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Hydra

115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
208 263 7123
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Ranked #21 of 71 restaurants in Sandpoint
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sandpoint, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Roseville, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The tri tip was the best, the salad bar outstanding, food was plentiful. I ordered the seafood medley and did not like too much. Wonderful service!

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Wollongong, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Felt like steak yesterday and this is definitely the place for it, fillet mignion cooked to perfection but the pepper steak a fraction over done. So if it's great steaks your after this place is great but the wait staff ... there's something odd going on here ... hard to put a finger on but definitely something odd ... for... More

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Cocolalla, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Well I made the comment to one of my coworkers this morning that I've never had a bad meal at the Hydra. I've been coming here for lunches over the last 8 years.. Well it would appear that I spoke to soon...to start with I called right after that conversation to make reservations and was told "We don't take reservations... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I live in Sandpoint and the Hydra is one of our regular, family stops. There are a lot of restaurants here, I think maybe too many. Most are very good, but they have limited menus, sporting high prices that cater mostly to tourist traffic. Those are fun on occasion, but if you want an affordable, family restaurant with a wide... More

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Elko, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Have tried this restaurant several times and although the salad bar is good, the steaks lack flavor and excitement - very mediocre if your craving a great steak.

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