The first Waterloo Ice House opened its doors on Congress Avenue in 1976. It was 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 almost 40 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.
Three of our four Austin locations have patios and playscapes. Whether you’re looking for a great lunch spot to meet business associates, a place to relax and watch the game on our flatscreen TVs while enjoying our drink specials, or somewhere to let the kids run around safely while you enjoy your meal, Waterloo is the place for you.
Whether it’s pancakes or biscuits, the batter on the crispy catfish or the sauce that tops it, it’s made from scratch in our kitchen. Our buns are baked fresh and delivered daily from local favorite,Sweetish Hill Bakery. Our French fries are hand cut every day and have never seen the inside of a freezer. We are proud to serve fresh,locally-sourced eggs from Lockhart, Texas. We feature one of the healthiest burgers in Austin, using premium, responsibly-raised all natural beef from Simply Essentials.
We love to support the Austin community and pride ourselves in being a place where neighbors become friends!
Call our bar and restaurant at (512) 418-9700 or stop by to notice the difference.