The restaurant's story begins in 1956 when Melvin & Aurora Davis purchased a Lone Star Ice House. They immediately changed the name to M.K. Davis Ice House. Little did they know they were history in the making.
M.K. Davis began with ice cold beer, a few picnic tables, and Augie sausage botanas. As the number of customers began to grow so did the menu. Mr. Davis took over the kitchen as Mrs. Davis took care of the customers. They started off small, serving only hamburgers, hot dogs, and fried chicken. But During the 1960s, M.K. Davis began serving their ice cold 32oz frosted schooners of beer. Throughout the years, they have added a variety of American, Mexican, and seafood dishes, including their famous chicken-fried steak, fried pollock, and crispy dogs.
What began as a small ice house has become known as an "Alamo City" classic. Although Melvin & Aurora have since passed, their family strives to maintain their legacy of cold beer, delicious food, and good ol' fashioned hospitality.