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Ice House BBQ

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American, Bar, Pub
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Island House Hotel, 6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-626-6304
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11:00 - 08:00
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Taylor, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the first place we ate and the food was fabulous. I do not like mac and cheese no matter who or how it is made, But I have to say I tried my husbands because he could not stop raving about it and it was absolutely fabulous.

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Thank Shelly764
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

So relaxing to have the three kids play while we sat at table. What I had was delicious. Not a big menu though but would go back for that chicken sandwich with Swiss, bacon, and mushrooms!

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Thank Dawn L
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Ice House Bar & Grill, a perfect place to enjoy lunch with the family. We hope you come back soon to enjoy our Chicken Mackinac sandwich. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely shady patio away from the hustle and bustle of the island. Our dog was able to be with us and the food was excellent. A bloody Mary with a slice of awesome bacon, an Olive and a tiny pickle is a must if you like Bloody Mary's. White fish and chips was my selection and it was great.!

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Thank Connie W
alansehoyan, Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Ice House Bar & Grill. We are happy that everyone including your dog enjoyed our little piece of paradise. Our Bloody Mary's are known as the best on the island. Please come back and visit us soon. More 

East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good menu for adults and kids. This little gem is tucked behind the hotel. Nice to eat outside away from main street. Very relaxing.

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Thank Susan W
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Ice House Bar & Grill - a relaxing spot the whole family can enjoy lunch. More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Went here with a toddler and a baby plus my MIL and husband. We loved it. My son could run around in their little lawn. The food was excellent and well priced for an island. Wait staff was very sweet and quick. They had corn hole set up to play and nice lawn chairs out so you could enjoy some... More 

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Thank EmilyDYNG
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your your experience at the Ice House Bar & Grill. We hop you will come and visit us again soon. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We were hesitant to leave lake view options aside for this outdoor restaurant behind the Island House Hotel, but it was the perfect choice. Their lovely shaded patio area was so peaceful an relaxing - a bit away from the fray, quiet and serene. Our meals were excellent and a refreshing change from the pub grub we had found to... More 

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Thank onemoregame
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank for your review - we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience, and our peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. We hope you will return soon to the Ice House Bar & Grill - "Mackinac Island's Best Kept Secret" More 

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner at this reasonably priced restaurant at the back of the Island Hotel. First of all, in the height of the tourist season, it is a pleasure to find a quiet outdoor restaurant away from the bustle of Main Street. Second, the service is warm and attentive. Finally, we loved the salmon-spinach-bacon-fried egg- remoulade on a... More 

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Thank frugalm0m
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our Ice House Bar and Grill. Our sincerest wish is to ensure every guest who spends their time with us enjoys their experience. The Ice House is a hidden treasure sitting inside the state park which allows for great atmosphere! We look forward to a return visit. More 

Thurmont, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

attended birthday celebration! The patio area was beautiful and easy for kids to play! The waitress was very nice and attentive! Food was just ok. I got chicken Caesar salad and chicken was tough. Burgers were average.

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Thank Stacy D
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Ice House Bar and Grill. The restaurant is the perfect place for families to relax while eating some tasty food! More 

Bay City, Michigan
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This bar is located up bile hind the Island House. It's a steep walk up the hill but totally worth the hike. Our waitress, Kelly, was very accommodating to our large, chaotic group. We ordered drinks and sandwiches and all were brought out together. The BLT was excellent. Another person had the Sicilian Steak sandwich (like a prime rib dip)... More 

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Thank Jill K
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Ice House Bar and Grill. You are welcome back anytime for another Lunch Break! More 

Minneapolis, MN
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stopped in for supper at the Ice House. The food was OK Our waiter seemed to be the manager, and he was more interested in solving a billing problem with his waitresses than making sure his customers were satisfied. I felt sorry for the customers of the waitresses he was dealing with, since he kept them several minutes trying... More 

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Thank hville79
alansehoyan, General Manager at Ice House BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Ice House Bar & Grill, we appreciate your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$34
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 08:00
Monday
11:00 - 08:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 08:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 08:00
Thursday
11:00 - 08:00
Friday
11:00 - 08:00
Saturday
11:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Island House Hotel, 6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Mackinac County  >  Mackinac Island
  • Phone Number: +1 800-626-6304
Description
Ice House Bar & BBQ serves a delicious selection of classic American fare and smoked barbecue favorites. Creative soups, fresh salads, house-made potato chips, gourmet burgers and sandwich favorites such as the wildly popular Steak Sicilian with shaved rib-eye, sautéed mushrooms and onions, provolone cheese and au jus served on a crusted roll.

Enjoy quiet, outdoor garden-side seating under shady umbrellas or air-conditioned indoor dining for cocktails, lunch, and dinner. This hidden gem offers a tree canopied setting veiled from the downtown hustle conveniently tucked behind the iconic Island House Hotel next to Marquette Park.

Tucked discreetly behind the Island House, this local favorite opens with a fresh look. The outdoor patio has expanded seating, while keeping the intimate atmosphere that it is known for. Happy Hour just got happier with a wide selection of imported & domestic bottled & draft beers topped by occasional live music.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?