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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a fire pit reservation for a 60th birthday celebration and unfortunately it rained all day and into our 7:00 PM reservation time. I called twice during the day because they have a 24 hour cancellation policy. They assured me that they would be...ready for us unless it was raining and that there would be music. We showed up with our party just after 7:00 as the rain was ending. The area wasn't set up, the tarps over the fire pit areas were still filled with water and dripping into the seating area, the live music had been cancelled due to the weather and there was no music playing at all. The manager wouldn't come out to talk to us. Instead they sent out a young lady to tell us they would 'take care of it'. Instead, they kept $100 of the $250 rental fee. Terrible customer service and misleading 'rain' policy.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022 via mobile

Francesca was great! We had an awesome time and she gave us great service and made sure we had everything we needed.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

Venue definitely has a cool beach vibe. Food and drinks overpriced and nothing special. Service is terrible. Plenty of staff that all seem super friendly but not very attentive.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2021

The setting here is perfect - sand under your feet, next to the beach, and an umbrella over your head. The service is surprisingly good as well. However, the mixed drinks are some of the worst that I have ever had. The margarita was foul,...as were a few other mixed drinks. Stick to the beer!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2020

Great spot right off the beach. Service was very good but my cobb salad was served to me in a small plastic Chinese take out container which made it hard to cut and eat. My sister was served her pizza in a box. I thought...at first maybe because of COVID but the other orders came on plates and in baskets.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2020 via mobile

Our family spent the night with Francesca last night. She was awesome! Great customer service and amazing with the kids. This is a great place to hang out! Definitely check out Sandbar Village!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

The Sandbar Village is a little open-air restaurant adjacent to bar linked with the Icona resort. The tables are super-pretty and set right on the sand. The music and overall vibe is terrific. I had a margarita, which was very good. But the food? Just...okay. The first day we stopped in for lunch, I had a "power salad," which was awful. The second day, I had the fish tacos, which were much better. The fries are good too. If you're staying at the hotel and want to catch a bite close to the beach, this is a good spot.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Icona is the perfect shore retreat! The resort is beautiful and the staff is super friendly and so accommodating! The rooms are crisp, clean, and cozy! My girlfriends and I spent an evening laughing around a fire pit at the Sand Bar Village ~ The...food was delicious and service was excellent!! I highly recommend the fish tacos (having had them at least 3x during my stay!). It’s the perfect place for a drink by the beach with live music and a fun, friendly atmosphere! After a weekend at the beach and by the pool, we capped off our stay with Sunday breakfast at the Avalon Brew Pub and it was the perfect send off (the French toast was delish!). My girlfriends and I are already booking for next year! Highly recommend!!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

I took my family to the Icona Golden Inn July 19 - 23. What a memorable and wonderful experience we had on our mini vacation. The staff is very well trained and incredibly polite. It truly felt like being at a 5 star resort. From...the pool to the Avalon brew pub and everything in between we couldn’t have been happier. I can’t forget to mention the courtesy golf cart and shuttle service, really saves the hassle of parking in town and also allowed for my wife and I to have wine at dinner without having to drive home. In the past we used to rent a house for week at a time, not anymore. I’m happy to say that we have already booked again for a long weekend in September (without kids).More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Had the greatest weekend at the Icona with our crew of friends; we ate every meal but one either at the SandBar Village or Avalon Brew Pub. The staff was amazing, really friendly and super accommodating. We were a large group so am sure were...not easy to deal with, but we were treated so well! Breakfast at the Brew Pub was a great surprise ...and don’t skip the fish tacos at the Sand Bar! We had them 3 times in 36 hours, and I’m still dreaming of them today. We are making it an annual trip- can’t wait to get back!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Our whole experience at Icona and the Beach Bar was awesome! Staff was so great and everything was wonderful!!! Would highly recommend this establishment!!!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

I’ve been here a few times with friends and I couldn’t imagine a more fun place to hang with friends. It’s on the beach, oftentimes has live music, great food and drinks. Highly recommend this spot for anyone heading to the Shore for a weekend!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

We visited the beach bar last Saturday night with three other couples and sat in the cabana with the fire pit. The food and drinks were amazing! The service was top notch and our waitress Darby did a fantastic job. We will definitely be back...again!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

ICONA’s Avalon Brew Pub first got our attention during the summer while we attended an annual Rugby Tournament one block over. It was a wonderful find!! Burgers & Beers…how can one go wrong. We enjoyed their local brews on tap & gourmet burgers. This place...was a keeper. We learned that they were having an Oktoberfest-Saturday October 13 from 1-6. We arrived after 2 pm and were greeted by Teresa at the ticket table. Despite the arrival of some breezy fall weather she was all smiles and happy to accommodate the arriving patrons. Your admission price included your first free beer! So we sought out the bar and were attended to by another smiling face, Susan. Their 6 In-House Brews were flowing from the taps. In addition to their usual IPAs (We Don’t Play, Chil Pils & Cooler by a Mile) they offered a Double IPA, an Amber Ale and Oktoberfest. We sampled 2 and found the Double IPA to be our choice of the day. Their beers were balanced and did not contain the high carbonation levels found in other craft beers. The majority of the crowd was hoisting souvenir stein glasses that were included with a pre-event ticket purchase. They also had the mugs for purchase which included one free fill of your choice of beer. The crowd of festival goers was a nice mix of family, groups of friends, couples and locals. There was also a mix of music. The corner stage rotated a live band, a singer and a DJ. There was a guy walking around with an accordion but we were either too early or too late for his performance. The ICONA also offered food for purchase. The menu had the traditional beer festival standards. They went big with their style of Bavarian soft pretzel. This thing was huge and came with 3 styles of dips. We stayed a few hours but the crowd never dwindled. There was plenty of staff so there was never a long wait for either food or beverage. The seating ranged from bar-top stools, round picnic table to fire pit groupings and few cabanas. Think you needed to reserve the latter two. The food/beverage manager Dan was a visible face in the crowd. He enjoyed checking on the guests as he moved throughout the Sandbar Village Beach Bar & Lounge. I guess I failed to mention the exact location on the ICONA property. The Sandbar is located next to the beach. Although the dunes block the beach/ocean view they make up for it with actual sand in the seating area. So flip-flops were the right accessory for day. Finally, what is party without a host? The quintessential host was represented by the management. Mark was decked out in his green lederhosen outfit. He circulated throughout the crowd. He mixed, mingled and even danced. There were a few patrons who also sported their own personal Tyrolean hats or Alpine hats (learn something new every day). Perhaps next year they will sell some hats (maybe donate profit to charity) as many guys were anxious to get those worn by the staff. As with any review there has to be the negative…well outside of the sun moving behind clouds and the arrival of fall temperatures the only thing lacking was additional kegs of their own Oktoberfest brew that lasted most of the day and then kicked. We look forward to arriving earlier next year to hoist a few of their specialty/ featured beers and hope for an appearance of a stout or porter to round out their delicious lineups of in house brews. ZIGGY ZAGGY ZIGGY ZAGGY –HOI HOI HOI to ICONA & Avalon Brew Pub PS: Oct 20, 2018…look for them at the Diamond Beach Beer & Wine Festival: 12-4pmMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for a quick bite on our first beach day. The ambience is awesome. The bartender, not so much. No personality and it seemed as if we were bothering him. We even had to ask if they were open. His...drink making skills were not much better than his personality. My hubby had a margarita and I had the orange sunrise. I would not order those again. My hubby got the seafood wrap with fries and I had the red pepper hummus plate. We were only slightly hungry so it satisfied that. I wouldn’t eat there again. We did stop that evening for a beer and it was much more crowded. The fire pits are very cool. There was supposed to be entertainment starting at 4:00. We were there around 8:30 and no entertainment. They were also short staffed so it took at least 20 minutes to order 2 beers. There are a lot of families with little kids running around the bar area. That goes well with the loud drunk people sitting at the bar. Seems very poorly managed which is a shame cause it could really be an awesome place.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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