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The Shady Nook

501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID
208 756 4182
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Ranked #6 of 19 Restaurants in Salmon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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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
Salmon, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Overall, we love the Shady Nook. The only thing I'd ever change is that it's pretty dark inside, and not in a romantic way. Also it's a tiny bit over priced IMO, but it's so yummy we don't mind that part.

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is really unexpected in a little backwoodsey town. The meals are first class. While having an excellent meal sitting next to the windows, we were visited by a young buck deer who was unaware of us, happily munching on the flowers just outside. Couldn't have been more that 5 feet from me.

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Hudson, Wisconsin, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Friendly motel staff referred me to this restaurant for dinner, which was within easy walking distance. Menu offered a variety of substantial meals. Best of all, young waitress was friendly, enthusiastic and attentive. She made my dining experience very charming.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Was passing through just for the evening and decided to give it a try. Appears to be the "finest dining" establishment in town. Our food was excellent, but didn't come cheap. A bit of a delay in the arrival of the entrées...but worth the wait. Friendly staff and pleasant atmosphere. Decent beer and wine selection. If ya wanna have more... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We paid $85 for ribeye, with all the side's and a bucket of clams AND cocktails. Everything was so perfect, we went back the following night. Highly recommend this fun and lively place.

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Los Angeles, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

good service. clean and quiet. good variety on the menu, from steak to pasta to seafood. who would ever expect walleyed pike from the great lakes or alligator from Louisiana on a menu in salmon Idaho, population 3,000??? fairly pricey for Salmon Idaho, my ribeye steak was $29.

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Surrey, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It is very convenient to walk the 100 yards from the Stagecoach Inn. I would recommend eating in the bar area as the atmosphere was cozy and alive. Travellers we met at the hotel had the steak and said it was good. We ate in the dining area (which was fine) and had pasta but neither of us enjoyed it.... More 

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Orange, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Bills itself as the "high end" best steak and seafood in the area. The night I was there the bar was full and the dining room was just about empty. Their menu showed a "rare salmon" with soy and ginger.... sounded wonderful. I was then told... no salmon until the weekend. I'm in Salmon... and no salmon?? Got a steak.... More 

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were in Salmon to take a Salmon river rafting trip. Our group ate at the Shady nook the night before we left. The food was very good and the service super nice. This restaurant has been around for 30 years or more and has a following. There is a lovely outside seating area.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Always a treat to be in Salmon visiting with family. It was a nice evening so we ate outside. Our server was excellent & friendly. My son in law & daughter ordered a spicy gazpacho that they shared with us. It was tasty. The best meal was the fresh Alaska Copper River salmon-cooked to perfection. The barbecue ribs & chicken... More 

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

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