Restaurants & Dining

Casual to gourmet, unique dining options await you!

All dining establishments reflect the casual atmosphere & attentive service that makes Priest Lake a renowned unique vacation experience.



 Ardy's is a family owned and operated full service restaurant located on the east side of Priest Lake in Coolin. We serve your favorite comfort foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We pride ourselves on having fast and friendly service in a clean and homey environment. Ardy's features authentic Thai cuisine prepared fresh from scratch every Friday evening. Bring the family in for a slice of our fresh homemade Huckleberry pie or just browse our extensive gift and souvenir shop featuring local artists and lots of Huckleberry stuff. Catering, wedding and all-occasion cakes are available for any celebration. Open daily year round, call for seasonal hours.



 Longtime Priest Lakers know that when you see the Burger Express, you're getting close to the relaxed Priest Lake lifestyle we all love and enjoy. Make the most of your time by stopping in at the "Burger" and picking up one of our cold Huckleberry Shakes along with a burger or sandwich that is made 100% hot and fresh. Make it a Laura's Cruise Burger or maybe an order of Pacific Cod, hand breaded and hand cut each day. Quick, easy and puts everyone in the right frame of mind. That's the Burger Express!
Also available now in Spokane at 6505 E Sprague!


Cantina @ The Marina, located at Priest Lake Resort on the west side of the lake in Kalispel Bay. Come by vehicle or come by boat. Fuel up with gas or use our pump out station at the dock store during your stay. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We serve Tex Mex, hamburgers, pizza, fish & chips, and our famous broasted chicken. The Cantina has a lakefront deck with a beautiful view to relax and enjoy our full bar with exceptional food. In the summer months, come enjoy our beach bar pavilion. Comforting music, cold drinks, and a variety of different foods while over-looking Priest Lake.

6515 W. Lakeshore Road



Overlooking beautiful Priest Lake with a stunning view of Chimney Rock, you are invited to join us at Elkins Resort for award winning Northwest inspired cuisine and quality service. Experience fine dining in a comfortable, cozy log lodge atmosphere. 
Elkins offers a full range of dining experiences with fine dining, delicious pizza  and a bistro menu offered in the Trapper Creek Bar. The Trapper Creek Bar also offers our famous huckleberry daiquiris, espresso bar, wireless internet and big screen sporting events. Food and beverages are served on the lodge lawn during the summer season.




Enjoy one of our mouth- watering Falls Inn sandwiches that have become famous throughout the region. The friendly atmosphere, super-sized sandwiches, stone baked pizza, beer, wine and soft drinks, kids welcome, and the impressive view of the Torelle waterfall all combine to make the Falls Inn a truly unique establishment. In fact, the Falls Inn is constructed over the Lower West Branch River that freely flows beneath it.
Opened daily at 11:00 a.m. year round.
TO-GO orders welcome.
Located 8.7 Miles North on Hwy. 57



The lakeside restaurant at Hill's Resort offers a wonderful variety of huckleberry dishes, traditional recipes and specialty dishes prepared with Hill's award winning gourmet flair. Hill's Resort lounge features newly expanded bar menu, flat screen TV's, ping pong and free wireless internet. We invite you to enjoy our air conditioned lodge or our three tiered outside deck for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop by and visit Hill's Resort - the resort that continues to gain national recognition. Dinner reservations are recommended. The restaurant is open daily from mid-May through mid-October and weekends mid-October to the end of February. Boat slips are available for guest parking.
West side - Luby Bay


We're the perfect stop for gourmet coffee, before the last turn to the lake.  We feature organic, "fair trade, local-roast house coffee.  Our drinks are made to silky bliss with whole milk or many alternative milks to meet your needs. Pair any drink with fresh made local pastries.  Hungry?  Breakfast burritos and bagels are made from scratch, per order. 
For lunch try our panini sandwiches, wraps and salads for dine-in or take-out.  Extras are Acai bowls, house-made kale chips and many other specialty items for any craving you might have. We are now open late Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a Beer, wine and hard Cider menu.  Don't forget you can call in orders for pick up, and we deliver within three miles of the Cafe.

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Located at 5770 Highway 2,  Priest River 
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An Artisian Bakery featuring pastries, artisan breads, scones, cookies, muffins, cake and donuts. Serving locally micro roasted Far Trade Coffee from Kokanee Coffee.
14 Rosemary Loop (fronting on highway 57)
Priest Lake, Idaho 83856
Phone:  208-255-9057
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Owner:  Lucinda Carroll and William Carroll


As history is known to repeat itself, Millies is destined to forge a new and long lasting relationship with the community of Priest Lake. Millie's customers, over seven decades, have come to enjoy dinner with friends or an appetizer by the fireplace. Now serving traditional pub style food year round.You're only a stranger once at Millies.
Hwy 57,
Mile marker 28


Moose Knuckle is in Coolin, located at the corner of Dickensheet and Cavanaugh Bay Roads. We include a convenience store, gas station and a restaurant with indoor seating and a nice outdoor patio, flat screen TV's and a comfortable and casual atmosphere for a family and friends gathering place. Our menu includes affordable meals from BBQ, juicy burgers, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, home-style entrees, desserts, menu items for vegetarians and also featuring a kids menu. Come in and sit at our beautiful wood-top bar for your selection of a variety of microbrews, beer, wine and sodas. All menu items also offered for take-out. Come join the fun and friendly staff at the Moose Knuckle!
Can't wait to see you soon!



Located in Nordman, Idaho, on Highway 57, just north of mile marker 36. The Nickelplate Restaurant has a friendly, family oriented atmosphere featuring home style cooking for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Enjoy the cozy log built dining room, rock fireplace, and your favorite beverage. Open daily.






Cavanaugh’s features fresh local ingredients on our outdoor patio on the shores of Priest Lake.  Amazing sunset views served nightly on our outdoor patio. Check our website for current menus of pasta, pizza, street tacos, steaks & BBQ.  

40 Vacation Court Coolin, ID 83821
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Priest Lake Golf Clubhouse


Whether you’ve worked up an appetite on the course, want to catch a game on the big screen t.v., or just want a great spot to meet friends for lunch and a cocktail, Sandbaggers is the place.  The full service bar has been expanded to seat 20 at the bar.  Not one to sit at the bar or you want to bring the kids, no problem,  Sandbaggers also offers casual indoor and patio dining. The menu caters to all tastes, all ages, golfers and non golfers! Find out for yourself.  We look forward to serving you.
Hwy 57 – across from the Tamrak
Mile marker 27.5




Located on Cavanaugh Bay with spectacular views of Sundance and the Selkirk Mountains is a cute eatery in a storybook setting. Guests who arrive by boat are graciously provided complimentary short-term moorage. Afternoons can be spent sitting on the outdoor deck sampling Northwest wines, local micro-brewed ales and a selection of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and specialty salads. Or, grab a "picnic to go" to enhance teh complete Priest Lake experience! Waterfront Wednesdays offer a 2 for $25 special including a salad, entree and dessert. You'll also find something to love from our family priced Mediterranean cuisine, children's favorites and lighter fare options. Open Wed-Sun from Memorial Day through Labor Day for casual lunches, dinners and happy hour specials. Dinner Reservations are necessary for parties of 6 or more. 

Location: 958 Blue Diamond Road, Coolin, ID  83821
Phone: 208.443.2240   Toll free 800.337.4537
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