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The Ice House

#2 of 2 Dessert in Rye
Certificate of Excellence
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112 Wentworth Rd, Rye, NH 03870-6107
+1 603-431-3086
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:30
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Eliot, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all the costumer service was so exceptionally poor that I am refraining from using bad words... when you ask for a topping they use to much and for a small ice cream they gave me only a spoonful of ice cream and used for fudge! They also did not give me the correct flavor!

Thank gwfootball
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been eating here for over 30 years. They have amazing seafood and ice cream. A vacation in Rye is not complete without the ice house.

Thank KateAlice58
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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235 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

One of our favorite spots to stop at in the summer. It's definitely old style, has a basic menu and is very reasonably priced. You can order at the outside window and sit on picnic tables or have table service inside. It is cash only and there is plenty of parking. Burgers and fish sandwiches are always good. Their cheese... More 

Thank 783m783
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Basic menu, but delicious lobster rolls and fries - delivered what it promised... if you are passing by stop for a lobster roll and you won't be disappointed. Only reason for not giving a 5 was the coleslaw which we found quite watery.

Thank joelk
Brookline, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Located a half mile down the road from Wentworth by the Sea, this is a good choice for a an ice cream or a casual meal. Service is satisfactory and servers are friendly.

Thank Michael F
New York City, New York
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503 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Hard to beat this place for simple New England food in a classic roadside setting. Not at all fancy, but if you are looking for a basic meal, including seafood, this is a good place. If you are looking for linen tablecloths and fine wine, go down the road to Wentworth By The Sea.

Thank PrinceConsort
Medford, NJ
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The ice cream was fabulous! I wanted to try the clam bellies which looked great at the take out window. Maybe next year on the clams!

Thank FirstClassMedford
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

While The Ice House has a full menu, we just stopped here for ice cream. There was a big selection of flavors and it was fairly reasonable for the portions. The best flavor we sampled was the peanut butter Oreo but no one in our party was disappointed.

Thank ge0rgiall0yd
Saint Louis, Missouri
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

You can get a meal too! We took advantage of their ice cream offerings and enjoyed every bit. You can sit inside or order outside and sit at tables around the parking lot

Thank KLHS
Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We always look forward to Ice House opening day! The food is always excellent- and it's consistent. We never have to worry we will spend our hard earned money on a mediocre meal. There are so many choices and everything is made with equal quality care. Just a great overall place to go!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Wentworth Rd, Rye, NH 03870-6107
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Rye
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-3086
We are a seasonal family friendly restaurant. We serve fried seafood, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and great ice cream. You can eat in our dining room or enjoy our picnic table area.

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