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Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“halibut” (16 reviews)
“chicken oscar” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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71 - 80 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have been at this restaurant before and planned on staying in Pocatello just so we would be there in the evening as they do not open until 4:30. It was well worth the wait as we have never been disappointed either there or at...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We try to stop here whenever we are in Idaho. The service is friendly and personalized. The food is excellent and it is the only place i enjoy a baked potato - hot and fluffy!

Thank joy513
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We choose this restaurant because it was walking distance from our hotel. We are glad we did. They have a lounge and a dining room. We chose the dining room for the quiet. We shared the prime rib entree. It came with baked potato, kale...More

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Within walking distance of our hotel, so we tried it, since it was rated number 1 on TA. Service a little slow, but they were very busy on a weeknight. Everything was good with no complaints on the food. Sirloin and trout were our entrees.

Thank islandexplorer
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This was a trip that I will not easily forget. The restaurant that used to eat at is gone my prime rib was poorly trimmed and my wife's salmon small for the cost. I remember a place were the meal was wonderful and worth every...More

Thank Lew M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

As occasionally happens, the Trip Advisor rating for a restaurant don't measure up to reality. We were only passing through, but if the Sandpiper is the best restaurant in town, I can't imaging the quality of the others. There must be better here. The food...More

Thank MilleMiglia75
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Menu pricing and wording misleading relative to steak entrees which lead you to believe that only soup or salads are extra charges when in fact you pay extra for everything beyond the steak...like mushrooms, onions, choice of sauce. My tenderloin was not well trimmed resulting...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Quick seating and service. So good I came back again the next evening. Discount from adjacent hotel didn't hurt either. Food good for the price.

Thank Warrior91737
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Staff was friendly and service was good. Great place to get a steak or fish. Standard American fare. The mashed potatoes are good and so are the sauted mushrooms. The chicken was dry and over cooked. The fish was much better.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed at Super 8 and it was raining so wanted something close. Told it was a good place to eat. We ordered an appetizer to share as well as one entree to share. It took forever for the appetizer to appear and before we could...More

Thank DesertGirl28
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Carl R
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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