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“Best Menu and View in Swansboro!”

Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Swansboro
Price range: $15 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Historic Downtown Swansboro. Focus is on local seafood, All Natural raised American Beef and Chicken, local and organic produce. Pasta dishes, vegetarian, vegan, nightly chef specials.
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best Menu and View in Swansboro!”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

We always include at least one visit to the Ice House on every trip to the Crystal Coast. The waterfront location has a lovely view and we have enjoyed watching dolphins, pelicans, and even a sea otter right outside the window. The menu is very extensive and always excellent. Food is fresh and skillfully prepared. There are a variety of specials and local seafood is a big favorite. The sevice is friendly and helpful. They will accommodate large groups as well as couples. The price is reasonable for the very high quality of the food. This is definitely one of our very favorite restaurants in the area.

Visited May 2012
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Eastern NC
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Swansboro's Best”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Excellent food and great view of Intercoastal Waterway. Best Prime Rib around. Never had a bad meal at The Icehouse

Visited May 2012
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Thank kwmEasternNC
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Katy, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Get here early and enjoy dining on the deck overlooking the Swansboro harbor!”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

My husband and I enjoy dining on the outdoor deck (seating is limited) and watching the boats and dolphins go by. The food is good. We particularly enjoy the oysters rockefeller and the fish tacos, but the view is outstanding!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Sendlimes
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Asheboro, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great waterfront restaurant in a pretty historic town.”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We vacation at Emerald Isle every year and love to visit Swansboro for a day of shopping. We asked one of the shop owners to recommend us a good place to have lunch and she told us about the Icehouse. When we arrived we didn't know what to order so we asked our waitress, Ms. Ann what she recommended. She said we should try their seafood baskets. They had a choice of scallops, shrimp, and flounder or a combination of the three. We chose to have the scallops and flounder. They are not kidding when they say that is is fresh seafood! This was honestly the best fish I have ever eaten. It was so good we ended up eating their 4 more times that week. The service is also excellent. The servers know your faces from the years before and immediately you feel at home. If you are looking for a good place to have fresh seafood, look no further than the Icehouse, you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank jbi9
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Summerfield, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location on the waterfront!”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

There was a variety of food to choose from. The quality and pricing was great!

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank cnandres
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