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Sandpiper Restaurant

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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
16:30 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our "fancy" date night restaurant. They serve amazing, tender and perfectly cooked filet. My husband usually gets the filet, and I recommend the piper penne. Recommend if you want a night out without the kids.

Thank Jacqueline S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, and our server was great. The atmosphere is a little more dive bar than I was expecting, and the food was expensive for the area. But lots of good Idaho dishes on the menu, and our server really was great.

Thank Mackenzie G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent dinner with superb service from the waiter who makes jewelry and other items from wine bottles (I'm so sorry I forgot his name). It was a busy night but all parts of the meal came out tasty and timely.

Thank Madelyn M
Coeur d'Alene, ID
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the best food in Pocatello. Great steaks and prime rib in a fun atmosphere. I go here every time I get to town.

Thank Xspecht
Montpelier, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The waiter was very good and the food was to die for. My husband and I go here a lot and save it for all our special occasions when going out of town.

Thank bjhansen2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

OK I love Sandpiper it's a fabulous restaurant! However today I had a 25 min wait no problem. Then I was approached by the hostess saying we can seat you now however you need to be out in and hour. I understand people have reservations but I didn't feel OK with that so I decided to wait it out and... More 

Thank tsalazar1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We found the Sandpiper to be an outstanding Fine Dining Restaurant. It is not always easy to get into the restaurant and I would suggest making reservations. The food is outstanding - the service is the same - the prices are steep, but reasonable for dining on this level. If you are looking for a very fine meal (great steak,... More 

Thank Steven S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I had clam chowder and half plain Ceasar salad, my husband had the Mediterranean chicken sandwich and a small house salad. The chowder was too thick for my tastes, I prefer my soup to be more brothy and less thickened, but the Ceasar salad was fine, not overdressed. Husband's house salad was nicely dressed - you should omit the tasteless... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Visited them for a quick bite now business trip, steak sandwich, side salad and a local IPA, food was good as well as the service.

Thank SJC95126
Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we wanted someplace special to go for this important night and found it at the sandpiper. food was as good as we hoped , plus. great service, great setting. just a happy place. in addition to the prime rib, Really great, trey the calamari !


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 35
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
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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