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Waterloo Ice House

Burger Joint, Late Night | $$

1106 W. 38th
Austin, 78705
512/451-5245
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7am-10pm; Sun., 8am-9pm
Solid burgers, fries, fajitas, beer, and breakfast in an unpretentious setting with a venerable music history.

Other Locations

Waterloo Ice House, 8600 Burnet Rd.
Waterloo Ice House, 6203 Capital of TX Hwy. N.
Waterloo Ice House, 14900 Avery Ranch Blvd.
Waterloo Ice House, 9600 Escarpment Blvd.
Waterloo Ice House, 9600 S. I-35 Ste. D-100

BEST OF AUSTIN AWARDS

  • 2010: Readers Best Restaurant (TIE: Waterloo Ice House; Phil's Icehouse)
  • 2007: Critics Highest Achievement in Tater-Tot Artistry and Technique
  • 1999: Critics Prettiest Recycling Project
  • 1996: Readers Best Coldest Beer
  • 1995: Readers Best Coldest Beer
  • 1995: Critics Best All-Ages Music Venue

RESTAURANT POLL AWARDS

  • 2010: Readers Place to Take Kids
  • 2003: Critics French Fries
  • 2002: Critics French Fries
  • 1996: Critics Best Hamburgers

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