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The Junk Yard Bistro

405 Main Street, Salmon, ID 83467-4218
(208) 756-2466
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Salmon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Redmond, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Small cozy place to eat and nothing fancy but clean. However, the food was excellent. We both had the Fajita Chicken Salad and was delicious and plenty to eat. Service was excellent and waitress was friendly. I also had the Mexican Vanilla Cheesecake with Huckleberry sauce and it was the best cheesecake I have ever had in a restaurant. Would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent. I would expect this level of culinary expertise in a high end restaurant in a large city...not in Salmon, ID.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

5 of us dined here and everyone really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We were there during famous Huckleberry season and they offered a salad with huckleberry dressing that was so very good. Sister in law loved it so much she used her drinking straw to suck up the remnants on her plate when the salad was gone. Something for... More

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Winters, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

frequented this eatery several times over the years - a favorite of rafting guides - small, good food (diverse range, will do GF) and cold beer, lots of energy and an outdoor area at the back. The garlic burger is awesome, the Vietnamese pork sandwich delic and well, its all great food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place should totally be on it!! What an awesome experience we had eating here! We were in Salmon for a couple days and the first night I googled restaurants in Salmon and this place was first and second! That tells you something! We came in the front door and there is a long bar that runs quite a ways......right... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We often visit Salmon, and have never eaten at Junk Yard Bistro primarily because the outside looks like a dive bar. However, after reading several Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to give it a go. While the food was not bad, the cook had way too many onions and bell peppers in the dish. My wife had the chicken curry... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our most favorite restaurant in Salmon ... we go there again and again when camping in the summer. The food is different from the ordinary and always tasty. The servings are generous - we often split something. The best potato salad! Many beer and wine choices and the prices are very reasonable. You can even purchase wine/beer to go! The... More

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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Passing though Salmon on a long road trip on a Sunday. I was hungry and figured there were not many dining choices in remote, small-town Salmon, Idaho. Pulled up Tripadvisor on my phone to see what my options were and found the Junk Yard Bistro (which is the same place as the Junkyard which is listed separately on TA for... More

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Hailey, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great service and great food! Got the junkyard a garlic burger and it was amazingly good. And the portion was huge, filled me right up. Even my friends wrap was big.

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took a motorcycle ride to Salmon and decided to stop at the Junk Yard Bistro based on reviews here. My husband had the red wine beef noodle bowl and it was a huge portion and he said it was delicious. I had the turkey, bacon, smoked gouda wrap. Really scrumptious and the side salad of pasta salad was topped... More

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