Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eclectic American fare at Icehouse.
A glowing blue sign above the front doors welcomes diners into a huge, swanky restaurant and sports bar with a gargantuan menu. Icehouse mingles Far East fare and south-of-the-border savories with a sprinkle of American tastes to glue it all together. Start off with the slow-smoked hot-chili-garlic grilled wings ($5/half dozen, $10/dozen) or the thai noodle salad, a bounty of shaved cabbage, soba noodles, carrots, cucumbers, fried wonton strips, and ginger-peanut vinaigrette ($8). Fulfill your dark desires with the blackened pepper-jack burger ($9 for a small, $12 for a large), which you can scotch-tape to a cup of chili. Seafarers can sample a catch of parmesan-encrusted grouper with smoked-tomato succotash and sautéed spinach ($16), while pig-farers can nosh a savory smoked- and pulled-pork quesadilla, topped with cheddar-jack, fire-roasted salsa, and sour cream ($9).
Get your modern sporty style on among pool tables and two floors of HDTVs while a translucent roof shines rays upon the noggin of your unsuspecting neighbor. Icehouse also features a massive outdoor patio for those tired of the monotony of indoor weather patterns.
Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Yelpers give Icehouse an average of 3.5 stars:
Dark woods punctuated by electric-blue accents decorate the inside of Icehouse, where diners pair casual American classics with one of more than 200 beers. Throughout the space, complimentary WiFi and 20 flat-screen televisions and complimentary WiFi keep diners informed on the latest game scores, while upstairs a billiards loft entertains them during commercials. On nice nights, the crowd heads outside to the 100-seat covered patio for Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, sampler platters of sliders, and wings in one of seven sauces.
2100 South Blvd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28203