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1400 Bench Road, Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-1000
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The first inkling of an idea for the Sandpiper Restaurants came to...
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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very good food

Good selection and service...We have dined at the Sandpiper Restaurant in Idaho Falls more and this was just as good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
ladycove
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Swan Valley, Idaho
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Swan Valley, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good selection and service...We have dined at the Sandpiper Restaurant in Idaho Falls more and this was just as good.

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Penticton, Canada
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Well located adjacent to our AmeriTel Inn as well as other hotels/motels. Wonderful, trendy decor and atmosphere. Inside and patio seating. Wide selection of seafood and steaks. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our selections, brought to us by our friendly and efficient server Lindsay. When in Pocatello the Sandpiper is a must place to experience.

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Missoula, Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We held a board dinner here and they had a separate area for us to seat about 30 people. The food was very good and all of the people who ate had nothing but good things to say about their meal selections. The other plus is that if you stay at the Red Lion Hotel, this restaurant is literally 3... More 

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Strathmore, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My wife and I stopped in Pocatello overnight and checked Tripadvisor for a nice place to eat. We were in a bit of a hurry and we told our waiter Richard so. Richard hopped right to it and took our orders and an absolutely wonderful meal was brought to our table within about the amount of time that it takes... More 

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Lucas B, Social Media Optimizer at Sandpiper Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great review! One of the great things about hearing this, is that Richard is one of our newest members of the staff. We are so happy to hear that he was able to accommodate your needs and go above and beyond. We are very excited to have him on board here with us at the Sandpiper.... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not expecting such a great experience! The food and service was excellent. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Think we left the biggest tip we have left in a long time as we were so impressed! Will be back next time we are in town😃

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Lucas B, Social Media Optimizer at Sandpiper Restaurant, responded to this review

Teresa, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are even more pleased that you took the time out of your day to write a great review. We hope to see you again, when you return to our area. Cheers! Pocatello Sandpiper More 

Pocatello, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The house salad is amazing and the Piper Penne is my favorite. I have also had the King Crab before it was by far the best in Pocatello.

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Lucas B, Social Media Optimizer at Sandpiper Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. We agree that it doesn't get much better than a freshly tossed Piper House Salad with our creamy garlic dressing, cashews, scallions and baby shrimp. We hope to see you again soon! Pocatello Sandpiper More 

Boise
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I dine at the Sandpiper every time I'm in Pocatello because I know it's going to be consistently good. This time was no exception. The meal was very good and it's a nice atmosphere to have a meal and chat with friends. In my opinion, you can't go wrong dining at the Sandpiper.

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Lucas B, Social Media Optimizer at Sandpiper Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words Cory! And with no shortage of great food in Boise, it means a lot to know that we live up to the same great standards. Thanks again! Pocatello Sandpiper More 

Elko, Nevada
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My hubby and I enjoyed a great dinner. I love that they have health conscious menu options as well as indulgent meals. I had the ahi with baked sweet potatoe and my husband enjoyed a scallop dinner. Both were perfectly prepared. Our server was delightful and very helpful in chosing a wine. Will definitely be back for more great dinners... More 

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Missoula, Montana
Top Contributor
340 reviews 340 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Their fresh bread and olive oil saute are so good and fresh baked sweet potatoes cannot be beat. How many eating places do you know that offer whole sweet potatoes? Everything is good and it is a most relaxing, friendly place. You''ll enjoy dinner here whether or not you sit in the main dining area or bar. And, you will... More 

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Lucas B, Social Media Optimizer at Sandpiper Restaurant, responded to this review

Elaine, thanks for the great reviews that you have left with us. We are really happy that we can be your go-to when you come to Pocatello and look forward to taking care of you in the future! Hopefully, we see you soon! Pocatello Sandpiper More 

Idyllwild, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Steaks oscar is simply awesome. The fish is always fresh and top of the line. Pricing is reasonable for such great food.

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Lucas B, Social Media Optimizer at Sandpiper Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks Jack for the nice review. Very much appreciated. Come see us again when you're in town. Cheers to you! Pocatello Sandpiper More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 Bench Road, Pocatello, ID 83201
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: (208) 233-1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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.
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

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