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Desert Inn

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204 12th St NW, Canton, OH 44703-1805
+1 330-456-1766
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Canton, Ohio
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151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 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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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 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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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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383 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 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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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 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
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We discovered the Desert Inn nearly 10 years ago even though I grew up in Canton it was not until I moved away that I discovered this absolute gem of a dining experience. We went there 3-4 times before the Desert Inn moved into their new building in the plot next door, we even took part in the naming of... More 

Thank Kentmudhen7
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is what we get every time we go to Desert Inn. It's very tasty. The meat is marinated and seasoned well. The only complaint I have is sometimes the meat isn't as tender as I would like.

Thank Linda F

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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
US$17 - US$40
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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?