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Waterloo Ice House

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American, Bar, Pub
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8600 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-7006
+1 512-458-6544
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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208 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Garth M
austin, texas
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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 

Thank Jay L
Austin Texas
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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...

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

Thank badfishlove
Austin, Texas
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519 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 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 

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.

Thank LisaSch
Austin, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I have eaten at Waterloo probably 10 times in 10 years. Their burgers and fries are really good, and the fish tacos are good as well. Recently I ordered three sides of vegetables (beans, steamed veggies and mashed potatoes) and the staff suggested I order the "Combo Plate" as that would be less expensive compared to ordering the sides individually.... More 

Thank cmcdonald046
austin, texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

This is a good place to go for burger and fries. It's friendly and low key, with average to above average service. TV is available for the sports fan. The breakfast is an attraction, with eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, pancakes, waffles, etc.; however, it would be much better if someone would teach the cook how to make a biscuit. The... More 

Thank jrichard
Austin, texas
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

My wife and adult son dropped into Waterloo Ice House this evening for supper prior to a meeting. They were not busy, and finally, they were served beverages. The waitresses were noted to be sitting around, visiting with each other and not taking care of business. After waiting an inordinate length of time and being ignored, my wife and son... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
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
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?