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Ice House Cafe & Oyster Bar

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760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
+1 703-471-4256
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (23 reviews)
“jambalaya” (8 reviews)
“seafood salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had dinner there Friday evening and also enjoyed the live band that featured blues music. Easy parking, great food, great food, and very attentive staff. I ordered their jambalaya and my wife had their haddock plate. Both were very good. In the past we most...More

Thank Mike and Cindy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice seafood restaurant in historic old town Herndon. Elegant surroundings and good food. Great place for "date night"

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going here for special occasions. Menu is limited, but has some good choices and some exotic (ostrich). Live music most weeks usually very good. All tables get good sound. Oysters one of the best attractions, especially when you can get a Groupon to get...More

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and daughter-in-law took me to dinner for the first time last night.we started with oysters on the half shell, steamed clams and duck as appetizers. wonderful! My daughter-in-law had the steak sandwich with fries that was so flavorful.My son had duck and I...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had trout topped with a crab cake. Also included was a rice size pasta with cooked spinach. It was excellent but a tad salty. My wife had oysters parmigiana, which enjoyed.

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a nice place to relax close by and was able to make a reservation easily. The server was super nice. But he did not make it clear the seafood special was blackened. I don't do blackened. It was good but too spicy. Husband thought...More

Thank Rita of the River
Reviewed October 9, 2017

We had our first dinner at Ice House Cafe 27 years ago when we got married and had dinner with our witness. There was no TripAdvisor at the time nor critics but we have loved this place. Well, after 27 whole years later we stopped...More

Thank BirTurk
Reviewed September 7, 2017

We went to the Ice House to hear the Dixie Power Trio, a splendid New Orleans-style local band led by a gifted cornet/trumpet player and who this evening had a remarkable guitar player sitting in. Kitchen is outstanding. My appetizer was sauced asparagus spears topped...More

Thank RL1101
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Dan the bartender in the Oyster bar has been at the Ice House since it opened and he brings a caliber of excellence that is rarely duplicated in the industry. His selection of wine and beer are amazing and give this place the praise it...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed August 9, 2017

A group of us were there in early July 2017. The place is warm and inviting. The bands are a wonderful venue to enjoy while eating. The staff are very charming even though they are very busy. The food was good. Oysters are fantastic. However...More

Thank Nxena007
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Rita of the River
October 14, 2017|
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Response from Nxena007 | Reviewed this property |
Casual nice I’d say. I wouldn’t go there in a tank top or torn up clothes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings
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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