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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
100 Mile House, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was incredible , he had the prime rib , and could barely finish, I had the ribs so yummy, this little place has indoor, outdoor and lounge setting, so you can pick the right spot for you. Lots of choices on menu and great service.

Thank Cherie N
Salmon, Idaho United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Ate at the Shady Nook and took my wife out on date night. I had the rib eye steak and it was amazing. My wife had the coconut shrimp and she said it was some of the best shrimp she has ever eaten. We will definitely good there again. Service was great!!

Thank Walter S
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Unplanned stop in this quaint little town and delightful restaurant. From the outside not much but well presented with friendly service and delicious food

Thank Marilyn 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
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?