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Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
+1 208-263-1381
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (35 reviews)
“peanut soup” (3 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
477272 Highway 95, Ponderay, ID 83852-9740
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel right next to Sweet Lou's while on vacation and ate dinner here twice. We had the best service..friendly waitresses and quick. Definitely recommend.

Thank cjm2006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious. Place was crowded and sign of a good restaurant. Got served quickly and enjoyed our meal.

Thank 100patricia101
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, Patricia! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. I hope we get the chance to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food and good service. The Cobb salad was excellent as well as the New York steak. Friendly staff willing to share good tips for the area.

Thank ktr11
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the 5 star rating! We truly appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed the Cobb salad and New York steak. Please join us again on your next visit.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

I ate here because it was right next door to the hotel I was staying at. The atmosphere was pleasant, the staff was friendly and the food was yummy. I ordered a salmon dinner. When the waitress brought it to me, she said the kitchen...More

Thank Kelly C
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Kelly! We appreciate you sharing such detail and your 5 star rating. Stop in on your next visit. We'd love to see you again.

Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere. Our server was terrific. They let us sit and watch the hockey game. The huckleberry cobbler was to die for.

Thank ladyphoxx
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Watching a hockey game while enjoying huckleberry cobbler sounds wonderful! Thank you for your five star review. We hope there are many return visits in the future!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Don't miss Sweet Lou's when in Ponderay. A little pricey. But well worth it! A beautiful place inside and out. Clean dining area, bar and restroom. Waitress was very friendly and wished my wife Happy Mothers Day. Were out of gravy for Chicken Fried Steak...More

Thank lvmt4sure
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you for your business and for sharing your experience in this five star review! We're glad to hear that you and your crew left full and happy. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to the next visit when your travels bring you back...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Very good food; if you’re there on Friday or Saturday be sure to try the “smoked prime rib”. I’m not a big prime rib fan, but this was awesome! The service was perfect. Definitely will come back!

Thank Paul M
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Any review with "awesome" and "perfect" in it is music to our ears, Paul! We'll look forward to the next visit. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 May 2018

I've taken my family to this restaurant a number of times. Food has always been very good and the crowd is in good spirits. My daughter likes the mac-n-chess which is very filling and filled with other goodies. Try the fish tacos, they are great!

Thank Lewis C
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you for your repeat business and recommendation, Lewis! We'll look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Sweet Lou's happened to be the closest restaurant to our training, and we were so glad!! The first day was a cold, snowy Saturday and we wanted comfort food. Our server Tony was the best! He recommended their homemade Texas chili and made it sound...More

Thank BBTravelMom
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you for three visits and for sharing your experiences in this five star review! We hope your travels bring you back our way soon for training or pleasure and we'll hold you to your promise to return. Thank you again!

Reviewed 1 April 2018

The food was good and you get plenty of it. A lot of locals seem to eat there with there families which surprised me for a sports bar and grill. Plenty of seating both tables and booths, no stairs which make it nice for handicapped...More

Thank Chris S
Chad F, Owner at Sweet Lou's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for sharing some details from your recent visit, Chris. We appreciate your business and feedback!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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, 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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