Jack's Firehouse
Jack's Firehouse

Jack's Firehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jacksfirehouse.com/
  • Phone: 2152329000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Jack McDavid
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Jack's Firehouse offers catering services personalized to your needs. Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Jack's Firehouse has 2 private rooms. The Chief's Quarters accommodates 8 to 25 guests & the Grand Hall accommodates 20 to 80 guests. The entire Firehouse is available for 100 to 250 guests. We host great parties here - so whether its a private dinner for 40 members of your company or a brunch shower for 60 ladies celebrating the soon to be bride or 200 guests for a fun and different cocktail and dance party - CALL JACK'S FIREHOUSE for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Mick Houston 2152329000x
  • Entertainment: Call in advance to find out when Jim Smith and the Trailer Park Trio are playing their own version of fantastic 40's and 50's rock-a-billy here at the Firehouse. They always provide a shoe stomping, late night drinking and yelling, fun time for all. Shows ususally start around 10pm as the dinner crowd has made their way to the bar
  • Special Events: JACK'S IS CELEBRATING OUR 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY - CALL ABOUT JOINING US ON APRIL 10, 2010 FOR A GREAT PARTY. PROCEEDS FROM THE NIGHT WILL GO TOWARD HUNGER RELIEF.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: A public lot is located 50 yards away, at the corner of 22nd Street & Fairmount Avenue. Street parking is also available in the area.
A word from Jack's Firehouse
Jack's Firehouse offers Jack McDavid's nationally renowned cuisine serving fish, meats, seafood & vegetarian dishes, a spirited bar with one of Philadelphia's finest Bourbon collection, 60 bottle Wine List, 15 different beers, private rooms or casual elegance in the 120 Year Old Fire House setting... A perfect choice for taking out an important client, favorite relative or special someone.
Jack's Firehouse - Philadelphia's premier American Restaurant.
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Jack's Firehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (16)great for brunch (14)fit for foodies (13)great for lunch (10)special occasion (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (5)romantic (2)Show More
  • Our goal was to celebrate
    kkat
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Our goal was to celebrate our Inaugural LOVE Run with a Jack's burger and a great beer. This is definitely the place to come to have great, hearty and delicious food. One of my favorites away from the hubbub of center city dining but being in the city.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clam chowder and other soups
    SashimiGigglesVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Clam chowder and other soups are always a hit. Ribs & other BBQ so delicious year round! Excellent service. I always feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We brought our children and grandchildren for brunch on Sunday and everyone enjoyed the experience. Food and service were good and we were happy with the brunch menu. The kitchen even prepared something for one of the kids that was not on the menu. Our server was very interested in helping the kids have whatever made them happy, which was so nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch date with Mom
    Barnesy
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Mom and I had a great Sunday brunch date. The food was great and our waiter was very polite and efficient. I would definitely recommend it. And the peach tea cocktail was delish!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for lunch
    Char
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    After a visit to the Barnes, this is a great place to relax and discuss art.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!!!
    Comfort4
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!! You can't ask for anything more...except that the bar menu be available in the dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Weekend Brunch
    DonnaV
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Took our Temple kids to Jack's for a nice brunch. Love the interior decor, lots of conversation starters. Brunch food was great, with vegan options for our picky eater. Service was good, we were not rushed through our meal. Great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing ribs
    Leonard
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The room is wood paneled with high ceilings, tablecloths help dim the clatter, service was attentive, portions were substantial, prices fare, and most of the food good, cauliflower soup was excellent...but the "signature" ribs were awful, dried out and tough, couldn't cut them with the steak knife provided much less chew the meat
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  • Always the best!
    Joannee
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Jack's Firehouse always delivers. Brunch or lunch the selection is wonderful and the service the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint firehouse find
    CrazyCanuck
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    If you're looking for some good BBQ, this is the place to go. They have a fantastic BBQ platter with ribs, pulled pork and brisket. In addition, their salads are fantastic and big enough for a full meal. But the best part is the complimentary biscuits with sour cherry spread, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go for the BBQ Platter
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    BBQ Platter was amazing. special soup too. but it's over priced and service was slow. good food though...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Chocolate CAKE
    HappyFamily
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My family and I ate at Jacks and enjoyed our meal. Waiter was no frills and very Philly like--direct. Food was good. I had the catfish which was yummy and healthy. My son really liked the huge piece of chocolate cake which we all shared. Good coffee. Beer is served in bottle so ask for a glass. Great decor. Would love to return and sit at bar with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gift Certificate Applied
    AmytVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We received a gift certificate for this restaurant and used it on the day it was to expire. The restaurant was fine with that. However when we tried to order a side of eggs at Brunch on Sunday, they were reluctant to fulfill our request. We had to use our phones to show them their on line menu had eggs as a side item, in addition to their egg entrees. We also asked if they offered a senior citizen discount. They didn't know and never got back to us. Our one son had pancakes and even though the portion was generous, he only ate one since he didn't feel they were worth eating. It seemed as though this restaurant is for neighborhood locals, who want the convenience of decent food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went to this restaurant
    OutstandingVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I went to this restaurant about 5 years ago and it was great. I don't know what happened but it just was not the same. Still had a decent filet and apps but it wasn't like I remembered.
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  • Fun at the Firehouse
    ERHam
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went to Jack's Firehouse to celebrate our son's 20th birthday. Food and service were great. We sat right near the front door of the firehouse and had a rousing discussion about how the wooden doors actually worked. We had a great time and would love to come back in the nice weather to sit outside!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chose this place because me
    Reuniting
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Chose this place because me and my x always wanted to come here . We met there tryn to reconnect . We had a great time and now scheduled another date so......
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed ourselves at Jacks. The scallops, fillet and deserts were all delicious. In my opinion you would be better off being seated towards the back of the resturaunt. The front was pretty close to the bar which was really loud. The service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this resturaunt to anyone looking for a nice night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Place
    HDPhilly
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have never been disappointed with the food at Jack's. Hubby and I dined there on Valentine's evening and chose the V-day menu. It had a nice selection for nearly any palate. I always feel comfortable at Jack's, casual dress for a casual, friendly atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambiance was nice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The ambiance was nice and the food was excellent. Portions were more than ample and the service was great! very attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We stopped in on a Sunday
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We stopped in on a Sunday late afternoon. The food is delicious and service was great. The staff is very friendly and offer recommendations if asked. The bartender Dean was great, very welcoming and fun! He didn't have a problem whipping up a specialty cocktail when asked! Can't wait to visit jacks again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice!
    TempleMom
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Interesting architecture. Menu was not extensive but there was something for everyone and all was delicious. Only issue we had was when we arrived there was a very loud band playing. (Not sure if this was due to the private party going on upstairs or if they typically have band). Once they ended, it was perfect. Would go again and try the outdoor dining that they have weather permitting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Ribs!
    StephanieLee4022
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I have been there several times and I have never had a bad meal of service there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A BAD NIGHT
    CHIEF
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Have dined at Jacks numerous times and found the food and service absolutely outstanding in every respect. However, at this last occasion, the food was as good as always but the service was totally unacceptable. Although the place was nearly empty, it took forever for the appetizers to be served; and shortly after they were served, the main courses were delivered and the unfinished appetizers were just pushed aside by the waiter to make room for the main courses. As indicated, this must have been an anomaly because on all previous occasions, the service was outstanding, otherwise, we wouldn't have returned so often. Despite this recent problem, we would not hesitate to return and give the place our usual 5 star rating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Friendly service, a good (if not particularly outstanding) menu, and a surprisingly cozy atmosphere (though we went on a night that was clearly less busy than usual).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    CharlieD
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Our family had dinner at Jack's Firehouse for my adult son's birthday. Everyone raved about their meals and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing from Start to Finish.
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Calamari appetizer was soggy and tough and there was very little of it. The braised beef appetizer was also tough and hard to cut. The venison special was supposed to be venison medallions but was more like cow chips. Very thinly sliced and tough and hard to find in the sauce. The ribs were dry and tough and hard to get off the bone. In fact, my son had to work so hard to separate the meat from the bone that the ribs flew off the plate onto the table twice. He could not finish the meal. We were served collard greens and potatoes for the table to share which were cold. Our server was very good and the atmosphere was friendly but the food was awful!
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  • traveler
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Appetizers were very good. Had the calamari and ribs. Really liked the combination of the calamari, carrots and peppers. Nice light batter. Ribs were very good. Main course was the potato crusted crab stuffed salmon that was not so good...for my tastes. The crust was over done, and you could not taste the salmon due to the potatoes and crab. Would not order that again. The beer was great. Definitely a fun spot to go and hang out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We have been to Jack's Firehouse many times since it opened. We have had many really good meals and service, and a few not so good experiences with either. Our most recent visit was one of the good ones, amd although our waiter did not seem on top of things-we waited a long time for the appetizer which finally arrived lukewarm-other waitstaff picked up the slack and the entrees were delivered in good time. The food was delicious, although without the complimentary mashed potatoes and green beans, the crab cakes would not have been enough for my husband. We really like the atmosphere, too, and we will be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • <3 jacks
    Kdine
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Jacks firehouse has a great feel to it. The food and service is wonderful! It's also in a great location of Philadelphia!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and service!
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Our family of six had dinner here after a day of holiday sites in center city. The service was great. The food was great...extremely large portions. Would return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great meal
    BarryVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Jacks Firehouse never disappoints! Being inside an old firehouse is such a cool setting, plus the food and service are excellent! Dining outside when it is warmer is a bonus....perhaps brunch come spring...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu has a nice variety;
    Marie
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The menu has a nice variety; however some of the portions are smaller than I imagined. Food is good but the menu doesn't vary much. I've dined here for brunch and was impressed the first time but during my second visit the staff weren't as friendly, attentive and I felt at some point they were rushing me and my friends to leave.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was great...the bartenders
    chilicheeze
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    It was great...the bartenders were awesome and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We ordered appetizers which came out very prompt. No sooner did the server put the appetizers on the table and went back t6o the kitchen did he come out immediately with our soups and salads. Not very happy.
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  • Jack's for Lunch
    DTom
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    After a morning touring Eastern State Pen (a must see site in Philadelphia), Jack's was our next stop for the day. The old firehouse has a cool vibe about it, service was prompt and professional. The food was great. I had the seafood of the day (Halibut) and my son had the Chicken. Both were excellent. I plan to visit again when the weather is warmer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY DISAPPOINTING
    BostonVisitorVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I aranged a brunch for my wife's birthday at Jacks. I had eaten there several years ago and enjoyed the food. Menu was a good selection of breakfast and lunch. The brisket was inedible, tough, fatty and chewy. The food was not delivered hot to the table.
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  • Lunch was perfect
    LifeIsAisha2
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've been looking for good lunch meeting spots and I've found one. There is free on street parking and that's a huge benefit. The staff was friendly and attentive from the moment I entered. My food looked good, smelled great, and tasted amazing. I was on the phone working and raving about the food throughout my meal. I will return.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!!!
    Julie
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    This is my new favorite restaurant! I hope to celebrate my next birthday day!!!! THANK YOU for great food, great service, great everything!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best lunch
    CindaSaid
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Jack's Firehouse, a trusted gem of Philadelphia, is a wonderful lunch place as not too many 4 star restaurants are open for lunch on Tuesday in the Fairmont and Art Museum section!! We enjoyed our lunch immensely and I recommend it for business lunches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Wonderful lunch spot
    SueZ
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Jacks is a great spot for lunch ! It's only a few blacks from the phildelphia art museum. The food was great, the service was excellent and the ambience in an old fire station was really unique. Would highly recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.