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Pioneer Saloon

320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
(208) 726-3139
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Ranked #9 of 65 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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 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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Ketchum, Idaho
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Pioneer is an icon in Ketchum. Craving for the best prime rib dinner in town? You won't be dissopointed! They have other items too but famous for meat! Great food at a fair price !

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Classic western bar in classic western town. Food was very good, the ambiance and service were fine, and the experience is what you do if you're in Ketchum. Get the prime rib. Look at all the cool collectibles. Watch celebrities like Demi and Billy Bob eat food. There is a saddle kids can sit on. Travel tip: When you leave... More

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Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A real favorite of locals. Lots of people. No reservations, but you have time to meet nice people in the bar. Excellent service, wonderful hearty food. If you take kids go early, which means they may have some beef ribs still available for you. Full of fabulous old west artifacts. A must for returning families to Sun Valley.

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