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The Shady Nook

501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID
208 756 4182
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Ranked #5 of 18 restaurants in Salmon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are avid travelers and this is hands-down one of the worst restaurants/bars in the area. This place is a self-proclaimed biker bar, and lives up to that rep. (NOT in a good way). If you come in here expect Applebee's prices for McDonalds food - fish was not fresh, burger over-done, soggy fries, and the most... More

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Thornton, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Very diverse selection. You should be able to find something to suit. Plates are Large. Service is good and congenial. Not rushed, so enjoy good food. Old house converted to a good Restaurant. They have Patio seating. Was surprise to find a bit of Cajun, on the menu.

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Parker, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I grew up in Salmon and haven't been back in almost 20+years. My husband and I stayed at a hotel within walking distance to the Shady Nook. The ambiance is very quaint and they offer outside seating. The food was prepared perfectly. In fact the food was so good ate there two of the three nights we were there. Probably... More

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Rohnert Park, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Spent a couple of days in Salmon last week on our motorcycle vacation. The Shady Nook was by far one of the best meals we had in the area. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice restaurant with a bit of outside dining. Chairs sat on the lawn and tended to sink into the ground since it was wet. This was minor, though, compared to the outstanding food. Be sure to try the lime cilantro vinaigrette; they need to bottle and sell that. I had the Copper River salmon with a mango-habenero sauce that was... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They are the best in Salmon for fine dinning. I had the Copper River Salmon and it was awesome. Great Staff.

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited twice over the weekend. Steak pretty good. Salad with ahi the next night tasty. Beer cold. Bartender and waitresses sweet. Clientel local and older. Music hopping. I can see why some reviews are not so great, but if you have low or no expectations you may be pleasantly surprised.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

New girl no training or help by other staff. 2 hours to get food when not real busy. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

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Gypsum, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The food and the Shady Nook was extremely well prepared and quite tasty. We enjoyed the friendly service and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant and bar.

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Had wonderful food last night at the Shady Nook after walking over from the Stagecoach Inn. Quiet dining room just off the bar where it was really happening! It was fun talking to our waitress who grew up in the area. You could tell she enjoyed her job and complimented the chef and had great suggestions for our late dinner.... More

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