America’s Byways: Idaho’s Pend Oreille Scenic Byway

7 MILES | 20 min | by Michael Stern

America’s Byways® are a collection of 150 National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads designated by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The Department of Transportation praises the byway around Lake Pend Oreille for its “abundance of recreational opportunities, postcard-quality scenery, and historical elements.” We like it for huckleberry pie, hearty diner breakfast, and four-star coffee.



Waterside grill and fine-dining restaurant, Dish is an Idaho Panhandle foodie destination. Bests: smashed potatoes, bacon, and anything with huckleberries.


Pie Hut

In Idaho's panhandle, the Pie Hut is a charming little restaurant that offers blue-ribbon cream & fruit pies, savory chicken pot pie, and beguiling sandwiches.


Evans Brothers Roasters

In this conscientious Idaho coffee house, expect a masterfully poured cup of coffee made from beans of the world, which Evans Bros. roasts on premises.


Old Tin Can

A gleaming silver food truck parked at Sandpoint's Oak Street Court, the Old Tin Can is a jolly source of handsome burgers and hand-cut French fries.


Di Luna’s

A friendly Idaho panhandle cafe serving hearty breakfast and lunch, Di Luna's is a good choice for carnivores and vegetarians.


Hoot Owl Cafe

Huge portions of such hearty fare as biscuits and gravy and locally made sausage distinguish the fine breakfasts for which Hoot Owl Cafe is known.