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Pioneer Saloon

320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked potato” (45 reviews)
“prime rib” (129 reviews)
“steak” (142 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pioneer is a good steakhouse with a lively bar area to wait for your table which I understand is typical since the restautant doesn't take reservations. Good beer selection. Lots of western and Hemingway artifacts to look at in the bar area. The front staff...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat at the bar after a long day on the slopes. Had the kabob and baked potato. Delicious. Good selection of draft beers. Get here early if you want a seat at the bar!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We head to sun valley several times a year and feel like we don’t get the full experience without going to the Pioneer saloon! Service was great.. friendly and helpful staff!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us reserved a 6 pm seating for a 69th birthday celebration and were not disappointed. Although the service seemed a little rushed at times it was thorough and friendly. We had a variety of food between the four of us and all was...More

Thank 10M10G10P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is that Duffy?...way too tall...bit of an ego trip for him...grew about 2 feet and is wearing shades now...

Thank Surfbarrels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I saw this was the top rated restaurant in Sun Valley I was a little skeptical. But it lives up to its billing in every way. Highly recommended!

Thank MAustinDunn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and have never been disappointed! Don't be in a hurry as you are going to have to wait for a table. It's worth the wait! Relax your in Sun Valley!

Thank vacakelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the reviews say this place is a must. I agree. Had the beef ribs which literally fell right off the bone one of those awesome Idaho baked potatoes and salad. The bar tender was attentive and fun. Had a nice chat with a local...More

Thank pickyforsure
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed going there. But you go for the fun atmosphere not for the food. They have everything cowboy/girl. The wait staff clothing was fun. The bovine heads and chaps in the walls were great. They even have a gun from...More

Thank KVEvich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A king cut prime rib is worth the trip. The quality of the cut was adequate, not the best and not the worst. The menu is very basic. The service is friendly, but they try to turn the tables pretty quick. Speaking of tables, the...More

Thank Jay P
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Elizabeth B
October 4, 2016|
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Response from ladyerica | Reviewed this property |
They do not however the wait is almost never as long as they say in my experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3139
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For some The Pioneer Saloon is the first restaurant to head to when coming into town and the last place to go before leaving. For others, it's where they met their significant other, perhaps over a bar marg. The Pioneer Saloon, renowned for perfectly aged, tender and flavorful beef, is typical of an earlier Idaho where ore wagons rattled down Main Street and business was done with a handshake and a drink. Natural woods, mounted game, and period firearms help recreate an authentic saloon atmosphere. Duffy and Sheila Witmer have been the sole owners of the Pioneer Saloon since 1986. Today, with their children, Alyson, Chloe and Dillon, they strive to honor a historical classic while bringing new ideas to Ketchum's restaurant scene.
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