Friday, February 8, 2013

Foodie Friday: Pioneer Saloon

There is something to be said about the longstanding restaurants in the Valley... not an easy feat when you have two slack seasons. One restaurant that sticks out in our mind and has quite a long history is the Pioneer Saloon.

 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.

Located on Main Street Ketchum, this restaurant is a local's favorite. No reservations taken, and even at times when the wait is beyond an hour (or two), loyal patrons belly up to the bar and wait. The food is that good. So grab a bar marg or a beer, and enjoy some local conversation in the very western atmosphere.

A favorite meal of mine is a steamed artichoke to start, house salad with blue cheese dressing and the Jim Spud, a loaded (massive) Idaho potato with teryaki prime rib, cheese and grilled onions. If that isn't enough, try one of their combination plates, the petit filet and shrimp is always a winner.

The options are plentiful, so take a look over their menu for something that suits you.

Photos courtesy of Pioneer Saloon.

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