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Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food looked great and tasted even better. The staff was wonderful and made our group feel appreciated!

Reviewed 3 days ago

this place passed the test, im a pretty strict critic so they must of done something right for me to not given them lower than i have, tasty food and good service,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great steaks...not cheap but fair. Nice cuts of beef, well prepared with all the condiments. Obviously great baked potatoes. Friendly fast service. Local place and it shows its pride. vegetables were great. Desserts looked good but we were too full.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way to Idaho Falls and ate three different pasta dishes. They all were delicious, service was fast and friendly and sitting outside on the deck was amazing after so many hours in the car. Highly recommend

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve traveled many states and had many King Crab experience—— SANDPIPER POCATELLO IS THE BEST. Excellent service and bar! Highly recommended!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Sandpiper Restaurant in Pocatello Idaho. This was our second visit and both times we had awesome service and food. Today our server was Shannon and she told us so much about Pocatello. She was excellent! We will definitely be back! Thank...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read some reviews so we decided to try it. I had the scallops on a bed of risotto which was excellent & hubby had grilled salmon & he said it was great too. Hubby wanted a draft beer & they only serve micro brews...More

Reviewed May 11, 2018

We were tired and hungry and this restaurant was near our hotel, thank goodness. The food was excellent and the service great. We would eat here again and again if ever in Pocatello.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

The food here is amazing! I love the house salad, it so great. AND the adult Mac n cheese! So great, its spicy and delicious!!

Reviewed April 18, 2018

All four of my family members really enjoyed our meals at the Sandpiper. My husband and I had the filet mignon, and it was like butter melting in our mouths. So tender and juicy with a great flavor! Their signature salad is great. We had...More

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Questions & Answers
Carl R
February 10, 2015
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Response from elaine s | Reviewed this property
I am sure they offer gift certificates. Write them directly to secure them and good luck!

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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 Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1000
  • E-mail
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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