Lakeside Dining in North Idaho: Part 2

A Sandpoint summer could never be complete without a meal or two overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. Fortunately, the lake boasts a diverse selection of dining options for all palates and preferences, each with its own unique view of the water. Get started soon, and you’ll be able to check them all off of your summer bucket list! This week’s second part features:

Chop Waterfront Bar & Grill
(208) 264-0443
Hours: Mon. — Fri. 4-9 p.m.
Sat. — Sun. 11-9 p.m.
46624 ID-200

Chop is one of those restaurants that has something to please everyone. From their seafood to their burgers to their pastas, Chop is likely to serve you your next favorite meal. 

One Dish: Chop hopes you’ll join them one of these Friday and Saturday nights for their slow-cooked prime rib, with your choice of clam chowder or house salad with smashed potatoes and fresh seasonal veggies.

Loaf & Ladle at Bottle Bay Resort
(208) 265-0951
Hours: Mon. — Sun. 9-9pm
115 Resort Rd

For a change of lake scenery, be sure to check out Loaf & Ladle at Bottle Bay Resort New to the location, the Loaf & Ladle team is excited to bring their honest food philosophy to the waterfront. With homemade, pub-style fare, Loaf & Ladle pairs beautifully with a day of boating with the family.

One Dish: Loaf & Ladle puts a signature twist on the classic refreshing Mojito for the perfect summer drink.

Spud’s Waterfront Grill
(208) 265-4311
Hours: Mon. — Sunday 11-4 p.m.
102 N First Ave

Spud’s selection of delicious soups and sandwiches has earned it a cult following in Sandpoint, and its outdoor seating overlooking the Sandpoint marina makes it an absolute must-try during the summer months. 

One Dish:The Feisty Vegan salad, featuring a combination of flowering kale and arugula, shredded carrots, beets, purple and green cabbage, quinoa, sunflower seeds, toasted nuts, tossed in Spud’s house-made curry vinaigrette and topped with grape tomatoes, dried apricots, fresh herbs and lemon zest.

Dish at Dover Bay
(208) 265-6467
Hours: Mon. — Saturday 11-9 p.m.
Sunday 10-9 p.m.
651 Lakeshore Avenue

Dish is your go-to for a satisfying meal after a day of play in Dover. With adventurous, international flavors and classic specials such as Taco Tuesdays and Sunday Brunch make it easy to savor the delightful flavors of Dish at every occasion. 

One Dish:Grilled sushi grade Hawaiian ahi tuna topped with mango salsa drizzled in chimichurri with jasmine rice and seasonal veg. And it’s gluten free!

(208) 265-2001
Hours: Wed. — Thurs. 4:30-9 p.m.
Fri.— Sat. 4:30-10 p.m. / Sun. 4:30-9 p.m.
41 Lakeshore Dr.

Shoga combines a cozy dining atmosphere, spectacular lake views and authentic, fresh sushi. The result? A Pend Oreille dining staple. 

One Dish: Owner Cassandra Cayson recommends going for a platter of Shoga’s signature rolls. “Sushi is great for sharing with friends, so you can try a variety of rolls,” she said. Pictured here from left to right are the Bushido Roll, Dragonfly Roll, Red Dragon Roll, and Tuck ‘n Roll.


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