The Ice House BBQ
This was a great find on Mackinac Island. It’s back in a quiet setting, away from the crowds on Main Street. Our server was attentive and personable, and the food was outstanding. I would recommend the smoked chicken. It was a generous portion with delicious sides. Overall, this restaurant was a great value. We were glad to have found it!
Had wait 1/2 before getting water (drinks were ordered) then ordered food and waited....waited and waited. The people that came after us got there drinks and food before we even got our drinks.
We got our drinks then some of our food. Our appetizer and one of main dishes. The other main dish finally came 15 minutes later. The food was ok but we were tired of waiting. Will not come back.
Restaurant was incredibly short staffed, I assume due to COVID. Service was abysmal. Seems like they didn’t plan for the volume of patrons and the whole experience suffered. Food looked very good once actually delivered but needed to be sent back to reheat as it was stone cold on arrival. Basics like condiments, napkins, drinks were hard to come by. Drinks ordered at seating didn’t arrive until mid meal. BBQ sauce for pulled pork was delayed 15-20 min after receiving the dinner. It was very disappointing. Tried to be sympathetic due to pandemic but if you can’t make it work then maybe don’t open?
Great outdoor seating. Food was delicious and service was great. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.
The food was okay to not so good. My kids are not that picky and they hated their food. They didn’t notice or offer to get them anything else.
Loved being able to make advanced reservations on Mackinaw Island. We were seated a short time after our appointed reservation. The appetizers were good. We ordered corn fritters and whitefish dip. Our main courses were mainly the smokehouse burger(1) voted delicious and the rest of our party ordered ribs (5 people). They were out of brisket and pork. The ribs were not really edible . There was no smoky flavor at all although I do recall that as part of the description. They seemed more boiled? Completely white in color and not able to be described as fall off the bone.
I do not recommend this restaurant. The service was fine. The amenities (lawn games while you wait) were a nice addition. The steep hill to reach the restaurant could be difficult with poor health. But the food, we ordered (or were able to order) was not worth the climb, price or advantage of advance reservations.
A little hard to find but out of the way of the crowds. Nice outdoor seating area with good service and good food.
This was such a realaxing spot.We sat in the back area where umbrella tables were located.
Our server, Lily, was terrific.
Absolutely the best ribs I have had in a long time!BBQ sauce was also a winner for me.
I stopped by the kitchen & thanked the staff.
Great meal. Thank you all!
There are two nice patios and the BBQ and corn bread were pretty good. I loved that they had Lillie Q’s BBQ sauce, from one of my fav bbq places in Chicago.
We ate here because they have gluten free burgers and my wife and daughter liked them a lot. The spinach salad was very good and the corn fritters app was so good. Our server was very attentive and checked back on us at least 5-6 times after we received our meals. For island food definitely a good spot and prices were reasonable. Would definitely come here again!
We pleased that you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for choosing Ice House BBQ!
Food was out of this world! Great friendly server.
Thanks for the great review!
Great outdoor setting! The smoked food was excellent and pricing of food and drink makes this a real Mackinac Island best kept secret
Thank you for choosing Ice House BBQ!
Our family had a great time! Outdoor dining with plenty of fun yard games to keep the family entertained. The BBQ was great, as was the kids mac and cheese, and the black bean burger.
Thank you for choosing Ice House BBQ!
Pleasant venue but for the little kids running around. The food was fresh and well prepared. Nice servers
Great food and loved the ambiance!
Love this place - although I hope np one reads this so it stays quiet ; )
We had reservations for 10 that quickly turned into 15 and they were so accomdating. Lillie was a fantastic server and made sure the food all came out at the same time. The group ordered nachos, pulled pork plates, whole hog and brisket sandwiches and a couple of burgers. It was ALL fantastic! We always enjoy the patio with the games and park like setting.
Perfect location for an outdoor bbq was like being with family as we were allowed to bring our dog who everyone loved and ended up getting lots of treats. Food excellent and staff very friendly.
Nice quiet dinner, food and service was awesome. Definitely will be visiting again.
I ordered the mixed meal. The brisket and chicken were great but the pork was very dry. My wife ordered a bowl of chili which was to spicy for her so she ordered the spinach and apple salad which was very good.
The location is great, away from the crowds, tucked into a nice backyard setting. My burger was pretty good, my daughter had the kids pizza — I’m pretty sure they just ran to the local grocery store and grabbed a
microwave pizza out of the freezer and served it to her on a bed of French fries with a plastic cup of apple sauce— nobody was happy with that, I mean if you’re going to have a kid’s menu at least make an effort at real food!! It’s a restaurant for goodness sakes, MAKE food! Pretty disappointing. Waiter very distracted with whatever else was going on, we had to ask for everything, including utensils. No beer or wine list— the waiter said everything was “house” ... ok. The location made it a decent experience overall but would definitely never go back!
Great, friendly service. Excellent selection in food and cute atmosphere off main drag! Really appreciated they took large group reservations on a holiday weekend! Thank you!
The pulled pork sandwich was great the nachos not so much. I would recommend a whole hog sandwich and the service was good
The brisket and chopped salad was awesome. The setting was great in the garden. Good value for food, service and ambiance.
Very nice atmosphere and the Whitefish appetizer was to die for!!
we had an excellent dinner! It was a very nice ambiance, service and food
The Ice House BBQ is a great place for families with kids. There is a large outdoor patio that has lawn games sitting on faux grass, a gazebo and a little lounge area with a couple of table and chairs. That is all sitting next to several outdoor dining tables. The lawn game area is wonderful for the kids to play at while waiting for food or waiting for adults to finish dining/drinking, as it is in clear view of all the dining tables, so you can watch your kids play while you sit and socialize/eat with the adults. We had a party of 20 people, including several children and this place was awesome. The service was excellent (Andrew was our main server, I can remember what the other waitresses names were). The food is average but the overall outdoor set up makes it a go-to for us every time we visit Mackinac.
Had the full slab of ribs. A lot of food! But...if you're from Chicago area like I am, they're not like our ribs. Dry rub, no sauce. They were tasty but in an unexpected way. The fries however, were poor.
Our server, Joshua, was great. Checked on us often, very personable.
Excellent food, generous portions, great service
Waiter was very attentive
Fall off the bone ribs
Rib sauces were excellent
Great restaurant for family and friends to gather for good food and drink. Large outdoor area with a
Place for kids to play adjacent to the outdoor seating.
Had a great dining experience on their garden patio, which is a relaxing setting shaded from the late day sun. Food and service were both excellent. Reasonable prices.
After a little bit of a slow start getting a server, service was much improved and food was delicious. Need to update their drink menu, they don’t have all the ciders they have listed on their menu. Nice dinner away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the island.
Very good overall experience..service and food were fantastic.
This is a hidden gem with a gorgeous outdoor seating area. The food was amazing and the outside area was a relaxing getaway from the busy main street tourists. After we ate, we moved from our table to the outdoor seats in the shade and played corn hole.
Great place for dinner. Did the outdoor seating, which was nice
The food was excellent. They accommodated our group when the weather became rainy and we could no longer sit outside. They allowed us to share a meal which was great for our little ones. Very pleasant service and also very quick.
Fantastic food and service. Aristo was an awesome waiter! Maple chicken sandwich was delicious! Outdoor seating was nice, would definitely go again!
Seating on lawn area behind Island House. Very pleasant setting. BBQ sandwich very good.
A little disappointed. Food was cold and there was not live outdoor music like they had advertised on their website and Facebook feeds.
Great BBQ and drinks! Tons of food!
Fun good bbq sauces and outdoor garden dining.
The Ice House BBQ is rated 4 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.
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