|The back yard of this little
house was transformed into a dining room in 1978, an old boarding house
was torn down and the dining room was enlarged as well as the kitchen.
In 1992, a large and beautiful lounge addition was added on the
continually growing business.
Where did the name Hydra come from? The
word has a few meanings; a multi-headed serpent slain by Hercules in
Greek Mythology; it is the name of a Greek island; it is a microscopic
critter. But rumor has it that the restaurant got it's name when the
original owner saw a personalized license plate with the word
"Hydra" on the back of a Limousine while driving down the
Pacific Coast Highway around 1970.
Even though the name still remains a
mystery, the Hydra made it's mark in Sandpoint. Still an independent
operation , it has delighted in providing it's customers with great
food, a comfortable atmosphere, and warm friendly service since 1975.
The Hydra is still Sandpoint's most
popular dining establishment, with unique and casual surroundings,
complemented by plants, beautiful cut glass works by a local artist, and
wildlife art prints. 3 Million meals served.