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Barbecue, American, Pizza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic find! Tucked behind the Island House Hotel, super close 2 minute walk from downtown shops. Dog friendly! Ate on the outside patio (huge unbrellas for shade & several heaters if a cooler evening). Even had large are for kids to play if...you're relaxing for any length of time. Food was DELIC!! 'Panko crusted fried brie' (with sliced apples/baguettes/on cherry compote) and 'sweet & spicy pizza' (pepperoni, cheese & hot honey drizzle). We're still salivating as we talk about it!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such a delightful review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed our patio and its amenities. It’s great that you loved the Panko crusted fried brie and sweet & spicy pizza—your description is making us hungry too! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed September 20, 2023

We loved the brisket nachos and cocktails. It’s a fun place to relax off of the Main Street. The staff were friendly. We are looking forward to trying the wood fired pizza’s next spring.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2023

Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that you loved our brisket nachos, cocktails, and the relaxed atmosphere. Our friendly staff is thrilled to have served you. We can't wait to welcome you back next spring to try our wood-fired pizzas. We...More

Reviewed August 16, 2023 via mobile

Horrible experience for dinner, if you can even call it that. Brisket was inedible. Extremely rude manager. Never going there again and I caution anyone else who thinks about going to stay clear of this restaurant! In fact, most of the 906 rewards group is...something to avoid.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2023

We're deeply sorry to hear about your disappointing experience. Your feedback is important to us, and we apologize for any issues you encountered. We take your comments seriously and will address these concerns internally. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we appreciate your honesty.

Reviewed August 4, 2023

What a great experience. It was a beautiful night highlighted by the excellence we received from sageMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2023

Thank you for the lovely review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed the beautiful night and the excellence provided by Sage. We appreciate your kind words, and we hope to have the...More

Reviewed August 3, 2023

Great bbq spot. Ribs were excellent as were brisket tacos. Great menu options. Lovely patio atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2023

Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled that you had a great experience at our BBQ spot. It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our excellent ribs and brisket tacos. Our team takes pride in offering a variety of menu options to please every...More

Reviewed July 27, 2023

Delicious food and generous portions with live music and a great atmosphere, the service was excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2023

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our delicious food and generous portions, along with the live music and great atmosphere. Providing excellent service is a top priority for us, and we're glad that it enhanced your overall experience....More

Reviewed July 23, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful relaxed casual outdoor dinner after spending our day biking & walking the island. Service was superb (thanks, Eric O), food was excellent. Our group had brisket tacos, brisket sandwich (fantastic spice!), BBQ chicken pizza, black bean burger, regular burger---all so tasty!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2023

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad you had a relaxed outdoor dinner after your day of biking and exploring the island. Eric O provided superb service, and we'll share your kind words with him. We're delighted you enjoyed the excellent food, including the...More

Reviewed July 21, 2023 via mobile

Very relaxed dining here at the Ice House BBQ. It’s hidden behind the Island House hotel but once you get up that hill it’s worth it! Pretty large outdoor patio area. They also had a private party going on next to us in the grass...area. We ended up sharing the beef brisket nachos and a stone fired pizza. Both were pretty good. Staff was really nice and attentive. I would recommend making a reservation since it was pretty crowded the day we went.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Andrea Green, Other at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Ice House BBQ! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the relaxed dining atmosphere and found the hidden gem behind the Island House hotel. We're glad you had a positive experience on our spacious outdoor patio and...More

Reviewed June 26, 2023 via mobile

Great casual outdoor restaurant. Food was very good, excellent, as was the service. Located on a beautiful brick patio full of tables and umbrellas behind the Island House Hotel. I had a very nice drink, Aperol Spritz. We ordered the sliced pork plate and the...blanco pizza. Both were delicious. The pork was exceptional! For dessert we had the Nutella strawberry pizza. Ate half and took the other half home. Very good. I highly recommend this place. They do take reservations.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Guest Relations, Owner at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2023

Thank you for dining with us! We appreciate you recognizing our food and excellent service. We take pride in delivering high quality food and service in a casual dining environment and look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed June 19, 2023

We had dinner the night before at the 1852 and were a bit apprehensive about what to expect at the Ice House. Luckily, the food and service were much better. We tried their pizzas and my spouse particularly liked the pepperoni with the honey hot...sauce as it added a nice element to the spicy meat. We were staying at the hotel and wanted someplace quiet without going back out into the crowds. The outdoor patio is behind the hotel and feels much a backyard patio If you need a retreat from the clamor of the main street and want a decent, reasonable priced meal, this is a good place to try (whether you are a guest of the hotel or not).More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Guest Relations, Owner at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2023

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you taking a moment to let us know of your experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed June 5, 2023 via mobile

A lovely spot to relax with friends, listen to a talented musician, and enjoy delicious food and beverages. A nice green space, tucked away from the main thoroughfare, great relaxing break. Hidden gem. Our server was Gryffin - excellent, attentive, top notch professional service in...every way, A++++ .... Recommend! Love this place, and we will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Guest Relations, Owner at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review of our Ice House BBQ! We're thrilled that you enjoyed relaxing with friends while listening to talented musicians and indulging in delicious food and beverages. It is wonderful to hear that our hidden gem, tucked away from the main...More

Reviewed June 5, 2023 via mobile

We tried The Icehouse for the first time this June after many past visits to the Island. The setting, the food, and the solo performer were great. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal immensely and we enjoyed the outdoor space we were seated in....Employees that we encountered were all very friendly and nice, but what set this experience apart for us was the fantastic service we received from our server Gryffin. He was friendly, helpful with suggestions and quick. Just a delightful young man. Thank you for a great visit. We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Guest Relations, Owner at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at our Ice House BBQ. We are thrilled to hear that your first visit with us exceeded your expectations and that you thoroughly enjoyed the setting, food, and entertainment provided by our solo performer....More

Reviewed September 17, 2022

This is a fun place to ear. It is so relaxing. The area is beautiful and and quiet. But it can be a hike up the hill from the main street. The food is great. The manager waited on us and we had a ball...with him.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Heather Tamlyn, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2023

Thank you for the five-star review! We take pride in our customer service and attention to detail. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed September 15, 2022

This is a great place to gather for lunch. It is a beautiful setting outdoors. Beautiful flowers everywhere.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Heather Tamlyn, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2023

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us! Thank you for choosing Ice House BBQ.

Reviewed August 30, 2022

We spit an entry and had some wine. There was so much food, we were glad we split it. Atmosphere, service and food were great

Date of visit: August 2022
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GuestRelations49757, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2022

Thank you for choosing Ice House BBQ as your dining destination! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Yes you can dine with your pet outside. They even brought a bowl of water for our dog! :)
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Ice House BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4