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“Best restaurant in Pocatello”

Sandpiper Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 164 Restaurants in Pocatello
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 23, 2011

They have the best prime rib I have ever had. Prime rib is a favorite of mine and this is the best I have ever had and I have eaten it in a lot of nice restaurants. It's locally owned and operated and all of the help is extremely helpful, nice, and accomadating. It is just a great dining experience. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed November 6, 2011

Heard great things but after several visits to both the Pocatello and Idaho Falls location I found it to be only above average with a price well above average.

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Reviewed October 18, 2011

On our way back from a somewhat chilly visit to Yellowstone, we stopped one night at a Comfort Inn across the road from Sandpiper. We are not 'foodies', so found the long menu quite adequate. Service was fine, in fact we had two servers as one was being trained. The bliss was in being able to have a glass of wine and eat while being outside for the first time on this trip. We didn't find it too expensive and they gave a small discount to guests of Comfort Inn. We remember it as being very pleasant.

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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Had an excellent steak and a few drinks and was right next to my hotel.

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Thank Dakminman
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Decent experience at this tired old standby. Bar tender was friendly and accomodating. The daily special was a good value.

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Thank IdahoStump
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