Imagine a romantic, candlelit dinner by the water. Or a relaxing meal enjoyed in the presence of a panoramic lake sunset. Or maybe, you’d rather just eat directly
on the water. If any of these options sounds like a beautiful experience, then these stunning waterfront restaurants in Idaho will absolutely take your breath away.
1. Hope Floating Restaurant, Hope
Few things could be better than the sunsets you'll catch here, or the meals you'll enjoy right on the water You can reach this gem by boat or by land.
2. Spuds Waterfront Grill, Sandpoint
Epic spuds, waterfront dining on Sand Creek and a sweet, casual vibe make this restaurant a must for a truly Idaho experience.
3. Dining on the Edge, Orofino
This small-town gem is literally perched on the edge of the river, allowing epic views of the Clearwater whether dining inside or out.
4. Cedars Floating Restaurant, Coeur d'Alene
This view is so close you can almost touch it...Literally. But that's what happens when you dine
on the water. You can't get much closer than this!
5. Falls Inn, Priest River
This super rustic joint is about as far out of the way as you can get, but is perched in the most unique locale. Built directly over a small waterfall and runoff, this local bar and restaurant (which isn't an "inn" at all) has convenient holes in the floor for you to check out the water through...diners have even mentioned seeing the bartender fishing through them! Just don't fall in. Get it?
6. Trinity at City Beach, Sandpoint
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Spectacular panoramic views from a private piece of Lake Pend Oreille's sandy City Beach all make for an unforgettable waterfront dining experience in Sandpoint.
7. Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill, Boise
The laid-back counterpart to the Riverside Hotel's own restaurant, this patio bar and grill not only features a pool (because, yes, please!), but is located next to the lush banks of the Boise River.
8. The Boathouse Bar & Grill, Hayden
The awesome views of the Hayden Lake marina at this Northern Idaho grill will offer plenty of opportunities to catch the sunset from the waterfront deck -- definitely worth the extra drive!
9. Ivano's Del Lago, Hope
Hope, ID is renowned for its stunning waterfront scenery. Ivano's at the Beyond Hope resort takes full advantage of the epic sunset Italian dining opportunities with its expansive deck.
10. Elevation 486, Twin Falls
A Southern Idaho classic, this stunning restaurant sits perched at the edge of one of Southern Idaho's most photographed scenic river canyons and offers cuisine that is equally to-die for.
Gorgeous. Dinner with a view doesn’t get any better than epic river and lake panoramas as a backdrop! Are there any others that we’ve missed? Idaho has plenty of options, so be sure to check out
part 1 of this series as well!