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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%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (23 reviews)
“prime rib” (9 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
501 Riverfront Dr, Salmon, ID 83467-5164
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Very good establishment with a friendly bar scene in a separate area. Get noisy with the locals in the fun sports bar and pool room, or be treated to fine dining in the restaurant section. There are 3 separate dining areas, we like the cozy...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Three friends visited for dinner in mid August and had some superior fish dinners that were thoroughly enjoyed by all. Definitely recommend highly.

Thank debdunc
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The waiter was new and didn't understand that people aren't necessarily looking for a new best friend... did WAY too much talking (and offered way too much personal information) and not enough in the way of service. When he criticized my husband's shirt and suggested...More

Thank IsabellasGrandma
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

One word. DELICIOUS! The young waitress was running off her feet but servered everyone with a smile. Deceiving from the outside, this is a great stop to have a meal.

Thank Winfield06
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is top of the list in Salmon. I had their prime rib special that was cooked perfectly. The wait staff was courteous and attentive. My wife had the Jumbo shrimp cooked with coconut that was also great. Highly recommended.

Thank Thomas M
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A friend and I had an amazing dinner here! Huge prawns, a New York steak with Whiskey Sauce, edemame, and a great salad with cilantro-lime dressing--we would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 August 2017

while in salmon on our vacation my wife and i ate here while staying for two days and exploring salmon. she had been here before and remembered it fondly. the restaurant is located in and old house witch i loved because it added to the...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I had the largest jumbo coconut prawns I have ever seen that were very good. My wife had a nice steak. They were very accommodating in letting us eat on the patio even though there was some threat of rain. We were able to take...More

Thank Hugh J
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I loved our time at Shady Nook! The waitress was super friendly. Shady Nook went out of there way to serve us on there patio. The weather was a little threatening, but we had our puppies with us, so needed to eat outside. They made...More

Thank Rhonda J
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

An excellent "house steak" (sirloin) and Alaska sockeye salmon. A perfect dry martini. Wine and beer very good and priced well. Service was very friendly and well timed. Definitely recommend.

Thank sierradave1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 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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