Restaurant Salaam

Restaurant Salaam

fine global cuisine in athens, ohio

credits this page: Salaam logo by Lynch Graphics.  Site photography: all by Jessica Derstine¬†except Dining Room by Adam Bialek, Salaam Interior by Hilarie Burhans

2014 website interior drop

Restaurant Salaam  offers fine world cuisine, beers and wines in an exotic yet family-friendly atmosphere at 21 W. Washington Street, in the heart of uptown Athens, Ohio.


We accept reservations only for parties of five or more; call 740-594-3800.


Our eclectic menu includes traditional and traditionally-inspired dishes from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, North Africa, Thailand, India and Pakistan, with a focus on fresh local foods.

Our dairy products, eggs, and much of our produce are locally raised; we bake our bread daily and prepare all our salad dressings, our falafel, and many of our desserts in-house at our family-owned restaurant.  We have lots of vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu and specials list, and use only naturally-raised chicken and sustainably harvested seafood.  We have many gluten-free offerings as well; don't forget to ask your server for our special gluten-free menu.


There's always something at Restaurant Salaam for every budget. Our verision of Harira (a hearty vegan lentil and vegetable stew) served with our house-made bread is a great healthy meal for $5, and all of our wrap sandwiches are available at dinnertime too.  Want to splurge a little?  Our charbroiled lamb rib chops with Turkish pepper rub, or specials like our Thai green curry with scallops and shrimp or perhaps a  grilled duck breast with spicy mango chutney make a great celebratory dinner.


Some of our specials are "spicy hot" but most of the items on our menu will appeal to those who want more mildly-spiced dishes, or who just want to enjoy an excellent char-grilled steak.


We do off-site and occasional on-site catering, for both large and small events. Visit our catering page for more information.


We hope to see you soon!

Mark, Hilarie and Ryland Burhans

Please note: We'll be closed for three days during OU's Spring Break, from Sunday March 2nd -Tues March 3rd