In 2007 George Dodson and David Jones bought Roy D Hopkins Feed and Seed located downtown Texarkana AR. Roy D Hopkins had been in business at that location since 1936. George and David completed most of the work on weekends over the following 18 months. The idea of a second location became a reality on November 6, 2015 in Texarkana, TX.
The term icehouse is derived from many years ago when ice was brought in by trains and stored near the tracks. Women of the day would not let their men keep their beer inside the “icebox@ in their home because there was little room in one. Men began keeping their beer at the “Icehouse” and would congregate after work for a “cold one”. With the advent of electricity, iceboxes became a thing of the past as did the need for ice houses. The men were so used to hanging out at the “Icehouse” the tradition continued all across the south. Our icehouse is based on comfortable atmosphere with handmade food and great service.
Please sit back and enjoy your time with us! Thank you for your patronage, The Hopkins Team.