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Ponds Lodge

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Ponds, Island Park, ID 83429
+1 208-558-7221
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Rigby, Idaho
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We have eaten pizza here many times, both in the restaurant and take out. Our favorite pizza is the Grizzly. We also love their breakfast's.

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1 Thank Carol B
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We visit Ponds every winter and on the occasional summer visit. Their menu is full of variety for those looking for a more family dining with pizza and burgers to more casual dining from in house smoked prime rib to my absolute favourite pan fried trout ( this was a new addition on the menu) The staff makes you feel... More 

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Thank Daydreamer272010
Idaho Falls, Idaho
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

I was so excited that this restaurant offered gluten free pizza but in reality it was not gluten free at all. I was so sick the next day from eating pizza that was suppose to be gluten free. I have celiac disease and so eating gluten free is not a whim or option for me. I wish people would take... More 

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3 Thank S M
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

I was camping in a yurt at Harriman State Park and stopped here for dinner, sooooo glad I did. I had the Bleu cheese, bacon, apple burger....yes, thin apple slices. Highly recommended. All of the food was great, a really good beer selection, full bar, lots of TV's with sports on and the service was great. I may stop in... More 

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Thank JohnJohn101
Redding, California
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61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

We come to island park every year. Have a cabin here. Today we had a amazing experience at Ponds. We ate lunch there and it was very good. Always our meals have been. But today not only was the food yummy and the service was excellent but we also had something happen to us we didn't expect. We had a... More 

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Thank Sirbennie
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

My husband and I ate supper there after late day of out of town work. The waiters are very attentive. It is casual dining. I had fish tacos. They were too salty. The manager was walking through checking to see how customers experience was. We mentioned this to him. He was very grateful. Likes to know so they can improve.... More 

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Thank Cindy T
Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We decided to take the long way from Jackson, WY. to Yellowstone National Park, and we took US 20 through Idaho. It was very early in the morning, and we decided to drive a while before stopping from breakfast. Needless to say, the longer we drove the less choices we had. Finally we stumbled upon Pond's Lodge. At this point,... More 

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Thank Im-Batman1971
Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Loved our stay at Ponds lodge. The saloon had great food. Love this place! The menu is diverse. Great breakfast and fun sports bar vibe. If you star there, the convenience store is well stocked.

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Thank Jon H
Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The owner of the ranch i stayed at suggested this as one of 2 restaurants to try that were within reasonable distance. Went here since they have later hours of operation. This restaurant sits inside a roadside plaza connected to a store/beer distributor. Not sure if this is part of a lodge or what since there's a lodge of the... More 

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Thank Kelly R
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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356 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We grew up with a family cabin near Ponds Lodge and have eaten here many times over the years. We have seen turnover in ownership and management so it is not always stayed the same. But the location and the building make it is a classic place to stop to eat in Island Park. It is one of the few... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ponds, Island Park, ID 83429
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Island Park
  • Phone Number: +1 208-558-7221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?