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Sandpiper Restaurant

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1400 Bench Road, Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 233-1000
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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
Cleveland, Tennessee
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 it but then nothing special about it either. I had steak which was a little... More 

Thank Landboxwood12
Rancho Cordova, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sandpiper is a unique seafood restaurant, in Pocatello, Id. The setting, and décor, is relaxing and something that isn't expected in Idaho. The staff, is very well trained in service and the menu. I asked, some questions about the menu, and our server, was able to describe the dish, that gave us a great picture to choose from. For... More 

Thank Bruce60B
Edna, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was not what I was expecting for the area. Very pleasantly surprised. Seafood in Idaho was not what I expected being from the coast myself. Sauces, spice combinations, vegetables and presentation were awesome. Very affordable with ample portions.

Thank missyga1
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is tucked away from the stream of normal traffic, making it an unexpected and lovely find. Design of the facility was lovely, creating a wonderful atmosphere where one could relax and simply enjoy the excellent food. Staff was attentive, accommodating, and knowledgeable. I am always looking for calamari 'steaks,' which I seldom find -- they had this on... More 

Thank flange030
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight in Pocatello and had dinner at the Sandpiper because of the prior reviews. The #1 ranking is deserved. We had a great waitress. She knew the menu items very well and was able to give perfect recommendations. The food was excellent. I had the filet and a baked potato and my husband had the trout which he said... More 

Thank Susan I
Astoria oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so glad that our hotel highly recommended this restaurant. Our prime rib and steak were cooked to perfection. No room for desserts but they sure looked good.

Thank Journeyman644
Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right next to our hotel. Compared to our bad experience at Ruby Tuesday on our first trip through Pocatello, this was a gem. The atmosphere was nice. The food was very good, and the service was very good. My husband had prime rib, and I had fish. We would return again.

Thank nativelasvegan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to have a nice quiet dinner & drinks , food & service is excellent !!!! Great atmosphere & very clean , love going there

Thank Pam C
Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by the hotel staff ( Hampton Inn). Waiter was helpful with the menu, didn't hurry us. Did the seafood sampler for appetizer it was good. Prime Rib, Fish Chips, Caprice Salad , Chicken dishes and a flat iron pork steak were ordered at our table. No complaints at all, presentation looked good. I would recommend this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $35
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Bench Road, Pocatello, ID 83201
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: (208) 233-1000
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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