Igloos are not just for polar bears

Eight local restaurants that offer igloo dining


Igloos at Berkley Common. Photo taken by Mariam Hanna.

Mariam Hanna, Editor-in-Chief

Griffin Claw Clubhouse:

The Beer Cheese & Pretzel Bites appetizer at this sports pub is an absolute must, as is the Not Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich. The igloos are warm and comfortable, and the scene as a whole has a casual vibe that makes the dining experience enjoyable.


Red Ox:

The caesar salad, although a simple dish, is deliciously flavorful. With thousand island dressing and pepper jack cheese melted together, the Southwest Burger is a juicy, delectable choice. The fireside seating makes for a wonderful, cozy experience.


Camp Ticonderoga:

Each igloo here has a specific theme that they are decorated to embody, and they are downright gorgeous. The mouthwatering ribs fall right off the bone and melt in your mouth, and the banana creme pie is the perfect way to end off your night .


Berkeley Common:

Located in Downtown Berkeley, this lodge-inspired restaurant has a plethora of menu options to choose from for any dietary needs. The Fried Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich is a classic but great choice. The igloos are well-heated, and there is outdoor fireside seating as well. 


Park 600:

This upscale eatery is in the heart of Downtown Rochester and will easily find a way into yours. The filet mignon is full of natural flavor, and the garlic potatoes served with it are creamy as can be. The service is beyond wonderful and makes the dining experience that much better.



It is difficult to decide which is better at this modern restaurant in Detroit- the view, the igloos, or the cuisine. The igloos, although pricey, are well-heated and quite elegant. The menu is extensive with dishes of all kinds, but the Calamari and Seared Salmon very especially liked by the table.


Mint 29:

With dishes inspired by cultures around the globe, this restaurant housed in a historic building is one to try at least once. The Korean BBQ Glazed Salon hits the spot, as do the Ribeye and Plain Mac & Cheese. The igloos made the dining experience all around better.


Buddy’s Pizza:

This retro gourmet restaurant is renown for their Detroit style pizzas, but the Loaded Fries may just be their most delicious dish. The potatoes were crisp and fresh, and the toppings brought immense flavor to the table.