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115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
208 263 7123
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Ranked #23 of 74 restaurants in Sandpoint
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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78 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife & I celebrated our anniversary in Sandpoint & decided we wanted a good steak. A friend suggested we try Hydra. We went during happy hour & had a drink to celebrate. Then had a fantastic dinner on the outdoor patio. My prime rib wonderful & my wife's pasta was great. I would highly recommend this place. Great service... More

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Lake Tapps
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I were in Sandpoint and decided that we both wanted to enjoy a good steak. The TA reviewes were good so we went. They have a really good menu. I ended up having a seafood fetuccini while my wife had a chicken dish. Both were good and we didn't have steak.

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Spokane, WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had a nice dinner here on a Friday night. We had cheese curds and artichoke dip appetizers and they were awesome, great taste and portion sizes. Wife had pan fried oysters, she loved them. My New York Strip steak was below average, tendon in it and not much flavor. Had my steak been better, a better... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a large group so they seated us in a private dining room - great idea. Our waitress was not only efficient but so friendly - never missed a beat. We were visited by management a couple of times to make sure everything was okay. The menu has an excellent variety of food to accommodate a large group. The... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I ate here in 2011 and loved the self serve fully stocked salad bar. I was excited on my return trip this year to have it again. I was very disappointed. They apparently chose to no longer have the salad bar as self serve. It was gone. Just an empty counter top. I chose to leave and go elsewhere. That... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Only place in town with a salad bar. And sometimes thats nice to have or add. The portions are good and the service is very good. I go there often. The philly cheese steak sandwich is my favorite.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We go here often for a place to relax and enjoy an excellent meal! The staff is professional, friendly and skilled. They have a fresh salad bar and well prepared entrees. Their Chicken Oscar is wonderful!

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Bend, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I've dined at The Hydra in Sandpoint Idaho several times in the past five years. NOTE: Their location is not widely visible from the main streets in town. Check your GPS or call them or ask a local. It is a local favorite and they all know where it is. Just off the main drag. The ambiance is perfect for... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I truely enjoy the steak salad they offer. This is a nice place to dine with friends and family. Salad bar isn't what it use to be but is okay. Price higher than chain steak houses, but for a local establishment they are what is to be expected.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Hydra has been around for decades and the atmosphere and decor certainly indicate that! The food is average and unremarkable. Some folks love it because it is a Sandpoint fixture, their buffet is popular with those who love to have an all-you-can-eat experience. Every few years, I go back to see if anything has changed or improved and it... More

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