The Ice House Bar and Restaurant
The Ice House Bar and Restaurant

The Ice House Bar and Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.icehousewildwood.com/
  • Phone: 6095220033x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Deck Open in season
    Monday thru Thursday at 3:00 PM
    Friday thru Sunday at Noon
    Dining Room in season
    Open Daily at 5:00 PM
    Check out website for off-season hours
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Bernard Filmyer and Chef/Owner Chuck Burns
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Varies.......Weekends on the Deck
  • Special Events: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 6:00 PM
    Wine Festival (under the tent)
    $25 In Advance (only 300 tickets will be sold)
    $30 at the door (if available)
    Keepsake wine glass with ticket
    Live Entertainment
    Hors d' oeuvres
    Must be 21!

    Saturday, July 19, 2014
    NJ State Crab Festival
    Fun starts at 11:00 AM
    Blue Claw Crabs
    Beer Garden
    Must Try - Crabby Bloody Mary!
    Vendors
    Exciting things for the Kids!
    Crab Race for the Kids at 6 PM
    Live Entertainment All Day
    Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band ~ "Parrotbeach"
    Live in the street in front of the Ice House at 7:00 PM
    www.njcrabfestivalicehouse.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Davis Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Two private parking lots along with plenty of street parking.
A word from The Ice House Bar and Restaurant
Entering our sixth season, Ice House Restaurant and Bar is emerging as the option of choice for "down the shore" dining and relaxing. The dining room is perfect for parties of all sizes, two to twenty or more! Our kitchen staff prides itself in creatively preparing the freshest seafood and finest steaks in a comfortable and contemporary setting. Our Deck is a great alternative if you're only in the mood for appetizers and/or a sandwich while enjoying the view overlooking Otten's Harbor.
Whether it's relaxing bay views on the Deck or dinner in the air-conditioned upscale dining room, Ice House has something for the whole family, aged two to ninety-two.
We are open seasonally, Mid-May thru Mid-October. Be sure to take the elevator up to the Deck at the Ice House for awesome views and fabulous sunsets overlooking Otten's Harbor!
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The Ice House Bar and Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (11)kid-friendly (8)good for groups (8)special occasion (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (5)romantic (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Horrendous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It all started with being ignoreed by the hostess for 10 minutes. And we had reservations! All she had to do was say "I'll be right with you". She was busy setting tables and giving out menus to tables that were already seated. When we finally did get seated there was no apology for having kept us waitinng so long. The food was poor quality - my bacon wrapped scallops were deep fired and were so small you couldn't even taste them. My stuffed flounder had to have been packaged and frozen - there was no way it was fresh! My husband's seafood platter was OK, but we will never go back again!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was very good. It was Restaurant week and their selections were varied and excellent. The presentation of the food was very nice. It was very busy and the restaurant was very short staffed. Our wait staff, Liz, was very good. She did the best she could considering all the other tables she was waiting on. The food presentation was paced nicely and we had an enjoyable evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food- slow kitchen
    hungrydiner
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our party of 8 included 2 young children just so you know background of expectations. Service seemed somewhat inattentive and inexperienced. We were able to put children's order in so at least they were taken care of for that, but I believe that the entire dining experience was well over 2 hours. (Kids getting antsy before our food showed uo) Our 1st course was served before the appetizers came out - which I have to think was the kitchen's fault. Other guests seemed to have equally slow dining experience. Food was very good. Would recommend to those without children.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service!
    NWWSummerFun
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was great, especially the crab cakes. Wine list was decent and the prices were reasonable. Didn't know about the 5pm to 6pm early bird special but it was a pleasant surprise. The icehouse wedge was good as well as the crab and corn soup. Desserts were great too! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the Ice House
    NJDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    When we drove up it didn't look inviting for a nice family dinner with a loud open roof deck bar. But was I wrong - it was great! The inside dining room is beautiful, yet there was plenty of space to keep a 19 month old occupied between courses. The wait staff was great, and the food was delicious!!!! I would highly recommend this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get off the strip & dine
    MPaulJCVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    What a lovely space! The wine flight is a great complement to the delicious food: pink snapper, absolut shrimp, corn & crab chowder. A round of applause for The Ice House.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little disappointed but good food
    Chris
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife an I were hoping to have dinner on the deck but the deck was over run by a very large group so we were forced to use the dining room. The dining room menu was a little more pricy than the deck and we felt to stuffy. We were hoping for a more casual experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indoor and outdoor dinning.
    Donna
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We stumbled upon this place and ate the first night at the indoor part. Excellent seafood which is fresh from across the street at the seafood market. Great martini's. Waitress was very good. I have a gluten allergy and they were very accommodating. We loved it so much we went back the following night and ate at the outdoor part upstairs Live music beautiful view of the bay. Food is more casual upstairs. Great burgers and yummy appetizers. Mojitos are very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Seafood
    meatsweatVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The yellow fin tuna was a very nice piece of seafood, and the soy sauce that accompanied it was very tasty. It was probably cooked about a minute too long. The Fishermans stew was thoroughly enjoyed by tow of our party members. Highly recommend it. All of the seafood appeared to be very fresh, unlike some other restaurants in the area. While we dine inside, there is a nice open-air deck that serves sandwiches and the like upstaris, but we opted for entrees in the more formal indoor setting. The Huckleberry Lemonade was a very refreshing drink, and the souvenir glass a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh.....
    LIFEISGOOD
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The seafood was all as fresh as can be. The service was prompt and precise. Overall a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood!!
    Lilylou2
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Service and food were great. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Will definitely visit again!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kayceethoughts
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We had been there last year during Restaurant Week and had an entirely different experience than this time. This year, the service was indifferent. The waitress needs to learn a phrase other than "no problem" which she repeated at least 20 times. When I asked for water, she did not inquire whether others at the table wanted some. Our cocktail drinks sat on the table, without any request whether we wanted them replenished. The noise level was loud, making it difficult to hear our dining partners across the table. The food, however, was just as good as last year, including the bacon wrapped scallops, the salads, and the steak, crab and mahi mahi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • steveVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The Ice House is without a doubt in the top restaurants in the area. We eat out four nights a week and very few have food like the Ice House.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sandwitch
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The Ice house never disappoints. The food is always great and the staff friendly. At the shore most reatuarants do not take reservations but the Ice House does. It's so nice after a long day in the sun to not have to wait an hour for a table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the The Ice House Bar and Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Great dinner
    Melly756
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    I can't say a bad word about the food or service. Our waitress was a trainee and probably gave us the best service we ever had at the Ice House. All course were delicious and piping hot. the crabcakes are the best in Wildwood !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been there a few times
    sherman666
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I have been there a few times before. this last time place was super loud, food was horrible and service just ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went on a "restaurant night"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    We went on a "restaurant night" and found both the portions and the quality to be very good. Scallops (4) wrapped in bacon with a dipping sauce were very sweet, tender and made for a delicious appetizer. Corn and Crab bisque did not have much crab meat, but was tasty nonetheless. My Filet Oscar came with a very tender filet, and a generous portion of very sweet lump crabmeat. I'm not a big dessert person, and the desserts here were just okay. However, the rest of the meal made up for this. The only negative was the noise level as there isn't much to soften the sounds from other tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    wildwoodvaca
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    I went here with my wife and another couple. After reading other reviews we were excited to go and eat dinner on their deck, unfortunately the deck only serves appetizers. After being seated it took almost fifteen minutes for our waitress to take our drink order and the rest of the night took just as long. We sat in the restaurant for over 2 1/2 hours to complete dinner. The only saving grace was that the food was amazing. I believe that with better staffing the experience would have been much better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner at the Ice House. The food was delicious. Our server was excellent she was efficient, attentive and personable. We tried it for Restaurant Week and we will return again. The presentation of the food was very nice. The restaurant has a nice selection of entrees and appetizers. It was a great find The chef prepared delicious meals with quality ingredients
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • recommended to a group of
    mott
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    recommended to a group of friends and all raved about the evening. The scallops were a favorite, but there were many choices on the wine and food menus
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow. Waited about
    EatingOut
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Service was slow. Waited about 20 minutes for drinks, never received the water I ordered, total time there for dinner, over 2 hours. Food was average to bland, nothing spectacular.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best restaurants
    kevin
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    One of the best restaurants in the area. Kid friendly but upper end food without the high cost.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just happened to find this
    Elaine
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    Just happened to find this place online while searching for restaurants before we left for vacation in Wildwood. So glad I found it. The food was fabulous! Will definitely go back and would highly recommend The Ice House
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • inside or outside?
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Unfortunately. We choose to eat inside on a Tuesday evening. Because we preferred the That menu over the hopping , happy hour, outdoor roof venue. We were the sole diners indoors. Upstairs on the deck over looking the marina was mobbed. Beers 2$. Well drinks 5$! Our meal was delicious. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find
    TMCBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We went with a group of 11, including children, and the staff was very attentive, the food was excellent and they take great precaution for people with allergies. When in the Wildwood, NJ area, I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find
    meatsweatVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Appetizers- Average -Bruschetta was good, would have been better if better bread had been used. Salad- Cesar Salad - excellent Drinks - Special Berry and Absolut sounded better than it tasted. Meals - Fishermans Stew - portion very large, taste was very fulfilling - Prime Rib was special on sheet handed to us; however once ordered was told no longer available. Filet was nice piece of meat, but not cooked evenly. Right side cooked more than left; not fault of chef, rather faulty cooking surface.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food selection
    Macey
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    You are never disappointed when dining at the Ice House. The food is delicious and well priced. The atmosphere is pleasant and cheerful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a must dine
    njlanguageartist
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    This was our second trip to Ice House and we continued to be impressed with the freshness, quality and deliciousness of the food. We will definitely come back each time we visit Wildwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Free Refills
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    There are no prices for drinks on the menus. Iced teas and sodas are $2.50 each. When we got the bill, we were charged for each refill we ordered. I contacted the restaurant afterwards and they stated that they do not advertise the price of their drinks and nowhere does it state "free refills" so I should have realized there were no free refills. So just know this before you go in, sit on the deck on a hot, sunny day, and order a bunch of drink. It adds up quickly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh
    DoctorJVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The place seemed interesting online, but was average at best. On a Sat during beach season, the place was notably empty. There were two large families, with kids running around, and that probably detracted from our experience, but not the restaurant's fault. The calarmari and caprese salad were very good. The crab cake was more filling than crab and the filet was overcooked. I decided not to send it back, because in a restaurant I do not know, I am always a little reluctant to do that. Instead, I ate half and the server was nice enough to have our bill reduced a bit. Oddly enough, I was looking forward to another drink and/or dessert, but after she retrieved our entrees and discussed the overcooked meat, she promptly brought our check
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Great Service!
    JillR
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    My husband and I recently drove down from Ocean City, NJ to have dinner at The Ice House. It was well worth the drive! We had a delicious dinner.......I started with the Crab-tini appetizer and it was sooooooo good, large lumps of fresh crab with a yummy mango salsa. For dinner I had the Filet Mignon, Oscar. The steak was cooked perfectly, tender and flavorful with a delicious bearnaise sauce with large, plentiful jumbo lump crab meat. I finished my meal with the Chocolate lava cake, amazing! The waitstaff are friendly and attentive and made some good recommendations. We had a great meal and a great evening, Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • icehouseexperience
    izzy56
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    The food was delicious. Several times we had ordered a desert and the sever came back and told us they were sold out. This was 7pm, she should have known about it prior to us ordering. Then we were charged for the deserts we did not get. Overall the meal was great but a little noisy, large table with kids.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We go maybe 1 or 2 times per year. The food is always excellent and very reasonable for the quality. I had a request to have a different side from another dish and the waitress took care of it. Price fixed menu till 6 pm was great although that was not why we went. Waitstaff was outstanding with just the right amount of attention. Highly recommend you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.