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Pioneer Saloon

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$$ - $$$
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320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kimberly, Idaho
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you visit Ketchum you have to go to the Pioneer Saloon. It is warm and inviting, the food is awesome, the service is great and the place is always clean. It's a fun place to go.

Thank eaglestar1
Boise, Idaho, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 5 o'clock and it was already busy. Thought we might have a wait so ordered margaritas and were served complimentary chips and salsa. We were seated within minutes. My wife raved about how good the shrimp was and my filet mignon was excellent. Wait staff was prompt. Will definitely return.

Thank Ron G
Northbrook, Illinois
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171 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too bad that TripAdvisor doesn't give reviewers the option of half-stars. Because sometimes those "full-star" reviews just don't work, i.e., they don't properly convey the experience to its best degree. Such is the case here for my review of the Pioneer Saloon. The Pioneer Saloon gets high marks for ambience, decoration, cowboy vibe and all that. But, it all really... More 

Thank M&ALongGrove
Dallas, Texas
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107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meals were all over the map. Our group rated meals on a 3 or 4. Huge baked potatoes filled with hearts desire. Extremely good wait staff. Accomodating. Fun atmosphere.

Thank PsItravel
Bellevue, Washington
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was packed for a reason! Super fun atmosphere, great staff we'll run restaurant! If You want an "anIda""Idaho so

Thank Sue H
Knoxville, Tennessee
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is chock full of memorabilia but it's not Cheesy. Everywhere you look there is some unique item that represents the old west and lifestyle. If you are turned off by hunting trophies then steer clear but I thought the place was fascinating. The food was good, wish I had asked for the dressing on the side of the... More 

Thank Patty B
Portland Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by locals but the food was very bland. I eat a gluten and dairy free and ended up with a steak and dry grilled veggies on the side. Would not recommend if you are on any special dietary needs. Our waiter less was great and she tried, but the kitchen couldn't deliver. Great place to get... More 

Thank OregonFamof6
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I see why they are rated #1 in this market. 6 oclock and they are full. Reason is easy they have a great wait staff and food. Had the fresh Idaho trout. Best ever. And i was looking for the famous Idaho potatoes and boy did it show up loaded. It took up 1/2 the plate. Blue cheese dressing on... More 

Thank jared h
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I went in for a drink and decided to have dinner too. Food was very good! Prime Rib was cook perfectly. Good fresh salad. The atmosphere was very nice lots of interesting old pictures on the walls. Would and will definitely go back!!

Thank Nancy T
Northern Virginia, Virginia
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104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The atmosphere is western (as in bunches of stuffed animal heads). Not exactly for the PETA types. Very good food and generous servings. Can get pretty busy later in the evening. We went at 6 and got seated in 10 minutes, but by 730 the line was almost out the door.

Thank Falcon1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?