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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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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
Wanderings of a traveling nurse.

Lunch time in Salmon...where to go? So happy that we chose the Junkyard Bistro. The menu selection was so varied and interesting. I had the Garlic Burger. The garlic aoli was so flavorful. Bun was toasted which makes a burger in my opinion. My husband had the chicken satay sandwich. Usually he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Barbara S
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lunch time in Salmon...where to go? So happy that we chose the Junkyard Bistro. The menu selection was so varied and interesting. I had the Garlic Burger. The garlic aoli was so flavorful. Bun was toasted which makes a burger in my opinion. My husband had the chicken satay sandwich. Usually he let's me taste what he gets. No sharing... More 

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Saint Anthony, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is one of the best in town, great food and daily specials. The staff is attentive and friendly. Open late which is a great plus

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Tucson, AZ
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We've been going here for five years now when we're on our annual vacation to Idaho and it never disappoints. The quality of the food and price is absolutely perfect.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

All I can say is the food is amazing and so are the waiters. Very fast and up to taking care of thier customers!!!! The cook Alana it was delicious!!!!! Thank you for making my dinner amazing every time!

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san fran
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The space is cramped and dirty. The sandwich was average and gave me a stomach ache later. Coffee was average. I really think they need to get some new cooking talent. THis place started out ok but has gone downhill. Burning out.

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped in after searching for choices on the web. It sits in a cool old small town bar that has been turned into an eatery. Great local art hangs on the walls. Service was not overwhelmingly friendly, but not rude either. Beer was very reasonably priced with a few craft beer choices and also Pabst. The menu is full... More 

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east hampton, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food was out of this world. An unexpected treasure we would in Salmon. Would definitely come back if I am ever back in Salmon.

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Centennial
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We came here on the recommendation of the desk staff at our hotel in town, and we were very glad she told us about this wonderful restaurant. The service, food and local beers from a micro- brewery in town were all fantastic. Everybody in the restaurant was clearly having fun, enjoying their food and the experience there, and we chatted... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our experience was affected by it being a hot day, a noisy bar area, and a quiet but dirty and smelly back patio where we dined. The food was the best part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Delicious!!!!! We had the Grubber special and the garlic burger. Cheapest good Pinot Noir ever!!Fab! You must eat here!!!

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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

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