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$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
+1 208-263-7123
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been eating at the Hydra occasionally for almost 20 years. In the past the food has always been more than acceptable but nothing special... Went there last night for Valentine's Day and it was probably the most incredible dining experiences I've ever had. I consider myself a hobby/amateur chef, and I'm very picky about preparation it was simply... More 

Thank C2948FQthomass
Spokane, Washington
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The don't take reservations unless you're a party of 8 or more. The restaurant itself isn't much to look at--cavernous and looks like it's been patched over the years by a do-it-yourselfer but food is decent and service is excellent. I had a blackened salmon caesar, husband had seafood linguini, and teens each had a steak. Lots of food for... More 

Thank Seredni
Edmonton, Canada
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135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We took a large group of family to the Hydra just after New years. As was the case last time the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Nice selection of menu options in the non red meat category. The Salmon and Ahi Tuna were both excellent. A couple of items that surprised me: The salad bar was a little weak... More 

Thank Fraser131313
Spokane, Washington
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I normally sit in the bar! Great place to be! People are always friendly. The Washington apples are outstanding! Best Ahi around!

Thank Jon S
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We've been here on two occasions, the first for drinks only on the back patio (nice ambiance), and the second for dinner. Both times, the lemon drop drinks we ordered arrived in sticky, sloppy glasses with no bar napkins provided. Had to ask for napkins to clean up the mess. The first time the waitress seemed to have a rather... More 

Thank P5939SMdavidw
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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96 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Hydra is a steak house that also offers Prime Rib,fish as well as other entrees. There is something for everybody depending on your taste. My husband had the prime rib dinner along with a delicious Caesar salad that was quite large enough to share. I had a wonderful salmon dinner done to perfection. The bar area here is nice and... More 

Thank kittycat250
Washington, DC
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I was a little hesitant to eat here based on mixed reviews but after taking a chance, I can tell you it is a place to check out if you are in Sandpoint. I had the wood-fired NY Strip and it was perfect. The place is seriously nothing fancy... actually more like hole-in-the-wall meets home meets kitschy but I think... More 

Thank globetrekker84
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We live a couple blocks from the Hydra and it is a place we go to often. You can count on good food and you have your choice of a casual dining experience in the bar area or a fine dining experience in the main dining area. Either way, you will find the food to be tasty and the atmosphere... More 

Thank Kelly A
Sagle, Idaho
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I are regulars on Friday nights (Clam Chowder day) They have good food, great drinks and always friendly staff. Salad Bar is top notch! Also try the fries, so yummy!!

Thank Amy T
Coronado, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love Hydra. We ate here three times out of the week we were in Sandpoint. The steaks were great, crab cakes were good, and the service was great. Nice salad bar too. Will go back again

Thank Msquita

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: +1 208-263-7123

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?