wonderful people! I would recommend this restaurant highly. The location is convenient. The food is excellent as is the service.

Thank Jo C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

While on a two-day visit to Athens we had dinner here on the first night. We liked it so much we returned the following night. We had lamb kabobs, beef stew, an entre salad and the pasta with chicken. We also had several varieties of soup. Every dish was fresh, prepared as ordered and delicious. The portion sizes are large... More 

Thank HowdoSarasota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere, cozy but not confining. Specials are interesting and usually locally sourced. Chutney is great, as is the bread. Love the variety of salads and vegetables. Really enjoyed the trout. We look forward to dining here.

Thank Bernice G

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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?