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Al-Salam Middle East Restaurant

1816 N. University Drive Islamorada, FL 33036 | Florida Keys | 954-916-5193

Location Description:

Middle Eastern food served in authentic style and setting with great politeness and efficiency. This cuisine has simple basics -- chicken, lamb, bulgar wheat, minimal vegetables and fruits -- but oh what a few exotic spices and clean preparation can do. Start with the kibi, crispy shells of cracked wheat stuffed with pine nuts, beef, onions, and spices including cumin, and then deep-fried. Go on to the shawerma ($7.99), the Middle Eastern version of the Greek gyro. There are familiar dishes for the timid, but you'll be pleasantly surprised at the "cleanness" of the preparation and even happier with the desserts -- wondrous, delicate pastries full of surprises. Before you leave, don't miss the Middle Eastern grocery next door, complete with hookahs, abayehs, and a bidet.

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  • Cuisine(s): Middle Eastern
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-11pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Required for Large Parties
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: casual
  • Features: Catering, Kid Friendly, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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