Angel’s Icehouse

21815 Hwy. 71 W
Spicewood, TX 78669
(512) 264-3777
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Angel's Icehouse

Angel's Icehouse

I get a lot of letters from readers who are interesting in finding a “fun, little, Texas joint.” You know, something with comfort food and a laid-back atmosphere. Problem is our supply of these original emporia is running very low. They’re being replaced at an alarming rate by chains where the biscuits and gravy are made and shipped in by some guy in Orlando. So I’m pleased to tell you about Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood.

This is the real deal, alive and well on Highway 71. Angel’s Icehouse is so full of delicious hill country goodies that I literally don’t know where to start. But if you want to get an idea of what this place is all about, how about we begin with the deep fried Macaroni and Cheese Wedges. You heard me correctly. This is comfort food at its zenith. They are not in the least bit greasy and are very tasty. And no respectable Texas joint would be worth its salt without some Fried Pickles with ranch dressing. These are a must try. As is the Chili Con Queso with real homemade chili. The flavors hear are searing and soothing at the same time. Hard to turn down. And how about some Fried Jalapeno Spears? These Texas treats with ranch dressing demand the attention of comfort junkies everywhere. Finally, the Angel’s Wings lend an entirely new taste dimension to the classic Buffalo wing. The flavor is pleasantly tangy but without that bothersome aftertaste that can occur with Buffalo wings.

Every time I go to Angel’s, I ask owners Sara or Mary to give me some recommendations for burgers and such. And then, creature of habit that I am, I always go back to my favorites. That would have to be the gigantic Bacon Mushroom and Swiss Burger. I love the way they do this burger: pressed flat on the grill so the edges have some crispiness. And the roll is wonderfully fresh. And for chili fans, the Chili Cheeseburger is a monstrosity of chili, melted jack cheese and cheddar cheese, over a fresh bun. This is a 5-napkin affair and knife and fork are required. But you will love it!

Another favorite of mine at Angel’s is their delightful Chicken Fried Steak. You won’t find a better example of this genre anywhere in the Hill Country. It’s tender as all get out and the savory gravy just oozes off the round streak and make for comfort food paradise. Now, lest you assume that only carnivores are welcome at Angel’s, you’ve gotta try the Veggie Burger. This will please even the most demanding vegetarian but on last visit, I saw a biker with multiple tattoos casting furtive glances to his left and right while he wolfed down the veggie burger.

And for dessert, you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t try the Lemon Icebox Pie. That first bite delivers a beautiful and irresistible mix of sour and sweet that’ll make you a believer. And yes, in case you haven’t guessed, I really enjoy Angel’s. Not exactly a low-carb haven, but what the heck, we do need culinary sin now and then. Right!


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