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The Snake Pit

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Kingston €€ - €€€ , Barbecue, American
1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
+1 208-682-3453
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good51%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“baked potato” (5 reviews)
“nachos” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, American, Pub
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

great food, fair prices, cool atmosphere, wonderful place to plan to eat on the beautiful coeur d/alenes bike path

Thank familyofsix78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here mant times over the years. Then it closed for awhile, reopened under new ownership, so decided to try it. My husband wanted ribs so he got the full dinner and was satisfied. I, on the otherhand had always remembered how I...More

Thank charwood2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As relative newcomers to the area we are trying to find all of the cool local spots and had this one had been recommended a couple of times. Our family stopped for lunch on a super hot Sunday afternoon after visiting Old Mission State Park....More

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Sometimes easy to miss this is a historical building not to be missed. The most recent visit here I asked the waitress how was the reuben sandwich? I don't always believe them when they say excellent but I decided to try it anyway. Now this...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. Great rustic ambience. Lots of wildlife. Eggs cooked perfectly but omelet just do so. Delicious bacon. Soggy hash browns. Great smoked sausage. Attentive service. Fair prices. Out of the way but worth it.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We often stop here with out of town visitors and they are never disappointed. A unique and quirky place inside with pretty good food. Owner stopped by and visited with us and regaled us with interesting stories. Quite engaging. A very friendly and local place.

Thank LarryandMaureen
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Atmosphere was great (if you like mountain town) the food was unfortunately sad. We went twice in order to be fair but at best the steaks were inconsistent if not sketchy. The wait staff was good and friendly but steaks----sad. Tough, overdone with an odd...More

Thank 2-goodtimetravelers
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Excellent BBQ- the beans were outstanding!!! Enjoyed everything! Great friendly service!!! A bit of a drive, but well worth it!!! Charming rustic atmosphere

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Fly infested, over cooked fish......... would NEVER eat there again. Nice building, I just wouldn't eat there.

1  Thank F3769VHmikeo
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Try the french toast. Simple but very good. There are lots of large men around that work in mining or timber so be hungry when you arrive. The thick sliced bacon was a nice treat too.

Thank Shawn T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, Barbecue, American, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 20:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 208-682-3453
Description
The Snake Pit, built in 1880, is Idaho's oldest restaurant. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week all year long. Our ribs, pork, brisket and salmon are all smoked in-house, and we are notorious for the best Rocky Mountain Oysters in the area. The historic building is full of memorabilia from the last century of mining and logging. Finish this all off with house-baked pie or wild Idaho huckleberry ice cream and you have a perfect day. We are on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River in an ideal spot for fly-fishing, bicycling, hunting, floating and camping.
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