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Sandpiper Restaurant

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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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16:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Cypress, Texas
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the restaurant after a long drive from Vegas based on recommendations on Trip Advisor. Upon being seated we were immediately greeted by our server and provided with water and then drinks shorty thereafter. I had the chicken oscar with a baked potato and it was very good. My mom had the small filet and baked potato and... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us try to plan our bi-annual trips between Arizona and Canada so we can stop overnight in Pocatello and have a meal at Sandpiper. Our favorite dish is the sublime prime rib, done to perfection. The sides are always equally as good. There's a feeling of warmth and cheerfulness at this place. The owner often stops to chat... More 

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Thank LorenaMcC
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly good local steak place (not Ruth Chris's, but not Sizzler, either). Had a reasonable bowl of clam chowder followed by a tenderloin. I asked for medium rare and got more medium, but was still good. Big baked potato (it's Idaho).

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Thank George P
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly rated so we had to check it out. Didn't disappoint. Excellent friendly attentive service. Fabulous food. Had the Halibut with fresh veggies & mashed potatoes. Wife had the prime rib. A perfect meal after 7 1/2 hours of driving. Really appreciate Trip Advisor's rating system, takes the quests work out of dining in unfamiliar turf.

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Thank Dennis B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and enjoy a wonderful dinner at Sandpiper. The very diverse selection of menu items, the excellent service, and the outstanding food preparations certainly explained why TripAdvisor has made this the number 1 restaurant in Pocatello.

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Thank Deborah W
Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 4 of us celebrating a long term employee's retirement. We had snail, stuffed mushrooms and mussel appetizers. Trout and steak entrees. Wine and mixed drinks. Everything was great. This place was not as expensive as I thought it would be. I think it will keep customers returning for good food at a reasonable price.

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Thank gail_wilson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is our "fancy" date night restaurant. They serve amazing, tender and perfectly cooked filet. My husband usually gets the filet, and I recommend the piper penne. Recommend if you want a night out without the kids.

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Thank Jacqueline S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food is good, and our server was great. The atmosphere is a little more dive bar than I was expecting, and the food was expensive for the area. But lots of good Idaho dishes on the menu, and our server really was great.

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Thank Mackenzie G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We enjoyed an excellent dinner with superb service from the waiter who makes jewelry and other items from wine bottles (I'm so sorry I forgot his name). It was a busy night but all parts of the meal came out tasty and timely.

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Coeur d'Alene, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the best food in Pocatello. Great steaks and prime rib in a fun atmosphere. I go here every time I get to town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1000
Description
The first inkling of an idea for the Sandpiper Restaurants came to original founder Bob Angell as he lounged on the beaches of California. While attending college he enjoyed watching the sandpipers darting in and out of the surf, and after graduation Bob moved back home to Boise, Idaho, where he opened the first of many Sandpiper Restaurants in 1971. From its humble beginnings in Boise, the Sandpiper grew until there were locations in Oregon, Arizona, and a total of four in Idaho. After several owner and management changes, there are currently two locations still open in Idaho. The Idaho Falls location was opened in 1974 by Ron Obendorf, who is still the manager. The Pocatello location opened in 1975 and has been managed by Rod Russell since 1985. Rose Anne Voigt came on as a member of the management team in 1995. Always intended to be casual fine dining restaurants specializing in steaks, seafood and pastas, the Sandpiper Restaurants continue to enjoy great popularity. Our guests have consistently bestowed us with Best Restaurant, Best Steak and Seafood, Best Fine Dining, and Best Date Place awards. Both locations offer outside dining during the beautiful Idaho summer and fall, as well as facilities for larger gatherings.

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