The iconic Bone Store has been a treasured retreat in southeast Idaho since the early 1900s. It has been branded as a general store, a post office, gas station, dance hall, music row, pool hall, schoolhouse, snowmobile destination, razor stop, coffee shop, mid-point for cattle drives, Saturday
night rendezvous, Rodeo Arena, wedding venue, restaurant, bar with a urinal in the middle of the floor, and pub. The Bone Store has been branded almost as many times as the ceiling, and has been through just as many owners over the years.
Its uniqueness and charm have enchanted many a lonely bone road wanderer to take in the amazing soul cleansing energy the space provides. The stories shared at the bar confirm many hearts have felt at home in the warm embrace that we call Bone.
The story of Bone is riddled with hard times; landowner feuds, the rancher plight of lost cattle, snow so deep you couldn’t get in or out, dry farms so dry that chalk tasted like water, - yet despite the turbulence, everyone found connection and belonging in one space - The Bone Store. There are not many places left that can claim such a legacy.
“Cheers to Legends and Legacies” – Steele n Jo
Steele-N-Jo’s Bone is a unique connection destination unlike any other in southeast Idaho. The uniqueness of the venue is as genuine as its history. Steele-N-Jo’s Bone is nestled in the foothills of the Blackfoot Mountain Range, approximately 18 miles from Idaho Falls is Steele-N-Jo’s Bone.
Steele-N-Jo’s Bone offers a unique connection experience for friends and loved ones. We are welcomed break from the noise and a friendly atmosphere to unplug and enjoy the livin' part of life. We want your experience with us to be one worth remembering and will continue to bring you back again and again.
There truly is a secret to Bone – and we want everyone to experience it. The Boner Tribe welcomes you with open arms!
Bone was founded by Orion Yost Bone, who settled southeast of Idaho Falls around 1910. He found a need for a general store in his new community, so he moved a schoolhouse from Birch Creek to Bone and named it the Bone Store.
The Bone Store has experienced several transformations over the years and has changed ownership numerous times. Each owner has brought their own unique atmosphere. One thing that has stayed the same is the connection vibe that has given everyone a sense of belonging and feeling of home. We purchased The Bone Store from Mandy Jo and the late Chris Blake. They remodeled the venue significantly in 2011 and brought about an entirely different type of charm and enchantment.
Their vision was to create a destination where people could come and relax, visit, enjoy some good music, great food, and ice-cold drinks. We intend to carry on with their legacy; while adding a few nuances of our own.
We know our place will always be known as The Bone Store. The brands that adorn the ceiling tell the treasured tale of the ranchers who have left their mark since the mid-1900s.The long-time tradition of putting dollar bills on the ceiling continues to this day as a way of telling stories, making memories, and saying “I was here” for many who have come to call Bone their home away from home. Like the brands and dollar bills on the ceiling, we’ve put our brand on the wall. The brand of Steel-n-Jo’s Bone is inclusive of connection, belonging, and value of time. We left off store, bar, pub, grill, etc on purpose. We are Bone, where your heart feels at home. There is something for everyone here. C’mon up and experience the connection vibe for yourself.
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