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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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“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (65 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ambiance is very unique and quaint. I was with a very large group of people and the staff did an amazing job of not only getting the orders in but getting them out quickly and correctly. I had the fish and chips, I really...More

Thank My7cents
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The food is always good. Somewhere between midrange and fine dining so anyone can find a good meal. They have a great patio to dine and or drink on in the summertime.

Thank 524janetb
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Best restaurant choice during our month long road trip in the USA. If you are looking for somewhere with a touch more style than the usual steakhouse diner then this is for you. We visited it in the summer months and were able to enjoy...More

Thank Hampshire_TravelHog
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Sandpiper never disappoints! Everything from drinks, appetizers, entrees, to dessert was awesome. The wait sucked, but worth it.

Thank WanderlustFem
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Trying to have a business meeting dinner in the back room was near impossible with the raucous and extremely rude, drunken group in there with us. Room design needs changed to accommodate business dinners. Food was good.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great dining experience on a busy Saturday night. Our server Josey was efficient and attentive. We started with the maple bacon Brussel sprouts:) Everyone loved their entree. Banana cream pie dessert was awesome; as were the old fashioned!

Thank CarlR374
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Good but average food and a little on the high price for what you get. The bar seams to be the drawing card for this establishment.

Thank Idaho2014
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The food is very good. I've been going there for 26 years and they should spend some of their money on updating. The problem with Pocatello Idaho is that restaurants are not very good. I sure wish Pocatello would have a good organic restauarant. I...More

Thank coverttravel
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Fun, friendly and affordable. Food and service top notch. Amazingly good seafood selection. I had the trout. Right off the interstate and good parking.

Thank williamsj95
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Have had a few evening meals here and the food is just fabulous,the staff make this just a great place to keep coming back to, can't recommend this place highly enough..!!

Thank Kev H
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Carl R
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
USD 9 - USD 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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