The Ice House BBQ
Food is always great, place is beautiful and away from the noise. Even with the rain, it was a very pleasant experience!
Excellent BBQ in a beautiful, secluded setting. Loved it!
Great dinner! Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. We had the Whitefish dip and it was wonderful. The salad was also delicious.
Beautiful setting outside, service was good but food is terrible. They Only offer a few beers and canned cocktails and very limited menu. We were excited because they had BBQ and brisket-our group ordered the Ribs, chicken Caesar salad and brisket tacos. All the meat and chicken was over cooked and dry, the brisket tacos were gross with cheese sauce on them and hard taco shells. I wouldn’t recommend this place based on our visit.
Enjoyed the brisket sandwich and tap brew! Service was good in spite of limited staff. Nice outdoor seating with dogs.
Pulled pork, beef brisket, hamburger and chicken caesar salad all outstanding! Would 100% go again.
Excellent from the moment we made reservations (Ernesto?) all the way thru the great service by Devyn.
Delicious. Excellent service. Outdoor ambiance terrific.
Stopped for lunch before biking around the island. Despite being short-staffed, like everyone, the service was good. I enjoyed my Cobb salad and my wife liked her nachos very much.
It’s a very nice outdoor patio with umbrellas.
The only issue is there’s a steep driveway you have to walk up to get to the patio which is in the back of Island House.
We’d highly recommend it if you’re on the island!
Unlike the other restaurants on Main St., the Ice House is set way off the street in a wonderful oasis of calm. The menu is varied enough and the beer selection was good. My family will definitely be back.
The food was AWESOME! The service, not so much. We had a reservation for 3 and three parties who arrived after us and did not have reservations were served before us. We were asked if we wanted chips or fries with our meals but not that it as $3 extra per meal. The waiter never offered us a high chair for our daughter (we had to ask) and never checked in on us. Would definitely eat there again but would pray for a different waiter.
Really great bbq! Amazing atmosphere!
Service was great! Food was great! Loved the pulled pork. There is a paved road to climb to reach the restaurant which sits behind a hotel.
This was a fantastic place for a beautiful lunch. Highly recommend!
Secluded from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Flowers and water feature were lovely. Our pup was welcomed with a water bowl. Food and service were both good. Would recommend!
The Ice House is a lovely outdoor setting with beautiful gardens. The food was excellent and the staff was very friendly. The friendly hostess was adorable.
Quiet and relaxing spot away from the tourist hustle. Garden like atmosphere and great service.
Great food, service & ambiance
Service was slow but I believe that is due to all restaurants having hiring needs.
The Bloody Mary was the best one I have had! The brisket nachos were great. It was a nice quiet place away from crowds. It was a perfect break!
Unfortunately we had a poor experience. Most of the food was cold and dried out. They were out of several wine selections and the server was not well versed on the menu. When we asked to have it sent back, they were very gracious but out of the chicken by the time we reordered. The replacement options also came out cold, but no one came back to check on us. By that time it was clear we weren’t going to have a good experience. We paid without the server even noticing no one touched the replacements (full price, no offer for discounts). My wife did check in with the manager on the way out. He was apologetic but didn’t really offer to rectify the situation at all. Island tourists who won’t return there.
Had a great dinner at the Ice House! We enjoyed talking with our waitress, Natasha. She was doing a phenomenal job! Enjoyed nachos, chicken dinner and pizza (my 12 year old). Great outside location with music and gentle breeze.
Food was good, service was slow. Took almost an hour for the waitress to take our food order. Otherwise, setting was lovely and food was delicious.
Very good food, nice patio and very clean we would go back!
The employees here are hustling! They never slow down. They have that perfect balance of helping everyone but maintaining control. We were fascinated but the hostess. She was running but not looking stressed, she greeted everyone with a smile and engaged with them. Then bussed every table.
The food. Above average. I wasn’t expecting much… but it was better than the regular bar food downtown. The ribs were amazing. The blue cheese fondue with the chips were great. The whitefish dip was great as well as the pulled pork sandwich.
I know chips are cheap but they could serve a little less chips to save a little money and labor. There were mounds on top of each dish.
Ambiance. Amazing! Off the beaten path. Beautiful, quiet. Away from the hustle and bustle. Comfortable, clean and fun.
It was a great dinner and very nice outside venue. Highly recommend.
A beautiful garden, tucked away off the main drag. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. I most appreciated that the staff knew its limitations and only sat as many tables that could be properly served. Bravo!
Great service! Got off the ferry and walked 7minutes to the ice house and got in right away. Everywhere else had lines out the door. Love this hidden gem.
Great lunch. Beautiful outdoor setting. Would definitely go again!
I knew nothing about Mackinac Island restaurants before our day trip there, but wanted to make a reservation somewhere to avoid lines. All of the waterfront places were already booked, but this menu looked good so I made an early reservation for four.
As soon as we arrived I knew it was a great choice and then it just kept getting better. Mackinac Island is a bustling place in summer and this is a quiet respite in a beautiful garden setting just steps off the main street. The hostess and server were delightful, and the food was excellent. We shared nachos (oustanding!) and whitefish dip, and among us had brisket sandwiches, brisket tacos, and a black bean burger and salad. All excellent.
Skip the crowded, noisy restaurants and take a lunch or dinner break here. We felt refreshed and ready to go after our delicious break here.
This place rocks! It was a beautiful, sunny day and we sat by the fountain for a late lunch/early dinner. The server was friendly, the music was great, and the food was delicious!
Loved this off the beaten path eatery
on Mackinac Island! Great BBQ, awesome ambience - outdoor, away from the street, surrounded by lovely trees and gardens.
Excellent place with great BBQ. We will definitely be back here.
Waiter wasn’t very enthusiastic. Limited mix drinks. However thr pulled pork was delicious.
Food was amazing, service was fun and friendly. What I enjoy while on vacation. 💯💯
We loved the place! Had great service and food. We ate early and split the Mac and cheese and brisket nachos. The trees and flowers are beautiful.
Annalise was an amazing server!! Otherwise we also had a great experience. Definitely going back again on this trip. 😊
Their $20 “loaded Bloody Mary” came from a mix and it was poorly done. The portions were a good size and the staff were friendly (and unorganized)
My wife and I were staying at Island House for her birthday weekend and discovered Ice House outside restaurant. Wow what a find! The unique ambiance was tranquil and invigorating at the same time. We ate there twice and the service was excellent both times. I highly recommend this dining experience!
The only issue we have is the prices. We have eaten at a few places and by far these are the highest. The food portions don’t match the prices, and there is nothing extraordinary about the food to warrant the prices. Great place, super cute and quiet. Service was lovely, food was good.
The Ice House BBQ is rated 4.3 stars by 117 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.