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Phil's Ice House

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2901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4711
+1 512-707-8704
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phil's Ice House was one of those places you walk out of saying "I HAVE to visit this place again!" It's not fancy but the interior is pleasant. We were there when it was busy but the wait was not long. The food was fantastic as each family member bragged about how their burger was the best. I know there... More 

Thank DaHorns
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stoped by to get a late night bite. Went in and got a burger with cheddar and bacon and then added fries with it. Talk about hitting the spot. Want a quick bit to eat you cannot go wrong here.

Thank Vicky M
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We love a place that will help us entertain three kids. The food was great and the beer was cold. Their fountain drinks were also delicious and it was refreshing to try something new. We couldn't figure out which burger to try so the burger sampler helped give us a taste of them all.

Thank Jessica-Greg P
Austin, Texas
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Phil's offers some of the best burgers in Austin. Many people wait in long lines in the heat for a burger at Hopdoddy. I choose to skip that line and grab a delicious burger here. The 78704 Burger is outstanding - topped with monterey jack cheese, jalapeños, grilled onions, sliced avocado, and chipotle mayo on a toasted jalapeño cheese bun.

Thank Tom P
Lake City
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I had the Travis Heights burger. The meat was a little too done and a little dry. The bun was good. I didn't know that I had to ask for condiments and lettuce and tomato to be added. I also thought when they asked if I wanted regular fries, ordering the regular fries meant their mixed fries. So I got... More 

Thank grandmabobbi
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

It took forever to get our order. The hamburgers were undercooked. Thank goodness for Amy's ice cream playground next door to entertain our kids while we waited. Not a lot of seating.

Thank Catherine W
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242 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

My family went here today to try out someplace new and although the price was pretty steep for burgers and fries it tasted pretty darn good. And the burgers were large enough to satisfy. My wife and I each got a build a burger with lettuce, tomato, pickle and onions with an optional order of grilled onions on top of... More 

Thank calloused_traveler
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

We visited Phil's Ice House on S. Lamar to try something different. We have been to the Burnet Road location many times. While it was cleaner than the Phil's up north, my burger was dripping with grease and I had to dispose of half of the bacon as undercooked, thick ribbons of pure fat. Yes, you go to a place... More 

Thank Anonymous N
San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Fun little place for burgers. Be sure and get the sweet potato fries, too! Has a great playground outside with tables for the kids to play before, during an after dinner.

Thank JDrisk
Kansas City, Missouri
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Oh my goodness... YUMs the word. Fried Avacado? Yes. The Bread/Buns is amazing! Good stuff for this Texas Girl living in Missouri... thanks Phil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-4711
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-707-8704
Second location, on South Lamar, Austin- opened fall of 2010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?