Top 10 restaurants in Pocatello, United States

April 14, 2018 Christa Meece

Surrounded on three sides by snow-capped mountains, Pocatello is a beautiful small city in the heart of eastern Idaho. The unspoiled wilderness in and around the city is perfect for cross country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter or hiking and biking in the summer. The Pontneuf River Greenway running through town is popular for jogging and strolling in warmer climes. For a more cultured vacation, try any of the city's theaters, dinner museums or outdoor bandshells for live entertainment.
Things to do in Pocatello

1. Sandpiper Restaurant

1400 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2402 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 46 +1 208-233-1000
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 338 reviews

Sandpiper Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By My7cents

The ambiance is very unique and quaint. I was with a very large group of people and the staff did an amazing job of not only getting the orders in but getting them out quickly and correctly.

I had the fish and chips, I really liked the fries and the fish was not of low quality. I saw several people get steak and halibut and all enjoyed it.

The deserts that were coming out were of gigantic portions and those who ordered them enjoyed them.

I would highly recommend a stop by Sandpiper while on Pocatello.

2. Elmer's Restaurant - Pocatello

851 S 5th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-6638 Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 +1 208-232-9114
Excellent
40%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 180 reviews

Elmer's Restaurant - Pocatello

A Northwest favorite since 1960. Our 25 locally owned Elmer's Restaurants take pride in their communities and source local, farm-fresh ingredients.

Reviewed By Kev H

Have been here a few times for their fabulous breakfasts,the staff are very friendly and so helpful,would highly recommend

3. Portneuf Valley Brewing

615 S 1st Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-6557 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Pizza, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 208-232-1644
Excellent
43%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 228 reviews

Portneuf Valley Brewing

Reviewed By 404HappyTraveller - Saskatchewan, Canada

We were on a multi-state road trip, and usually look for the local craft brewery. Found this one hidden away in an industrial area in a neat old building of some kind. Not very busy for a Friday night, I thought. Greeted and seated by Penny, the owner and brewmaster. Service was quick and friendly. Tried a couple of their beer, and both were okay but no big wow factor to either. The person who wrote the menu did a better job then the person preparing the meals. The food was very average. The smoked Turkey was standard deli sliced Turkey, nothing smokey about it and pretty bland, actually. The bill came before we had finished eating, with no offer of another beer or dessert, so we took the hint and went on our way. Not a bad stop, but nothing beyond average. Pretty disappointing actually, as most brewery pubs tend to be quite good, if not excellent.

4. El Herradero

123 Jefferson Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-3921 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 208-233-6747
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

El Herradero

Reviewed By Dennis F

Did not expect Mexican food to be this good in Idaho. This place matches the great Mexican restaurants I’ve been to on Arizona, New Mexican and California. The chili verde burrito tasted great. Mild tomatillo with many flavors. The service is perfect. The atmosphere is warm and homey

5. Butter Burrs Restaurant

917 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-4416 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 208-232-3296
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 233 reviews

Butter Burrs Restaurant

Reviewed By Mrp1958

In town for a family event. We are a mid-afternoon meal. Great selection, excellent service, and delicious meals. Reasonable prices and a pleasant atmosphere. An excellent dining experience.

6. cafe tuscano

2231 E Center St, Pocatello, ID 83201-2600 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 33 +1 208-233-7702
Excellent
46%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

cafe tuscano

Upscale decor and landscaping make you forget we are part of a Chevron station. We can seat up to 99. Accommodate up to four groups at a time in private. We are extremely quite and love it when people linger over their meal. Our wine cellar offers a selection of 300 different wines from the world over.

Reviewed By MynBill - Vancouver, WA

Don’t let the gas station and entrance from the station store dissuade you from going here. The warm, old world decor with updated furniture is nice. We were in the back room, where impressionist style paintings cycled on a large screen. Now the food...we both had side salads that were large with fresh ingredients. My chicken Marsala with mushrooms, onions & tomatoes over fresh linguine was delicious. My husband loved his chicken Parmesan. They have a nice wine selection; the Sangiovese was great, and we shared a yummy, chocolate dessert.

7. Jeri's Jumbo's Cafe

3122 Pole Line Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-6120 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 208-237-2158
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Jeri's Jumbo's Cafe

Reviewed By dkbrig - Pocatello, Idaho

Loud, small, close and "old school" all wrapped up in one little building.....that if you blink you will miss. This is your grandma's cooking in 2017! Large portions....fast, friendly service! This place is usually always crowded...especially for breakfast. The coffee is excellent and despite only being able to eat half of my omelet, it was good. There is no creativity here....just a large plate of caloric hell! So, now....my personal opinion....because I always have to tell it to you straight! If you love a large breakfast....this truly is a great option. The prices felt high...but the demand is definitely there. I ordered a veggie omelet with extra mushrooms. What I failed to notice (my own fault) is that it came with American cheese....basically Velveeta. So, I was disappointed with that. Then, I immediately noticed that the "extra" mushrooms were all canned mushrooms. I was disappointed with that. So, my fault because I didn't ask about the mushrooms and/or notice the cheese. Had I ordered a regular omelet with no cheese I would have been very happy. Again...great place to get full! Give it a try! It is truly a local favorite!

8. Texas Roadhouse

560 Bullock St, Pocatello, ID 83202-5134 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 208-238-7427
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse is a steak restaurant providing legendary food with legendary service. Texas Roadhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, fresh-baked bread, fall-off-the-bone-ribs, and made-from-scratch sides. We also serve ice cold beer and legendary margaritas. Treat your family and friends to a night at Texas Roadhouse.

Reviewed By Gerry S - Vancouver, Canada

Awesome food and awesome staff. Lots of food for the money. Service was quick and efficient. I found the ribs a little dry but the steak was great. Great atmosphere and great for gatherings.

9. Big Foot Pizza

168 Jefferson Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-3948 Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Dinner, Lunch +1 208-233-1041
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Big Foot Pizza

Reviewed By LandsSL - Grand Forks. Bc

This is a great independent pizza place that we tried for the first time. The ordering on the phone was easy and the delivery was quick. But the best thing was the massive 18" large pizza. Lots of meat, but not greasy and very flavourful. I definitely recommend this place.

10. Applebee's

1411 Bench Rd, Pocatello, ID 83201-2444 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 208-637-0135
Excellent
29%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 176 reviews

Applebee's

Reviewed By pubcrawler459

I've traveled the world and visited both the mom and pop places and the big deal chain resturants. I've rarely encountered the attention to detail and personal experiance provided by the Applebee's Resturant in Pocatello, ID. A particlular shout out to The manager Troy. He took special interest in visiting with us and providing us with local knowlange and interesting conversation. The bartenders are all as beautiful as they are skilled. Overall a great place to take a rest from the weary weary road.

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