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The Shady Nook

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$$ - $$$
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501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID 83467-5164
208 756 4182
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent dinner in the middle of nowhere: the steaks were rare, the cocktails were very well crafted and the service was awesome. We've eaten at this restaurant many times and it always serves delicious food and drinks that always satisfy

Thank bright012016
Victor, Idaho
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two seats opened at the bar as we walked in; the joint was jumping, so we sat down and ordered a couple of margaritas. Our server was lovely and very attentive. The day's special was a sirloin steak with some kind of sauce (I forget now!) so we ordered that but on a very rare and med rare rib eye.... More 

Thank IdahoShelby
Everett, Washington
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322 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our meals where delicious, served as ordered and in short time from ordering. Service was excellent and the wait staff are friendly. We arrived a bit late and the dinning room was closed, but dinner menu still being served in the bar area.

Thank RueterRD
Copenhagen, Denmark
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The potato skins filled with cheddar and crispy bacon were delicious. My husband and I shared one order for a starter and got four huge half baked potatoes. Sadly only one quarter was left. And sadly my husband only had one of the four halves. But they were soooo yummy. So was my Marsala chicken and my husband's grilled shrimp!... More 

Thank Anne-Grethe B
Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The Nook is a throwback old school steak house with great steaks and sides. I've been here a few times and the service has always been really good.

Thank 208sim0n
North Dakota, United States
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Our meals were delicious and the service was excellent. Our server was very helpful and worked with me on my dietary restrictions. We will definitely eat here again.

Thank Julie H
Cape May, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

By the time we arrived in Salmon, my husband and I had eaten enough meat for a month, so ordering meat was out of the question. The sesame crusted ahi tuna appetizer was so delicious as was the popcorn shrimp.

Thank Bubbie4
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Made 3rd trip within 3 weeks to see if poor service, quality of food and amount of food given with increased cost was their new standard. Unfortunately, within the past few months the Nook has gone down on all counts. Sad as it is one of the few remaining bar/restaurants in Salmon with a classier environment and use to be... More 

Thank Mulebabe
Salmon, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is one of my favorite dinner spots in Salmon. Wonderful food, never had anything we didn't love. Can be a bit spendy if you are on a budget.

Thank BnLTin
Pahrump, Nevada
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167 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This great place is within easy walking distance from the Stagecoach Inn, the Riverfront Suites and Century II Campground along the SalmonRiver on Highway 93 north. I had my very favorite, the coconut prawns and others had the blackened.salmon with penne pasta. The special or loin steak was very tender and tasty. Of course, the mud pie was "to die... More 

Thank Selway M

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID 83467-5164
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Salmon
  • Phone Number: 208 756 4182
The Shady Nook has the only full service bar and restaurant in Salmon Idaho. We serve the finest quality steaks, fresh fish, home smoked baby back ribs and organic chicken. Great bar food and the best burger you could have. We have a wonderful outdoor patio with two fire pits and heaters for those cool nights. Our hours are 7 nights open at 4. Sundays open at 11 am for bbq & cocktails on the patio. We take pride in everything we do and thrive on giving you the best dining experience on your trip. Reservations are appreciated and big groups welcome.

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