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Ice House 2352 S. West St.

This is indeed a bar. A tavern. I am sure some folks would call it a dive. They would be wrong. It is a big old-fashioned place that sells Adult beverages and well made food. They aren’t too worried about food trends and I am sure no one in the kitchen dreams of James Beard. The bartenders and servers are just that; not mixologists or Flairtenders. They have done the job for a while and do it with both professionalism and a smile. I am a big fan.

The Ice House is a big building sitting in an industrial area all by itself with the sign on top of the building. Like a road house from days gone by.

They always have a big lunch crowd when we go there. If you try their food I think you will see why.

This joint changed owners a few years back and the prices are indeed fancy. The double Pat got was $12.50; but when you consider the extras they include and the fact they only charge $.75 for cheese I guess it balances out. The real values are in their specials. On Wednesday they offer a 6 ounce fillet for $10.95. Included in the price is a salad and a hash brown potato casserole.

Several taverns offer a 6 ounce fillet for 10 to 11 bucks but this one; I believe; is the best around. Moist and tender. Hot with just the right amount of char and most importantly it was cooked mid rare. The potatoes were an interesting dish. It was tasty but I just didn’t want that many carbs for lunch.

Another big item on their menu is broasted chicken. For that you will need a hardy appetite. I really enjoy this place. People talk a lot about “keeping it real.” Well this is one joint that does nothing but. Keep it real.

Ice House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

4 responses

  1. Sounds phenomenal. I WANT THE CARBS! Look at that cheesy tatoe-ness in all its glory! I checked out the menu, and I’m down. This is kinda far for me, but on a Saturday when it’s just me and The Mister, this could be gooooood.
    I love that bartender schtick. I lol’ed.

    April 27, 2017 at 10:13 am

    • I like joints like this one. Another good one is The Checkered Flag Tavern. I think it is on west Washington St. They do some great meat smoking and have proably the best fried mushrooms around. We wrote about it sometime back.

      April 27, 2017 at 10:20 am

  2. Beard shmeard. The pepper jack cheese and mushrooms look like art to me. And that filet makes me wish I could eat TWO!

    April 30, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    • I know what you mean. Pat’s burger does look great. Beef is wonderful.

      April 30, 2017 at 9:21 pm

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