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320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: For some The Pioneer Saloon is the first restaurant to head to when coming...
For some The Pioneer Saloon is the first restaurant to head to when coming into town and the last place to go before leaving. For others, it's where they met their significant other, perhaps over a bar marg. The Pioneer Saloon, renowned for perfectly aged, tender and flavorful beef, is typical of an earlier Idaho where ore wagons rattled down Main Street and business was done with a handshake and a drink. Natural woods, mounted game, and period firearms help recreate an authentic saloon atmosphere. Duffy and Sheila Witmer have been the sole owners of the Pioneer Saloon since 1986. Today, with their children, Alyson, Chloe and Dillon, they strive to honor a historical classic while bringing new ideas to Ketchum's restaurant scene.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Prime Rib I've Ever Eaten!!!

The title says it all. Hands down, the Pioneer Saloon has the best Prime Rib I have ever eaten. It just melts in your mouth! I came through Ketchum on a motorcycle road trip, never been to this killer little town before, but I guarantee I will be back. Decided on the Pioneer Saloon for dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The title says it all. Hands down, the Pioneer Saloon has the best Prime Rib I have ever eaten. It just melts in your mouth! I came through Ketchum on a motorcycle road trip, never been to this killer little town before, but I guarantee I will be back. Decided on the Pioneer Saloon for dinner partly based on reviews... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A must when I'm in Sun Valley. Love the Pio- great drinks and the prime rib dinner is always delish! You pretty much always have to wait for a table, but it's a fun bar to wait around in and sip on drinks, eat chips and salsa or a shrimp cocktail and take everything in.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great family restaurant and not to be missed when you come to Ketchum/Sun Valley. Try the Bartenders Margarita (goes well with the chips and salsa), The Jim Spud potato with prime rib and cheese is a meal to itself and the food is just plain good.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Pioneer, locally just "PIO" is an old reliable Ketchum standby. Old west atmosphere, superior service and top notch food as well. No reservations and almost always crowded. The bar is a good place to wait for a table. Popular with locals and visitors alike. Can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Pioneer Saloon is a "don't miss" in Ketchum. Steaks are great, biggest Idaho potato I ever saw, great ambience, good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Pioneer saloon in Ketchum Idaho is fantastic starting with Tom the bartender which will never forget your name. Then you get to the dinner it has fantastic steaks everybody is nice at a great price I will go back every single time I am in Ketchum Idaho

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Pio - as the locals call it- has the best prime rib and fresh fish I have ever had. I love this place! You have to get their early if you don't want to wait an hour or two. The bar is crowded but fun. They have the best margaritas so sit back and enjoy.

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was ALL good, good service, great steaks! We always love the Pioneer when we go to the Ketchum area. It really is a must go. We were greeted at the door, and were quickly served a drink while we waited for a table. The dinner service was quick and well oiled. The meal was well worth the price paid.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband had the in bone prime rib and it was melt in your mouth good. I had the halibut which was cooked to perfection. It always seems that halibut is over cooked but not here! I loved it and recommended it to the table next to us. He was also impressed and thanked us for the recommendation. The service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had dinnerand everything was great. The portions were large and the decor was atmospheric. It really was a great holiday vacation; Sun Valley on Christmastime.

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Additional Information about Pioneer Saloon

Address: 320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
Phone Number: +1 208-726-3139
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  Ketchum
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3139

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

For some The Pioneer Saloon is the first restaurant to head to when coming into town and the last place to go before leaving. For others, it's where they met their significant other, perhaps over a bar marg. The Pioneer Saloon, renowned for perfectly aged, tender and flavorful beef, is typical of an earlier Idaho where ore wagons rattled down Main Street and business was done with a handshake and a drink. Natural woods, mounted game, and period firearms help recreate an authentic saloon atmosphere. Duffy and Sheila Witmer have been the sole owners of the Pioneer Saloon since 1986. Today, with their children, Alyson, Chloe and Dillon, they strive to honor a historical classic while bringing new ideas to Ketchum's restaurant scene.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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