Firehouse American Eatery and Lounge

4.3
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183 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
FIREHOUSE restaurant, at the forefront of upscale-beach dining, sits in the heart of Pacific Beach. Wedged between local Fire Station 21 and Ocean Walk, FIREHOUSE offers an eclectic compilation of classic American dishes and beach side, craft cocktails.

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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.2
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Bruno, was genuinely friendly, attentive, and patient. There were two other staff members who were also great and stepped in to help, but we didn’t get their names. Even with his mask on, Bruno’s positive energy radiated through. A dose of Bruno, ocean air, and good food is exactly what we needed! Thank you! (Everything was clean, physical distancing was in place, and people were wearing their masks if they had to move from their tables.)

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Nella
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The staff at the door and security guards were impolite. They seemed indifferent about theit costumers. They sat us on a couch with no table to eat food on except for a small “log” that’s used for sitting more than anything else. The food was at best mediocre but the potions were pretty big. During our stay, a fight broke out with one of the security guards and the security guard acted unprofessional and had to be held back while holding an object. If you’re looking for a calm lunch spot, this is not for you. We learned that the hard way. This place is for those who enjoy getting drunk and rowdy. Never coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a reservation specific

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MarenM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, but the table where they sat us was too low for us to eat, which made eating awkward.

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MikeD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food nice people clean good safety keeping people separated

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Ordered lettuce cups and they came with cucumber (not on menu) and partner is allergic. Told the waitress and she brought us a new one that still had cucumber mixed in with the celery. We aren’t just being picky, it’s an allergy. Partner didn’t want to make a scene, so we just went on with our dinner. But we shouldn’t have to send a dish back for a 3rd time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks you for upgrading our table!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch, the service was fantastic (I wish I remember the waiter's name - He said he was from Brazil!). All around great experience

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vipBobD
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Have been here a lot in the past, having always enjoyed it, food, service, ambiance. Chose it last Saturday night since nephew and great nieces were in town, staying in Mission Beach, and thought this would work out well. Made reservations, everything seemed good, until we got seated and realized that the music volume was not going to change - it was practically ear splitting. The DJ was having a wonderful time dancing in place. We asked the waiter if he had any pull in reducing the volume somewhat. I looked around and everyone who wanted to be heard in their party, had to shout. Seemed like the music may have been a way of promoting the place to passerbys. Made for a less than satisfactory experience however for diners.

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vipRobinB
Tahoe
83 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Old folks don't enjoy loud music

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DesireeD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a great vibe here and always great music. With and without a DJ!

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RobinJ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Terrible cocktails, poor service and way too loud, who has a DJ in the middle of the resteraunt when people are trying to chat, very bad experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Sat in a booth, no table to put food on. Waiter stopped by once when we were done. Social distancing for people that didn’t sit together.
Food really good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was spectacular wonderful drinks and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice especially the seating with the view of the beach. Staff was extremely nice while adhering to current health guidelines. Will definitely be coming back here again!

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SDBill
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and food. Staff took care on practicing new rules pertaining to pandemic.

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TerriKF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food and excellent service. My burger was nicely seasoned and cooked medium rare like I requested. Staff was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations yet we were placed at the bar. That was a little disappointing but we had a great bartender and he made it worth it.

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AmelieAnne
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was really excited to dine at Firehouse for my husband & I's first time dining out since the shelter in place order was given. We always had such good times are Firehouse with the ambience, food, and music (we even had our engagement party there!), so we were so excited to go back. However, when we were seated for this reservation, they didn't even seat us at a table, but rather their waiting area by the fireplace. We planned to eat a meal there, not just have drinks, so when we asked to be moved they said they had no seats. It was so disappointing they couldn't accommodate us to a table, even when I had a reservation. We didn't want to sit on a couch and eat dinner, so we opted to leave that night. I am so bummed because Firehouse is always so good.

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LisaV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to Brittany at Firehouse for great bar service and delicious drinks. The brunch was amazing, too. This was our first dine-out outing after the “reopening” and we chose Firehouse in PB because we enjoyed ordering food and drink to-go during the shut down. Thank you Firehouse for being so great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job preparing for social distancing, as far as I could see employees were following guidelines. The actual patrons were not as much, but it is PB. Food was great, mimosas delicious. Will come again.

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GrantA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firehouse is one of the best spots for eating, as well as raging, in Pacific Beach. Jenny and Amelia always giving the best and most friendly service. Definitely a place worth checking out.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This is great for a night out with friends. I came here with fun for-workers. However, we are all different ages and it may have been

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting San Diego and picked this place out from an online map view of the area. Waiter was wonderful, he let us move to the “fire” table when it was vacated by other guests. Food superb.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This is really a bar with a dance floor that happens to serve some food. If you are looking to dine out, then you should go elsewhere. The food is ordinary bar fare.

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LaceyH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hadn’t been there in 20 years! Still very good food with great service! Went for brunch - Would love to have sat outside w/ a view :(
inside was quiet, cavelike and felt like I was in a club. And the television was acting weird so we couldn’t even watch sports. But overall good and will go back