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Welcome to Shady Nook

Salmon is a scenic mountain-town located on the outskirts of Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, with rustic origins in mining, lumbering, and family ranching. Outdoor thrill-seekers come from all over the world to raft the Main Salmon and Middle Fork of the Salmon, River, and folks around here are happy to accommodate you and yours with great food & great hotels. Over the years, it has evolved into a vibrant collection of art galleries, restaurants, and a community of adventurists that can only exist in a place that offers this much outdoor recreation. This is Idaho hospitality at its finest! 


Terrific Meal in a Very Pleasant Setting

Rated 5 out of 5
August 9, 2020

I highly recommend this restaurant. My wife and I dined outside based on covid concerns. The staff were very accommodating and service was excellent. The food was unusual and excellent. Great drinks, good food, outstanding staff added up to a great experience. I recommend this restaurant.


Classic fine

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2019

We travel to Salmon during hunting season every year. This was my huband’s fathers favorite place. He is 66 so we are going back a little way. I had a wonderful fish dish Walleye with a Mango salsa and fresh beans. Wonderful I also had a Caesar salad with shredded lettuce not so good and not forewarned. They ran out of Romaine. My husband had steak with a special butter sauce. He loved my fish. We will return.


Great food and killer drinks

Rated 5 out of 5
July 21, 2020

I heard great things about this restaurant from the locals. This place was easy to find and was well within walking distance from the hotel. The place was packed. probably waited around 5 minutes or so to be seated by a nice young lady she looked a bit exhausted but smiled laughed and very friendly. We had our menus and drinks within 10 minutes of being seated. Which surprised me due to the volume of people. The waitress was amazing Jesse I think. She had our orders into the kitchen within 25minutes of being there.I order a New York rare with asparagus and rice. Can’t recall for sure what my friend and his wife ordered. But I know He had a burger of some sort and his wife a Cobb salad i think. We got our meals around 35 to 40 minutes which was fine and well worth the wait. My steak was absolutely cooked perfect. Hands down one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. The Food the service friendly environment was a great experience. The mixed drinks were just as good as the meal. I had 2 krakens which hit the spot. I see what the hype is about this restaurant. I can’t wait to go back next summer.


Good food in salmon

Rated 5 out of 5
October 20, 2019

Even though the had Alaskan amber on the craft beer list it was a good place. Steak was great and service was pretty good. Get there early as they fill up fast.

Jeffrey T

Wonderful Evening in Salmon

Rated 5 out of 5
January 3, 2020

Everything was great ! I had just arrived in Salmon earlier in the day and went to dinner with a close friend of mine….Salmon is a small town with limited restaurant venues. I was very surprised, not only were the service staff attentive and cordial the food was above average but I was especially surprised at how extensive their wine/cocktail menu was….Prices were a great value.,
I have since called them and gotten gift cards for my friend and her family. Looking forward to returning again someday.

Rob M

A nice surprise

Rated 5 out of 5
October 11, 2019

Had blacken walleye so delicious. Fresh green beans too! The Caesar salad was less than optimal because they ran out of Romaine lettuce and did not tell me but my husband’s garden salad was on point. Overall excellent dinner.



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+1 (208) 756-4182


501 Riverfront Dr,
Salmon, ID 83467

+1 (208) 756-4182

501 Riverfront Dr,
Salmon, ID 83467

4:00 PM – 9:00 PM