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The Snake Pit

1480 Coeur Dalene River Rd, Kingston, ID 83839-9754
+1 208-682-3453
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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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 1 week ago

Heard this place was a place to stop for dinner. Very rustic and comfortable and welcoming. This is a lodge type setting and small and quaint. The service was good and everyone loved their choices. I had salmon tacos and my friend a massive burger.

Thank happyfamilyMacomb_Il
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The Snake Pit restaurant in North Idaho is not only a little off the beaten track it is also a little offbeat as well. Adorned with everything from deer and bear head trophies, bumper stickers and signs, photos and hunting and fishing gear, the walls...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 December 2017

The Snake Pit is a super great restaurant, This is the restaurant shown in Dant's Peak staring Pierce Brosnan. Also the City of Wallace, Idaho is shown in this movie. The Snake Pit may be off of I-94, but is well worth stopping for a...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Snake Pit is the oldest restaurant in Idaho. It has quite a unique atmosphere with lots of memorabilia on the walls. It's right on the side of Trails Of the Coeur d”Alenes, only about 6 miles from Cataldo which is one of the best...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Stopped by after a bike ride on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. The beer selection is ok, try the Moose Drool! We decided to just do the salad bar which is ok but could use a few more items- like tomatoes. Funny thing -...More

Thank Randycoeur
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Hike up your boots and step back in time. Food was excellent - we had BBQ but they also offer mountain oysters. Staff and owner were great. Take the time to walk around in the place which is full of old photos and antlers. Beautiful...More

Thank LVRoadWarrior
Reviewed 19 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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