We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
+1 208-263-7123
11:00 am - 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 153: English reviews
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little hesitant to eat here based on mixed reviews but after taking a chance, I can tell you it is a place to check out if you are in Sandpoint. I had the wood-fired NY Strip and it was perfect. The place is seriously nothing fancy... actually more like hole-in-the-wall meets home meets kitschy but I think... More 

Thank globetrekker84
Level Contributor
59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live a couple blocks from the Hydra and it is a place we go to often. You can count on good food and you have your choice of a casual dining experience in the bar area or a fine dining experience in the main dining area. Either way, you will find the food to be tasty and the atmosphere... More 

Thank Kelly A
Sagle, Idaho
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are regulars on Friday nights (Clam Chowder day) They have good food, great drinks and always friendly staff. Salad Bar is top notch! Also try the fries, so yummy!!

Thank Amy T
Coronado, California
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We love Hydra. We ate here three times out of the week we were in Sandpoint. The steaks were great, crab cakes were good, and the service was great. Nice salad bar too. Will go back again

Thank Msquita
Orange County, CA
Level Contributor
173 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

My in-laws are buying property in the area and we stopped here for dinner. None of us were impressed with our meals. The menu was limited and the place was dark inside. For the price I doubt I will ever return.

Thank alimariew
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Best cut of cow EVER!! Ok the Kobe beef in Japan was the best but we are state side sooooo... if you are anywhere near here, gotta stop in and have what ever cut of meat they say, it will be the best ever!!

Thank Colette S
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I have had only one bad meal at this restaurant, but every place has an off day. Last visit they redeemed themselves. Great meal. Check out prices if you are in budget but the food is good and everyone deserves a treat. Try the spinach artichoke dip. I wish I could figure out the recipe. Highly recommend.

Thank Shannon W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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

Travelers who viewed Hydra also viewed


Been to Hydra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Pub
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-263-7123

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hydra staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?