Restaurant Salaam

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Fine World Cuisine in Athens, Ohio

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We are currently welcoming fully vaccinated guests for dine-in Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 9:00.  We would appreciate it if you bring your mask and wear it until seated at your table.  Click the Menu tab at the top of the page to see our regular menu, as these items are also available. We have a small but nice selection of beers and wines to accompany our food. 


PLEASE NOTE: With the uptick in covid numbers, we have been getting more contactless carryout, and sometimes get jammed with phone orders right around 5-6 pm.  Keri begins taking orders for the evening by phone when she arrives at 3 pm, so if you leave a message before that, expect a callback after 3. Ordering early helps the kitchen staff to plan and prepare for your order, so when you can, please order early! (you may Pick up anytime you choose between  5:00 pm and 8:30 pm.) The number to call is the restaurant's land line: (740) 594-3800.   If it rings busy, we're taking an order from another customer. Just leave a message and we'll return your call.

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The following are our specials for Wednesday June 28 through Saturday, July 2.  (If you are seeing last week's SPECIALS, please REFRESH THE PAGE.) tO ACCESS OUR REGULAR MENU CLICK HERE

soup special:  Andalusian gazpacho 
Tomatoes, bread, cucumbers, peppers, Jerez vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil blended to make our favorite refreshing chilled soup.   cup 5, bowl 8.  
Vegetable of the day: Green Beans
with a little butter and garlic

Cubed beef simmered slowly with San Marzano tomatoes, artichokes, cannellini beans, olives and fresh herbs, served on grilled polenta.  25

main course special:  PIRI PIRI SHRIMP
Our big Oishii shrimp, caramelized onions and multi-colored bell peppers with a spicy Afro-Portuguese sauce.  We’re serving this over grilled polenta, with green beans on the side.  25

main course special: ISRAELI COUSCOUS BOWL
Roasted carrots and sweet potatoes, green peas, pickled red onion and spicy roasted chickpeas tossed with Israeli (pearled) couscous and a house-made green goddess dressing, topped with Green Edge microgreens 15  With a grilled chicken breast added 20

Featured Item from our regular menu: Salmon Taratour
fresh 60 South salmon topped with a lemon tahini sauce and a salata of herbs, walnuts and sumac, dressed with olive oil and lemon; choice of a grilled vegetable medley or green beans

SPECIAL dessert: Strawberries with sabayon
A chilled version of a classic Marsala wine custard made with local farm eggs, with a little whipped cream folded in.  It’s served over fresh strawberries. SO good! 8 

OTHER Featured desserts: Tiramisu, Limoncello cake, Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Drizzle, BAKLAVA


You may order specials or regular menu items for pickup until 8:30, and can phone in your order as early as 3:00 pm for your choice of pickup time starting at 5:00. (Ordering early helps us with workflow in the kitchen and is always appreciated!) You are welcome to pay by phone (use the restaurant number: 740-594-3800) and take advantage of our contactless pickup in the REAR of the restaurant.  To do this, please proceed in the direction of travel on South Congress Street. Don't turn left onto Washington Street... just pass it and then turn left to enter the parking lot behind the restaurant.  You will see  a big blue shelf unit on our rear patio, where we will place your bags of food as soon as they are ready. No need to call when picking up, unless there's a problem with your order.