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Sandpiper Restaurant

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1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402
+1 208-233-1000
16:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Ogden, Utah
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The sandpiper is a little on the well-worn side, but the staff is friendly and the food was good. Easy walk from several hotels, and is right next door to La Quinta. They just need to spend a few bucks to update the facility.

Thank Jim M
Montgomery, Alabama
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with a large group, and everyone enjoyed their meal. I had the trout and sweet potato. It was very good. I heard the steaks were very good as well.

Thank Beth J
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have stopped in Pocatello many times on our way thru during the last 50 years, it is so nice to find that the Sandpiper still serves an excellent meal. I had the scallops & my husband had the coconut shrimp, & we were both happy. The owner, Rod, took time to visit with us which was nice. Also our waitress... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the restaurant after a long drive from Vegas based on recommendations on Trip Advisor. Upon being seated we were immediately greeted by our server and provided with water and then drinks shorty thereafter. I had the chicken oscar with a baked potato and it was very good. My mom had the small filet and baked potato and... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Two of us try to plan our bi-annual trips between Arizona and Canada so we can stop overnight in Pocatello and have a meal at Sandpiper. Our favorite dish is the sublime prime rib, done to perfection. The sides are always equally as good. There's a feeling of warmth and cheerfulness at this place. The owner often stops to chat... More 

Thank LorenaMcC
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fairly good local steak place (not Ruth Chris's, but not Sizzler, either). Had a reasonable bowl of clam chowder followed by a tenderloin. I asked for medium rare and got more medium, but was still good. Big baked potato (it's Idaho).

Thank George P
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Highly rated so we had to check it out. Didn't disappoint. Excellent friendly attentive service. Fabulous food. Had the Halibut with fresh veggies & mashed potatoes. Wife had the prime rib. A perfect meal after 7 1/2 hours of driving. Really appreciate Trip Advisor's rating system, takes the quests work out of dining in unfamiliar turf.

Thank Dennis B
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and enjoy a wonderful dinner at Sandpiper. The very diverse selection of menu items, the excellent service, and the outstanding food preparations certainly explained why TripAdvisor has made this the number 1 restaurant in Pocatello.

Thank Deborah W
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

There were 4 of us celebrating a long term employee's retirement. We had snail, stuffed mushrooms and mussel appetizers. Trout and steak entrees. Wine and mixed drinks. Everything was great. This place was not as expensive as I thought it would be. I think it will keep customers returning for good food at a reasonable price.

Thank gail_wilson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$35
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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
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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