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Hoot Owl Cafe

30784 Highway 200, Ponderay, ID 83852-9706
+1 208-265-9348
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Cafe, Diner
30784 Highway 200, Ponderay, ID 83852-9706
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly service, excellent food. I never miss a chance to eat at Hoot Owl Cafe. It's the best breakfast for miles around.

Thank onlythebest18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming here for about five years now while on vacation. What a find. I have never been disappointed buy the service or the quality. I've traveled all around the United States. This is in a tie for my favorite breakfast place with...More

Thank SawtoothSam1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was friendly. This came recommended but the person recommending it certainly didn't use the restroom and would never eat this kind of food..I am sure the food is better in the summertime, but there is nothing to be done about restrooms.................I actually get...More

Thank _rhysent
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We had a family breakfast at the Hoot and everyone was more than satisfied with their order. I especially liked the Green Eggs and Ham!

Thank 328marcip
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We met some relatives here for breakfast on our way driving through from a short vacation. You had better be hungry if you plan on eating all on your plate. It is a very nice menu with plenty of options. The locals really like it...More

Thank Bimster69
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the area for 20 years now, and I have never heard anything except great things about this place.... Every two or three years I'll go there, every time I remember why I don't go back... The food is garbage and the service...More

Thank C2948FQthomass
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We met a friend here at his suggestion and had hopes it was a good restaurant. Their omelet was so highly salted and dry as to have been inedible. We would not choose to go here again.

Thank P5939SMdavidw
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

A true country diner. An older small wood structure in a gravel lot. It would be easy to drive right on by. This place has large portions at reasonable prices and a rustic hometown feel. It gets crowded with locals: families, farmers, bikers and everyday...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Stopped for breakfast while staying in the area. The parking lot was full but fortunately, after only a brief wait we were seated. The service was fast and friendly. I had the corned beef hash and a biscuit with gravy. Both were delicious. I will...More

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This cafe is not fancy but our meals were great. Not greasy and perfectly prepared. The server was pleasant and efficient. We were directed here by a local who was adamant that this was "the best place in town for breakfast" - he actually redirected...More

Thank Eleanor K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30784 Highway 200, Ponderay, ID 83852-9706
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Ponderay
  • Phone Number: +1 208-265-9348
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