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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Amazing Everything!

It was our first trip to Salmon, Idaho and we heard the Shady Nook was good so we tried it for dinner. My ribeye was delicious char grilled, calamari and tuna appetizers were awesome, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Our waitress Haley was friendly, quick, and gave us great service. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Thomas C
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Honeyville, Utah
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Shady Nook was recommended to us by a local. The environment was nice, but the food was way overpriced and not very good. We will not be back!

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Honeyville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It was our first trip to Salmon, Idaho and we heard the Shady Nook was good so we tried it for dinner. My ribeye was delicious char grilled, calamari and tuna appetizers were awesome, and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Our waitress Haley was friendly, quick, and gave us great service. My 6 year old daughter was complaining b/c... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Wife and I drove all over town glad we went out of way and found this place. First of all the waitress that seated and served us was very nice and fast nothing but smiles. The food was wonderful great menu. Just wish that we lived closer to Salmon. But we will definitely go back. Thanks

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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 via mobile

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
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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
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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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3 reviews 3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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