Good Friday! Downtown restaurant offering Jerusalem-style baklava as part of new fish and chips special

Credit: Carmen's Deli

Credit: Carmen's Deli

Lent may be over — the time observed by certain members of the Christian faith officially ended Thursday night — but who can have enough fried fish?

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Carmen’s Deli, 40 N. Main St. in downtown Dayton, has rolled out a new fish platter that will be available on the business’ new menu.

“You get beer-batter three pieces of fish, hush puppies, coleslaw and seasoned french fries for $10,” owner Haitham Imam said.

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As part of his Good Friday special, Imam is throwing in a soda and piece of Jerusalem-style baklava for an additional $5.

Credit: Carmen's Deli Facebook

Credit: Carmen's Deli Facebook

Imam immigrated to Dayton from Jerusalem in 1990 at age 24.

He said business has been tough for him and his staff since restaurants were ordered closed to dine-in customers.

“The last three weeks, business went down 90 percent, but I’m a survivor, I’m not giving up yet,” he told this news organization.

Carmen’s will be open until 3 p.m. for “carryout or in your dining room only,” a post on the restaurant's Facebook page says.

The fish plate will be available after today as well.


A grilled tuna melt and vegan burger with vegan sauce are among the other items that have been added to the menu.

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Where: 40 N. Main St., Dayton

Contact:  937-610-9999 | Facebook

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