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Sweet Lou's

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American, Bar, Pub
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477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
+1 208-263-1381
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hungary but was not sure for what. I went looking for some new and I had not been here under this new management. the flavor of the blue cheese and mushroom burger was dynamic and the option to have in house chips was not to be turned down. The service was great it does have a sports bar atmosphere no... More 

Thank Gregor P
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good hearty food. Save room for the fresh baked chocolate chip cookie ala mode. It comes in its own 6" skillet fresh out of the oven. My favorite meal is the Ault grilled cheese sandwich with bacon. Too many tvs which means they are a bar also.

Thank donmc8356
Hermiston, Oregon
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298 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good burgers , factory made fries , and I got the end of the bag , all shorts! No fries over 2 inches long! But , altogether not a bad place , decent priced burgers and other stuff!

Thank Rust-E-Junque
Cd'A, Id.
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was taken to this restaurant by a friend who had recently moved to Sandpoint (Sandpoint and Ponderay adjoin). The structure has a rustic cabin exterior and that vibe continues right inside with stone and wood decor. It took just a few seconds to realize that this was a local watering hole as several taps were visible. Turns out it... More 

Thank Gordon L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food and atmosphere, would highly recommend. Good location friendly staff, their burgers are really good.

Thank Helen U
Peterborough, New Hampshire, United States
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I came for the drinks, stayed for the meal. First of all, 3 Manhattans with well Bourbon (no Rye) were $14.00. Ironically, I was in the real Manhattan the week before and a single Manhattan was..... $14.00. OK, don't come here for craft cocktails. Still it is a good deal. My dining room experience was so-so. I ordered a salad... More 

Thank Rick F
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, Rick F. I'm sorry we fell short of delivering a better experience. We strive to offer much higher quality of service than you received, and will take steps to improve. I hope you will give us another try. More 

Sandpoint, Idaho
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

So sad to say...Not worth the stop! Service was just ok! Food was very pricy for the cheep quality of food they actually served! "Rack" of ribs had no flavor, had been sitting in heat lamp way too long and tasted like they might have been cooked days prior (and Not BBQ'ed)....I don't even have the words to finish this... More 

Thank tenkrun
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's, responded to this review

We're sorry the ribs weren't up to our usual standard. They are prepared fresh daily and most of our clients rave about them! Please consider stopping in again and never hesitate to tell your server or a manager if you're not happy with your meal. More 

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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lou's has great burgers. We choose to go there occasionally for these. Lou's is very close to Home Depot, North 40, etc., so it's a convenient place to drop in if you're hungry.

Thank P5939SMdavidw
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's, responded to this review

We're glad you like the burgers and hope you've had a chance to try the 60/40 burger. If not, please put it on your to-do list! Thank you for your business and for the review. More 

Sagle, Idaho
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great service, good food. We had classic cheese burgers, fries and beer. Just a classic burger and it was great. I hate it when restaurants try to take a classic burger and add fancy seasoning & fixings etc. We are local from Sagle and appreciate a good place close by. Staff was very attentive! A lot of big screen TV's... More 

Thank Arlynn H
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's, responded to this review

Thank you for making the trip over the bridge to come up and dine with us. We'll look forward to next time! More 

Okotoks, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great lunch today. Tomato Basil soup and a Turkey Club. Tasty and affordable. Nice atmosphere, great service

Thank Dale B
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's, responded to this review

Great choice for lunch; we're glad you enjoyed it! More 

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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
US$6 - US$26
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ponderay
  • Phone Number: +1 208-263-1381

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