About Us

Fire & Ice is the smokehouse experience you’ve been craving! A tribute to any-and-all things BBQ, we pride ourselves on serving up the best down-home cooking in the whole of McHenry County. From our mouthwatering, signature sauces to our slow-churned ice creams, everything at Fire & Ice is prepared in-house, to perfection, and, as Mama might say, with just a lil’ love. Come by today to get a dose of Southern comfort done right.

Who We Are

Fire & Ice was founded by our very own BBQ guru Joe Steinke. Following an innate passion for real home cookin’, Joe left his welding career behind in pursuit of opening a topnotch restaurant where the food is delicious and the customers are treated like family. With the help of a dedicated and diligent team, Joe’s dream finally became reality in 2010 when Fire & Ice opened its doors. Specializing in smokehouse flavors and stick-to-your-ribs style eats, fan favorite items include classic fall apart ribs, slow-cooked brisket, pulled pork, burgers and more. In 2015, Papa Joe launched his trademark Key Lime BBQ sauce, only to be followed up by additional Sweet and Spicy flavors – now the perfect trio of specialized sauces. Though a family-friendly joint at heart, Fire & Ice also provides our customers with a lively bar area and plenty of video gaming action for adults to unwind.

Whether you’re dining in or carrying out, we can’t wait for you to stop by, make yourself at home, and give our smokin’ good food a try!