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Pioneer Saloon

320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked potato” (73 reviews)
“prime rib” (140 reviews)
“steak” (164 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food is a definite 5 star. The staff is a definite 5 star. The atmosphere is what drops the rating to a 4. The restaurant is packed with interesting things to look at, but it is also packed with tables. I was with friends...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anderwalk
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is literally the best potato I have ever had. The prime Rib was excellent as well. I could eat here every week and be happy with the same delicious meal.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank NEskibum11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I dropped by after a recommendation from the visitor center representative; she recommended the steak or ribs. Perhaps our experience would’ve been better if we’d gone with her recommendation. The venue was nice, low lit, and provided a very western environment; the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wander_woman_paula
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are lots of place to choose from to eat in Ketchum, many of them very upscale, but for my money I like the real western feel of the Pioneer Saloon. It looks like its been there forever although the building only dates from the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Many times in a bar/restaurant the food is average and the service an after thought. At the pioneer the food was very good and the service was excellent. Our steaks were delicious and the potatoes were huge. A little more expensive than other places but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robertgS4955LX
Reviewed November 27, 2018

The decor is a bit eclectic with the posters and wildlife on the walls. The food however is amazing and must stop when you are in Sun Valley. Tried the Prime Rib and Fresh Water Shrimp which was wonderful but to much for me to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott M
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I wish that we had found this place earlier in our stay in the Ketchum area. The staff was friendly and the food was fabulous! The fish was cooked to perfection and the servings are so large that 2 people can easily eat 1 meal....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tltaerobic
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We enjoyed wonderful food and had great service. We came to town for the Trailing of the Sheep and relied on tripmasters reviews for ideas of places to eat out. Right on as usual. My wife and I split the rib steak dinner, adding a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed October 30, 2018

My wife and I had dinner at the Pioneer Saloon on October 25, 2018. We have had marvelous dinners there in the past. Our expectations were very high. However, on this occasion, the experience was a disaster. It started with the waitress unable to answer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ttaban
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Steak, salad, and massive baked potato on the side (this is Idaho, after all). Great service and good cocktails. Very reasonably priced considering this is a high-end resort town. A true western experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TimPortland
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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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