Akron-Canton

Desert Inn Restaurant & Lounge

204 12th Street NW Canton, OH 44703

call: 330.456.1766

Price: $$
Preferred Partner of: City Visitor

This family-owned restaurant has been pleasing customers with authentic Middle Eastern cuisine since 1970. Choose from a variety of delicious kabobs and steaks served family-style with Greek salad, rice pilaf, broasted potatoes, and garlic toast. For appetizers try the humus, baba ganoush, grape leaves, tabooli, kibbee or arabic egg roll (not to be confused with a Chinese egg roll). Weekend entertainment includes live piano music and belly dancing. The friendly service, great food and fun atmosphere make this a must-visit dining spot.
Reservations are suggested.

Desert Inn Owners

The Desert Inn Restaurant Lounge Inc. (started in 1970 by John Shaheen Sr.) was conceptualized at John Shaheen’s friendly bar on Cherry Ave. in Canton. He opened The Desert Inn on 12th St. in 1970. John’s son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tina, rebuilt in 2006 at the current location of 204 12th St. NW.  Sons, Joe and Markos, are also a part of the business. Not only has this restaurant been around a long time but many of its employees have been with them for years. You’ll find Chuck behind the bar at night, he’s been here 25+ years. The Desert Inn specializes in Family Style and it is run Family Style.

Catering: The Desert Inn also does catering and carry out of all menu items. Delivery to your house party or office party for a nominal fee or pick up at your convenience. Call for prices and arrangements.
 330.456.1766

Events: The Desert Inn has been hosting events such as rehearsal dinners and holiday celebrations for over forty years. Family style platters are perfect for sharing and celebrating your next special occasion. Options available to accommodate all of your needs and budget. Family style banquet options guarantee prompt and friendly service for your celebration from weddings to staff parties. To book your next event or for further inquiries, contact Kyle Stead at 330-268-8101 or email: kyleastead@yahoo.com

 

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Neighborhood: Downtown Canton

Price: $13 - $24

Hours:

  • LUNCH: Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm
  • DINNER: Mon.-Thurs. 5pm-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 5pm-11pm
  • Open on Sundays from noon-8 - October through Mothers Day

Description:

This family-owned restaurant has been pleasing customers with authentic Middle Eastern cuisine since 1970. Choose from a variety of delicious kabobs and steaks served family-style with Greek salad, rice pilaf, broasted potatoes, and garlic toast. For appetizers try the humus, baba ganoush, grape leaves, tabooli, kibbee or arabic egg roll (not to be confused with a Chinese egg roll). Weekend entertainment includes live piano music and belly dancing. The friendly service, great food and fun atmosphere make this a must-visit dining spot.
Reservations are suggested.

Desert Inn Owners

The Desert Inn Restaurant Lounge Inc. (started in 1970 by John Shaheen Sr.) was conceptualized at John Shaheen’s friendly bar on Cherry Ave. in Canton. He opened The Desert Inn on 12th St. in 1970. John’s son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tina, rebuilt in 2006 at the current location of 204 12th St. NW.  Sons, Joe and Markos, are also a part of the business. Not only has this restaurant been around a long time but many of its employees have been with them for years. You’ll find Chuck behind the bar at night, he’s been here 25+ years. The Desert Inn specializes in Family Style and it is run Family Style.

Catering: The Desert Inn also does catering and carry out of all menu items. Delivery to your house party or office party for a nominal fee or pick up at your convenience. Call for prices and arrangements.
 330.456.1766

Events: The Desert Inn has been hosting events such as rehearsal dinners and holiday celebrations for over forty years. Family style platters are perfect for sharing and celebrating your next special occasion. Options available to accommodate all of your needs and budget. Family style banquet options guarantee prompt and friendly service for your celebration from weddings to staff parties. To book your next event or for further inquiries, contact Kyle Stead at 330-268-8101 or email: kyleastead@yahoo.com

 

Payment options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Reservations suggested: No

Parking:

Parking lot on premises.

Special Offers:

  • Sundays available for parties & receptions (call for more information)
  • Belly dancing on Friday nights
  • Wheelchair access

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