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Gretchen's

1 Sun Valley Road, 1st floor of Sun Valley Lodge, Sun Valley, ID 83353
208.622.2144
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Ranked #6 of 14 restaurants in Sun Valley
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Dining options: Reservations
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.
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Louisiana
Top Contributor
275 reviews 275 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Considering this is a hotel restaurant our expectations were moderate but anything that the food lacked the staff made up for in service. This is usually the case in sun valley where the lithium in the water just makes everyone a little bit happier....

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The food and service was excellent, and my husband thought it offered one of the best Ruben's he had during our week to Sun Valley. Regarding the expense, yes, it was a little pricey, nothing we did not expect, but we also enjoyed watching the professional skaters practicing for the ice show that night... who can do better by having... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This resort restaurant is quite cozy and definitely convenient if you are staying at the lodge. However, it is so much smarter to take a drive into town rather than spend ridiculous money here. The breakfast menu is very traditional and so is the food. Nothing special, except for the prices... 11 dollars for 2 pancakes? 4 dollars for one... More

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Mediocre food and slow service... dinning out on the shaded patio is nice. Certainly wouldn't go out of my way to dine there but its a reasonable option.

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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This restaurant is in the Lodge at the Sun Valley Resort. I had breakfast here and there were plenty of good options to choose from. The portion sizes were reasonably sized, but the food is pricey. Also, if you're in a hurry, this is not the place for you. The entire resort seems to run on the assumption that you... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We ate here twice during our stay (because my cousin was so captivated by the restaurant's view of the outdoor skating rink) And it is wonderful to watch the skaters, many of them professionals, have their practice times while you eat. However, that was the only good thing about the whole experience. Both times the wait service was spotty at... More

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sunvalleyresort, Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad you enjoyed the skaters and their practice. We are truly disappointed that you were not satisfied with our offerings. I will definitely share your comments with the Gretchen’s Chef. Our goal is 100% guest satisfaction and we are going to make improvements in our food quality and... More

Kaysville, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The waiter only catered to those who ordered alcoholic beverages. Other than that he could have cared less. The manager had to come to his rescue. One table just got up and left another had a concert to attend and were served 5 minutes before after waiting 1 1/2 hours. Not the restaurants fault, but an absolutely horrid employee

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sunvalleyresort, Manager at Gretchen's, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your recent experience at Gretchen’s. Any input we receive from our guests of great value to us, and we appreciated hearing your specific comments and the concerns that you raised. We are truly disappointed that you were not satisfied with the level of service. Our commitment at Sun Valley is... More

Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Set in the opulence of the Sun Valley Lodge, Gretchens fits in as it scales it down a notch. I enjoyed lunch twice while watching skaters at the ice rink and appreciated the hours of service as well as the service I received. One server went so far as to search for me when I left an item at the... More

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