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Desert Inn

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204 12th St NW, Canton, OH 44703-1805
+1 330-456-1766
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted with a friendly smile. Our reservation was for 5p. We were seated on time and our server Nichole was great! She knew the Menu and I have to say, this was the best Valentine Dinner and Atmosphere that i have experienced in Years! We are great great Grandparents, first time ever dining at Desert Inn, but it... More 

Thank Queen W
Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a great dinner. Everything from the king prime rib, filet, steak and lamb kabob to orange roughy. I love the fish 10 oz seasoned perfect you can't get such a large serving anywhere for this price. All served family style with garlic toast , rice and jo jos. Also comes with the salad which is delicious !... More 

Thank Ars1300
Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a good restaurant for the family where they serve the salad, potatoes, rice and garlic bread family style. This evening I had the chicken and my wife had the steak. They bring out your choice of meat cooked to your request and everyone shares from the large platter in the middle of the table for their sides. The... More 

Thank Browns64
Carrollton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Whether you are dining out for a romantic dinner or enjoying a meal with family, Desert Inn is always a good choice! Our most recent experience here was for lunch prior to seeing a play on a Sunday. Much to my surprise, they were very busy so reservations are recommended. We dined here with two children and we all absolutely... More 

Thank Kwags14
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Love the family style service. Stopped in for a quick dinner. Had the combo kebab and the shrimp kebab. Good food. Friendly staff.

Thank Margie G
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83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I asked my wife where she wanted to go for her birthday, quick answer the Desert Inn. My grade school kids loved it, chicken and shrimp shiksa kabobs with a huge platter of fantastic rice salad and kids go crazy for the JoJos and grilled garlic bread...... My parents had the Orange Ruffe and its was great. Always. A good... More 

Thank Usamargaritavile
Canton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The food and atmosphere at the DI are impeccable Some of the best Middle Eastern Cuisine I've ever had.

Thank Ebomb58
Canton, Ohio
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Go family style with kebabs on the first visit and you should find something you like. I find the true Middle Eastern selections (like felafel and cooked kibbee) slightly disappointing. Thursday lunch special is like a sampler platter: kibbee, greek salad, pita, and a middle eastern egg roll for under $10. Place is very dark, service can be slow but... More 

Thank MyOpEd
Bend, Oregon
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247 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

The Desert Inn is a small family run restaurant which has a intimate dining room which suggests being somewhere near the Middle East. It also has a unique sunken bar where the bartender is placed at eye-level with the customers. Food is served family style. Which means that whatever entree you order will served on a single large platter alongside... More 

Thank DoctorM
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

The food was served family style. We had lamb shank with rice and potatoes. It was very good. The belly dancing was an interesting part of the experience. If you want something delicious and fun in Canton this is the place to go.

Thank MetroEastTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$17 - $40
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 12th St NW, Canton, OH 44703-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Canton
  • Phone Number: +1 330-456-1766
The Desert Inn has an Arabic flare. For appetizers try our humus, baba ganoush, grapeleaves, tabooli, kibbee, or our Arabic egg roll. "Family Style" is our signature meal. Kabobs are our specialty. We have: beef, lamb, mix(beef and lamb),filet mignon,chicken,and shrimp
kabobs. We also have a small and large strip steaks, rack of lamb, steak diane, king and queen filets, lobster tail, and prime rib every Friday and Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?