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Restaurant Salaam

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21 West Washington, Athens, OH 45701-2433
17:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 21:30
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Zanesville, Ohio
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202 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son lives just outside of Athens and he wanted to go there for his birthday. He had eaten there before but my husband and I had not. I'm not a big fan of spicy food but ordered the Ann salad which I found to be very refreshing and good and the Flat Iron steak which I had without the... More 

Thank Tigercar5
Carmel, Indiana
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188 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Salaam with family on an irregular basis when we visit family in town; excellent, wide selection of choice on the menu. Typically a crowded place on the weekends when we go, thus we chose an earlier dinning time. Huge number of choices of Middle Eastern food but servers will help with choice; recommend you get a bit... More 

1 Thank ralphwilhelm1
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorites, we love the food and the atmosphere, whenever we come to Athens, it is always my first choice.

Thank john829
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't bother. They claim to take reservations, but don't in fact. Called and the person rudely told me they only take reservations for large parties. It's crowded and they're too busy.

Thank OneFussyGuy
Bamberg, Germany
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I had a delicious lunch including Mezzeh (Hummus, Baba Ghanoush etc.), Salad (Fattoush) and Shish Tawouk as main course. The decoration is cozy and beautiful, the staff friendly and welcoming, the service quick and attentive, all good! The only downside: Muhammara from the Mezzeh Menu was not available. I'll come back, not only for that.

1 Thank Oeglobal
1 review
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The wait staff guided us through the menu.. The delicious meze platter and baba gannoush were served with ample, warm homemade flatbread!!

Thank Rose D
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I live in Athens and we eat here at least a few times a month... for years now. I have favorites that I can order anytime but I love that there is an ever-changing selection of specials, usually 4 entree's a night. Always something new to try. There is also seasonal changes, like roasted red pepper soup in the Winter,... More 

1 Thank stamps
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A quiet tasty experience, exotic but predictable - in a good way! Very reasonably priced, fresh ingredients, and lots of selection for all the members of our party. Surprisingly diverse wine list, great ambience, attentive but patient service - and terrific specials. There's a reason this place is so highly rated and so popular. Any visit to Athens where dining... More 

Thank James C
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best place for a grown up meal in this college town. Fresh breads, hearty salads and dinnershe bursting with flavors. The flowerbeds chocolate cake is the best desert in town. Please this place is 100% local

1 Thank Kimberly J
Athens, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of our family's favorites. We have eaten there dozens of times and never had a bad meal or customer service. They locally source many of their ingredients and the unexpected menu selection makes for a great eating adventure. My kids and I love the lamb kabobs and lamb chops, but you really can't go wrong.

Thank HawkMaiden2008

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 West Washington, 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?