• Photographed by Tom Holman

The Snake Pit, Kingston, ID

Featured in the movie, Dante’s Peak, starring Pierce Brosnan, The Snake Pit, at the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River was built in 1880, and is Idaho’s oldest restaurant.

The Snake Pit is adorned with everything from deer and bear head trophies, bumper stickers and signs, photos and hunting and fishing gear as well as memorabilia from the last century of mining and logging.

Notorious for their Rocky Mountain Oysters, the owners also smoke all their meats and feature a large salad bar.

Located at the fork of the Coeur d’Alene River, it has served as a boom-town bar, railroad layover, hotel, house of ill repute and starting point for loggers and miners of yesteryear.

The Snake Pit
North of Kingston Exit on Interstate 90
1480 Coeur d’Alene River Road
Enaville, Idaho
208-682-3453

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