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Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (35 reviews)
“steak” (62 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the lamb shanks. Fantastic. Hubby had steak. Also good. The Moscow mule was one of the best v Crime brûlée was perfect with the glassy glaze.

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Pocatello for one night and selected the Sandpiper based on Trip Adviser. It was superb. Everything was delicious from escargot appetizer to the wedge salad, trout, chef special rib eye and panko covered cod. Don't miss the mud pie dessert. The waitress...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Super 8 next door and walked here at the recommendation of the front desk staff. We ate on the outside patio which was pleasant. Martinis were good. We ordered the ahi tuna, Brussels sprouts and smoked Gouda apps. All were excellent!...More

Thank A_RAdventures
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only in Pocatello for two nights. I looked on Trip Advisor for a good restaurant. The reviews were all good so we gave it a try. Wow. Loved the atmosphere. It was too hot to sit outside, but the patio looked so comfortable....More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate outside on their deck. The ambiance was amazing. The food was very good and the service was quick, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend the sandpiper to anyone.

Thank bownut11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by here on a whim because we were staying next door at the Super 8. We got a table outside, which was beautiful. The service was excellent and the food was too. I had the Idaho trout, and my husband had the pork...More

Thank towjo62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here twice in the last two weeks, once on our way to view the eclipse in Grand Teton National Park, and again last night, on our way back home. Both times we had excellent meals! The first time I had a perfectly...More

Thank Poodlemom62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From looking at TripAdvisor, restaurants in Pocatello appear to be loved by casual diners and are rather ordinary fare. Sandpiper is definitely a cut above. Standouts for us was the 6 ounce pour (higher than what's allowed in Utah) of an excellent Bennett Lane Maximus...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here two nights, before and after the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Both nights my wife said her food was great, both nights my burger was very well done, even though I asked for medium rare. Service was very good. Decor is a faux ocean/beach...More

Thank KeldiKlutz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at this place on the weekend of the eclipse,they had pared down their menu,for better accommodation,for their guests. My husband had prime rib said it was wonderful. I had chicken oscar,the sauce was amazing a better variation of the typical oscar sauce. We had...More

Thank Lucy S
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Carl R
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Response from elaine s | Reviewed this property |
I am sure they offer gift certificates. Write them directly to secure them and good luck!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1000
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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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