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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
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (35 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
“top sirloin” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Sweet Lou's happened to be the closest restaurant to our training, and we were so glad!! The first day was a cold, snowy Saturday and we wanted comfort food. Our server Tony was the best! He recommended their homemade Texas chili and made it sound...More

Thank BBTravelMom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good and you get plenty of it. A lot of locals seem to eat there with there families which surprised me for a sports bar and grill. Plenty of seating both tables and booths, no stairs which make it nice for handicapped...More

Thank Chris S
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing some details from your recent visit, Chris. We appreciate your business and feedback!

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We were staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Sandpoint and this restaurant is right across the parking lot, so we walked over for dinner. Nice atmosphere, both bar and restaurant. I had the peppercorn sirloin steak and my wife the chicken wings (salt and...More

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

Thank you for your detailed review, Tom. We appreciate it and other travelers will as well. We hope you and your wife will be back in town to visit again soon!

Reviewed 7 March 2018

it's just too good to be true. we tried other places and still come back to Lou's. the menu has wonderful choices, the variety of beverages on tap are always outstanding and the prices are very affordable. we will stop wasting our time trying to...More

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

We're thankful for you too, Anna! We appreciate your repeat business and five star review. Please put it on the calendar to come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at the hotel Ruby across the street on Saturday evening. We were even given a discount for the restaurant in the parking lot however we had went there earlier for a drink while waiting for room to get checked in...More

Thank berni47592016
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience and for your recommendation! We would love to see you when you're back in town but if you come for breakfast, you'll be the cook! We open at 11 for lunch. Safe travels!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great lunch in from the cold. Friendly service with quick response. The selection of lunch meals & drinks was a few steps up from routine. Stormy outside but warm & welcoming inside. TV sports on but not blasting out conversation. Good beer.

Thank judy h
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your business and for sharing your experience, Judy! We hope your travels bring you back our way again soon!

Reviewed 19 February 2018 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
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your business and review. Please remember to stop in when your travels bring you back to Sandpoint!

Reviewed 28 January 2018

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

1  Thank kelleycornelsen
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

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 21 January 2018

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 10 February 2018

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!

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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