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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Quick seating and service. So good I came back again the next evening. Discount from adjacent hotel didn't hurt either. Food good for the price.

Thank Warrior91737
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Staff was friendly and service was good. Great place to get a steak or fish. Standard American fare. The mashed potatoes are good and so are the sauted mushrooms. The chicken was dry and over cooked. The fish was much better.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stayed at Super 8 and it was raining so wanted something close. Told it was a good place to eat. We ordered an appetizer to share as well as one entree to share. It took forever for the appetizer to appear and before we could...More

Thank DesertGirl28
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Dinner was good, they specialize in Seafood great service, friendly Staff . I recommend this place. Easy access right off of the Interstate.

Thank guyh16
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This restaurant was in walking distance from my motel so I tried it. Great service and excellent steak.

Thank Quality4122
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Recommended by the front desk staff at our hotel. Less than two minutes walk from the hotel, we arrived with out a reservation, but had no problem securing a table. It was our 43rd wedding anniversary so we were hoping for good food and good...More

Thank WirralStuart
Reviewed 14 September 2016

When I'm by myself, my first test of a restaurant is where they choose to seat a single woman (which is sometimes in a tiny table towards the back). But here I was taken to a nice table by a window. After taking my drink...More

Thank Candice S
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a big group, 18 people. I had called ahead and told them the number of people who were coming and set a reservation. We only had one waitress for our whole group. It took a long time to get our drink orders...More

Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I had a wonderful time there the food was great. Our waiter Lucus was very attentive. The best place to eat in Pocatello 👍🏽. The only draw back was that it was a little cold.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Since we have family in the area we have been many times. They never disappoint & the prices are reasonable The staff is very good

Thank lgatlin
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Carl R
10 February 2015|
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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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1000
  • E-mail
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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