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115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1327
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had steak and seafood, with an appetizer and wine. Everything was excellent. if you like your steak medium rare, I would recommend you ask for rare. Our waiter, Nick, was awesome!!

Thank Scott J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Visited friends in Sandpoint ID last week. One of their favorite restaurants is Hydra and I now know why. Small town charm mixed with great food makes it a winner. We had great steaks and chicken. Parm coated chicken was great. Great service in a comfortable atmosphere rounds it out.

Thank TazManAZ
Sandpoint, Idaho
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Like the title says as good a Steakhouse as you will find in Sandpoint Idaho, but reasonably priced compared to the other similar placesin town, with by far the most unique setting and atmosphere... occasionally for 18 plus years and never been disappointed!!!

1 Thank C2948FQthomass
Sandpoint, Idaho
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Service was great when we first arrived but got slower as our visit progressed. Dinner was OK. You get large portions; however, the food was just ok. Dijon chicken was good...a bit on the dry side...but you get a little dipping cup of Dijon dressing to help hydrate it. Rice pilaf was a bit over cooked and the haricots verts... More 

Thank Suegarbow
West Palm Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Food was great! Prime Rib Cajun Style was amazing, according to my partner. My Strip was good and cooked the way I like it. Veggies (some kind of green bean) are sauteed in garlic, yummy! Homemade bread brought to table was very good. Fried Oysters were SO good! Fried cheese curds were pretty good, too. Never had them before. Just... More 

Thank Starrfairy78
Seattle, Washington
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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Basil cucumber martini and berry venom martini....We started with fried cheese curds which were very good. Two steak specials, seafood fettuccine and prime rib dip. The food was good. Service was excellent.

Thank MindyAC
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I'm visiting the Hydra since I started visiting Sandpoint back in the late 80's. Last nights visit was a very good experience. Our waitress was awesome, attentive but not rushed. Since we came early and the restaurant was not busy yet we had a nice meal on the patio. We both ordered the special which was a 12 oz prime... More 

Thank Andreas S
Miranda, California
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Hydra Steakhouse in Sandpoint ID. is a must stop and experience. The food and service was great. They have a complete salad bar, charbroiled steaks, bar and deserts. We were there on a Friday so we got the opportunity to experience their Clam Chowder soup. What a treat. If you are traveling though Sandpoint, ID don't miss the Hydra... More 

Thank Mike R
Sandpoint, Idaho
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This is an established restaurant in town. The food is decent. Lots of nooks and crannies for tables and able to accommodate large groups. Located just a short distance from downtown

Thank MontanaAndy
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been here for a couple of years so we thought we'd give it a try. We ordered steamer clams as an appetizer; really good flavor but gritty and not served with small forks. Entrees were good, not great, and the veggies were frozen, not fresh. All in all, a bit overpriced for what you get.

Thank Steve F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1327
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: 12082637123

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?