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The Snake Pit

1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
+1 208-682-3453
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good50%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“nachos” (5 reviews)
“baked potato” (5 reviews)
“chilli” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Barbecue, American, Pub
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1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The snake pit is located in a town called Enaville that you could miss in one blink, but is well worth a visit for the food, the historical artifacts, the real deal kitche, and to experience the salt of the earth local Idaho folks that...More

Thank terry424
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We were visiting this area for a family reunion. This was a stop on the way to the river for the day. We shared sweet potato nachos and had Vindicator IPA. Generous portion meant for one and two could not empty the plate. Loved the...More

Thank Morcella
Reviewed 15 June 2017

great food, fair prices, cool atmosphere, wonderful place to plan to eat on the beautiful coeur d/alenes bike path

Thank familyofsix78
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We have been here mant times over the years. Then it closed for awhile, reopened under new ownership, so decided to try it. My husband wanted ribs so he got the full dinner and was satisfied. I, on the otherhand had always remembered how I...More

Thank charwood2015
Reviewed 3 June 2017

As relative newcomers to the area we are trying to find all of the cool local spots and had this one had been recommended a couple of times. Our family stopped for lunch on a super hot Sunday afternoon after visiting Old Mission State Park....More

Thank Kristen R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Sometimes easy to miss this is a historical building not to be missed. The most recent visit here I asked the waitress how was the reuben sandwich? I don't always believe them when they say excellent but I decided to try it anyway. Now this...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. Great rustic ambience. Lots of wildlife. Eggs cooked perfectly but omelet just do so. Delicious bacon. Soggy hash browns. Great smoked sausage. Attentive service. Fair prices. Out of the way but worth it.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We often stop here with out of town visitors and they are never disappointed. A unique and quirky place inside with pretty good food. Owner stopped by and visited with us and regaled us with interesting stories. Quite engaging. A very friendly and local place.

Thank LarryandMaureen
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Atmosphere was great (if you like mountain town) the food was unfortunately sad. We went twice in order to be fair but at best the steaks were inconsistent if not sketchy. The wait staff was good and friendly but steaks----sad. Tough, overdone with an odd...More

Thank 2-goodtimetravelers
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent BBQ- the beans were outstanding!!! Enjoyed everything! Great friendly service!!! A bit of a drive, but well worth it!!! Charming rustic atmosphere

Thank Pam W
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Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Bar, Barbecue, American, Pub
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 208-682-3453
The Snake Pit, built in 1880, is Idaho's oldest restaurant. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week all year long. Our ribs, pork, brisket and salmon are all smoked in-house, and we are notorious for the best Rocky Mountain Oysters in the area. The historic building is full of memorabilia from the last century of mining and logging. Finish this all off with house-baked pie or wild Idaho huckleberry ice cream and you have a perfect day. We are on the North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River in an ideal spot for fly-fishing, bicycling, hunting, floating and camping.
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