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The Shady Nook

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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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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Was clean quiet we had a wonderful experience. We had prime rib which was cooked perfectly med rare. Our waitress was very good friendly but not to disruptive. Will be visiting next time we stay at the syringa lodge.

Thank Pam S
Nashville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Salmon, Idaho is a quaint little town set in the mountains of Idaho and approximately 5-1/2 hours north of Bosie. Needless to say ,in a town this size, there are not many restaurants and none that are 5 Star. However, while not being 5-Star, the Shady Nook is quaint, and varied menu and the food good. I had the filet... More 

Thank Debbie W
West Sacramento, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shady Nook offered the best food and margaritas we had in our entire trip. The only off-putting thing was the advertisement was not appealing to me. I am glad I got past the imitation art nouveau lady in a wine glass. I wish we could have stayed another night in Salmon, Idaho, simply to eat at the Shady Nook... More 

Thank Katherine T
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a lot to look at on the outside but what a charming restaurant inside. The service was excellent, the menu quite varied even though they claim to be a steakhouse, and the food preparation was spot on. One of the best restaurants on a recent trip through Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Across the parking lot from the Stagecoach Inn... More 

Thank John R
Morton, Washington
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere but our waiter forgot us a couple of times. My husband ordered beef ribs, delicious! My salmon was served with a mango chutney....yummy! The have a beautiful patio and the dining room is comfortable with a fireplace and fun art. I ordered a glass of blended red wine, a local vintage which was amazing.

Thank Terre M
San Diego
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to The Shady Nook for dinner. Ordered Caesar salad. The Romaine lettuce was not very fresh and the salad was small. We ate in the restaurant area that was rather dark and slightly run down.

Thank ExoticExplorer
Yakima, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Started with excellent drinks. Then to delicious dinner. Had to have salmon while in Salmon! Excellent choice. Very well prepared. We planned to head somewhere else for after dinner drinks but we were having too much fun to leave. They finally decided to close at 1am. Great night!

Thank EnglandDW
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner in pub. Service was ok. Food was decent. Expanded pub menu was nice because there was not much of a selection on regular menu. Waitstaff was friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

The shady nook has been through some ups and downs but still one of my favorite places to eat on the weekends me and my mom eat there all the time as far as food goes the sweet potato fries are my favorite and for drinks I like the classic Shirley temple

Thank Al S
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Great food. Nice bar. Lots of local people go to this restaurant. We were staying at the stagecoach inn and Debbie at the front desk recommended the Nook. A little pricy but very good.

Thank Janice S

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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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