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The Shady Nook

501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID 83467-5164
+1 208-756-4182
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID 83467-5164
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

Just passing through town but the Shady Nook had been referred by friends as "thee place to eat." We sat in the bar and were certainly not disappointed. Food was excellent, service prompt and friendly with a hometown atmosphere. Felt like we were among friends...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Waiter was polite, friendly and professional. We hadn't eaten here in years because we heard it wasn't good. Heard it was better, so we went and enjoyed it as much or more as we used to. We will definitely return soon.

Thank Dusty642013
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Went here with a larger group and everything we ordered was very good. The service was great. We sat in the bar for dinner. they are only open for dinner time.

Thank aeatherton03
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Fun local hangout along the river. Attentive service, food prepared just as ordered. There's a beautiful outside garden setting for those who like to dine outside.

Thank Pyrodiversity
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

While traveling to Salmon ID looked up restaurants open late. This one said 10:30PM so we drove to it. We arrived at 8:50PM and the kitchen was closed.!! Sounds like the bar stays open that late. Found another spot.

Thank jackmac20
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Had such a great dinner there tonight! The food was all so good. The wait staff was very friendly and accommodating! Amy was our server and she was so attentive and made us feel right at home! I would definitely recommend this restaurant and am...More

Thank Julie3360
Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner as a family and the meal was very good. The chef also was flexible with dinner for our children and grilled up a chicken breast for them. Clams were good with charred bread, fries good, salad good, Chicken Roma was very good,...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Stopped here as it was the only place in Salmon we could find with seating for a family, other than the pizza place on main street. This is in a renovated home. It is cozy and very clean. The staff was great and my wife...More

Thank BCSO321
Reviewed December 12, 2016

I had the ribeye special with garlic sautéed mushrooms and it was absolutely fantastic! It was perfectly medium rare. It was super tender and still hot in the center. And man, the flavor!! It was sooo good! I live in Boise, ID (5-6 hours away)...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Was here 15 years ago also... great then and great now! Think about it... same place same owner for a long time in a small town... that says it all! I had the Salmon with a great aoli sauce... wonderfull! but i have to say...More

1  Thank DvsDan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 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
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: +1 208-756-4182
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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