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The Shady Nook

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID 83467-5164
+1 208-756-4182
16:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 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) and I think about going back to Salmon just for that steak!

Thank Mike S
Nashville, Tennessee
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 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 thier house salad with thier house dressing (lime, rasp?, vinegarette?) Was worth having a big... More 

1 Thank DvsDan
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Me and my family stopped there on are way to Spokane. The service was a bit slow but It was due to the sheer volume of customers but none the less was great. I had e 8oz house sirloin medium rare and fries and wild rice. The food was excellent. If you happen to have the chance to stop grab... More 

1 Thank Dexter B
Salmon, Idaho, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Shady Nook does not have an adult atmosphere. You can sit in the bar/lounge area, but others can bring their kids in there. This greatly detracts from a quiet evening with your spouse. Bertram's Brewery does not allow anyone under the age of 21 in their bar area. The Nook should do the same!

Thank Max_Mardee_H
Salmon, Idaho
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This spot offers a sports bar section a patio, and a more formal indoor dining section. The servers were polite and attentive and the food was excellent. Their beer and wine list offers good variety and there were plenty of cocktail options as well.

Thank Amber R
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's been awhile since I ate here,but I still remember the prime rib. It is a comfy setting and has room for large parties. It has a standard supper club type menu. Decent food and a long established business.

1 Thank Margaret T
New York City
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were underimpressed with the food. We both had spaghetti and meatballs that were so-so. We expected the calamari to be thinly cut as is typical in Italian restaurants, but instead were large chunks. The key lime pie was the best part of the meal, but again, nothing to rave about. Our waitress was new but did her best to... More 

Thank NewYorkCityJoan
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
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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