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Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“halibut” (16 reviews)
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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviewed 3 days ago

All four of my family members really enjoyed our meals at the Sandpiper. My husband and I had the filet mignon, and it was like butter melting in our mouths. So tender and juicy with a great flavor! Their signature salad is great. We had...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great food and exceptional service! Will definitely come back when we visit the area! Restaurant and rest rooms were very clean!

Thank TiffanyAdamBarker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an old dark place. A lot of drinking going on. Food tastes better when drunk. Over priced. Service is not good when you don’t buy alcohol. Over priced

Thank coverttravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, you will pay extra for the quality of the food and service here but a very good experience should await anyone who ventures inside the Sandpiper. Would I go back? Ohhhh yeah!

Thank Bruce A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped here in Nov. 2017. Service was great, had the fish and chip dinner, price was great and a full portion was more than enough for us. We were staying at BW in Pocatello aand was given adiscount when we mentioned where we were...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We travel through Pocatello a couple of times a year and always stop here. This is a real restaurant, not a chain restaurant passing out mediocre, fake food at high speed. Last time, I had the house salad - shrimp, cashews, greens with a creamy...More

Thank redpoppy342
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Staff were friendly and attentive. It was a little pricey but you get what you pay for. I had the parmesan encrusted cod and found it very good. I usally stay away from fish when so far from the coast. It was good that we...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The food is good, but does not justify their very high prices. And the service is mediocre at best!!! It seemed to us that our waiter acted somewhat snobbish, on the verge of rude... I would not recommend coming here. There is an "Outback" restaurant...More

Thank sandy61245
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, best crab stuffed halibut in Pocatello, nice atmosphere. Service was a bit slow but once our food order was taken the food arrived and was hot and delicious.

Thank G3648ZQjoycem
Reviewed 6 March 2018

this is the only place in pocatello to get good food skip all the rest of them, great food and staff

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Response from elaine s | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they offer gift certificates. Write them directly to secure them and good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1000
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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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