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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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Perrysburg, Ohio
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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448 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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 

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Solon, Ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

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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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, 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?