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Mountain Man Trading Post

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2334 W US Highway 93, Arco, ID 83213-8730
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Ronald, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of the few places I will go out of my way to visit again. Stopped in for a chance at finding something a bit different and scored big time. Friendly people, great service and a killer B.L.T sandwich. Sauerkraut was being prepared for Reuben sandwiches, I will return for "The Reuben". There's ice cream, groceries, books and... More 

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Local culture with lots of character. Our group of five adults and three youth overwhelmed the combination owner/host/cook/coffee tender. Right fit for this place is two or three guests in any given party. Seating consists of three two-up tables in front of main counter/register with a step down to a couple of four-tops in the multi-use reach-in/walk-in cooler/general store/ lower... More 

Thank Vince_3734
Cicero, New York
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

The friendliest mountain man you will ever meet is your host and cook. Homemade jam is great. Omelettes are full of flavor and filling. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Mark M
Portland, Oregon
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331 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is really quite an emporium and cafe. You will likely not come across a place with such variety and you won't find a place with a person like Mel. He's full of great stories, philosophy and personality. He also cooks up a good breakfast. This is easy to miss, as it's a bit removed from the road, but be... More 

Thank Dan W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stumbled upon this trading post on 2nd July. The owners were really friendly and the meal was great. A karaoke evening was in progress with the locals. Wish we had had time to stop as it looked to be fun. Quaint place, we would recommend it to anyone in the area. Good to meet them. Tilly ....

Corvallis, Oregon
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We had been told that the Mountain Man Trading Post was quaint and "down home." Those observations proved to be true. Unfortunately, Mel wanted to tell us about why Arco is a better place to live than Oregon, where we live and where he grew up. He did so repeatedly without paying attention to the food we ordered. I requested... More 

Thank Nancye B
Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

I stumbled on Mountain Man while travelling through Arco a few years ago. Mel, the owner, was immediately welcoming from behind the counter. I loved how he cooked everything right in the open! I ordered a buffalo burger and while I waited, he went and poured me a cup of coffee, even though it was self-service. He was so conversational... More 

1 Thank Emily B
Arco, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

Great food, and very friendly. We had a long, enjoyable visit with Mel, and Mark. I highly recomend a visit to the Mountain Mn Trading Post

2 Thank 60781Lc335
Bertrand, Nebraska
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

the owners of this lil trading post are both great people. there business is small and family like. don't judge a book by its cover,its an old trading post, and it looks it.

2 Thank CindyCarsonCity_NV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Delicatessen
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2334 W US Highway 93, Arco, ID 83213-8730
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Arco

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?