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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, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Love the Nook

Great food. Nice bar. Lots of local people go to this restaurant. We were staying at the stagecoach inn and Debbie at the front desk recommended the Nook. A little pricy but very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Janice S
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Denver, Colorado
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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The shady nook has been through some ups and downs but still one of my favorite places to eat on the weekends me and my mom eat there all the time as far as food goes the sweet potato fries are my favorite and for drinks I like the classic Shirley temple

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Thank Al S
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great food. Nice bar. Lots of local people go to this restaurant. We were staying at the stagecoach inn and Debbie at the front desk recommended the Nook. A little pricy but very good.

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Thank Janice S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Nice older building with very comfortable eating area. Excellent food with great service. Server Asia is fantastic and so very helpful. Meals can be split and are easily enough for two unless you desire a doggie bag. The rib steak is fantastic.

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Thank Jack & Barb... J
Riverdale, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Waitress friendly and helpful and food was good. Will go back when in the area. Has full bar area along with the dining rooms.

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Thank CalifJim2
Kentwood, Louisiana
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Quite, peaceful , good food, good service, not very big place but comfortable. A Lil pricy ... Would I go back you ask ? I reckon... But leave the calamari alone.. Yuk!!

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Thank SUE m
riverdale ca
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our waitress, Asia, was a delight. Our party had the pasta and the ribs. Everything was very good. We will definitely be back

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Thank helen s
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Very good food. Extremely friendly, pleasant waitress who was well informed of the wine list. Part of the restaurant was in a quiet area which was nice

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Thank Elizabeth D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Shady Nook was a surprise, we passed by it two times before we saw the sign of the place, but we had a very good dinner there twice in a week. The first time my wife had clams and then steak with soup and salad, I had a perfectly cooked “seared tuna” (really good and tasty) and then a... More 

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Thank mlbelfinedi99
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is an upscale dining experience with reasonable prices. They have a full bar, daily specials, and the food expertly prepared. In addition to the dining rooms they have a very pleasant lounge. I dined here every night during my one week stay in Salmon.

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Excellent food and staff was extremely nice. It had a good variety of food and it was definitely top quality. I would eat here again when in Salmon.

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Thank Doug C

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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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