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Ice House Cafe & Oyster Bar

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) #12 of 186 Restaurants in Herndon $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
+1 703-471-4256
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

My boss took a group of us here for lunch. We got there a little before noon and the restaurant was empty. We had a table reserved and were quickly seated. Our server was the only one in the dining area for the entirety of...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed April 28, 2017

After landing at Washington Dulles, we were hungry for dinner before checking into our hotel. Not knowing the area, we cruised through the historic district of Herndon and stopped at Ice House Cafe and Oyster Bar. We are glad we did. We feasted on fresh...More

Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

There were 12 of us and they were very accommodating. I had the Classic Reuben which was good news and bad news. Good because it was so tasty. Bad news because you take a bite and things slide out the other side and drip down...More

Thank Gail C
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I was here with 3 girlfriends for a birthday celebration. The menu is pub-style food including some light fare. It's a solid menu. We all enjoyed our meal. We weren't hurried at all. The staff was great. We sat at the table by the front...More

Thank Maura5
Reviewed March 7, 2017

We literally on a busy Saturday night about 2 weeks ago without a reservation and they had a cancellation and we were glad to sit at a nice restaurant after a long day of traveling. The backround music was delightful. Our waiter was not only...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed February 27, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at the Ice House Cafe. The oyster and clam appetizers were delicious. My husband had a seafood entree, my brother had the seafood special and I had a seafood salad. All were excellent. The brioche bread pudding for dessert was the...More

Thank Ann24Virginia
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

What could be better than swinging jazz music and eating oysters on the half shell? Ice House Cafe has been in Old Town Herndon since the late 70's or early 80's. It was fantastic then with talented Jazz bands and excellent food and still boasts...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

I didn't know that this place has live music - definitely a pleasant surprise! Everything we ordered was wonderful. Very pricey but good.

Thank JCapsH82
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Nice, cozy restaurant in downtown Herndon. The food is very good but know it is pricey. I don't think I've ever eaten there and not brought home at least half of the meal. Service is excellent and there is great atmosphere. i believe they have...More

Thank raven_lover
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Our service was first rate, both with the reservations and tableside. The French onion soup of course, a staple for 30 years, was excellent. The duck appetizer and entrees were also perfectly prepared. Shrimp was not as fabulous. Nothing fancy about the one variety of...More

Thank Birdsong859
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-471-4256
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