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Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (31 reviews)
“steak” (60 reviews)
“scallops” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviews (300)
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71 - 80 of 300 reviews

Reviewed 29 June 2016

Right next to our hotel. Compared to our bad experience at Ruby Tuesday on our first trip through Pocatello, this was a gem. The atmosphere was nice. The food was very good, and the service was very good. My husband had prime rib, and I...More

Thank nativelasvegan
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to have a nice quiet dinner & drinks , food & service is excellent !!!! Great atmosphere & very clean , love going there

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by the hotel staff ( Hampton Inn). Waiter was helpful with the menu, didn't hurry us. Did the seafood sampler for appetizer it was good. Prime Rib, Fish Chips, Caprice Salad , Chicken dishes and a flat iron pork steak were...More

Thank John J
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We ate dinner here as it was a 2 minute walk from super 8. We had steaks which were nice. Friendly service.

Thank jappyfamily
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I visited the Sandpiper after a respite of thirty years. We enjoyed it then and it was double good on this occasion. The restaurant was noisy with hungry and happy customers but the service was excellent and the food was even better....More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Took family of 4 for dinner and the food was great. I had the prime rib, wife had Asiago fish and daughter and son in law had the 8oz steak. The food was cooked as desired and had a lovely taste but our waiter was...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was delicious and a surprising find when we were visiting Pocatello. They have a wide array of dishes, with many seafood options. My dish had scallops which were cooked perfectly. Our waitress was prompt and friendly. We really enjoyed our meals and would...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Sandpiper is a Pocatello landmark. They have consistantly good food and exceptional service. A few of my favorites are the seared tuna and the steak oscar.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I think my title said it all. It was suppose to be high end but really didn't feel that way. Food was just okay. Service was good. Waitress very courteous and friendly.

Thank LifesShort99
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

On a two day work trip on Pocatello, ID. Sandpiper was recommended on my itinerary printout. Wonderful surprise! Great atmosphere - for single diners (me), couples celebrating an anniversary or families. Service was great, everyone so nice. Food was awesome! Had steak and crusted fish...More

Thank SammiSD
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Carl R
Can I get E Gift card sent to a person in Pocatello
11 February 2015|
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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