Salem is getting its own homestyle family dining place. The Salem House is scheduled to open Saturday, Oct. 24, in a historic home on West Main Street across from the Salem Post Office.
Although the serving style and days of the week it will be open are similar, the new restaurant is not associated with The Homeplace in Catawba, co-owner Bryan Belcher said.
The restaurant will be open Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m., Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m, he said.
“There will be three meats offered every week, but not the same meats, plus sides, desserts and drinks.” The price for two meats and the homestyle vegetables, desserts and beverages would be $10, he said, or $11 for three meats.
The price for children ages 3-10 will be $6, and no charge for children under 3, said Belcher, who will be the host and general manager. He graduated from Glenvar High School in 2001.
Belcher said running The Salem House will be a family venture. Among the family members, they have between 15 and 20 years of combined restaurant experience, he said, but did not elaborate. His mother, Nancy Belcher, will be doing most of the cooking, he said.
The Salem House has rooms for private parties, and has already booked one for Christmas, he added.
There will be no alcohol served at The Salem House, Belcher said. “We want it to have a very homey and friendly atmosphere.”