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Restaurants in Sun Valley

Travel down historic Main Street in Ketchum and you find everything from fine-dining to casual cafés, boisterous pubs to relaxed eateries. Sun Valley attracts a high-class clientele and the dining around town is meant to match. Before you head out for the ski slopes, bike trails, or golf course, stop into one of the many coffee or pastry shops to jumpstart your morning. In the afternoon, stop into town for a decadent sushi roll that rivals Tokyo’s finest, or a healthy, hearty meal to cap off a great day.

Sun Valley and Ketchum have more than 50 restaurants and a very energetic nightlife. Get a taste of just a few of these establishments with this useful dining guide:

Sun Valley Resort Dining and Lodges

The Roundhouse

(208) 622-2371 or (208) 622-6136 for gondola tickets

Perched atop Bald Mountain at 7,700 feet, the historic Roundhouse is now open for both summer and winter dining. The diverse menu ranges from grilled shrimp salads, Vidalia onion and asparagus quiche, fresh crab, to char-grilled beef and lamb burgers. Visitors can come by foot or on skis. Open 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

River Run Day Lodge

(208) 622-2133

The River Run Day Lodge overlooks the Big Wood River at the base of Bald Mountain. Open to skiers and non-skiers, the restaurant has wood-fired pizza, grilled entrées, deli items, a lavish salad bar, and the ever popular wok station. Open daily during the winter season from 8 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Warm Springs Lodge

(208) 622-2157

Guests to Warm Springs Lodge have come to expect the best from the expert chefs and genial staff. The gourmet menu includes items such as fresh pasta, salads, pizzas, grilled specialties, and the great Idaho Potato Bar. Open daily during the winter season from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Seattle Ridge Lodge

(208) 622-6287

Ranked by Skiing Magazine as one of their top ten ski lodges, Seattle Ridge sits high above the landscape atop Mount Baldy. Skilled chefs expertly craft meals such as rotisserie meats, grilled entrées, pizzas, soups, and gourmet salads. Open during the winter season from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lookout Restaurant

(208) 622-6261

Perched atop Mount Baldy, Lookout provides guests with dramatic views of the Sun Valley area. Ski in for cafeteria-style fare, delicious hot chocolate, and simple snacks. Lookout Restaurant serves as a great place to “bring your own picnic.” Open during the winter season from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carol’s Dollar Mountain Lodge

(208) 622-2241

This kid-friendly restaurant is the newest mountain dining establishment. Located across from the Sun Valley Children’s Center, Carol’s offers a wide array of pastas, pizzas, and chicken dishes, but the menu goes far beyond children’s fare. Open during the winter season from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Ram

(208) 622-2800

Offering seasonal menu items crafted by their expert staff, The Ram creates unique American and European cuisine ranging from Idaho lamb, escargot, Gruyere cheese fondue, and stuffed pheasant. The Ram has been cozy dining establishment in Sun Valley since 1937. Dinner is served from 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Trail Creek Cabin

208-622-2800

Take a romantic sleigh ride or cross-country ski, snowshoe, or drive to reach this intimate hideaway in Sun Valley. Menu items feature a mélange of western flavors from Idaho trout, locally raised beef, baby back ribs, and meatloaf and are all complimented by a diverse wine list and full bar.

Konditorei Coffee

(208) 622-2235

Pick up delectable pastries, iced coffee, espresso, and ice cream at Konditorei Coffee. After a day on the slopes, relax in this cozy space that features free Wi-Fi, a newspaper stand, three TVs, and serves Starbucks coffee, Tazo Tea, Chai, and freshly made smoothies. Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gretchen’s

(208) 622-2800

Named for Sun Valley’s own Gretchen Fraser, this comfortable family restaurant serves specialty salads, exquisite sandwiches, hamburgers, breakfast fare, and delicious evening entrées that include salmon, beef, and lamb. Open for breakfast and dinner from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Lodge Dining Room

(208) 622-2110

The hallmark of The Lodge Dining Room is its Sunday brunch, which many consider to be the finest in the area. This lavish display features breakfast specialties from omelets and crepes to seafood, salads, and an array of desserts. This venue can also be reserved for private parties and other functions. Open each Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chocolate Foundry

(208) 622-2147

This charming old-fashioned candy shop creates luscious confections that will delight the young and old alike. Choose from homemade truffles, fudge, jelly beans, licorice, and exotic chocolates from all around the world. Open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bald Mountain Pizza

(208) 622-2143

This family-friendly pizza shop creates hand-tossed pies, pasta bowls, and delicious salads. The fare is very casual and fun for children. There is a full take-out menu or have a pizza delivered to any Sun Valley Resort property. Open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., closed Tuesdays.

Sun Valley and Ketchum Area Dining

Papa Hemi's Hideaway

(208) 726-3773

Enjoy the cozy fireside dining in this classic 1940s style log cabin. Papa Hemi’s uses fresh local farm ingredients and employs a range of talented chefs who love to cook.

Apple's Bar & Grill

(208) 726-7067

Apple’s Bar & Grill is the oldest bar at the base of Baldy in the Warm Springs area. Visitors will enjoy the affordable menu, beautiful view, sunny deck, and extensive selection of beer and wine.

The Cellar Pub

(208) 622-3832

Serving the best pub food in the Ketchum area, The Cellar offers an array of traditional fare such as fish and chips, Buffalo burgers, and original dishes such as the popular flank steak salad.

Atkinsons' Market

(208) 726-5668

This full-service grocer claims Idaho’s most complete selection of win and specialty foods, as well as organic produce, baked goods, deli meats, floral arrangements, and more.

Big Wood Bread

(208) 726-2034

Big Wood Bread creates unique baked goods and pastries for the entire Wood River Valley. Their famous breads are made daily from wholesome natural ingredients with care and attention.

CIRO Restaurant & Wine Bar

(208) 727-1800

CIRO Restaurant makes inventive dishes cooked in their signature wood ovens. Menu items include roasted and grilled meats, Neapolitan-style pizza, entrée salads, pasta dishes, panini sandwiches, and house-made desserts.

CK's Real Food

(208) 788-1223

Northwest regional ingredients, fresh fish, and a vast wine list are just some of the aspects that make this eatery a favorite among the locals. Dine in CK’s casual, comfortable, and lively environment for a great night out.

Cornerstone Bar and Grill

(208) 928-7777

This new restaurant in the Ketchum area offers delicious grilled meals and a full bar. Stop by after a day on the slopes or window-shopping through town to unwind with some fabulous food.

The Pioneer Saloon

(208) 726-3139

This old-fashioned saloon is reminiscent of the early days of Idaho, when wagons rattled through Main Street and friendly locals did business with a drink and a handshake. Pioneer Saloon is renowned for their perfectly-aged, flavorful beef.

Cosi Italian Cafe & Wine Bar

(208) 726-8384

Located above Trail Creek in one of Ketchum’s historic cabins, Cosi Italian Café offers a comfortable aspect to traditional fine-dining. Its creative décor and upbeat atmosphere are the ideal complement to its premier Italian cuisine.

Johnny G's Subshack

(208) 725-7827

Johnny G’s is Ketchum’s laidback subshack. Their selection of hot and cold sandwiches, cookies, brownies, and drinks are the perfect on-the-go food when heading up to the slopes.

Ketchum Grill

(208) 726-4660

Historic Ketchum’s own home-style grill is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fresh fish, grilled meats, decadent desserts, or homemade breads. Wine is by the glass and seasonal outdoor dining is available.