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Pioneer Saloon

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320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
17:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Washington
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The venerable steakhouse/bar exudes quality service copious portions of excellent meat and well mixed drinks in an warm congenial friendly atmosphere. Families and friends all gather here and all are welcome to conversation and connection. Outstanding food served with intense attention. Go early for the ribs and the prime rib is to die for. All 5 stars!!

Thank kookoo48
New York City
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226 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited the Pioneer Saloon with friends, so I was able to try a variety of dishes. I had an excellent Prime Rib, but everything that came with it made this restaurant great. Given we were in Idaho, we ordered a Jim Spud, which was fantastic. It had chives, sour cream, cheese, Teriyaki sauce, prime rib bits and prime rib... More 

Thank GlobalVilla9er
Alpharetta, GA USA
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere. We opted to eat at the bar and we're very well attended to. Very community based, lots of people who know the servers and bartenders, everyone made us feel welcome.

Thank jonk73
Missouri City, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, happening location. Get there early or you will wait. Good menu choices for kids and the portions are large. Roast beef and hamburger are solid choices.

Thank Joe C
Ketchum, Idaho
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

meat and potatoes, fish, chicken, big idaho potatoes and salads, never leave hungry . lots of dead animals on the wall, good margaritas

Thank Karin R
Nampa, Idaho
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch place, like others you have to get there early. We arrived at 5:00 pm and barely beat the crowd. It got loud and lots of people up at the bar. The food was great, I had their pork chop and my wife had the chicken and shrimp. All food was cooked right and delivered on time. Even the... More 

Thank jaray24
Mequon, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must do while in Ketchum. The Pio offers excellent steaks and seafood in a rustic atmosphere. Yes, it can be loud and crowded so if you're looking for a quiet meal with no crowd it may not be for you. I personally enjoy the atmosphere of being surrounded by happy people eating excellent food. And if you're hungry and... More 

Thank 1PackerFan1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food and service! Go early or wait forever! Was our first stop when we arrived. Kids loved it!

Thank skikv
Santa Monica, California
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar is a must to grab a drink in Ketchum. It is crowded, but the crowd is fun and the bartenders are friendly and service is great for the crowd. It has a cool atmosphere, with a whole bunch of fun things to look at on the wall.

Thank BrettNicole1104
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good drinks. Steak and scallops were excellent. Hamburger was average at best. Expect a lengthy wait for a table, wait service with dinner was average.

Thank Amy B

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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, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ketchum
  • Phone Number: +1 208-726-3139
For some The Pioneer Saloon is the first restaurant to head to when coming into town and the last place to go before leaving. For others, it's where they met their significant other, perhaps over a bar marg. The Pioneer Saloon, renowned for perfectly aged, tender and flavorful beef, is typical of an earlier Idaho where ore wagons rattled down Main Street and business was done with a handshake and a drink. Natural woods, mounted game, and period firearms help recreate an authentic saloon atmosphere.

Duffy and Sheila Witmer have been the sole owners of the Pioneer Saloon since 1986. Today, with their children, Alyson, Chloe and Dillon, they strive to honor a historical classic while bringing new ideas to Ketchum's restaurant scene.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?