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115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1327
+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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Edmonton, Canada
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 26 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 15 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
Orange County, CA
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173 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My in-laws are buying property in the area and we stopped here for dinner. None of us were impressed with our meals. The menu was limited and the place was dark inside. For the price I doubt I will ever return.

Thank alimariew
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Best cut of cow EVER!! Ok the Kobe beef in Japan was the best but we are state side sooooo... if you are anywhere near here, gotta stop in and have what ever cut of meat they say, it will be the best ever!!

Thank Colette S

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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, Seafood, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 83864-1327
  • 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?