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About Pickles BBQ & Icehouse

At PICKLES BBQ & ICEHOUSE, we strive to be a place where the whole community wants to be. We also strive to bring the best, and most freshest barbecue to our community neighbors, day or night. Any of our starters, smoked choices, salads, burgers and sandwiches are great for a business lunch, a mother’s day out with her friends, or anyone who just wants to relax in a clean, fresh non-smoking environment. Take dill-icious barbecue back to the office to share with colleagues or grab some on the way home for an early dinner...any time is a good time for Pickles barbecue! When the sun goes down, the good times are still rolling. All the great food is accompanied by fantastic entertainment to make sure you have a fun time along with yummy barbecue. In addition to weekly karaoke, trivia contests, sporting events, and other fun, we have built an enormous stage with state of the art lighting and sound equipment to host DFW’s best bands. You won't want to go anywhere else for food & fun!

8247 Rufe Snow
Suite 800
Watauga, TX 76148
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dinner: Daily: 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Cross Street:
Bursey

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 581-2009

Website:
http://www.picklesbbq.com/

Executive Chef:
Isaac Walker

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Pickles BBQ & Icehouse Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

Overall Rating

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food

3.3

service

3.6

ambience

3.6

value

3.4

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Fun (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Music (2)
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Notable Wine List (1)
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Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Outstanding Value (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Waitress Lori was the best. Unfortunate food was not as good as I remember it. Pork was dry, beans were warm and portions were small for what you pay for bbq.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The service is good, and the environment is unique. The food does not stand out when compared to other establishments (with the exception of the flavored pickles). The quality is good though, and you don't dissapoint.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Food was cold. Order a second go-round, and it was cold again!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Disappointed to see management add a $1 fee for using a credit card. They could have just as easily added a few extra cents to the price of their food to recoup the credit card transaction fees. As a customer, the fee draws attention to them passing the burden on to me rather than them focusing on giving their customers a great experience. Because of the upcharge, will not be going back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Were told only two servers were working because everyone else had quit. Waited 30 mins to have a drink order taken. The karaoke DJ repeatedly played raunchy uncensored songs in between singers. Then he would also let the singers just say whatever they they wanted when they had the mic. The highlight of the evening was a drunk karaoke singer singing I wanna "f#$@ you" over and over for almost 2 mins after giving up on the song he started. Not sure there was any management at all in this joint. This is a dive bar not a restaurant!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Nice find. Went on a Sunday for a late lunch not really knowing what to expect. What we found was a quaint BBQ restaurant with good food and an interesting ambiance. What really made the experience for us was the service. I think her name was Rachel. She made the visit memorable by her wit and friendly table side manner. It's a bit out of the way for us so we won't be frequent diners but will certainly visit went we are in the area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 27, 2017

This review is from a previous visit. I like Pickles BBQ but unfortunately it was closed on the day I had the reservation/

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is excellent, music when we were there was 60's music which to me was nice to hear something that you could understand the words. Service was slow and had to look for server twice.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We had a great time. We purposely went for the karaoke. We were seated at a booth. We missed out on watching karaoke, so disappointment. There were plenty of seats by the stage. The manage (male) didn't seem like a nice guy. Seemed he drag himself around to greet customers at tables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2016

We LOVE this place and Friday night karaoke is the best!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 14, 2016

This was our first visit. The food was very good. I had a brisket sandwich with beans and my husband ordered a 2-meat platter (chicken and smoked ham) with jalapeno corn and slaw. All of his food was excellent. My brisket sandwich was wonderful. The beans, though, were very soupy and I didn't feel like I got a good value there. Plus they were more "sweet" than "savory..." probably just a personal preference. The waitress was very nice but didn't come around much. After we were done with our meal, we had to go up front to the cash register and wait a bit for an employee to surface from the back to assist us. The restaurant was not very busy at Sunday lunch, so I feel like they were probably enjoying each other's company back in the kitchen or something.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Meh...
Expensive!! - and not sensational

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Had a get together for my birthday . The food was amazing and the staff all very friendly . Michael the bartender went above and beyond . Kept coming by asking if we were doing okay or if we needed anything . Austin the other bartender was very nice and came by and also checked on us . Wasn't too fond of the band but everything else was great . Thank

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 (México)·Dined on March 4, 2016

We had a great time at Pickles, food is great, really tasty! Barbecue ribs are very good! and the better is the price! you should try this out!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Good service and food. Entertaining karoake was fun too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Been longtime regular customer of Pickles...

I visited Pickles on 12/31 with a group of friends. The Bar atmosphere was its usual cheerful self.

My group was disappointed over the meal we were all served...

All of our dishes were bland to say the least..

Maybe it as the New Year crowd that made the taste of the food suffer

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 24, 2015

On their patio they have the extremely large version of Jenga. Definitely a fun drinking game!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 4, 2015

Decent food, good service, and a great ambience for watching sports. Only issue is, I had a reservation for a large party through OpenTable and when I showed up they had no idea what I was talking about. Call ahead if you make a reservation so they know. Good news is, it was pretty empty around 5 on a Sunday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2015

Pickles BBQ is a casual friendly restaurant great for family dining, or fun with friends. Every table has its own TV. I wouldn't watch a TV at a dining table, but, I'm sure some people would find it entertaining. I had the baby back ribs. They are served naked with sauce on the side. The ribs were a little bit dry but quite meaty and the sauce was good. Given that I almost never like barbecue sauce that's pretty impressive. I had the mixed vegetables and they were tasty. I actually liked the lima beans and lima beans are something that I have never enjoyed. So that's pretty impressive, also. If you like beans in a thinner sauce, you would love these. They had a nice flavor. Our waiter was very personable and did an excellent job.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 29, 2015

The food was AWESOME. The band Chiles Play (Classic Rock) was AWESOME!! You gotta see them!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 25, 2015

Wife, kids and I went saturday night based off the gimmick of flavor infused pickles alone. Why not? Added a little flare to the meal, but very little flavor. It's exactly what we thought it would be - a catch phrase or gimmick to get us there. No real discernable differences really between the 6 flavors. However once you get past the appetizers (queso is terrible) and the gimmick, the main courses were suprisingly really good. The smoked chicken was second best I've had here in the DFW area and my wife's pulled pork was tender, tasty and just the perfect blend of meat and fat. My recommendation, try the pickles if you have children and have fun and order the chicken or pulled pork. You won't be sorry! Service staff lost points for not resolving the tv issue at the table and disappearing for several minutes at a time while our drinks ran out.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 23, 2015

The food is wonderful, I love the pickle flare in the cocktails and the place itself is great. The service was very poor, the waitress walked off too fast and didn't come very often. It was annoying because we came with a group for a birthday for the first time. The bartender was lovely ( we had to get drinks from the bar because it took so long) and the atmosphere is great. I will still come back, but I will get a different server

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 11, 2015

This building used to be a bar however they did a great job of renovating it. No bar smell, bright atmosphere, and tv' sat your table. Great casual hang out spot!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 20, 2015

Great server, horrible food.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 15, 2014

We had a very good waitress and have no complaints about OUR service. It was the rest of the serving staff we observed that caused us concern. Ie. We sat at a table and observed one of the staff standing at the end of a booth visiting with the patrons in the booth. He took a towel out that was tucked into the back of his pants and put it on the floor and then he placed his foot on the towel and mopped up the floor. All while he had his hands on the table and visited. Then he picked the towel up, folded it, and placed it right back in the back of his pants. He walked around with it there the rest of the time we were there. What else did he use that towel for? Wipe his hands, a table, a PLATE? Our imaginations ran wild. Food was OK

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 21, 2014

The ribs were so dry they had to bring us a new set. They were about 50% better. Didn't care for any of the sides offered. Tried the potato salad. It is mayonnaise based so bland, however, was similar to a twice baked potato in that it had bacon bits and lots of sour cream. The sour cream taste was overpowering. The beans (like pinto beans) were not cooked through. The sliced beef was ok but tasted refrigerated. The server and the manager both tried very hard to please us by bringing other options, but just not sold on this place. It is large and did have good bands playing indoor and out. Was really hoping for a good local bbq place to frequent.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 14, 2014

The daily live entertainment is great. Kareoke on Friday's soloists or bands on the other days as well as drink specials make for a fun place. I found the pickle varieties to be unique, but enjoyed the pickle that was served with dinner to be the best. The pickle assortment as an appetizer is a must. I personally found the ribs to be on the dry side and the brisket sandwich had little wads of fat that was not appetizing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 13, 2014

This would be an excellent review if the service would improve. We've been there multiple times for their food, but EVERY TIME, the service is the same. The wait staff has been inattentive and too concerned with visiting with other employees and their phones, in plain view, than concentrating on their guests. We've been left waiting for something EVERY TIME....from having no silverware, napkins, empty drinks, and our appetizer delivered to the table next to us. But.....the food keeps bringing us back....fried brussel sprouts, great fries, bbq sandwich, pickles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 12, 2014

Chicken was dry. So so food. Small menus . This is just a place to drink. Just a fancier papa g's

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 21, 2014

One thing I won't and can't forgive at a barbeque place is dry overcooked ribs. The brisket was ok but everything came with very little sauce and the food being so dry it was hard to compensate. Even for a neighborhood place the food is not the draw. The place looks great but with out great food I don't it'll stay around long.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 15, 2014

If you are prepared to wait, you will eventually receive food that doesn't quite fit the price. Kid's chicken nuggets $6, they were Tyson frozen dinosaur nuggets. the bbq chicken and brisket were decent. if you like bbq sauce be prepared to pay for extra. Sides are separate and we tied three baked beans which for some reason we loaded with garlic gloves. Not good. Our favorite things were appetizers (buffalo wings and fried pickles) and we waited nearly 25 minutes for them. The host apologized for our wait starting it was shift change. We ordered German chocolate cake, which had been refrigerated and was stone cold. The frosting was so hard and the cake was dry. It took them 10 minutes to being it out. Unfortunately, we won't go back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 14, 2014

This was our first, and last, visit to Pickles. The fried pickles as an appetizer were ok. We assumed that the barbecue would be good, since it is in the name of the restaurant. We were wrong. The ribs and brisket were dry and tough. The restaurant provided little thimble bowls for the barbecue sauce. The potato salad was unusual. The service was horrible. We will not be back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2014

Great service and awesome food. Celebrated my wives birthday and had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Pickles BBQ brought it a great band, Red Leather - a cover rock band! Outstanding! Pickles BBQ has a unique sampler of different flavored pickles that are definitely worth trying. I don't know of anywhere else that offers this type of appetizer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2014

My daughter and I visited this restaurant solely because it was not too far and new. The meats were not tender nor flavorful. The BBQ sauces were both weak. We loved the decor however. It was a fun place to hang out.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2014

The menu is small- but well done. Great place- service needs to match the atmosphere -

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2014

We had 8 for our daughter's birthday dinner. Decor was nicer than would be expected. Promptly sat, server immediately, she said we had five minutes to take advantage of the happy hour. Tried the pickles (had to!) and sliders - my fav. Kids all ordered pizza w/ mac n cheese (per server sug) It was creamy & yummy. My husband - beef sandwich, ate till ready to explode. I had ribs, they were dry rub-I prefer wet-but the flavor was very good. Service was great, but slowed as the meal went on,they told another table they were short staffed, but still not a bad experience. As far as prices, 3 appetizers, no alcohol, 11 people and our bill was $100 - great. The menu isn't HUGE, but it's a little neighborhood place. We are definitely going back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2014

Some friends and I had a blast last Saturday nite st Pickles Bbq. The band was awesome the food was great and we got a chance to dance! I wil be returning soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2013

We had out work Christmas party scheduled for 2pm on Wednesday. We were a table of 5 people and literally the only table in the restaurant. There was one other guy sitting at the bar. We were seated by one girl who took our drink order then she brought them out and handed us over to another waitress. We had to get up, find her and ask for everything, including taking our food order and drink refills. She was not attentive at all and never made any attempt to be of service. Food was okay but not worth the price. A VERY limited menu, I think there were about 5-6 dinner items and that's it. The decor was great and it was non-smoking, which I love, but other than that there was no reason to go back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 14, 2013

We had a last minute decision to take 10 others out to dinner. We selected Pickles on a whim, great service, the food was excellent and management came by several times to check on us. Smoked chicken and an great Guinness pour, how can you go wrong. Everyone at the table very pleased with their food. They were very accommodating as we had 4 small children as part of our group. We will be sure to come back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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