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Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
477272 Highway 95 N, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
+1 208-263-1381
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bison ribs” (7 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“fries” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
477272 Highway 95 N, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
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1 - 10 of 215 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

While traveling on business I had dinner at Sweet Lou's. It was a Monday night and the NFL was on so I sat at the bar to watch the game. To my surprise, the bartender advised there were football specials and handed me a game...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was pretty decent. It was a little loud since there are TVs on everywhere but if you are just going out for a bite to eat it is pretty good.

Thank christi400
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing Christi. Yes, there are TV's everywhere so it can be a bit energetic when a popular game is on. I hope we see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The most superb Western Burger I’ve ever had! Added bacon and avocado! It is a big one!!! Service with Jenny was top notch! Glad we stopped!

Thank Alecia M
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Alecia! Great idea! The Western Burger with avacado & bacon! I'll share your compliment with Jenny. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food, amazing brews. My husband and I absolutely LOVED the environment and hope we can come back!!!

Thank Laurel S
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Laurel. We really appreciate your kind words and hope we see you again!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

When traveling we avoid the chains. Like to experience the local flavors and atmospheres. Sweet Lou's is that place.

Thank Candi B
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for sharing, Candi! We hope to serve you again.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Solid place not on the Interstate sort of in the middle of nowhere. I teeter between four and five circles but fully recommend it. Perhaps not the dining experience of your life but good food and multiple menu choices. For road-stop casual dining next to...More

Thank jettybetty
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks for the 5 Stars, Betty! We hope your travels take you back this way again.

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My husband ordered the ribs and said they were dry and over cooked. He ordered the baked potato with butter and sour cream and when asked for extra sour cream ( because the initial portion was so little) we were charged for it. Come on......More

Thank Chris E
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your business and feedback, Chris. We're sorry the ribs weren't perfectly cooked. Most sauces and extra condiments are no charge and we'll take a look at our policy of charging for extra sour cream. It's great to hear that our service was...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017

It was quite busy on Friday evening. There is a nice atmosphere over there. Service was good. We ordered common food and it was tasty.

Thank marathon308
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We hope your travels bring you back our way again soon!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We met with a friend, and had supper here! The food was excellent and the service was great! Would totally recommend this restaurant!

Thank Ruth K
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for your business and recommendation, Ruth! We appreciate it!

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It was great there I loved the food it was wonderful the people were friendly and great and did wonderful service . They made my boyfriends birthday the best .

Thank Angelbabygirl2017
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for choosing Sweet Lou's for your boyfriend's special day! We're glad to hear it was the best!

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waynedunham30
15 March 2017|
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Response from Chad F | Property representative |
Yes, we do offer gluten free hamburger buns. Please call or ask your server about other gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477272 Highway 95 N, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ponderay
  • Phone Number: +1 208-263-1381
  • E-mail
Description
Located at the base of Schweitzer Mountain Resort you will find home-style comfort food, made with high-quality ingredients, served in generous portions, all at a reasonable price. Add 20 (4K) televisions for great game viewing and a full bar and you’ve found the recipe for Sweet Lou’s success.
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