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1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
208.622.2144
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: This classic and very comfortable family restaurant located off the Sun...
This classic and very comfortable family restaurant located off the Sun Valley Lodge Lobby serves breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Named after Sun Valley's own legendary Gretchen Fraser this restaurant serves homey breakfast fare, specialty salads, great hamburgers, delicious sandwiches and evening entrees including salmon, beef and Idaho lamb.
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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gretchen's - closed until July 2015 - total remodel of Sun Valley Lodge

The Sun Valley Lodge, including Gretchen's and all other restaurants are closed until late June of 2015. The Lodge Dining Room is closed forever. The Sun Valley Lodge is being totally rebuilt, inside the outer walls. A multi million dollar spa is being added at the west end.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Ross844
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Sun Valley, Idaho
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Sun Valley, Idaho
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Sun Valley Lodge, including Gretchen's and all other restaurants are closed until late June of 2015. The Lodge Dining Room is closed forever. The Sun Valley Lodge is being totally rebuilt, inside the outer walls. A multi million dollar spa is being added at the west end.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Love everything that they serve. The bakery is the best and soups are divine! The Hot Chocolate is the same as the signature recipe they serve in the Lodge. The waffles and muffins are so delicious! They make great sandwiches that you can wrap up to go and take to the slopes with you too.

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The decor is pretty and the wait staff attentive - but the menu needs some serious updating and the coffee and food (in general) need to be better.

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Sitting on the expansive terrace at Gretchen's on a mid-August day was relaxing and pleasant. Watching the ice skaters practice on the outdoor rink nearby was like having a backstage pass. The buffet offered good, but not excellent, fare. I liked the salads -- quinoa, pasta and Cesar particularly. The chicken and fish dishes were tasty but nothing to put... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As all other restaurants so far in August , who depend on foreign interns around here, service quality and timeliness was not very good at dinner. There were only 6 tables so no excuse. No manager on the floor, waitress did not seem to care much especially after we mentioned cold and almost raw vegetables ( not even close to... More 

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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Dear annethibo, want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Gretchen’s. We have addressed the inconsistent food quality and service concerns with our staff and the restaurant manager, as well as looking at our training processes in order to improve upon all aspects of Gretchen's and avoid future mishaps which you unfortunately experienced... More 

Eagle, Idaho
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoy the view watching the open air year round ice skating rink with its better than average skaters. Many are probably Winter Olympic hopeful ls and adds to the draw that is Sun Valley, especially The Sun Valley Lodge. The grounds around the hotel are beautiful all four seasons, summertime flowers abound, winter the oversized ice sculptures are magical.... More 

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Coast57
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We arrived for breakfast at 10:45, and found the restaurant nearly empty. We had enjoyed our breakfasts on previous visits, remembering the plump sausages. This trip the service was incredibly slow, the sausages downgraded to what looked like cheap frozen links from the freezer, and the eggs, who can screw up over easy eggs, were over done, sloppy, and no... More 

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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Dear Coast57, we want to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience at Gretchen’s. We have addressed the food quality and service concerns with our staff, as well as looking at the whole process to improve upon it and avoid future mishaps which you unfortunately experienced firsthand.The Staff at Gretchen’s is committed to 100% guest... More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I sit in the corner table every summer with my daughter, Paige & we enjoy watching the ice skaters while we eat breakfast. Paige orders the brioche french toast with bacon on the side. And...she orders her favorite hot chocolate with whip cream on top. My poached egg with toast is always perfect, a little soft & running so I... More 

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Mike F, Guest Relations Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Dear MaryP, Thank you for your very positive review of Gretchen’s. The description of your annual breakfast with your daughter Paige was a delight to read. Your review summarizes the reason many people return to Sun Valley year after year. The great traditions whether it is sharing a meal with family and friends, recreating in the high alpine environment, enjoying... More 

Louisiana
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We enjoyed very much our meals at Gretchen's. The fish were fresh and cooked to perfection. Our service on each meal was very good.

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Sharpsburg, GA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I needed a plain burger to go - and they were able to help me in a jiffy. I appreciated their helpfulness so quickly! And it was a delicious hamburger!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  Sun Valley
  • Phone Number: 208.622.2144

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This classic and very comfortable family restaurant located off the Sun Valley Lodge Lobby serves breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Named after Sun Valley's own legendary Gretchen Fraser this restaurant serves homey breakfast fare, specialty salads, great hamburgers, delicious sandwiches and evening entrees including salmon, beef and Idaho lamb.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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