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Pioneer Saloon

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320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted an early dinner so we stopped in at 5pm and it was already packed. Once we were seated we could already tell what was coming. The lights are very dim, the din is loud, service is fast, your meal is out before you know it. Not a relaxing dinner experience and maybe that was my mistake for assuming... More 

Thank view2mtn
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best prime rib I've ever had. The wall hangings and atmosphere were very interesting. Loved it. Menus had some great stories and memorable info to read.

Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love The Pioneer! We never miss a dinner trip each time we are in Ketchum. My husband and I always split the "Pio cut" prime rib, each get a house salad, and an Idaho spud. My all time favorite dessert Pioneer mud pie, can never be missed. The wine list is fantastic and reasonably priced. I can't rave enough... More 

Thank Lisa D
seattle, Wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These guys know how to run a business! We came in on a busy Sunday night for dinner. They whisked us right back, served us with a smile and with whopping tasty portions of ribs, steak and potatoes. I'm sure it was the largest potatoes I've ever laid eyes on. The server and owner (I presume) checked on us many... More 

Thank emtoothfxr
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like a saloon but eclectic surroundings with casual ambiance. Service was great and prime rib was excellent.

Thank Ron G
Los Gatos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place based on other reviews-we were not disappointed -it lives up to the number one place in Ketchum-go early-even when we arrived at 6PM we had a wait-but it was worth it-our served Jorden was great-very attentive-once we ordered our food came fast--and the food-off the chart---please,please go hungry-portions are big--

Thank Hal C
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prior to moving to Idaho, we lived in Colorado. One of our favorite Denver restaurants was the 100 year old Buckhorn Exchange. The Pioneer Saloon captures a great deal of the ambiance of the Buckhorn. Here is the run down: First they are often busy. The Pioneer does not take reservations. Greeting: We were lucky. A table was ready. A... More 

Thank Michael C
Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took a jaunt to Sun Valley area to get away for our anniversary. We stayed in Ketchum. Pioneer Saloon came highly recommended as a must for dinner. Boy, we weren't disappointed! From the awesome atmosphere (it's rustic, dark, historic) and superb, ultra-friendly bartenders, to the food, my expectations were exceeded. We mixed and matched a dinner... More 

Thank loftmaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here on the last night of our vacation. We had about a 30 minute wait because we didn't have reservations but it was worth it. The food was delicious. Wine prices were very reasonable. The service was very good and attentive. When the table next to us opened up, three people swooped in to clean... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a good cut of meat and plenty of food to fill you up this is the place to go! My wife and I really enjoyed our meal here. I got the fresh salmon and she ordered the prime rib with the intent we would be sharing both plates with each other. Both of them were... More 

Thank Brett J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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)  >  Sun Valley-Ketchum  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3139
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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