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Ronnie's Ice House Barbeque

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Us 281, Johnson City, TX 78636
+1 830-868-7553
06:00 - 15:00
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A pretty good place for lunch in Johnson City. i have had fabulous meals here, and some not so, and our last stop was so so. The sausage (In a sandwich) was way below par for Texas Sausage. i doubt it was smoked or grilled, and if so, not nearly enough. The smoked turkey on the other hand was smoked... More 

Thank TXRVer09
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The brisket was moist and delicious as was the turkey and ribs. Not smothered in sauce, but they do have nice BBQ sauce that you can add. We went back next day for take out - delicious again!

Thank djdeld
Lubbock, Texas
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed stopping here for lunch while traveling. The food was ample, flavorful, fresh, and reasonably priced. We will stop here again when we return to the hill country!

Thank Ida K B
Johnson City, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly owner and staff eager to greet you with their delicious BBQ. Highly recommended! I love the pork loin and brisket. Great sides.

Thank carolmholt
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

First time here passing through. Ask about getting a board chopped sandwich and one staff member just looked at me, and the owner thought I said four chopped sandwiches, and I said no I want a board chopped beef sandwich and he said "Well why did you say that, it right there in the pot". Which was a covered crockpot... More 

Thank LDB0407
Tampa, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I were road tripping around Texas and came upon Ronnie' while checking out Johnson City one afternoon. It's a cafeteria style service with a nice country seating area. Just go! Excellent Briquette & Pork barbeque. I also loved the Potato Salad as it is mustard, not mayonnaise based. We were very glad that we stopped! They sell... More 

Thank Russell H
Blanco, Texas
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. Love the chicken. The baked potatoes are really good as well. They do sell out fast. Cafeteria style ordering with plenty of seating. Very friendly!

Thank tffarms03
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

While staying in Fredericksburg we drove back thirty miles and spent the day wandering through Johnson City at least five merchants recommended we eat hereabouts we were so glad we did We both ordered brisket sandwiches mine was sliced and husband opted for chopped Both were awesome The chef was awesome and served such huge service We enjoyed it do... More 

Thank rnprofessr
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I was driving through and stopped in to see what Johnson city bbq was about. The people working there were extremely helpful and nice. I chose a three meat plate w/ brisket, sausage, ribs, green beans and potato salad. The ribs were really good and tender, but the brisket was lacking in flavor and tuff for a brisket. The sausage... More 

Thank IsolatedUte
Fredericksburg, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Our favorite place to eat in Johnson City. We are usually passing though during lunch time, so it's a great place to stop and eat barbeque with the trimmings or you can get it to go. They are open for breakfast and lunch. Not sure if they are open on Sundays, but believe they are open other days.

Thank Lucy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Us 281, Johnson City, TX 78636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-7553

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