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Restaurant Salaam

21 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
+1 740-594-3800
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
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International, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the nicer places for ambience in Athens, with good food with an emphasis on Middle Eastern. Food is enjoyable and is consistent, with friendly service. Very nice salads....

Thank tarmonster1
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We've eaten here for dinner many times and it has always been a very good meal and a good experience. The wait staff are attentive. The menu is varied (it's tough to choose). The food is well-prepared and very tasty.

Thank UPLaker
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Came here for dinner in November with one friend. Food was OK but nothing special - it could have had a lot more depth of flavour and interest to it. Chain lebanese restaurants in the UK such as Comptoir absolutely beat this place hands down....More

1  Thank cff2013
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I would give this place a 3½ if I could. I went for dinner and sampled a few things. House-made bread was served, and there was olive oil on the table for dipping. The hummus was tasty and served with plenty of good pita. I...More

Thank ClevelandBeachBoy
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I just loved this place! The food is Lebanese but uses lots of local ingredients. The interior is splendidly decorated with Persian carpets on the floor. I had a kebab which was excellent. Good wine selection too. Definitely recommended.

Thank oranjezicht1
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I rely heavily on TripAdvisor when I am traveling through a town with no personal recommendations in hand. Salaam was #2 for Athens in the criteria was I looking for. I think #1 was a pizza place frequented by Ohio U students. My goal now...More

1  Thank Ed C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

So this was really my fault for not looking at the brunch menu before waiting for a table. I assumed they would offer some lunch or more traditional dishes- and it was pretty much breakfast. Not very Middle Eastern breakfast items either- but things like...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and authentic cuisine. We enjoyed an appetizer of pappadum . It was fresh crisp and had a great spicy dip. The salads were very authentic and satisfying. The entrees were nice from lamb to chicken. The baklava was great and our wine and...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Salaam is a wonderful, primarily Mid-Eastern restaurant in a relaxed setting with professional yet friendly staff. Many ingredients are locally sourced and everything tastes freshly prepared. We have yet to order something we did not enjoy. And, they cater.

Thank ctohio
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I was very tired after driving 8.5 hours, and stopped for take-out dinner. It was half an hour before closing and there were only two occupied tables. The staff could not have been nicer. Very helpful in choosing a take-out dinner, and willing to talk...More

Thank Lynn S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: +1 740-594-3800
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