Your locals don’t end up being acclaimed as a “genetic experiment gone terribly right” without seriously good sustenance.
Local, organic and sustainable are spoken here in Sun Valley where chefs bring their creativity to the table. Get started right, here, with this comprehensive Sun Valley dining guide that features all the restaurants of Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho
Coffee and pastry shops jump-start your morning or power up your afternoon. You'll find fondue at 8,000 feet, sushi, big steaks, meatless Asian fusion tapas, your first football-size Idaho potato, right on down to let’s-break-some-rules-because-I’m-on-vacation dinners deserving of the name Decadent.
Whether you're looking for a post-workout lunch, pre-theater dinner, or wee-hour nightcap where Ernest Hemingway downed a few in his day, Sun Valley and Ketchum's more than 50 restaurants and nightlife locales will fuel your system and fire up your adventures.
The local-foodie fans, sustainability advocates and devotees of the Wood River Farmers’ Market would not lie to you: the banks of the Big Wood River is the place to put some culinary culture under your belt.
Dubbed the “best city in America for coffee lovers,” Berkeley, California, boasts one café per 2,073 people. We hate to steal your thunder, Berkeley, but with roughly one coffee shop for every 580 people here in the the Sun Valley area (calculated on a coffee-stained napkin, no less), we think we have you beat.
Locally roasted coffee, delicious eats, vintage and contemporary clothing boutique.
A front-line, real-deal, enjoy your awesome coffee right where it happens kind of a place.
It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that rings oh so true here in the Sun Valley area. From healthy to hearty, you'll find a full spectrum of morning spots eager to fuel you up for the adventurous day ahead.
Yes, lunch is an important meal too. Take your pick from a long leisurely experience or simply grab something to go.
An eclectic take on comfort and ethnic food prepared with fresh local ingredients.
Poké has now evolved into trendy rice bowls that are customized per order.
Dinner & Nightlife
Sun Valley isn't a place where you'll find chain restaurants. Instead, the establishments in the Valley are primarily locally owned & operated. They truly care about the dining experiences offered no matter if they're slinging burgers & fries or meticulously plating fine dining dishes.
- If you're heading out to eat during peak seasons, we recommend making a reservation to ensure you'll get a spot.
- For late night foodies, the options can be limited. Many restaurants end their service around 9pm. We recommend checking in on the establishment's hours before venturing out.
- "Ketchum Casual" is the dress code around these parts. No need for fancy here.
Comfortable, yet sophisticated atmosphere serving distinctively Northwest cuisine.
Local Food Alliance
Sun Valley and the greater Wood River Valley is a thriving community where people are nourished by fresh locally and regionally grown food every day. Explore the farmer's, ranchers, types of food, events and initiatives that support and nourish this community.