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Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“steak” (60 reviews)
“scallops” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. The big-o's are the best drink and the steaks are amazing. Austin is the best chef around.

Thank WanderlustFem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful bacon wrapped scallops followed by a deeeeliceous hand rubbed rib eye. Companions had the prime rib which was perfect and very generous. Wait staff very friendly and professional and the "Old Fashioned" perfect. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were just passing by on the highway and popped into this little gem, which was rated #1 restaurant on TripAdvisor. It didn't disappoint. The prime rib was excellent. The kids menu was excellent. The pasta with shrimp and scallop was also great. Idaho trout...More

Thank EEEEA1234
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Local hang-out with fun atmosphere and great food! All age ranges, and a diverse menu to accommodate all customers. We had fish & chips and a Chef's Special chucked dish. Both were moderately priced and delicious. Good drink specials too. Worth giving it a try!

Thank Geo V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I was very happy with my food here, white sweet potato and prime rib was amazing! Shannon our waitress went above and beyond for our group! We had a private room for our group of 11, which worked awesome for the little kids we had...More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Good friendly service - prime rib was a treat for Father's Day and the second visit was just appetizers & light dinner - good calamari, fish and chips. Patio is really pleasant, good shade and some views. Attentive service.

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The menu has GF features, which is very helpful. Our waitperson was Dera and she was great. We didn't want a heavy dinner and found a range of choice. We come back here almost every year and it is always good.

Thank Fleecebrain
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I had the pan seared scallops which were delicious. Service was good. Only complaint we had (and we asked for it!) Was that we were seated in the bar area and it was really noisy! Don't come for quiet conversation. But it was a Friday...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Came for dinner because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. We were seated right away, but if you have more than four people you might want to make reservations. I had the cod, the Parmesan coating was a little thick for my tasted. Loaded baked potato...More

Thank threeamigos59405
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

If you serve a steak in Pocatello, and you're not a chain restaurant, it's not hard to reach #1 in the city. Personally, I thought it was decent food but heavily overpriced. However, I'll probably eat here with coworkers again and again.

Thank JonMJ18
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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