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Food and drink in and around Sandpoint

Beach House Bar & Grill

58 Bridge St., Sandpoint. At the Edgewater Resort. Waterfront dining with panoramic mountain views. Outside deck overlooking Lake Pend Oreille and Sandpoint’s City Beach. Casual dining in a fun atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring steaks and fresh seafood. Happy Hour 7 days a week! Open Mon-Thu, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri/Sat, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Bar Hours Mon-Thu, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri/Sat, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 208-255-4947

Beyond Hope Resort

Located 16 miles east of Sandpoint on Hwy. 200's scenic by-way. INside enjoy foreside dining and a rustic lounge. Indulge in cocktails and appetizers on the expansive lawn. Dine decside with panoramic lake views and spectacular sunsets. First-rate cuisine, fine wine, and friendly service are Beyond Hope Resort's signature. Lunch 11:30, dinner 4:30. Reservations recommended. Call 208-264-5251.

Cabinet Mountain Bar & Grill

301 Fourth St., Clark Fork. Good downhome cookin’, featuring daily specials and Saturday night prime rib. Breakfast served all day. Open at 6 a.m., seven days a week, year-round. Take and bake pizza, full bar with Friday night karaoke, dart tournaments, big-screen TV and pool available. 208-266-1229.

Cafe Bodega

5th & Cedar at Foster's Crossing Antique & Gift Market. Cafe Bodega is Sandpoint's newest cosmopolitan eatery (with wireless Internet access), featuring an assortment of international sandwiches, homade soups, organic coffee, teas, beer, wine and Italian artisan gelato. You may also pick up an assortment of gourmet foods before heading home. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 208-263-5911.

Cafe Trinity

116 N. First Ave., next to Starbuck's. Sandpoint's newest culinary experience. Our menu features Southern-inspired food, such as gumbo, etoufee and Po'Boy sandwiches, as well as steaks and fresh seafood. Whether you are having dinner on our wonderful deck overlooking Sand Creek, or sitting at our dining bar and exhibition kitchen, you will enjoy a taste of the South in beautiful North Idaho. Serving lunch and dinner. Beer and wine available. For reservations, call 208-255-7558.

Captn's Table

Drive or boat in to this Hard Liquor Saloon at Garfield Bay on beautiful Lake Pend Oreille. Enjoy the view and a full menu featuring steaks, ribs, chicken, burgers, salads, munchies and desserts, including homemade cheese cake. Call 208-265-6351 or visit our website for the calendar of events.

Chimney Rock Grill

In the Selkirk Lodge at Schweitzer, enjoy breathtaking views while dining on the mountain. Northwest specialties include hand-cut steaks, fresh fish and daily specials plus a wide selection of wines and microbrews. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Open winter and summer. Call 208-265-3071 or visit


209 N. First Ave. Located in the beautifully restored Pastime Building, Chophouse offers an outstanding dining experience. A classic though modern atmosphere welcomes young and old alike. Chophouse caters to all categories of taste. Known for their steak, Chophouse serves exclusively prime cut beef. Fresh seafood and an elaborate wine list are also available. Kids menu also available. Call 208-265-1535.  

Dock of the Bay

At Holiday Shores Marina in Hope. Waterfront cafe accessible by boat or car, the Dock features locally raised buffalo, chicken, beef and vegetarian entrees with a flare of spices, salsa and samba. The Dock also flies fresh fish from far-flung fishing fleets for fine friends. Relax with panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille. Serving dinner starting at 3 p.m. Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay, watchin' the ... 208-264-5057.

Downtown Crossing

206 N. First Ave. Welcome to Sandpoint’s newest restaurant and lounge in the heart of downtown. Enjoy our fresh, made-from-scratch recipes mixing regional dishes from both of America’s coasts, as well as standard “casual fine-dining” entreés and seasonal favorites. We offer an extensive martini and specialty cocktail menu, and a large selection of wine and beer. Features in our historic building include cozy lounge furniture, fireplace, board game table, baby grand piano and local artwork. Serving lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, Happy Hour specials available 4-6 on weekdays, and live bar-side piano entertainment nightly. Call 208-265-5080.

Duke's Cowboy Grill

30340 Hwy. 200, next to the Elks Golf Course in Ponderay.  Duke's features authentic wood-fired barbecue (ribs, pulled pork, brisket, among others), handmade buffalo chili and Tex-Mex specialties. Old Westerns play on the TV and kids are always welcome. Takeout available for your rib or monster burrito cravings. Duke's serves lunch and dinner and has an extensive beer and wine-by-the-glass selection. Call 208-263-0600.


212 Cedar St. Don’t miss this comfortable pub and grill. Located downtown in a charming, historic building. This relaxing pub mixes casual dining with seriously good food. With a plentiful and refreshing menu, over a dozen beers on tap, good wines and a full coffee bar. Upstairs you’ll find an inviting game room with downtown views, fireplace, shuffleboard, pool table, darts and board games. Tuesday and Wednesday are smokeless dining nights. Find out for yourself why Ski Magazine picked Eichardt’s the locals’ favorite hangout. Open daily 11:30 a.m. 208-263-4005.

Floating Restaurant, The

Highway 200, East Hope at Hope Marine Services. Twenty minutes from Sandpoint, in beautiful Hope, Idaho, the lake’s only floating restaurant and lounge offers spectacular views from two decks or a cozy dining room. Regional fare, fresh seafood and local products fill the menu along with homemade breads, desserts, soups and sauces. A full bar and outstanding wine list complement your experience. Children’s menu too! Open Easter through October serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Accessible by boat or car. 208-264-5311

Gallery Grill, The

At Hidden Lakes Golf Resort. Customary of most 19th Holes on famous golf courses, The Gallery Grill offers a golfer-friendly menu and the best house pours in Bonner County. Come out and meet your friends after 18 holes. Full bar, micro brews, and 20 wines available by the glass. 208-263-1642 ext. 207.

Hope Market Cafe

620 Wellington Place, Hope. Hope Market Cafe carries an extensive array of artisan cheeses, gourmet foods, wines and ales.  It's the perfect place to fill your picnic basket or boat cooler before you head out. The cafe features gourmet deli sandwiches, salads, handmade truffles, tortes, cakes and cookies. Open for breakfast, lunch and European-style-pizzas Tue-Sun. Live music Fri., Sat. and Sun. Outdoor seating. Call 208-264-0506.

Hydra Restaurant

115 Lake St. Where Sandpoint goes for great steaks and the freshest seafood. House specialties include fresh fish, steaks, prime rib, creative pastas and a 60-item, garden-fresh salad bar. Come in for a uniquely casual dining experience surrounded by plants with stained and cut glass partitions. Join our famous lounge staff for a relaxing and comfortable time. Outside dining available on our beautiful balcony deck, seasonally. Lunch buffet Tuesday-Friday; Sunday brunch buffet 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner menu Monday-Saturday 5 p.m. to close and Sunday 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open daily. Phone 208-263-7123 or check out


On the corner of First and Pine. Exquisite dining from Italy’s northern provinces with classic wines and a gracious atmosphere. Veal, chicken, fish and pasta specialties. Also featuring Ivano’s Caffé with fresh pastries, Kick-Ass coffee and international lunch specialties. Caffé open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ristorante open 7 days a week. Reservations appreciated. 208-263-0211.

Kootenai River Inn & Casino

Hwy. 95, Bonners Ferry – Not just a place to stay and play. Join us at our riverfront restaurant where we serve up great family dining!

Lodge on Hidden Lakes, The

Located eight miles east of Sandpoint on Scenic Byway 200, milepost 28. Year-round, The Lodge on Hidden Lakes is a feast of sensational flavors and beautiful views that change with the seasons. Located in the magnificent Hidden Lakes Clubhouse overlooking the Pack River Valley, The Lodge offers you local delicacies, exotic fare, homemade soups and freshly baked breads and desserts. Our staff’s warm approach sets the tone, and award-winning Executive Chef Paul Donaghue will help select the perfect wine to complement any meal. Lunch is casual and affordable. Dinner is dining at its finest. Come join us for a truly unique culinary experience. Lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations recommended. 208-263-1642 ext. 209.

Long Bridge Grill

Just south of the Long Bridge. A family-style restaurant in a casual dining atmosphere, specializing in steaks, barbecue and seafood. Featuring our own farm-raised angus beef. Breakfast served on weekends only. Not dining with us? We’ll gladly pack it to go. We also offer a full-service lounge with a game room, so come by and shoot some pool or try your luck at darts. We also have karaoke in our lounge Thursday through Saturday. After a great meal, feel free to stroll the Long Bridge and take in some of Sandpoint’s most beautiful scenery. For reservations, call 208-265-7929.

MickDuff's Brewing Company

312 N. First Ave. Mickduff's specializes in handcrafted ales in a family dining atmosphere. Beers offered range from fruity blondes to the house seasonal porter. They also brew a unique root beer for those young in age or at heart. Their menu is packed full of flavor with traditonal and updated pub fare. Toasted sandwiches, hearty soups, gourmet hambergers, individual pizzas and much more resides on the menu. Call 208-255-4351.

Monarch Mountain Coffee

208 N. 4th Avenue. Featuring bulk coffee roasted on-site every day. Cheerfully serving fresh roasted coffee, espresso, teas, chai, Yerba Mate, breakfast burritos and locally crafted baked goods. Milk alternatives (soy and rice dream) available. Relaxed atmosphere with cozy seating, newspapers and magazines. Loitering strongly encouraged. Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208-265-9382 or toll-free 1-800-599-6702.

Old Ice House Pizzeria & Bakery

140 W. Main St. in tiny Hope, ID. Ice House Pizzeria specializes in real East Coast-style pizza. On the menu is freshly baked focaccia bread, calzones and pizzas served whole or by the slice. You can also get sweet baked treats - plus hats, scarves, beads and all manner of accessories. But the pizza is the thing: thick, molten cheese; fragrant, lightly spiced tomato sauce; yeasty crust that's not too thick, not too thin. This stuff is authentic enough to bring on a Boston accent. Call 208-264-5555.

Pend Oreille Pasta & Wine

476534 Hwy 95, Ste. B. (across from Mac Donald’s). Carry out fresh, homemade pasta, lasagna and sauces. Simply heat them up, and dinner is ready! Dinner packages also include fresh salad greens, dressing and freshly baked bread. Gourmet sandwiches, soups and pasta dishes are available for carry-out. International wine selection and specialty beers. Montana Coffee Trader coffee. Locally baked breads and desserts. Market food items include a variety of cheeses, olives, oils, soups, pastas, dressings, sausages and more. Picnic supplies available. Gift baskets. Call about catering for your special event. 208-263-1352.

Pine Street Bakery

710 Pine St. Pine Street Bakery specializes in European pasteries, breads and cakes. Also a complete line of coffees, espresso drinks and teas from Tazzina of Santa Cruz.  All bakery products are made on the premise using fresh butter and cream, farm eggs, and fine chocolates. Custom order birthday, specialty and wedding cakes, fine French pasteries and a complete line of tarts, cookies and bars. The bakers create more than 10 varities of artisan breads every day including whole grains and sourdoughs. Come in and let the products speak for themselves. For custom orders and/or questions ask for Liz or Deirdre. Call 208-263-9012

Power House Bar & Grill

120 East Lake St. A new tradition in Sandpoint, the Power House is a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Located just north of the Long Bridge, in the historic ?Old Power House? building. Enjoy waterfront dining, with panoramic views of Schweitzer and the city. Affordable, casual family dining, featuring; steaks, seafood, roasted meats and poultry, Sandpoint’s Best Burgers, with breakfast specials on weekends. A full bar and outside dining are featured, with lights on from 11 a.m. seven days a week. Walk, bicycle, drive, boat or ski the entire family to an experience unparalleled! 208-265-2449.

Sand Creek Grill

105 S. First Ave. Serving the freshest, most flavorful foods of the region in a beautiful and comfortable setting. Enjoy traditional Inland Northwest cuisine as well as the area’s most innovative dishes. Depending on the weather, join friends and family around the fire or out on the deck overlooking Sand Creek. Serving dinner from 5 p.m. till closing on Wednesday through Sunday, with a fabulous Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. 208-255-5736.

Second Avenue Pizza

215 S. Second Ave. Try the piled-high specialty pizzas at Second Avenue Pizza. They’re loaded with fresh ingredients. The Juke Box Special, when cooked, weighs 7 pounds – not your average pizza! Excellent calzones, salads and sandwiches, or try the garlic bread appetizer, an excellent hand-tossed pizza covered with cheese and garlic, served with pizza sauce. Free deliveries. 208-263-9321.

Spud’s Rotisserie and Grill

102 N. First Ave. On the waterfront next to Starbucks. Lunch and dinner cuisine that is totally fresh, healthy, light, regional, seasonal and uses the highest quality of ingredients to enrich the dish. Examples of fresh offerings for dinner are ahi tuna with an Oriental pesto, fresh halibut with mango ginger salsa and ribeye steak with whole-grain mustard butter. Take-home dinners and lunch delivery available. Open six days a week for dinner (exception is Monday) and seven days a week for lunch. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., and dinner is served starting at 4:30 p.m. 208-265-4311


209 N. First Ave. Synergy has quickly established itself as Sandpoint's best dance and live act venue. Sandpoint's premire nightclub prides itself on quality and quantity of entertainment. Synergy features regional and national bands and DJs. In addition to live entertainment, resident DJs spin dance music classics from the past, present and future. Wednesday, Salsa Night, is quickly becoming Sandpoint's hottest dance night. If that's not enough, Synergy offers a full menu and nightly drink specials. Call 208-255-4412.

Trinity at Willow Bay

520 Willow Bay Road, Priest River. Come experience casual waterfront dining on the deck with spectacular sunsets and panoramic views. Trinity at Willow Bay features a full service bar, outdoor seating and docks for boaters. Serving lunch and dinner. Seasonal operation. Gas and boat launch also available. Catering available for weddings, family reunions, etc. Call for hours of operation. 208-265-8854.

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