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Hydra

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115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
12082637123
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Come Thirsty!

The best part about this restaurant was the great bar prices. Double top-shelf scotch for $10, unbelievable. That's less than half of what it should have cost. Next is the value in the food. What it lacks in award-winning taste, it explodes in value. Pricing is very fair. I had the prime rib. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
SpicyBigMac
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Spokane, Washington
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Rathdrum, United States
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for an intimate dinner setting the Hydra is perfect for you. The seating is full of little nooks and crannies the place is quite eccentric. The the steaks are grilled to your liking, the service is awesome. The menu has many great options and a nice salad bar. They have a great bar/ drink selection, my wife... More 

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Thank Dirk B
Hydramgr2015, Public Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

THANK YOU! It means so much for us to hear such high regards for your visit. We try so hard to provide the perfect dining experience in all areas of service, value, food quality and ambiance. But for folks like you, that take the time to send such confirmation, you go to the top of the kindness chart! God bless... More 

Spokane, Washington
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best part about this restaurant was the great bar prices. Double top-shelf scotch for $10, unbelievable. That's less than half of what it should have cost. Next is the value in the food. What it lacks in award-winning taste, it explodes in value. Pricing is very fair. I had the prime rib. It was grilled, which was a first... More 

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Thank SpicyBigMac
Sandpoint, Idaho
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186 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Been eating at Hydra for 30 years. It's hard to believe this place only get better! They have remodeled the dining room slightly to give you more intimate experience, and.... it was perfect. They have created little cozy cubicles that make you feel so special! We had steaks, they were good, the waiter was on point, I mean extremely helpful... More 

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Thank GTrooper
Sagle, ID, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Been to Hydra a couple of times, so decided to go again. GF ordered a Filet Mignon with some sort of crab sauce on top, and I settled for a Top Sirloin. Her Filet Mignon was only a bit overcooked, but mine was well-done when I asked for Medium to Medium+. The very nice server asked if I wanted another,... More 

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Thank James A
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Big portions, great salad bar and friendly staff made for a good dining experience. Food tasted great!

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Thank Chris P
Hydramgr2015, Public Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

Thank you for your high regards! We love to hear that our Guests are pleased and we appreciate that you took the time. More 

Sandpoint
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Eclectic steakhouse. Best burgers around, we always have to share because they are too big for 1 of us to eat alone! They have great drinks and martini's too

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Thank Beth G
Hydramgr2015, Public Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

Dear Beth, thank you for appreciating our fire grilled half pound steak burgers! Guests never leave hungry! More 

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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were traveling, meeting friends. Great food, portions were abundant. We all had something different, but so good. Our server was friendly cheerful, he was from austrailia. Desserts were yummy. Was walking distance from our hotel.

Helpful?
Thank cupidsgirl
Hydramgr2015, Guest Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

We are so glad for your high score! It's so nice to have our Guests take their valuable time to endorse our place. More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have been going to the Hydra since it first opened in the mid 70s. Good steaks. Good service. And a chocolate cake dessert that feeds 2 or 3 people.

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Thank tbidaho
Hydramgr2015, Public Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a good time. Our "Aussie" Server is also charming the TV viewers in his 3rd season on a top rated series in Australia! More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We were originally going to try a different restaurant but they were almost closed when we spotted the Hydra down the street and decided to give it a try....boy are we glad we did! It was one of the best restaurant experiences ever. The atmosphere was great. It was quiet since it was mid-week so the owner had time to... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1DustyDave
Hydramgr2015, Public Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

Thank you for letting other travelers that you recommend Hydra! We have been 'pleasantly surprising' visitors since 1975. We're glad that we now have the internet available to spread your high ranked review. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The interior layout and the atmosphere it creates is, for me, what makes this place great. Then add in the melt in your mouth steak and you have a great place. The. Smith & Kerns were also just right!

Helpful?
Thank Thomas K
Hydramgr2015, Public Relations Manager at Hydra, responded to this review

Such high ratings from you deserve a sincere THANK YOU for your time and efforts. We strive to provide the best service, ambiance, and food quality at affordable prices. We are glad that you spread the word. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: 12082637123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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