Katy Trail Ice House Restaurant

3136 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

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The atmosphere doesn't get much better than this, enjoy beautiful weather and plenty of dogs, good conversation, and food at the famous Katy Trail Ice House.

Hop off of the Katy Trail to check out this renowned restaurant and beer garden, Katy Trail Ice House. Their open seating patio was voted best in Dallas, and for good reason. Nestled underneath large trees wrapped in string lights on the side of the Katy Trail, the Ice House has room for tons of people at their many picnic tables and inside at their high tops. Because this is technically a beer garden, I would recommend coming in the daytime with kids to avoid a crazy crowd, although this place is very popular on weekends and beautiful days, so it could be hard to avoid some days. Their menu has classic American appetizers and food like nachos, burgers, salads, and finger food. The Ice House is dog-friendly and is one of the most popular places to gather with others. They have misters for hot days and heaters for colder nights, and music plays through speakers all outside. While this spot is especially popular with the younger working class in Dallas, it is a place that all ages love and go for a casual and fun atmosphere with communal tables and good conversation outside. 

Natalie Proctor
Austin, TX
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