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Pioneer Saloon

320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 726-3139
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Ranked #12 of 68 Restaurants in Ketchum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
iflyalotornot
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very good, dark and crowded with cowboy and taxidermeed animals in the front bar area. Value is OK, we waited an hour to get in on a Saturday night in August. Not sure I would do that again. Service was good, not great but I would recommend this place once. Now that I've been there I'm not sure I would... More

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a staple on Main Street - but the fact is the food is not good. It's poor quality. The meat is more fat than meat - not the case in year's passed - but the quality has really gone down. Frankly, it's looking tired inside. I would suggest they close down and scour the place and freshen it up... More

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been dining at The Pioneer Saloon for about 25 years now. We spend our summers in Sun Valley but we do not dine here every summer. Last night I returned to 2 close friends for a late night bite to eat. It was close to 9:30PM so we were seated right away. (in summer it can be over 1... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I come here 4-5 times a year and it is my favorite dinner restaurant of all time. It can get EXTREMELY busy at prime dinner time in the busy times of the year so go early or late. No reservations allowed. Wait staff is nearly always excellent. Atmosphere is cowboys and dead animals, and you'll find that the menu is... More

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Martin, SD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

See the largest real buffalo head just above one of Hemingway's shotguns in this dive of a bar. Great drink selections and service, we did not eat though.

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Wenatchee, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This has to be the most over-rated restaurant in Ketchum. All local businesses we asked recommended this place first when we asked where to eat. After eating here once, none of us will go back. We thought the 30 minute wait would be worth it, but boy were we wrong. The server didnot know the menu, she gave us the... More

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Hood River, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We were in town for a few days staying at the Sun Valley Resort. We decided to venture out one night and check out a local restaurant. The Pioneer was highly recommended by someone we knew. We were not disappointed - a very casual and fun place. Tasty chips and salsa while we waited with a nice red wine. Service... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Sunday night early dinner found us in this great local icon. We had a 6 yr old with us and our server was so good with her needs. Prime rib, burger, chicken and salmon all great! Our salads were presented nicely and were good quality. When we left the place was packed, but everyone waiting was accommodated in the bar... More

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Boise, ID.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I washed dishes at the poi in 1976. A friend of mine has owned it forever. Great friday night hang out, great bar but kinda small. The prime rib is the best, also the steaks, chicken, well just about everything. It has been longer then 2013 that I was last there. If you go to Ketchum, Sun Valley you must... More

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nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a long wait, got stuck in a tiny table. The food was average and the prices were high. The salad was an iceburg mix from a bag. Not a good dining experience. No more than average - a disappointment. But a locals hangout.

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