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Ice House Cafe & Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
+1 703-471-4256
17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Fairfax, Virginia
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice, cozy restaurant in downtown Herndon. The food is very good but know it is pricey. I don't think I've ever eaten there and not brought home at least half of the meal. Service is excellent and there is great atmosphere. i believe they have a Jazz band on weekends but I've only visited for lunch or dinner. There is... More 

Thank raven_lover
United States
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our service was first rate, both with the reservations and tableside. The French onion soup of course, a staple for 30 years, was excellent. The duck appetizer and entrees were also perfectly prepared. Shrimp was not as fabulous. Nothing fancy about the one variety of oyster, but they were fresh and perfect with the horseradish (requested) and red sauce (served... More 

Thank Birdsong859
Herndon, Virginia
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311 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The food here is usually pretty good. They have a variety of musical acts on weekends, leaning towards blues & jazz. We are (used to be) regular customers. If you have wine, salad, and entree it will set you back quite a bit of $$$. We were there early Nov for our anniversary, had a nice time and left a... More 

Thank dcshoe
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ice House Cafe never disappoints. Situated in a historic part of town this restaurant has a menu to suit all tastes. Recommend the tuna or jambalaya but all good.

Thank Adrian F
Herndon, Virginia, United States
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I dropped off my wife's car this morning at our local mechanic and walked back home. It's less than 1/2-mile. My walk took me past the Ice House Cafe and I happened to look at the menu displayed outside. That's when I decided I wanted to go back there for lunch today. I've been to the Ice House many times.... More 

Thank Fred K
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were in the area and found this delightful restaurant in our hotel's suggested places to dine. The staff was friendly and gracious. The menu was very creative and even offered such unique fare as ostrich. The decor was charming and cozy and there was musical entertainment. We were very pleased to have happened on such a very nice place... More 

Thank Faith D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I've been here several times for a casual evening of jazz and dinner with friends. The main room is where the jazz is played and can get a bit loud if you are planning to have a conversation with friends while the band is playing. There is a back room that you can still hear the band perfectly well, but... More 

Thank 866Paul
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It can be good or average. Food is usually very good, but the kitchen is sometimes overloaded and you have a long wait for your entree. Music can be very good or kind of average - can be too loud at times. Service can be good or just average. So, all in all, the main dining room is hit or... More 

Thank BistroBaron
north carolina, United States
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Ice House is great, it has been around for a long time. This was a favorite when we lived in Northern Virginia, and we just went back after being gone 10 years. It was still as special as we remember. It has a nice ambiance of simple elegance, not stuffy. There is a separate oyster bar, and a selection of... More 

Thank Martha H
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stopped by for a quick beer on the way back to our hotel. Nice bartender, had a nice, cold Abita....Wish we would've eaten here but it was late. Maybe next time....

Thank cyncov

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 760 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170-4638
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  Herndon
  • Phone Number: +1 703-471-4256

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?