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Jack's Firehouse

4.0
4
822 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Saving the farm one Southern dish at a time inside an authentic Philadelphia Firehouse built in 1871 right across the street from Eastern State Historic Site. Open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Proudly showcasing Chef Jack McDavid's nationally renowned haute-country cuisine.

We ask that all of our patrons wear a face mask or covering until they have been seated at their designated table until restrictions In Philadelphia are lifted.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:45 am Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 232-9000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jack McDavid

  • Catering

    Jack's Firehouse offers catering services personalized to your needs. Please email Mick@jacksfirehouse.com or give us a call!

  • Private party facilities

    Call about private event availability.

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Cross street

    22nd Street

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Septa 20 and 43 bus lines run right by

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 822 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    Darl

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The brussel spouts with horseradish dip was perfect.
  2. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, strong flavors. Tavern style at a high level. Get the mushroom risotto and the macaroni and cheese with crab meat!! Super yummy. Really nice owner and staff.
  3. KH

    KellieH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good food, awesome cider and very good social distancing.
  4. Q

    Quigg25

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was the best! We had dinner on 11/12. The food was excellent...we will definitely be returning!
  5. BM

    BruceM

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    great place. limited menu. not many healthy items, but good pub style food. nice atmosphere.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Greats food. Huge servings. Had to get a bag to go. Great service. Tables distance apart from each other. Online menus. Wait staff had on masks.
  7. JF

    JFK1

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, and good Covid procedures (spacing of tables and also outdoor seating). Highly recommend!
  8. R

    Rich

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable setting. Table placement was great. Food was wonderful. Great service. A wonderful setting to reconnect with old friends
  9. LM

    LindaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch, menu will please anyone. Cool building with some interesting history. Service and everything else was excellent!
  10. FF

    FlushingFirstTimers

    New York Area

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The restaurant is in a former fire house with an opening to accommodate the firetrucks. This opening allows outside dining in front and a patio on the side. Indoor seating was open toward the fire truck door to ensure proper ventilation. We had a large frittata with gruyere cheese, home fries and house made boar sausage. The flavor was tangy thanks to the sausage and well presented. For dessert we had a butter cake, which is a cavelike version the butter cookie. It was a very flat but absolutely delicious cake. With this dish also, the portion was very generous. the service is attentive and helpful. The restaurant is across the street from the Eastern State Penitentiary, which offers tours.
  11. W

    Woobie

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2020

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good and I would recommend it to anyone and would go back myself. We were seated outside even though we requested indoor dining when the reservation was made. Once seated our male server introduced himself and immediately told us an 18% gratuity is added to the bill but we should feel free to give him more. Normally I tip 20% and probably would have added additional money but having him start the conversation that way turned me off. In addition his service was not the best.
  12. MD

    MarkD

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been there in a few years. Food and service was great. Just not much of a menu. Assume due to the covic19 BS? I’d go back it’s a great place
  13. BE

    BarbaraE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Jack's Firehouse was a great little place. The food was really very good, especially the Pulled Pork Poutine...yum. The only concern we had was our waiter. They have an 18% gratuity built into your bill and we all agreed that he did not earn it. You still need to go there...I just hope you don't get the same waiter we got. Bon appetit!
  14. MQ

    MooseQuest

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Meals are American, nothing fancy. We had some questions about the “steak”.
  15. RK

    RichardK

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Some excellent food, so glad the place is open
  16. s

    sharonh

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely. Tables outside are socially distant. Server was so friendly and helpful. It was a beautiful night. Tables are given 2 hour limit which is generous given the pandemic. I had the crab cakes and husband had the steak. Both were delicious. We are happy to support and will gladly come again soon.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall4food3service1ambience4
    Server was rude and not very attentive, fried chicken was on the verge of being undercooked
  18. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Zach was amazing as usual. Funny as hell. Can’t wait to go back.
  19. d

    daryllw

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good. It was wonderful, the ambiance was decent.
  20. A

    Anita

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful to safely eat outside! Crab cakes were perfect.
  21. F

    Fairmountgirl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    I guess since they add the gratuity on the checks now, our particular server decided they didn’t need to give exceptional service. Live in the neighborhood and have been there pre-quarantine and it was a good time, now not so much. Honestly won’t go back, rather spend my money somewhere I feel more welcomed and appreciated. (Worked in the industry all my life, so I’m not just some overbearing jerk) Do not recommend
  22. JM

    JeffM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service - great food. The server was very attentive to my 86 year old father and they had a wonderful sense of humor
  23. R

    Rose

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the fried chicken, and complimentary corn muffins. It was great to be back!
  24. SC

    StephanieC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    During my most recent dining outing, my husband and I met up with my best friend and her husband who were in from Denver at Jack’s Firehouse. Since it had been some time since we had all been together, it was already going to be a good night. We ordered the appetizer special of calamari which was absolutely delish along with the roasted Brussel sprouts. The fried chicken, steaks, and risotto were cooked perfectly. What was even better was the service. It is not every day that you meet a server that can just take your dining experience from good to AMAZING! That is exactly what Zach did during our visit to Jack’s. He made sure we were always taken care of, but also took the time to get to know his customers and let the customers get to know him. He was full of humor and kept us laughing all night. I wish more people in general were like this. Most restaurants that I visit typically have good food, but rarely do they have GREAT service. When I find a place that does both really well, i will for sure be a returning customer.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time date did too
  26. ER

    EliseR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining in the time of COVID can be a little odd, but Jack's made it amazing! Zack, or server, was fun and made great recommendations and out the outdoor set-up is lovely. The fried chicken was INSANE, so much food and the breading was perfectly seasoned and the chicken was moist and juicy. Mac n cheese was average, but overall yummy cocktails, a great meal and relaxed atmosphere. Yum!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Jack’s! Our server, Zach, was attentive and adhered to all Covid precautions. Food was delicious and came out fast. The lavender gin fizz cocktail is fantastic.
  28. DM

    DonnaM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Covid menu but cute place with great service!!
  29. MD

    MichaelD

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. Zach was funny. Will definitely be back.
  30. MW

    MarianneW

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time. First had some drinks at the bar then went to our table for excellent Prime Rib.
  31. D

    Darl

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was gourmet quality, with interesting combinations and seasonings. The service was spot on for timeliness, checking back and friendliness. Though the acoustics are not the best (loud) we were able to hear each other in conversation. Go there. Good food and fun atmosphere!
  32. J

    Jennifer

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was extremely salty. Cool vibe and everyone was nice. The food wasn't terrible just very salty.
  33. LG

    LoveGoodFood

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was not as good as it used to be. The pork belly had way too much sauce that was overly sweet. The ribs were salty. Service was also disappointing. The crab cakes were very good though.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The main reason we went there was for the ribs but they were out at 730. Disappointing. The steak was a bit overcooked. Just ok.
  35. R

    Rich

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Pleasant atmosphere. Wonderful service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was mediocre which was a disappointment. The lobster Mac sounded really good, unfortunately it was incredibly bland. I had the pork shoulder for my entree and it was overcooked. The savior of the night was our waitress Jade. She was incredible.
  37. SR

    SmoothReyn

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative menu with excellent choices from starters through entrees. Solid portions, good cocktails and very comfortable ambiance for conversation. Definitely added to my Favorites in the city🍽🥃😊
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time. First time there. Will be back.
  39. C

    Candace

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their selections. The filet was perfectly cooked. the sauteed brussels sprouts are some of the best in the city. Definitely save room for dessert.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    We had to send our Mac and cheese back twice because it came out cold. When my mussels arrived, they were overly fishy and had likely gone bad. The “broth” they were supposed to have been served in was over-reduced and painfully salty.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Jack's Firehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 232-9000.

Jack's Firehouse is rated 4 stars by 822 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Jack's Firehouse

2130 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Additional information

  • Cross street

    22nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Art Museum

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:45 am Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Septa 20 and 43 bus lines run right by

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jack McDavid

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 232-9000

  • Catering

    Jack's Firehouse offers catering services personalized to your needs. Please email Mick@jacksfirehouse.com or give us a call!

  • Private party facilities

    Call about private event availability.

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