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The Snake Pit

1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
+1 208-682-3453
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Barbecue, American, Pub
$$ - $$$
1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely delicious New Orleans style food now available. New Orleans, Cajun, St Louis, call it whatever you want to call it, it was delicious! And Pie for dessert!! Rustic lodge style building, great servers, clean tables and plenty of food! The new owner himself came...More

Thank montanadeputy5404
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While riding the bike trail we stopped for lunch, it took an hour for our food to come out, the portions for the Rocky Mountain fish and chips were lacking, the salmon was over done... I still would like to go back and try something...More

Thank matt f
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A fun place with characteristic north Idaho ambience. Service was great, even though the restaurant was very very busy. Also, the owner walked around greeting the diners... very friendly. We felt very welcomed. While I will definitely return because I enjoy places like this, the...More

Thank MikeSchrek
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Heard this place was a place to stop for dinner. Very rustic and comfortable and welcoming. This is a lodge type setting and small and quaint. The service was good and everyone loved their choices. I had salmon tacos and my friend a massive burger.

Thank happyfamilyMacomb_Il
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

The Snake Pit restaurant in North Idaho is not only a little off the beaten track it is also a little offbeat as well. Adorned with everything from deer and bear head trophies, bumper stickers and signs, photos and hunting and fishing gear, the walls...More

Thank James H
Reviewed November 30, 2017

The Snake Pit is a super great restaurant, This is the restaurant shown in Dant's Peak staring Pierce Brosnan. Also the City of Wallace, Idaho is shown in this movie. The Snake Pit may be off of I-94, but is well worth stopping for a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The Snake Pit is the oldest restaurant in Idaho. It has quite a unique atmosphere with lots of memorabilia on the walls. It's right on the side of Trails Of the Coeur d”Alenes, only about 6 miles from Cataldo which is one of the best...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Stopped by after a bike ride on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. The beer selection is ok, try the Moose Drool! We decided to just do the salad bar which is ok but could use a few more items- like tomatoes. Funny thing -...More

Thank Randycoeur
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Hike up your boots and step back in time. Food was excellent - we had BBQ but they also offer mountain oysters. Staff and owner were great. Take the time to walk around in the place which is full of old photos and antlers. Beautiful...More

Thank LVRoadWarrior
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

The snake pit is located in a town called Enaville that you could miss in one blink, but is well worth a visit for the food, the historical artifacts, the real deal kitche, and to experience the salt of the earth local Idaho folks that...More

Thank terry424
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Bar, Barbecue, American, Pub
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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