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Waterloo Ice House

#949 of 3,095 Restaurants in Austin}
$$ - $$$American, ,
8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7006
+1 512-458-6544
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7006
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful service at the bar! Wes was fabulous! Food was great! Tried the chicken fried steak and it was delish! A great little place to check out!

Thank Lora C
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The service was great. My children ordered the chicken tenders. They seemed to enjoy the food. I ordered the chicken fried steak, green beans, and onion rings. The green beans were seasoned to perfection. The onion rings were not done enough. They needed to be...More

Thank rainboworion
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Sometimes you just need a burger without waiting in line behind a whole lot of hipsters who just arrived in Austin. This is the place for you. The burgers are consistently good, you can upgrade to onion rings for a few cents. The fries and...More

Thank 2cool4theroom
Reviewed 27 March 2017

A little different than the one on 360 at lunch time. You order at the bar vs. having a waitress. They then call your name. You are able to get your drinks. Same menu and same food. I love the tator tots. Staff was very...More

Thank Me9247
Reviewed 17 March 2017

People come here to eat, drink and have fun. Menu is wide open. Easy place to meet friends and visit.

Thank Dudley H
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Nice lunch spot in a central location in Austin. Would also be a good place for happy hour. Friendly service with normal pub grub and plenty of beer variety. Burgers are decent here. Will have to try it again to see how some of the...More

Thank DougGleaner
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to this location. The biggest difference between this location and the others I've been to, is you go in and order at the counter instead of table service. That's fine by me. I ordered the Tortilla Catfish with Mac &...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Even the best restaurant experience can be ruined by a bad waitress. Opted to sit on the lower lounge area and waited and waited and waited and waited. When our order arrived it was right and the food was excellent. Getting the condiments took time...More

Thank Garth M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Looking for a late breakfast and saw Waterloo Ice House on Burnet Road. Have always loved bisquits and gravy, so gave it a try here. Rather surprised how good it was. Plenty of sausage in the gravy--and for a change, the gravy was not over...More

Thank wordphoto
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were looking for a place to get some food. Driving down the street, we saw this place. It looked interesting and we stopped. This place was pretty cool. Looked like a great place to watch a game or meet with friends...More

Thank Jay L
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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-458-6544
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The first Waterloo Ice House opened its doors on Congress Avenue in 1976. A casual neighborhood gathering spot serving hot, handmade meals and ice cold beer for an eclectic mix of Austin business people, students, artists and musicians. Not much has changed since our opening over 30 years ago. Waterloo Ice House still embodies that Hill Country spirit of gathering with friends and family for a cold beer and spending time together eating, laughing and talking. Not only the perfect dining destination, Waterloo Ice House has also become a legendary live music venue, giving artists like Lyle Lovett and Uncle Walt's Band their start. Our dining room still comes alive with the sounds of Austin's best musicians.
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