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Waterloo Ice House

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7006
+1 512-458-6544
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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286 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Dudley H
Mckinney, TX
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206 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 other dishes are. My fellow diners were happy.

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Thank DougGleaner
Austin, Texas
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359 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 & cheese, sweet potato fries, and sweet tea. The Catfish was two large filets cooked perfectly.... More 

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Thank Steve D
Austin, Texas
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226 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 mind you. The biscuits were heavenly, tall and scrumptious. The food cooked to perfection. The... More 

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Thank Garth M
austin, texas
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 salted. I don't use much in the way of salt, so it was great for... More 

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Thank wordphoto
corpus christi
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 for a beer or burger. The guy at the counter was cool. They even had... More 

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Thank Jay L
Austin Texas
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This is where the local's go, for home style burger's/ cat fish/ AFFORDABLE draft beef, Brunch on Sunday is wild and wonderful. Full service . Lunch is look at the menu and order, If you want to keep Austin Weird this is one place to check out...

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Thank Nancy-Jane G
austin tx
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Chili tastes like wolf brand. Mashed potatoes and burger were outstanding though. Corn chowder was delicious

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Thank badfishlove
Austin, Texas
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526 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Two co-workers and I had lunch at Waterloo on a Thursday. It was the first time for my co-workers and it had been a couple years for me. We had a 5 minute wait in line to get our orders taken. The cashier was friendly. They call our name for pickup in about 7-8 minutes. In the past, I ordered... More 

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Thank M J
Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Not sure what other reviewer was talking about. These biscuits tower over most. I go here at least once a week for breakfast and Waterloo delivers. The biscuits are to die for.

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Thank LisaSch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-458-6544
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?