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“Friendly and Fabulous!”

Icehouse Restaurant
Ranked #120 of 1,413 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Salisbury
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255 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Friendly and Fabulous!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

We were with a tour group of 29 people and stopped at the Icehouse Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Va. The first thing that surprised us was how friendly the regular customers were in welcoming us! The next thing we noticed was the beautiful room with its wooden floor and beams, which added to the ambience of the evening. And, then the food arrived.....oh wow, what a meal. There were 3 different entree choices and everyone in the group ranted and raved that theirs was the best! The service was impeccable and the owner kept coming around to check on everyone. We had the chicken marsala and we could have licked our plates!!!!! Then, when we left, everyone was friendly and asked us to come back. No wonder this place is popular with the locals....they know how to serve great food, give great service and make you feel welcome. We only wish we lived closer, so we could return often.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome Food”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

The food has always been delicious here -- love the ribs and dip! It's never super crowded and there are always large portions and it's not too expensive. Definitely a great place for dinner. Unfortunately the atmosphere isn't that great, but their quality of food absolutely makes up for it! Good service as well -- definitely recommend!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Charley W
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It's a GREAT locals spot”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

No tourists and it's so close to the beach. Don't let Matt (the bartender) shy you away...he's always zany like that!

Visited December 2011
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2 Thank mullac1972
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Always a good experience”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have been going to the Icehouse on a regular basis for over six years and have always enjoyed the food - especially the prime rib. We have tried catfish, scallops, ribs, and a number of specials and have never been disappointed. The sides are also very good with my favorite being the stewed tomatoes which has celery and sugar and ???. Agree that the place could use a bigger makeover than what was done awhile back so if you want a place that looks nice for a similar price go to Ruby Tuesdays but if you like eating at a place where the locals go try the Icehouse. The waiters are friendly but we miss some of the ones that have left. We did drive by this place for 16 years before we tried it and wish we had not waited so long.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Tim S
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Pittsford, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Just OK”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

One evening we had a craving for burgers and looked for a place close on the internet. We found The Icehouse which was about 4/10 of a mile from the beach. The restaurant was in a building that was not very inviting. But we were not concerned because we have been to many out of the way places with great burgers. The Icehouse was just middle of the road. Not terrible, but not great. The burgers were cooked just the way we requested but the rolls were a little dry, not fresh tasting at all. And the fries were good and freshly made, but the pickles accompanying the meal were limp, not crisp as a pickle should be. We wish we had tried the specials to give a better evaluation of the restaurant but we can say that you will get a decent meal here, but nothing extraordinary.

Visited October 2012
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