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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%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“halibut” (16 reviews)
“chicken oscar” (7 reviews)
Open Now
16:30 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have eaten at the Sandpiper several times on business trips to Pocatello. I travel on a budget, but always try to have at least one meal at The Sandpiper because the food is so good.

Thank Joe Y
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We are 6 people, very good menu and great wine list. I summary, a very good starter, I made soup of the day incredibly good (bacon, potato, and Leek I think) and a beef tenderloin 4 or 5 oz ultra soft with a backed potato...More

Thank 683jeans
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Good service for a long, large table. Good place for business meeting in Pocatello. Pretty standard steaks, fish, etc.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were able to get a reservation for an early dinner. The menu was eclectic for Idaho. The food portions were large and our order was prepared exactly as requested. The environment was pleasant and our server was particularly friendly. If we have reason to...More

Thank pasadenajim
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I travel a lot for my work and like to try the local restaraunts, and this one is a MUST stop for anybody in Pocatello. After reading the reviews I had high expectations and was not disappointed. I ordered the Filet with the Jack Daneils...More

Thank AngelaHansen84116
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Very pleasantly surprised. Very friendly Waiters. The have good food and very good service. Wonderful little deck area.

Thank Pam M
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Hubby had a filet mignon and I had the 19 oz trummed ribeye, crab oscar style. I suppose the style is the operative word. Never found the crab but it was big on artichoke hearts and mushrooms.

Thank HappyMiss37
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a Wednesday evening hoping to get a good meal in a reasonable time frame. We were seated upon entering the restaurant and things looked encouraging. Our waitress took our order after about 10 minutes, but we didn't receive our main entree for...More

Thank Two_from_NC1
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

My first time in to this restaurant. It was very good. The waitress was really helpful and suggestive. King crab was really good. It got really busy really fast. I suggest a reservation. Jessie

Thank Jessie C
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The kitchen needs to install a better air filtering system because I could smell the heavy garlic out in the parking lot. Once inside the restaurant it was overbearing so we chose to sit outdoors on the patio. The food was fine, nothing wrong with...More

Thank Landboxwood12
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Carl R
10 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
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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