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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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Portland Oregon
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Hailey, Idaho, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't visit Ketchum without going to the Pioneer! Great food, service and a unique local flair. You will see everyone there and they don't take reservations so take time to sit down, have a drink and people watch while you wait.

Thank Cindy H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about how great the food was from several people in the area. We decided to try it. We went about 6:30 one night and couldn't get in. We went the next night right after they opened and got in after about a half hour. The food was good, tables pretty close together. Good atmosphere though.

Thank O2127TSdebbied
Powder Springs, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for dinner on a Friday night and the wait was about an hour. No matter, it was well worth it and the Bar was hopping with locals. The food was plentiful and pretty good and the prices were very reasonable for this area. Definitely a must go to place for dinner in Ketchum.

Thank Wearytraveleratlanta
Hailey, Idaho
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorites! Nothing like a margarita on the rocks while you are waiting for your table. Go early cuz the place gets packed. The food is always great! Fish,rib eyes, filets, you name it, just delicious. Sometimes I like to get a salad and a baked potato. So fresh and yummy! It's been around a long time. The... More 

Thank Denise Z
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous place! Stopped in for a drink and appetizer. Can't wait to have dinner on our next visit. I hear the steaks are fabulous

Thank Jennifer B
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, talk about a great steak place with amazing cowboy atmosphere, the Pioneer Saloon wins on both counts. We were in Ketchum on the road to Glacier National Park and Trip Advisor had listed the Pioneer as the number one restaurant choice. We made sure to get there early since a previous review had noted that no reservations could be... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene
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?