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Sandpiper Restaurant

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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
(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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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found the Sandpiper by accident while passing through Pocatello in 2011, and had an exceptional dinner with family. Note to self, need to remember this place. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Fast forward to August 2016, back in Pocatello with friends and pleased to find the Sandpiper was every bit as good as I remembered. Enjoyed a relaxing dinner... More 

Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sandpiper has a lot to offer and an excellent menu of terrific meals. Over the years my favorite has been the Ahi Tuna, but this time a filet was just what I needed. Ordered with their signature house salad, it is quite the meal. Most tasty with a nice bottle of wine with that special person you dine with.

Thank Jim H
McLeod, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food and atmosphere, reasonable prices. Located in the hotel district east of the interstate.

Thank Kent H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner at the sandpiper during our stop in Pocatello, it was definitely a good choice! We enjoy the food and the wine and the server was very polite. I got beef with mushroom, can't remember the name but was deliciouse!

Thank GialluGiallu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have eaten at the Sandpiper several times on business trips to Pocatello. I travel on a budget, but always try to have at least one meal at The Sandpiper because the food is so good.

Thank Joe Y
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are 6 people, very good menu and great wine list. I summary, a very good starter, I made soup of the day incredibly good (bacon, potato, and Leek I think) and a beef tenderloin 4 or 5 oz ultra soft with a backed potato and broccoli. My wife to took the farmed rainbow trout. Superb, wonderful, incredible There's only... More 

Thank 683jeans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service for a long, large table. Good place for business meeting in Pocatello. Pretty standard steaks, fish, etc.

Thank Chuck S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get a reservation for an early dinner. The menu was eclectic for Idaho. The food portions were large and our order was prepared exactly as requested. The environment was pleasant and our server was particularly friendly. If we have reason to be back in Pocatello, we'd certainly return here.

Thank pasadenajim
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel a lot for my work and like to try the local restaraunts, and this one is a MUST stop for anybody in Pocatello. After reading the reviews I had high expectations and was not disappointed. I ordered the Filet with the Jack Daneils peppercorn demi glaise. OMG! Cooked to perfection, with delicious mashed and grilled spears of asparagus.... More 

Thank AngelaHansen84116
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasantly surprised. Very friendly Waiters. The have good food and very good service. Wonderful little deck area.

Thank Pam M

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: (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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