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Find reliable surf 'n' turf just steps from Lake Champlain's majestic shore.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Ice House Restaurant Review

: Named for the building's use in the 19th century as an ice depot, this reliable Burlington fish house boasts striking views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. With two seasonal decks, there's plenty of legroom for guests to lounge, al fresco, while snacking on fried calamari or shrimp and crab spring rolls. Casual diners flock to the second floor bar, where the menu offers a caramelized onion and chèvre torte. Those seeking surf 'n' turf settle in the downstairs dining room for reliable fare including Atlantic salmon, New York sirloin, Maine lobster and jumbo sea scallops. Also noteworthy is the hot cheesecake --- a novel indulgence. Drinks are pricey, and the kitchen sometimes strays into mediocrity (turnover is the priority on weekends), but it's tough to beat fresh lobster against the panorama of this mighty lake. And when you’re ready for the obligatory after-dinner stroll, Burlington's pedestrian-friendly bike path is just yards away. Locals swear The Ice House is haunted, but the only spirits we encountered were in a tumbler.

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