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“Beer, Darts, and Burgers Are a Bullseye”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ice House Pub

The Ice House Pub
Ranked #23 of 158 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Cuisines: American, Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Punta Gorda, Florida
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beer, Darts, and Burgers Are a Bullseye”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

Check the board as soon as you arrive for the latest beer choices. This pub has a wide selection of regular drafts and brings in specialty and seasonal choices on a rotating basis. If you are a bottle drinker then they have plenty of choices to satisfy you. The Ice House is names because of its historical building. The architecture is superb if you want an authentic English pub atmosphere enhanced by serious dart lanes off in their own alley. Check the live entertainment schedule if you enjoy music with your brew. There is now covered outdoor seating so you can be out of the sun but enjoy it at the same time. The menu is limited but includes a really good Angus burger. The steak sandwich is better than average too. There are also some traditional cottage pies, etc. on the menu to not disappoint. The staff (all of them) are always friendly and patient about which beer, cider, port, or other beverage you should choose. Tastes can be had, and samplers are a great way to go if you are having trouble deciding. What's nice is that you have complete freedom to make up your sampler from available taps. If you are in the Punta Gorda vicinity and get thirsty then you must stop at the Ice House Pub.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

A converted ice house. Who would have known they could make it into a restaurant. One review from XVT says they have basic pub food such as bangers and mash, and cottage pie. But if you are from the Midwest (Michigan) we never heard of these foods. So basic it was not. We thought it was very unique. We didn't have a clue about them. We did get the cottage pie, and fish and chips, and everything was great. We sat outside, and there was a great breeze on a very hot day. Nice selection of sandwiches too.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Maryann B
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Pub Food with great beer selection”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The place has nice atmosphere, a converted ice house with exposed brick walls, a soaring ceiling, an attractive bar and friendly staff.

The food is pretty basic pub food, bangers and mash, cottage pie, salads, burgers, fish sandwiches, etc. Nothing I would call memorable, but basic comfort food. A very extensive beer selection, something like 180 beers in bottles or on tap. I've had the cottage pie, a nice serving but under seasoned. Fortunately they had some pepper sauce and salt and pepper. The Caesar salad is pretty generic as it is almost everywhere. The small is adequate for most lighter eaters while the full size would overwhelm most. The meat and cheese platter looks more like a meat and cheese plate for 2-4 people-hunks of cheese and cold cuts.

Not a bad place to in for a few beers and light fare. I imagine if you are into darts, you could make an evening out of it.

Visited September 2013
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Thank XVT
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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Family Testsurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a great family dinner. While we waited for our food kids played different things. We were eight and most of us ordered bangers and mash which was excellent but the other dishes that were ordered were very good too.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Elda F
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Great Promise, But Slight Disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful Selection Of Beers, Real Pub Atmosphere, Excellent Service. With All That, We Couldn't Wait To Get Started With Our Meals expecting The Excellence We Normally Find In English Pubs. Such A Disappointment. The Fish And Chips And Cottage Pie Were Ordinary At Best. Fish An Chips Probably Came From A Package. So Sad!!

  • Visited July 2013
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