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Pioneer Saloon

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320 Main St N, Ketchum, ID 83340
+1 208-726-3139
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17:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at this place were amazing. Steaks were great, but I did not think the side dishes were all that spectacular. Good, not great.

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Thank Marie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pioneer Saloon has been doing it since the 40's. Food and service were excelent. I had the prime rib and would highly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here at the suggestion of a long time local. He said that "if we haven't been to the Pioneer Saloon, we haven't been to Ketchum." Go early. It gets crowded quickly. The food is outstanding. You can see them grilling. The trout is delicious as are the steaks. Very friendly wait staff. Great place to people watch. It... More 

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crazy,sun valley, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pioneer Saloon never fails with service, food, ambiance. The menu is not diverse, mainly grilled steaks, ribs and salmon. It's small, cozy, but service is fast and courteous. No reservations taken, so you might have to wait, but the bar is fully stocked, so you can have a cocktail while waiting, or start that bottle of wine. The wines... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousin and I joined an old friend of his at the Pioneer Saloon for drinks and dinner right in downtown Ketchum/ID. Best choice in town! It is THE place in town and waits can last for at least a couple of bears. Well worth the wait. And, it was within walking distance of our downtown hotel.

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Thank ForrestHBrown
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The Pioneer continues to stay true to its reputation. Great service, delicious food, and rich atmosphere. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. We split a baked potato as suggested by our server. Friendly staff, taking our photo and explaining the rifles over the bar.

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Thank Kathy G
Providence, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We've been going to Ketchum for years, but for whatever reason had never made it to the Pioneer. We were missing out! Had a terrific meal there; the trout was amazing. Great service. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We went back a couple days later to hang out at the bar and have a couple Bloody Marys (they... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a nice authentic bar in Ketchum. The service was very good and the food was better. You will enjoy this place.

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Thank Mike F
San Diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Old, historic, crowded, noisy, fun! Food was so so, but most people go for the atmosphere and look at all the history hanging from the walls! Service was excellent, fast and friendly, good drinks. Wanted my rib eye medium, came still moving rare - sent back to kitchen, came back still moving... Oh well, others loved the food....

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went early to the bar in order to get a table since the restaurant doesn't take reservations. While sitting in the bar having wine, we had the free chips and salsa. There were three couples and we ordered several of the main entrees: salmon, ribs, steak brochette, and chicken. Everyone enjoyed their meals which came with salad, rice, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?