Boat-up restaurants: The best places to eat on Lake Coeur d’Alene

Whether you rented a pontoon boat to travel around Lake Coeur d’Alene for the day, you’re going to need to stop for lunch at some point. North Idaho offers some premier dining that will only add to your experience on the water, and many of these restaurants are easily accessible from your boat!

There are many great places to tie up on Lake Coeur d’Alene, but we’ve narrowed the choices down to a few of our top favorites. Here are some great places to tie up your boat and eat on Lake Coeur d’Alene:

  • Dockside

    After playing hard in the sun all day, Dockside is the perfect place to refuel. In addition to breakfast, dinner and gluten-free menus, Dockside is also home to the famous Gooey, a mountainous ice cream sundae that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. This is a must for any foodie’s bucket list!

  • Cedars Floating Restaurant

    There isn’t a restaurant closer to the water than Cedars, because this eatery is actually FLOATING on Lake Coeur d’Alene! Pull your boat right up to the dock, hop off and enjoy an array of drinks, meals and delicious desserts.

  • The Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course

    Whether playing a round on the links and aiming to hit a hole-in-one on the famous Floating Green is your thing, or you just want to pop by for dinner and drinks, the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course is the place for you.

  • Tony’s on the Lake

    Are you venturing further east on Lake Coeur d’Alene? Pop into Tony’s restaurant for dinner and drinks with a view, and authentic Italian cuisine. This eatery can be found off Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive but is easily accessible by boat. Tie up on the dock below the restaurant and head up across the road for a great time.