Ice House

Review by: Michael Stern

The Ice House menu is all about New England in the summer. That includes dandy fried clams, haddock, shrimp, scallops, and calamari as well as a full array of charming little hamburgers and first-rate, natural-casing hot dogs. Available sides include waffle fries, cheese fries, sweet potato fries, hand-cut onion rings, potato skins, and some wonderful house-made pickled beets.

Many regular customers are loyal to the Ice House for its ice cream, which ranges in flavor from vanilla to death-by-chocolate and rum-flavored frozen pudding. It is very good ice cream, especially when used as the base for the signature sundaes such as the S’More (vanilla ice cream, crumbled Graham crackers, hot fudge, and marshmallow) and the kitchen sink (with strawberry, fudge, marshmallow, and pineapple toppings plus bananas and nuts). There’s even a tribute to the peculiar Yankee predilection for combining peanut butter with Marshmallow Fluff: the Fluffernutter Sundae, made with peanut butter sauce and gooey marshmallow.

Dining facilities include booths in a pine-paneled dining room decorated with a random assortment of license plates as well as picnic tables out back.

What To Eat

Fried Clams

Clam Chowder


Ice House Recipes


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