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Downtown Market and Deli

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145 Liberty St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3528
+1 503-561-0334
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best baklava I have ever eaten. I cannot wait to try the rest of their food. I love how excited the owner is to talk about his food. Highly recommend giving this place a shot if you are in town. It doesn't look like much at first glance, but it's a gem.

Thank Liz L
Chicago, Illinois
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159 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

During our recent road trip we had an overnight stay in Salem and we didn't feel like having the 'usual' fast food. Downtown Market and Deli popped on our restaurant search so we decided to try it out. We were on a hurry so we decided to do take out. We've had middle eastern/lebanese food in many other places and... More 

Thank sheimar
Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Nice variety of spices in the grocery store including some that are difficult to find elsewhere. Great looking food counter in the back as well as a full service restaurant upstairs. We ate in the restaurant and were impressed with the quality of the food and the service. The falafel and dolmas were excellent. We'll definitely be back.

1 Thank AT184
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Not that much. If you asked for more bread, you have to pay 2 more dollars. All restaurants do this for free except downtown market. Kind of greed.

2 Thank Salman A
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2013 via mobile

Good food, good service, good atmosphere=wonderful experience. We picked this using tripadvisor and it was close to where we were visiting. Our server was very pleasant and traversed stairs to serve us. We were early for lunch and so the only group there. The portions very generous and my 16 yo was quite satisfied by the end of the meal.... More 

2 Thank Kalani D
Harbor Springs, Michigan
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399 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

This downtown market and deli is one of the few Middle Eastern places in the state capital of Salem. Upstairs is a modest Arabic restaurant. If you like Middle Eastern food, try this market, deli, and restaurant.

2 Thank LouBobHarborSprings
Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

The deli has plentiful portions of fresh sliced Thurman's deli meat on french rolls. My favorite is the Pastrami. If you like gyros, you'll love the Swarma. They also have fresh baked mediterranean pies, hummus, and olives. Writing this has made me want to go back tomorrow.

3 Thank southbysoutheast
Salem, Oregon
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216 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Love the food and the ambiance. I miss North Africa. The Deli and restaurant bring this part of the world into view.

Thank Mark M
Salem, Oregon
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71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

There is a difference between Lamb and Mutton. We suspect that fine line was crossed on our last visit. Also, I bought a gift certificate through a local radio station. The fine-print restrictions were so onerous, that on my second failed attempt to use it. I tore it up in utter frustration. Granted, I should have read the fine print... More 

4 Thank ChuckBradley
Shanghai, China
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

If you have a sweet tooth, I would certainly try the baklava...baklava not so easy to find in the Northwest. I had a shawarma...it was OK...bit chewy...my companions had - one with the salad...one with the baba ghanoush...they were very pleased with their selections. If you like Middle Eastern foods...tend to be a foodie...or have an adventurous palate, this place... More 

2 Thank Mahoo95

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Liberty St NE, Salem, OR 97301-3528
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-561-0334

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