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Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar

€€ - €€€American, ,
477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
+1 208-263-1381
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bison ribs” (7 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for some some drinks and dinner and were not disappointed. The ambiance is cozy due to its log cabin style decorations, the beer selection was decent and the food was good. I recommend the pretze with wieso!

Thank Melmelmar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG, Our afternoon went from good to absolutely horrible. I am a local, and spend a lot of money each year in Lou's but not anymore!!!!! The only thing you can count on being good is a Bud Light in a bottle. We started off...More

Thank kelleycornelsen
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kelley, we appreciate your business over the years and apologize for the disappointing recent experience. Your complaint matters and please know we take feedback from our customers very seriously. We hope our attempts to make it right while you and your friends were in the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was fine, nothing exceptional. No the best for a date (which we were on) since the tvs are loud and everywhere.More

Thank christi400
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing us for your date night venue. We apologize that our atmosphere and food didn't leave you thrilled. Please consider giving us another chance when you're dining out next time. If you're ever not completely satisfied with part of your meal, please...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends coming down from the Schweitzer Ski Resort and next to a nice hotel. More bar type offerings than a usual pub and even more restaurant standard fare. Lots of TV's well placed, nice rustic log setting, many...More

Thank Bimster69
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your business and review! We hope to see you after many Schweitzer trips to come. If your travels bring you back our way in the summer, we'd love for you to join us then too!

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We have had lunch there several times and I have enjoyed the Bacon Burger and they make a great grill cheese sandwich that I got with bacon! Nice family oriented restaurant, good place for a good meal!

Thank DeanC529
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dean, we think you might agree - just about everything is better with bacon! In fact, we just added bacon to our meatloaf options. Thank you for your business and review!

Reviewed 21 December 2017

Always a good meal here. Friendly service and good pricing. They have the best sweet potato fries and grown up grilled cheese sandwich.

Thank Lana G
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for your repeat business and for sharing your experience, Lana! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 December 2017

While traveling on business I had dinner at Sweet Lou's. It was a Monday night and the NFL was on so I sat at the bar to watch the game. To my surprise, the bartender advised there were football specials and handed me a game...More

Thank Mike M
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for stopping in during your travels through Sandpoint, Mike! We're glad to hear Sweet Lou's was a bright spot on your trip. Please remember to drop back in when you're in town next time!

Reviewed 17 November 2017

The food here was pretty decent. It was a little loud since there are TVs on everywhere but if you are just going out for a bite to eat it is pretty good.

Thank christi400
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks for sharing Christi. Yes, there are TV's everywhere so it can be a bit energetic when a popular game is on. I hope we see you again.

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The most superb Western Burger I’ve ever had! Added bacon and avocado! It is a big one!!! Service with Jenny was top notch! Glad we stopped!

Thank Alecia M
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thanks Alecia! Great idea! The Western Burger with avacado & bacon! I'll share your compliment with Jenny. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food, amazing brews. My husband and I absolutely LOVED the environment and hope we can come back!!!

Thank Laurel S
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you Laurel. We really appreciate your kind words and hope we see you again!

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waynedunham30
14 March 2017|
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Response from Chad F | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer gluten free hamburger buns. Please call or ask your server about other gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
Located at the base of Schweitzer Mountain Resort you will find home-style comfort food, made with high-quality ingredients, served in generous portions, all at a reasonable price. Add 20 (4K) televisions for great game viewing and a full bar and you’ve found the recipe for Sweet Lou’s success.
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