Syringa Café - Riverside Dining

Closed for the 2016 Season. The Café will reopen May 12th, 2017.

You will enjoy a unique dining experience at the Lodge's onsite restaurant, the Syringa Café, serving healthy Northwest style cuisine and featuring our famous homemade huckleberry pie.

In planning for your stay, or restaurant reservation, here are a few things you need to know:


The Syringa Cafe is open Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. as a cold buffet.  Cabin guests only!  

From Monday to Friday, breakfast is served by reservation for our cabin guests only, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. If your activity is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. breakfast will be served at 7:00 a.m. Reservations for breakfast need to be made at least 7 days in advance. Breakfast is served as a bountiful buffet for $10 per person. Tax and gratuity are not included. 


The Syringa Cafe is open for lunch daily from 11am until 3pm. Walk-ins are welcome!  Our menu features salads, soup, pastas, fish, meat and vegetarian options. Reservations for lunch are not required, but appreciated. Call the lodge directly at 208-926-4300. We have our legendary huckleberry pies by Lorraine and other delectable desserts.

Lunches are provided on all daily activities. Otherwise, box lunches may be ordered in advance to enjoy in your cabin or take with you if you’re exploring on your own. 


We will be open for dinner seven days a week between May 12th and September 4th, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm. Our menu features salads, soup, pastas, fish, meat and vegetarian options. We have an extensive wine list and beer in bottles and on tap. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended but not required. To make dinner reservations, please call the lodge directly at 208-926-4300.  From September 5th until we close October 8th, the restaurant is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

For our lodge guests who are with us on an all-inclusive package, dinner is served family style with one seating. Dinner is served from 6pm to 8pm. We offer a three-course meal, served family style. Each evening there is a set appetizer, salad, main course, side dish and dessert along with non-alcoholic fountain beverages and coffee or tea.  

Please Note: Any guests staying at our cabins that are not part of an all-inclusive package are encouraged to make meal reservations with our office at the time of the reservation.  You can wait until you arrive at River Dance Lodge but because of limited seating we may not be able to accommodate you. Breakfast reservations must be made 7 days in advance.  The nearest grocery store is 15 miles away and we do not sell food items in our souvenir shop, so we welcome you to make reservations and enjoy our meals at the lodge dining room. 

May – June Lochsa Season Special

On Friday and Saturday during the Lochsa rafting season of May and June, those rafting with us return to the Lodge sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. For the next couple of hours we show photos from the day’s rafting excitement in the lodge dining area. Beer, wine, other beverages and light appetizers are available for sale during this time. Then, for those with reservations, we serve dinner. This begins at 7:00 p.m with appetizers.


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