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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
Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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353 reviews 353 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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