Jack's Firehouse

★★★★☆
  • 2130 Fairmount Ave

    Philadelphia, PA 19130

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  • 215-232-9000

About Jack's Firehouse

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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Not one of my favorite places to eat in the Fairmount area. Prices high food is just ok. I would not recomend this place for dinner maybe just for drinks.

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★★☆☆☆

Not one of my favorite places to eat in the Fairmount area. Prices high food is just ok. I would not recomend this place for dinner maybe just for drinks.

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cool restaurant in an old firehouse, great atmosphere outside and in. All local beers on tap (6) which is always a plus. Pulled Pork sandwich is great. Jack's is finally making rolls for their sandwiches, about time. Solid service too, highly recommend

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★★★★★

cool restaurant in an old firehouse, great atmosphere outside and in. All local beers on tap (6) which is always a plus. Pulled Pork sandwich is great. Jack's is finally making rolls for their sandwiches, about time. Solid service too, highly recommend

Pros: Pulled Pork - Local Beer

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If you use a credit card here, do not let it leave your sight!
Identity theft reported to owner/manager was not received in a professional manner. Needs to keep a watchful eye on employees and be responsible for keeping patrons from being victimized!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you use a credit card here, do not let it leave your sight!
Identity theft reported to owner/manager was not received in a professional manner. Needs to keep a watchful eye on employees and be responsible for keeping patrons from being victimized!

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I stopped here for a quick lunch last week after touring the Eastern state historic prison and had an amazing lunch. The atmosphere was classy yet casual, and my server (Laura I think?) was great! We didn't want for a thing. I would recomend jack's to anyone looking for some great food, quick and resonably priced. Thanks Jack's for a great experience in a sea of less then mediocre lunches I've had recently. Ps waitress had the cutest swagger

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★★★★★

I stopped here for a quick lunch last week after touring the Eastern state historic prison and had an amazing lunch. The atmosphere was classy yet casual, and my server (Laura I think?) was great! We didn't want for a thing. I would recomend jack's to anyone looking for some great food, quick and resonably priced. Thanks Jack's for a great experience in a sea of less then mediocre lunches I've had recently. Ps waitress had the cutest swagger

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We had a reservation for Jack?s Firehouse for Valentine?s Day, I have been there a few times before, and enjoy their food and atmosphere. The restaurant is usually dimly lit, has high ceiling, and a rustic feel. So it seems as though Jack?s Firehouse has acquired the offices next door that were previously owned by Eastern State. Someone in charge thought it was a bright idea to turn this spare room into extra seating. The room/previous office is a bright white, surrounded by bathroom style horrible brown tiles, and has a loud furnace in it. As you could probable have figured out, we were sat in this room on Valentine?s day, as were a number of other couples (while their main seating area was not even full). I just can?t fathom who at Jack?s Firehouse thought this was a good idea? especially on Valentine?s Day? You could see that everyone sitting there was noticeable uncomfortable. After ordering (looking back on it we should have left before this point) we told the waiter to bring the food to-go, because it was a little embarrassing to be all dressed up and sitting in what looked like a bathroom. You could even see the people walking by on the street looking in, confused to who owned this weird bathroom style room. What stinks is that I liked Jack?s Firehouse, but this move has ruined any chance of me ever going back. We ended up going next door Urban Saloon and drinking, I?ll be eating my Valentines Day to-go salad for dinner tonight! Thanks Urban for saving us!

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★☆☆☆☆

We had a reservation for Jack?s Firehouse for Valentine?s Day, I have been there a few times before, and enjoy their food and atmosphere. The restaurant is usually dimly lit, has high ceiling, and a rustic feel. So it seems as though Jack?s Firehouse has acquired the offices next door that were previously owned by Eastern State. Someone in charge thought it was a bright idea to turn this spare room into extra seating. The room/previous office is a bright white, surrounded by bathroom style horrible brown tiles, and has a loud furnace in it. As you could probable have figured out, we were sat in this room on Valentine?s day, as were a number of other couples (while their main seating area was not even full). I just can?t fathom who at Jack?s Firehouse thought this was a good idea? especially on Valentine?s Day? You could see that everyone sitting there was noticeable uncomfortable. After ordering (looking back on it we should have left before this point) we told the waiter to bring the food to-go, because it was a little embarrassing to be all dressed up and sitting in what looked like a bathroom. You could even see the people walking by on the street looking in, confused to who owned this weird bathroom style room. What stinks is that I liked Jack?s Firehouse, but this move has ruined any chance of me ever going back. We ended up going next door Urban Saloon and drinking, I?ll be eating my Valentines Day to-go salad for dinner tonight! Thanks Urban for saving us!

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Was at this place last night. Comfortable environment. Sat outside near the fountain. Salad was good, as were the appetizers. Entrees were a little disappointing. Sometimes creativity can be pushed to far. Had the Leg of Lamb which was fine but the bing cherry risotto that came with it was like someone trying to hard. My friends ribs were a little burnt, which was a surprise as the ribs as an appetizer were a delight. My other friend ordered the Chef's Choice which is 4 courses for $40.00. She was delighted with the appetizers but quite disappointed when her entree arrived. Chef's Choice? It was the same thing that was on the menu. If the Chef was not going to make some thing special she would have rather made her own choice. I would recommend this place for drinks, appetizers and environment but not for entrees.

3
★★★☆☆

Was at this place last night. Comfortable environment. Sat outside near the fountain. Salad was good, as were the appetizers. Entrees were a little disappointing. Sometimes creativity can be pushed to far. Had the Leg of Lamb which was fine but the bing cherry risotto that came with it was like someone trying to hard. My friends ribs were a little burnt, which was a surprise as the ribs as an appetizer were a delight. My other friend ordered the Chef's Choice which is 4 courses for $40.00. She was delighted with the appetizers but quite disappointed when her entree arrived. Chef's Choice? It was the same thing that was on the menu. If the Chef was not going to make some thing special she would have rather made her own choice. I would recommend this place for drinks, appetizers and environment but not for entrees.

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Part of the charm of Philly - great food, great customer service, delicious desserts! We've dined both inside and out - large group or just the two of us - and never been disappointed. Food is always warm, presented well, and promptly. Outdoor fountain adds a charming spot to relax and tune out some of the city noise. Service staff are excellent - if you need ANYTHING they will do their best to provide. Be sure to make reservations to avoid disappointment if seating isn't available. And save room for dessert - they are yummy! :)

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★★★★★

Part of the charm of Philly - great food, great customer service, delicious desserts! We've dined both inside and out - large group or just the two of us - and never been disappointed. Food is always warm, presented well, and promptly. Outdoor fountain adds a charming spot to relax and tune out some of the city noise. Service staff are excellent - if you need ANYTHING they will do their best to provide. Be sure to make reservations to avoid disappointment if seating isn't available. And save room for dessert - they are yummy! :)

Pros: Ambience, service

Cons: A drive from the suburbs

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Jack's Firehouse has been around for ages. It has inventive food with a Southern touch. It's nice to see them supporting the PA Preferred program. Their food is fresh and delicious with some nice vegetarian options. Great place to go with a big group.

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★★★★☆

Jack's Firehouse has been around for ages. It has inventive food with a Southern touch. It's nice to see them supporting the PA Preferred program. Their food is fresh and delicious with some nice vegetarian options. Great place to go with a big group.

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The restaurant is really fun looking and the bar and outside sitting seem like they could be fun but the food was over-cooked and over-priced. I don't really hate it but don't recommend it either.

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★★★☆☆

The restaurant is really fun looking and the bar and outside sitting seem like they could be fun but the food was over-cooked and over-priced. I don't really hate it but don't recommend it either.

Pros: The actual place

Cons: The food and price

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I had my rehearsal dinner here and could not have asked for anything more! The traditional BBQ is out of this world and can't be beat! The southern style pulled pork and the crab cakes are outstanding! Everyone of my guests was still talking about the food from the rehearsal dinner at the actual wedding! Great private party spaces and a wonderful atmosphere!

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★★★★★

I had my rehearsal dinner here and could not have asked for anything more! The traditional BBQ is out of this world and can't be beat! The southern style pulled pork and the crab cakes are outstanding! Everyone of my guests was still talking about the food from the rehearsal dinner at the actual wedding! Great private party spaces and a wonderful atmosphere!

Pros: Atmosphere, BBQ, Service

Cons: Can't think of any!

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We were there with a group and the service and food were outstanding! I highly recommend the crabcakes and pulled pork. The desserts were decadent and delicious. Wonderful space with a charming atmosphere.

2
★★★★★

We were there with a group and the service and food were outstanding! I highly recommend the crabcakes and pulled pork. The desserts were decadent and delicious. Wonderful space with a charming atmosphere.

Pros: food and service

Cons: none

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Great place to have a party the server's were very acommodating and thoughtful, the atmosphere is historic vintage Philadelphia, the food was plenty of it and good eating in particular the pulled pork and the buffalo, the desserts were sinfully good. I would recomend dinning to every one.

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★★★★★

Great place to have a party the server's were very acommodating and thoughtful, the atmosphere is historic vintage Philadelphia, the food was plenty of it and good eating in particular the pulled pork and the buffalo, the desserts were sinfully good. I would recomend dinning to every one.

Pros: The food and service

Cons: non

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We were not overwhelmed. Lots of better places to spend your money.

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★★★☆☆

We were not overwhelmed. Lots of better places to spend your money.

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I was here in October with 2 friends. I guess we weren't as fashionable as the other "business professionals" at the bar and in the restaurant, and we weren't treated very kindly. We had the pumpkin soup, pulled pork, ribs, and buffalo. The food was just okay, nothing great about it at all. The wood work in there is so dusty, it was gross. The 2 tables to either side of us received the free cookies with their check and we got nothing. I guess it was pretty clear that they don't want people dressed in jeans in their restaurant. I would never go back there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was here in October with 2 friends. I guess we weren't as fashionable as the other "business professionals" at the bar and in the restaurant, and we weren't treated very kindly. We had the pumpkin soup, pulled pork, ribs, and buffalo. The food was just okay, nothing great about it at all. The wood work in there is so dusty, it was gross. The 2 tables to either side of us received the free cookies with their check and we got nothing. I guess it was pretty clear that they don't want people dressed in jeans in their restaurant. I would never go back there.

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Not worth the money. Went there with a coupon and thank god for that. We got the Pulled Pork for an appetizer which was not to bad. Our dinners were horrible. My wife got ribs which you can get better ones at any Fridays and I got Buffalo medallions which were just not worth $23. Also Soda come in little bottles which add up if you have more.

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★★☆☆☆

Not worth the money. Went there with a coupon and thank god for that. We got the Pulled Pork for an appetizer which was not to bad. Our dinners were horrible. My wife got ribs which you can get better ones at any Fridays and I got Buffalo medallions which were just not worth $23. Also Soda come in little bottles which add up if you have more.

Pros: Nice looking rest.

Cons: , food, Prices

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The service was excellent and atmosphere was nice, but the food! I had Lamb or was surposed to be but the gristle under a nice sauce was uneatable. Others at our table had the rib steak that looked like it was in a fire except it was cold. The food needs a major improvement before I would return.

1
★★☆☆☆

The service was excellent and atmosphere was nice, but the food! I had Lamb or was surposed to be but the gristle under a nice sauce was uneatable. Others at our table had the rib steak that looked like it was in a fire except it was cold. The food needs a major improvement before I would return.

Pros: service, ambience

Cons: , food, food

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This is NO BBQ joint. He doesn't even put pepper in his chili. What kind of wrongheaded idea puts this yuppie watering hole in a BBQ category with Phoebe's.

1
★★★☆☆

This is NO BBQ joint. He doesn't even put pepper in his chili. What kind of wrongheaded idea puts this yuppie watering hole in a BBQ category with Phoebe's.

Pros: Good Bar Scene

Cons: Bland Food

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I have been to Jack's several times and each time has been more enjoyable than the last. Last time I ordered the chef special for 40pp. Best meal I ever had. We started with the pulled pork on garlic chip and award winning ribs. That was followed up with a shrimp and scallop dish and great salmon dish. For the main coarse we were given a lamb dish thats was excellent and a duck dish that was better than the lamb. The best part is dessert. We had 2 pieces Choc chip Pecan Pie(AWESOME). 2 pieces of "Peanut butter and Jelly" cheesecake(the best) 2 choclotate brownies and bread pudding. WOW It was alot of food but well well worth it. Great place, friendly service and best of all GREAT FOOD.

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★★★★★

I have been to Jack's several times and each time has been more enjoyable than the last. Last time I ordered the chef special for 40pp. Best meal I ever had. We started with the pulled pork on garlic chip and award winning ribs. That was followed up with a shrimp and scallop dish and great salmon dish. For the main coarse we were given a lamb dish thats was excellent and a duck dish that was better than the lamb. The best part is dessert. We had 2 pieces Choc chip Pecan Pie(AWESOME). 2 pieces of "Peanut butter and Jelly" cheesecake(the best) 2 choclotate brownies and bread pudding. WOW It was alot of food but well well worth it. Great place, friendly service and best of all GREAT FOOD.

Pros: Nice bar selection, Great Food, Parking Lot across th

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Jack McDavid is one of the most personable people I have ever met and his terrific personality shows through in everything he prepares. The place has so much character (and how appropriate, because so does Jack!). The food is cooked to order, served hot and suberbly presented. The menu is unique with some very different offerings (we enjoyed a buffalo strip steak for dinner and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert). It was WONDERFUL! I can't say enough good about Jack's Firehouse!

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★★★★★

Jack McDavid is one of the most personable people I have ever met and his terrific personality shows through in everything he prepares. The place has so much character (and how appropriate, because so does Jack!). The food is cooked to order, served hot and suberbly presented. The menu is unique with some very different offerings (we enjoyed a buffalo strip steak for dinner and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert). It was WONDERFUL! I can't say enough good about Jack's Firehouse!

Pros: Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Excellent Ambiance

Cons: distance from my home

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The few times that I have eaten at Jack's were some of the best. The meals were great, service team does whatever is needed to make your stay a good one, and the old building is loaded with character.

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★★★★★

The few times that I have eaten at Jack's were some of the best. The meals were great, service team does whatever is needed to make your stay a good one, and the old building is loaded with character.

Pros: environment

Cons: street parking

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Brought a friend to Jack's in October and they knocked my socks off again. By far the best ribs around. The food is top-notch, the service tremendous and the bourbon selection at the bar is the best I've seen. Freshest catfish on earth. You haven't lived until you've tried the bread pudding. Jack's kicks A-S-S!!!

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★★★★★

Brought a friend to Jack's in October and they knocked my socks off again. By far the best ribs around. The food is top-notch, the service tremendous and the bourbon selection at the bar is the best I've seen. Freshest catfish on earth. You haven't lived until you've tried the bread pudding. Jack's kicks A-S-S!!!

Pros: Ribs, Game, Bourbon

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Ate at Jacks one time- heard so much about the down home cookin. Ordered the rib sandwich- when it arived it was nothing but a bunch of badly charred gristle with a little bit of almost edible meat attached- maybge other people had better luck but for my money I will stick to Red Hot and Blue

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★★☆☆☆

Ate at Jacks one time- heard so much about the down home cookin. Ordered the rib sandwich- when it arived it was nothing but a bunch of badly charred gristle with a little bit of almost edible meat attached- maybge other people had better luck but for my money I will stick to Red Hot and Blue

Pros: location, originality, quick seating

Cons: expensive, bad value, over rated

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Went here for the first time with a friend....she said Jack's had the best crabcakes she's ever had, so of course I had to get them. The food was great - and she was right about those crabcakes. The sides were excellent too - served family-style with three different choices. The service was very good, the decor is great, and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely go to this restaurant again.

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★★★★☆

Went here for the first time with a friend....she said Jack's had the best crabcakes she's ever had, so of course I had to get them. The food was great - and she was right about those crabcakes. The sides were excellent too - served family-style with three different choices. The service was very good, the decor is great, and the prices are reasonable. I would definitely go to this restaurant again.

Pros: Outdoor Dining

 

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