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The Ice House Bar and Restaurant

40 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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The Ice House Bar and Restaurant always seeks to exceed customer expectations in outstanding service and a truly excellent dining experience. Open seasonally, from mid-May through mid-October, the Ice House Bar and Restaurant also offers views of outstanding sunsets of beautiful Otten's Harbor.

The menu at the Ice House Bar and Restaurant features a diverse assortment of seasonally influenced dishes, prepared using local and high quality ingredients. The shrimp and scallop scampi, Jersey peach chicken, chicken parmesan and veal wildwood are just a few of the delicious entrées you can try. Other items on the menu include flatbread creations, soups and salads and grilled steaks like filet mignon and New York strip.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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
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Phone number
(609) 522-0033
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Bernard Filmyer and Chef/Owner Chuck Burns
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Cross street
Davis Avenue
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Parking details
Two private parking lots along with plenty of street parking.
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Varies.......Weekends on the Deck
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Special events & promotions
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!
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sandwitch (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

You will never be disappointed with your experience at the ice house. The food is amazing!

vipJerseyGirlWithCurls (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Fourth time we ate here and had another great meal. Salad wedge, scallops wrapped in bacon and the special tempura shrimp for appetizers. I had the broiled seafood combination and my husband had the blacken tuna. Our friends had the stuffed flounder and a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. A little down time between apps and dinner, but We didn't mind because everything is so fresh, nothing is frozen. Takes time to create a meal like this. So all the complainers out there that say service is slow just stop and think. Most restaurants around this area are fast food and made to get food out quick to hungry vacationers. Go here enjoy the wine and relax. Our server was wonderful. Def would go back.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 6, 2014

Food was good. Service could have been better. Our Waitress was not very caring. I had seafood platter, and my husband had a salad. My husband finished his salad, the waitress came back to table asked us if we wanted anything else we said, "no" she proceeded to bring the check before I was finished my entrée.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

Upon arrival hostess not overly cordial no smile not very welcoming. Server arrived and the service was spotty. Took me over 20 mins to receive my drink after ordering. Our server seemed to disappear for a long while during the entire meal and never offered dessert just brought the check.

Patmac (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2014

This is a gem of a restaurant in Wildwood Nj. The menu has something for everyone and their specials are the best. On a recent evening we had Veal Oscar. The veal was fork tender and the crab meat was jumbo lump and plentiful. Asparagus perfectly prepared and the sauce was an accompaniment not too much but just delicious. We are now regulars as we start our weekends at Ice House. Early bird menu available with great options and portions. If you just want a burger you are in the right place too. Soups are freshly prepared , try the crab and corn chowder! If you are vacationing on the South Jersey shore put this on you to do list for a great meal. Staff is great , a fabulous bartender and the owners/chef are on premise and very accommodating.

lovetoeat (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on August 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!

vipHappy (Naples)
4.0  Dined on August 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

vipClemantine (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 25, 2014

Wildwood scheduled their restaurant week right after all of the working staff returned to school. We waited an hour for our table, despite an OT reservation and waiting for our meal and check was painfully long. The appetizers (bacon wrapped scallops and Bruchetta) were very good, then the salad (mine was the Cesar) was a bit too strong for me, the clam chowder was good too. The shrimp & scallop dish was ok, & my Mahi-Mahi was bit over cooked & we took our desserts home. I'd say that the food was good & the atmosphere was clean and modern but the service was soooo slow that we will probably not return.

viphungrydiner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on August 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.

vipNWWSummerFun (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on August 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.

vipNJDiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 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.

vipMPaulJC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 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.

Chris (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 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.

vipJerseyGirlWithCurls (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 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.

vipmeatsweat (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 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.

LIFEISGOOD (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

The seafood was all as fresh as can be. The service was prompt and precise. Overall a great dining experience.

vipLilylou2 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

Service and food were great. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Will definitely visit again!!

kayceethoughts (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on June 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.

vipsteve (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 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.

Sandwitch (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 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.

Melly756 (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on September 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 !

sherman666 (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on August 31, 2013

I have been there a few times before. this last time place was super loud, food was horrible and service just ok.

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
4.0  Dined on August 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.

wildwoodvaca (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on August 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.

vipHappy (Naples)
4.0  Dined on August 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

mott (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on August 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

EatingOut (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 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.

kevin (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2013

One of the best restaurants in the area. Kid friendly but upper end food without the high cost.

Elaine (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 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

Portia (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on August 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.