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Hydra Steakhouse & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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115 Lake St, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1327
+1 208-263-7123
11:00 - 21:00
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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hydra has the ambiance of a 1970's Berkeley, California hippie joint (my generation). That being said, the food is usually very good. On the rare occasion, one might receive an improperly cooked and/or prepared dish, but for the most part the food is very good. The wait staff is almost always friendly and attentive to patron's needs. One major negative... More 

Thank holyrude
Level Contributor
25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first time in Sandpoint and we came here on recommendation from the hotel staff. They were right! Wonderful dinner and lovely salad bar.

Thank Mike M
Fernie, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience here, we were only in town for one night and this place left us feeling thoroughly happy. Ken our server was super friendly and helpful, we ordered the tuna and he said that it was sushi grade and recommended very lightly seared. It was delightful and we absolutely loved it. All in all it was... More 

Thank Andrew B
Sandpoint, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating at this place since 1999 and it's gone thru a lot of changes..Used to have a great lunch buffet..gone.The menu is pretty dated..they give you plenty to eat..but they don't have much selection on veggie sides..it's green beans..and not good ones.or broccoli...and you need to ask for broccoli. I like the chicken alfredo.The fish and chips... More 

Thank Lisa M
Post Falls, Idaho
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the cod and a tritip special-both were fantastic! And the decor is so cool with a mix of new and reclaimed woods-fun place, great people & great food-will definitely return!!

Thank Redtwin2
Sandpoint, Idaho
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The a Hydra is very popular with local meat lovers because they mostly offer meat entrees and they do an excellent job with them. High quality beef, cooked right. Chicken and fish are so so; really, just go for the great beef. Also terrific service and cozy, romantic nooks. Family friendly too.

Thank Kathleen M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing salad bar which includes fresh soups. Always amazing service and love love the ambience!!! Service is always on target and as well as the meals cooked to personal specifications. As a family this is our to go restaurant. HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO TOURIST!

Thank Ron D
Sandpoint, Idaho
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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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145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

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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
Seafood, 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?