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Old Tin Can

317 Oak St., Sandpoint, ID - (208) 920-0596
Posted By Michael Stern on 7/21/2014 5:08:00 AM
Named because it is a gleaming silver mid-20th century Kit Companion travel trailer, the Old Tin Can is all about cheeseburgers. They are hand-pattied from locally-raised beef and they are cooked to order, medium-thick, and dripping juice. While the standard cheeseburger is terrific, especially when garnished with the works – onion, lettuce, tomato, etc. – there always is an interesting oddball burger on the menu, too. The cowboy burger is packed into a bun with bacon, barbecue sauce, and fried onion straws; the grilled cheese cheeseburger is made on thick, griddle-cooked toast; other specials include chili and avocado burgers and peanut butter-bacon-cheddar burgers; there's even a quinoa burger for vegetarians.

French fries are hand cut; and from a non-published "secret menu," you can order such occasional specialties as "The Mess" (French fries, grilled onions, bacon, jalapeno peppers, and special sauce) and peanut butter brownies with chocolate ganache.

The Old Tin Can is one of several food trucks that regularly park at Sandpoint's Oak Street Court across from Farmin Park. Dining is all al fresco, at picnic tables under tents. Other options at this happy eating spot include Tug's Hot Dogs, Hawaiian shave ice, Thai banana crepes, and Memphis barbecue. It is open from Spring until October.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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The burger is a beaut, made from local beef, hand pattied and cooked just right. That big hunk of raw onion adds serious crunch. Grilled onion also is available.
"The burger is a beaut, made from local beef, hand pattied and cooked just right. That big hunk of raw onion adds serious crunch. Grilled onion also is available."
Michael Stern





French fried Idaho potatoes are hand cut and cooked to order.
"French fried Idaho potatoes are hand cut and cooked to order."
Michael Stern


Brad Clark used to operate a classic car restoration shop. He found this vintage travel trailer and made it gleam.
"Brad Clark used to operate a classic car restoration shop. He found this vintage travel trailer and made it gleam."
Michael Stern


Proprietor Savannah Clark has inked devotion to the house specialty just above her right ankle.
"Proprietor Savannah Clark has inked devotion to the house specialty just above her right ankle."
Michael Stern


The Oak Street Food Court offers diners a wide array of eats, from all-American BBQ and burgers to Pad Thai, empanadas, falafel, and Caribbean chicken.
"The Oak Street Food Court offers diners a wide array of eats, from all-American BBQ and burgers to Pad Thai, empanadas, falafel, and Caribbean chicken."
Michael Stern



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