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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank whazzat
Athens, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying in Lebanese. I've went to this restaurant since I live in Vienna but couldn't find decent Lebanese food such as hummus and beef. Their hummus feels not fresh. It's known that hummus needs to be made daily or it goes bad. It has lots of lemon and garlic in it to keep it preserved for days.... More 

Perrysburg, Ohio
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218 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

1st the service: Kerianne could not have been nicer! We split 2 app's & one main dish (so much to choose from!) Each item served with separate plates for our convenience. Meze platter was excellent (lots of food!) Borscht was the best I've ever had! Nice decorated!

Thank luvscigars
Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were looking for a good lunch a definitely found it. Had the classics -- hummus, taboulis, chicken shwarma and falafil and all were excellent. The decor is charming and they have super house-made ice tea which is really refreshing. We would definitely return/

Thank julie48070
Athens, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Very good local food, with local ingredients. The humus is amazing and great salads. As a local, would be nice to see new menu items, as I have been going since they opened. Great atmosphere and staff!

Thank shaggyacresfarm

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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, Middle Eastern, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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?