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Restaurant Salaam

21 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
+1 740-594-3800
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“hummus” (16 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 6 days ago

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 2 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

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 24 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 6 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 6 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 6 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
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I went there last year and I forgot to review but our meals were very good, and my in-laws thought the food was very good, and they have never had anything like it.

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Salaam is quite a gem in Athens. I can't speak to Middle Eastern cuisine authenticity, but the food is delicious and beautifully presented. The wait staff has been consistently superb. This summer I've loved the gazpacho soup, though there are numerous excellent options.

Thank kimrD734TT
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Was taken to dinner by some business associates to Salaam Restaurant. From the outside the restaurant appears to be just another "place to eat" but upon entering the premises, you enter into a magical world of sight, smell and sound. The atmosphere is quite unique...More

1  Thank DrMarc9491
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
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 W Washington St, Athens, OH 45701-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-594-3800
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