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Ponds Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Ponds, Island Park, ID 83429
+1 208-558-7221
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Jeannette, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The owner of the ranch i stayed at suggested this as one of 2 restaurants to try that were within reasonable distance. Went here since they have later hours of operation. This restaurant sits inside a roadside plaza connected to a store/beer distributor. Not sure if this is part of a lodge or what since there's a lodge of the... More 

Thank Kelly R
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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369 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We grew up with a family cabin near Ponds Lodge and have eaten here many times over the years. We have seen turnover in ownership and management so it is not always stayed the same. But the location and the building make it is a classic place to stop to eat in Island Park. It is one of the few... More 

Thank JD-70point3
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. The restaurant was clean and the service was excellent! The food was exceeded our expectations - we will visit again for sure!

Thank 208family
Maryville, Tennessee
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244 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Stopped here for lunch with a fishing buddy. He had the French Dip and I enjoyed the Avocado, bacon, cheese burger both were excellent and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Allen B
Severn, Maryland
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212 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

I stopped in here after a mornings fishing for some lunch. I ended up ordering the French Dip with fires, and it was okay, nothing to write home about. The fries were very close to perfect though, and that is a huge plus. The sandwich was okay, but not real flavorful. The menu state it's prime rib, but it tasted... More 

Thank Billibong64
Los Angeles, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

The food is good but whoever is running this place needs to take a business class. The entire setup is just nuts. Servers have to walk through a crowded gas station to bring you food, they don't have any designated bartenders, and definitely under-staffed. A man I assume is the owner sat at the bar and offered criticism to his... More 

2 Thank Kent H
Pocatello, Idaho
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. Bar was fairly busy, but only three other people ordered food. It was a 60 minute wait for a large pizza and cheese sticks. The pizza was excellent and the large size was plenty for 4 adults. They use a great cheese that is plentiful and tasty. The slow service was due to having... More 

1 Thank ellipegg
Rexburg, Idaho, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

It had been several years since we had eaten at Ponds Lodge. Our last experience had not been memorable. But a friend told us it was under different management so we decided to try again. It was great! There are lots of choices on the menu from burgers to salads to delicious pizza,fish, steaks, BBQ,and more. If you are snow... More 

Thank Eileen W
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

The pPizza and breadsticks are great dip them 8n there famous garlic cream cheese dip its awesome. Cute little place that our whole family loves.

Thank Dana S
West Yellowstone, Montana
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

This time of year most food locations are closed or have very limited hours. Originally we had planned on dinner at another location but that location was closed. We continued down the road to see if this location was open. We arrived just a few minutes to late for the main restaurant to be open which was disappointing but they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ponds, Island Park, ID 83429
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Island Park
  • Phone Number: +1 208-558-7221

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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?