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Ice House BBQ

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Island House Hotel, 6966 Main Street, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
+1 800-626-6304
11:00 - 08:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 08:00
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Corydon, Indiana
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The grill promoted outdoor seating with view of park. If you want to eat outside it was nice - but an area landlocked behind an attached hotel with no real view. Had to contend with hotel patrons going to rooms that were loud and a little vulgar. Food was good, not great. Homemade chips were nice. Service was a little... More 

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

Thank you for visiting the Ice House Bar & Grill, I am pleased you enjoyed our homemade chips. The Ice House is situated behind the Island House and dose not have a view of the park, however I could not find a website that stated that it did. Hope to see you again soon ! More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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313 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Stopped in to watch a game - great drinks and food! The staff was efficient and really nice. Booths are comfortable - go and enjoy!

Thank spencersbride
Berlin Heights, Ohio
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

A very good place to have a drink in the evening. I did not eat here but the selection of spirits was astounding! They a wide selection of drinks on tap and if you're up for something a little harder, well they have plenty of that too! Our bartender was very friendly as well,

Thank djpruitt101
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

Nothing negative. Perfect experience except for the rude patron inside with nothing but negative complaints towards the only cook. We had no problems. Food was perfect Josh was our server. You have to hike a little behind the island house but worth it.

Thank Islandgirlmoeggy
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch during our stay on the island and it was wonderful! We ordered two appetizers to split, the hummus plate and the sweet potato fries. The food was delicious and our waitress was great. We sat outside on a busy Saturday, but since the seating is behind the hotel, it was so peaceful... More 

Thank a_michigander
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We just got home from our trip to Mackinac Island, recounting our best memories, one we have to share regarding the ice House bar and grill. After walking 8 miles and exploring the island, we were very hungry, we stopped at an outdoor grill right by the Starline dock and asked if we could sit outside and eat with our... More 

Thank Kinkuu
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We decided to eat at Ice House during lunch hour, trying to avoid the lines at Main Street eateries. Our "waiter" directed us to a table from behind the counter, menus were dumped on us, and staff seemed just too busy to take care of customers. Our waiter never made eye-contact with us and seemed to be directing other parts... More 

Thank Kay M
Lansing, Michigan
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669 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We were here for lunch and ordered the fried whitefish & chips and the advertised Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Cheese sandwich. My granddaughter was also going to order a root beer until we were told it's $6.00 a bottle (must be some root beer). The fish looked good but was soggy; we ate only one piece. The sandwich had kind... More 

Thank Hola4876
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The restaurant is a great secret! If you do not want to wait in lines this is the place to go. The chef (People feeder as he calls it) Josh takes great pride in making sure the food is perfect when served. The bartender Steven prepares the most awesome Bloody Mary on the Planet !! This is Restaurant and Bar... More 

Thank Jeff P
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Nice budget home style recipes. Good and tasty and good enough option. Quite reasonable prices. Good seating arrangement and can find place quickly.

Thank Mangesh K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 34
American, Bar, Pub
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
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 08:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?