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The Junk Yard Bistro

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405 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467-4218
(208) 756-2466
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Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 91
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  • 48
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  • 11
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic

I think this is the best restaurant in Salmon. They will do your entree the way you want it. Tasty and unique. Service is excellent This is my go-to restaurant. Hate to praise it so much because then the wait will be long....

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Chickpea C
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Salmon, Idaho
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Salmon, Idaho
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think this is the best restaurant in Salmon. They will do your entree the way you want it. Tasty and unique. Service is excellent This is my go-to restaurant. Hate to praise it so much because then the wait will be long....

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Thank Chickpea C
Salmon, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously the best restaurant in Salmon! There is nothing on the menu that isn't exceptional. Prices are reasonable and service is superb. Plus a great selection of beer and wine. You truly can't go wrong. Mary, the owner is the best.

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Thank hard2handle1215
Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the pasta, tapas and beer! We ordered the make your own pasta option and were so impressed by the amount and quality of our food!

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Thank Gina-Will08
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant had everything you could want in a cozy friendly bar/bistro. Everything on the menu was appealing and delicious. The food was hot and the service was prompt. The salads had fresh vegetables and the pasta dishes were to die for! Reasonably priced, it was a great place for my family to have lunch. Looking forward to the next... More 

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1 Thank mlendman
Merida, Mexico
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Deciding what to eat at the Junkyard is the hard part. I enjoy ordering two tapas to share with a friend and having only that with a beer or wine. On the other hand the sandwiches are fabulous. The pasta too much and the adult grilled cheese is over the top.

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2 Thank Priscilla W
Ashland, Oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Wonderful menu! I often eat the hot Italian, but enjoy the variety of dishes. Cheap beer too! And the staff is very friendly.

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1 Thank skipvolp
Rexburg, Idaho
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154 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We went into the Junk Yard on a whim, it turned out to be really good! Gnocchi in Salmon, Idaho? Cool! The seating area is not unlike sitting in a gas station, "cold" open and with little tables. Wait time for food wasn't bad, but people were served out if the order in which they came in, no biggie. My... More 

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Thank Steveage
Salmon, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is a real gem. It's got a great menu with options ranging from their delicious Roma Gnocchi to their excellent Thai Curry Bowl. You can enjoy outdoor dining on the back patio, indoor tables, or hang out at the bar. Prices are great and the food is always good. I ate here almost exclusively during my 6 months... More 

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1 Thank Amber R
Idaho
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great soup and sandwiches along the old-timey bar. Good shopping close by. Fast and friendly service. Intimate setting.

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Thank wendypratt
Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Fast, Good, and great prices is what you will find and this Bistro. Pasta was very good, my friend had a garlic burger and he said it was exceptional. I also tried the soap and it was wonderful.

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Thank Grace L

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467-4218
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Salmon
  • Phone Number: (208) 756-2466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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