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Back Country Bistro

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21 Ace of Diamonds, Inside the Stanley High Country Inn, Stanley, ID 83278
+1 208-774-7000
Tue - Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Back country bistro has very good food ! The sandwich and soup that we had were to die for ! The place is super clean and cozy ! Our waitress Jennifer was great ! Definitely stop by if u are in town ! We will be back for sure :)

Thank Diana V
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had a great dinner at this cute bistro inside the High Country Inn. Come hungry because it is a prix fixe menu. Our waitress could not have been nicer and she handled 4 tables expertly. I had the buffalo tenderloin, starting with salad and potstickers, my wife had the arugula salad, which she raved about, followed by smoked pork... More 

Thank SVAngler
Winters, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

amazing gem in tiny Stanley - lovely setting with superb menu and wine list. All of the dishes were superbly fixed and presented - starting with the lobster bites for appetizer and the antelope (mmm..delic), bison, sea bass and lobster. There were no vegetarian dishes however the chef fixed vege tacos for 2 of our guests and accommodate GF for... More 

Thank Aussie33283
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Stanley each summer for eight years. Each year we eat at variety of places in town, but we always make sure to eat at the Back Country Bistro at least twice during out stay. It's simply superlative. Shane, the Chef, is simply a master craftsman. The meat, I had antelope, and buffalo,... More 

3 Thank Scott M
Boise, Idaho
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the first negative reviews I have written for Trip Advisor. But I wanted to share an experience I had at this restaurant. I have stage four esophageal cancer which limits the amount of food I can eat at one sitting. We got seated (four of us) and I wanted just to order soup and salad. This... More 

3 Thank Steve35394
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Back Country Bistro adds even more to the beauty of Stanley. What an amazing place to find amazing food and beer. I will always return when in Stanley.

Thank Scott D
Meridian, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I always order the Chilean sea bass if it is on menu in many restaurants I've visited all over the country. This was the best. It was neither over or undercooked and seasoned to perfection. I'll be back again for it on my visit next year, so please don't change a thing !

Thank rayray h
Eagle, Idaho
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I invited close friends and a business associate from New York to dinner at the Back Country Bistro recently. Having eaten there before, I knew the prices were very reasonable for outstanding food and presentation. As a sales rep. for a composite shower mfg. here in Idaho, my job is to form long standing relationships with our customers in the... More 

2 Thank Cal O
Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food and service was excellent and to find a meal in the tiny town of Stanley Idaho was an unexpected treat. I had the Lobster Tail and found it to have been as good as any i have ahd across the country.

Thank Moonman58
McCall, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I lived in and around the Sawtooth Valley and Wood River Valley for many years and have never experienced something like this. The atmosphere is very intimate and unique with live music and an amazing view. The service and staff were above and beyond, very personal, friendly, and prompt! As far as the food goes... I've never tasted anything like... More 

Thank Tony H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
American, Fusion
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Ace of Diamonds, Inside the Stanley High Country Inn, Stanley, ID 83278
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Stanley
  • Phone Number: +1 208-774-7000
Where you'll find slow, casual, affordable fine dining in a rustic, yet elegant setting. Established in 2008, the "Backcountry Bistro" has become an innovative dining destination in Historic Downtown Stanley. We specialize in "Southern Fusion" Cuisine with International and Regional influences. We offer a diverse "Prix Fixe" Seasonal Menu," which includes and appetizer, choice of soup or salad, a variety of entrees and dessert. Our restaurant features "free range" game, beef, pork, fowl, and seafood from all three coasts. In addition, we offer personalized Vegan and Vegetarian meals and a fantastic regional wine and beer list.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?