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The Shady Nook

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501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID
208 756 4182
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Shady Nook has the only full service bar and restaurant in Salmon...
The Shady Nook has the only full service bar and restaurant in Salmon Idaho. We serve the finest quality steaks, fresh fish, home smoked baby back ribs and organic chicken. Great bar food and the best burger you could have. We have a wonderful outdoor patio with two fire pits and heaters for those cool nights. Our hours are 7 nights open at 4. Sundays open at 11 am for bbq & cocktails on the patio. We take pride in everything we do and thrive on giving you the best dining experience on your trip. Reservations are appreciated and big groups welcome.
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  • 45
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Nice outdoor dining

We were pleased with our orders. Baked trout and blue cheese lettuce wedge. All tasty. Not a fine dining experience but satisfying

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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Saint Anthony, Idaho
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Love this place, the food, the staff and the atmosphere are the best in town. The daily specials are great, the steaks and prime rib are fantastic! Full service bar and great staff make this place a most see. Easy walking distance from anywhere in town.

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Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were pleased with our orders. Baked trout and blue cheese lettuce wedge. All tasty. Not a fine dining experience but satisfying

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Boise, Idaho
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This use to be THE place to eat, and the fanciest place in town and even though it's a tiny bit shabby, I suppose it still is. The food is much better than average although I'd like to see them take advantage of more locally sourced meat and local produce (there's a new organic farm outside Salmon so it seems... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Shady Nook is still the best dinner food in Salmon. I had the coconut shrimp and it was tasty and a good portion. The walleye special wasn't as good as heir halibut but it was passable. The service remains great as does the mud pie for dessert.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We chose the Shady Nook because we could walk from our hotel (The Stagecoach Inn), and after being in the car all day that sounded great! The menu, while simple, had a number of delicious looking dishes and we had a hard time choosing. We ordered the Ahi Tuna as an appetizer, and it was very good. The house salads... More 

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Fajardo, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There is rustic and there is old. This place is just old. We ordered mussels as an appetizer and found many that were unopened. Our salad appeared after we just started on the mussels. I told the waitress that I had never ordered mussels before where so many of them were unopened. She did not comment or as I expected... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Such a quaint little restaurant with local charm! LOVED the coconut crusted shrimp and sauce!!!! BEST and LARGEST shrimp I have ever had.

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San Clemente, California
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171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for a drink after a long travel day. Nice staff and quaint little restaurant and bar. Reminded us of an English pub!

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South Jordan, Utah
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stopped in on Wednesday night and was a bit surprised that the place was fairly busy, me and my friend sat in the lounge waitress had a smug attitude and kept hounding us to order dinner even though it wasn't late, nobody was waiting to get in and we told he that we wanted to enjoy a few beers first.... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cute place/good food! We enjoyed dinner very much at this little place. They have a cute outdoor place, wish it would have been a little warmer outside, we would definitely try eating outside here. Asking other patrons what their recommendation would be and the house steak came up as a winner. Steaks done just to perfection. No need for appetizer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Salmon
  • Phone Number: 208 756 4182

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Shady Nook has the only full service bar and restaurant in Salmon Idaho. We serve the finest quality steaks, fresh fish, home smoked baby back ribs and organic chicken. Great bar food and the best burger you could have. We have a wonderful outdoor patio with two fire pits and heaters for those cool nights. Our hours are 7 nights open at 4. Sundays open at 11 am for bbq & cocktails on the patio. We take pride in everything we do and thrive on giving you the best dining experience on your trip. Reservations are appreciated and big groups welcome.

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