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About 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.

2130 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Barbecue, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3pm - 9:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
22nd Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 232-9000

Website:
http://www.jacksfirehouse.com/

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

Catering:
Jack's Firehouse offers catering services personalized to your needs. Please call for details.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jack McDavid

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: (215) 232-9000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Jack's Firehouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Authentic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The service and the food are always excellent at jack's Firehouse.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good food accompanied by good service. Nice atmosphere and decor.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

My wife and I talked our daughter and her family to Jack's tonight. We wanted to treat the kids to something special but it had to be in a family-friendly atmosphere. Jack's fit the bill in every way. The Smoked Meats will great and my non-meat eating daughter loved her stuffed salmon. Indian we were stuffed to the gills and happy as clams. The service was friendly and attentive. We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Upon arrival, I discovered that my phone was left in the Uber. This was disconcerting but I found the staff to be very warm and welcoming. It helped with the stress of the situation. It was my second time there and I'll return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

From the ease of moving our reservation for 10 people up 2 hours, to the delicious food, we had a great time. We were all extremely pleased with our choices.
But what truly made our visit, was our fun and wonderful waiter, Stuart. He was so sweet and attentive, without being a stalker. Even went out to let some of our group who had stepped outside for a smoke, that our food was ready, so it wouldn't get cold on them.
He also led the other patrons in singing happy birthday to me.

Any restaurant can have good food, but to have a staff that makes a special evening even more spectacular is priceless.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

the service and the food was great.

We were all delighted with the experience.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 14, 2017

Rembrandt's has always been an excellent restaurant. Glad we visited it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our food was a little bland. The fish and pork had little flavor. Our kids did enjoy the ribs.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Stopped in for lunch after a trip to the Art Museum with friends. Nice table in the back. Good selection of beers. A couple of nice specials on the menu. The soups were good and very thick. Nice, crunchy french fries. We will keep it on the list to go back again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Wanted a local place to bring a client for lunch. Thought this would be easy, and how bad could it be? The service was good. The ambiance was nice. The clam chowder was very tasty, and the smoked chicken on the salad was good. But the spring mix on the lettuce salad was rotting, and the $5 piece of salmon on the Caesar salad was small and overcooked. Kindly, the manager and the waitstaff were nice about the spring mix, and comped the entire salad. Maybe if a customer orders something other than salads, they will be happier than we were.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Went with 8 people on a busy Saturday night and food was well prepared and service was impeccable. Nice Southern inflected menu with enough options for some picky kid eaters and vegetarians. Strong, large, delicious cocktails for the grownups and festive atmosphere. Fluffy biscuits to start and free tasty chocolate chip cookies to finish were a nice touch. Would definitely come again.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We had a nice brunch. It wasn't crowded, maybe the inclement weather kept people home, so it wasn't noisy. I enjoyed my breakfast quesadilla and the coffee was good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Tasty food and great service both at the bar and at our table. Good variety in the menu. Our second trip back and still great!

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2017

What a lovely find. I made the reservation mostly because of the location (across the street from Eastern Penn). The servers and bussing staff were so attentive. The food was excellent, and the establishment more upscale than I'd been led to believe from the reviews on Google and Yelp (which do NOT do this place justice). I've already recommended Jack's to a couple I know planning a visit.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The bar was so noisy we could barely hear each other at dinner. Server forgot (or maybe bartender) that I wanted my drink a certain way. Food was good although disappointed there were no specials. This was our 4th visit and the most disappointing.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2017

A cozy, pleasant and satisfying weeknight meal of good cheeseburgers, crab cakes, an amazing mix of bourbon, lime juice and honey, called Gold Rush, and very attentive and cheerful service

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Food was good but nothing special. It was much more expensive than I expected.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

Very cool location right across from the Eastern state penitentary. Great if you are going to the museum district and looking for a good brunch afterwards. Food has a southern flair and the biscuits they start with are great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

3 of the 4 of us were happy with our meals. Our friend ordered a steak dinner and her food was not served hot. It was returned to the kitchen, but was still not very warm when it was returned. She was not very happy. Their hot cider drink is amazing! They were very accommodating about splitting our salads which we shared. Our chicken with bacon mac and cheese was delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Delicious meal, courteous staff.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Cool building, enjoyed dinner with friends. Appetizers of calamari and short rib nachos were yummy. Entrees were large. Great chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2016

We went for Brunch with friends and the Service, Food, Atmosphere and Price was very good to great-we all agreed to return for another Jack Firehouse dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2016

My cousins and I went to Jack's on Saturday night. Although we do not usually meet in Center City it was a midway location. The appetizers, drinks and dinner were excellent. There were 6 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. We had steaks, fish and vegetarian dishes and we all thought they were excellent. I had steak and it was prepared exactly as I like it. The biscuits and cherries are always a treat, as are the chocolate chip cookies after our meal. Our server was the best. She was pleasant and made sure we had everything we needed. I definitely would return to Jack's for dinner again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Chicken was completely overlooked and bone-dry. Barely ate it, and they didn't take it off the check. Sides were quite good. Service was solid. Great building, but high ceilings make it noisy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2016

New York strip steak, medium rare, topped with sautéed onions and spinach, and gorganzola butter. Simply awesome. (And the hot spiced cider was a perfect cocktail after coming in from a cold and blustery evening.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2016

Food isn't that great but ambiance is nice.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2016

We went for brunch and had an excellent experience. We have a baby of several months and it's a good place to take an infant. They are spacious enough to accommodate strollers, high seats, etc. and it's also noisy enough that nobody will notice if she/he gets a little fussy.

I got the catfish sandwich which was excellent; crispy on the outside and moist on the inside like it's supposed to be. We shared calamari as an appetizer which were solid, although I wouldn't say they were amazing. My dad and my wife both seemed to really enjoy their entrees as well. For dessert we had their chocolate chip pecan pie which is an excellent idea and was good though I'd say the chocolate overpowers the pecans a bit.

Overall I definitely recommend this place for brunch and it seems like it would be good for any meal. The location is great and the place looks fantastic.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Disappointed in our meal for the first time. The food was okay, but not great. Maybe just an off night for them (and us) and we can give it another try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Went for Sunday brunch and really enjoyed it. Good variety to menu. Server was attentive and pleasant. Biscuit/muffin/banana bread opener was a nice treat, as were the warm cookies at the end of our meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Food and atmosphere good. Service could have been better.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Very uncharacteristic of what I've heard about the food at Jack's but invited an out-of- town guest and was embarrassed. Greasy fries, dried roll and very little sandwich fixings. Not worth $11.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2016

The food was wonderful and the dessert divine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Awesome restaurant! Excellent service and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on August 28, 2016

This was my third time here, and always happy with the service and atmosphere. The food is absolutely phenomenal, and the value and amount for the prices are more than acceptable.

Favorite Sunday Brunch Spot in the City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2016

Went during a slow period and there were two mice in the dining room. Had previously had enjoyable meals at Jack's Firehouse but rodents put damper on evening and perception of restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2016

As always, Jack's Firehouse is a great spot for a casual dinner. We took our visiting son with us last week and he loved the place, especially the charm of the architecture. The noise level indoors was a big much, with several large parties seated in there, so we opted for a table that was somewhat indoors as well as outdoors, allowing for us to have good conversation without yelling. Service was excellent. My son said the crab cakes were delicious. It's kind of hit and miss as to whether it will be quiet enough for conversation (after all, the bar sits right in the middle of the restaurant, and it is always packed), but if you don't mind the occasionally over-the-top decibel level, the food will make up for that. Portions are large, so you won't go home hungry.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Had the catfish sandwich, with a nice sauce. Two of our party had omelettes with ham. All enjoyed, service was attentive, but the waiter had a bit more than he could adequately handle. Good guy through it all. Will recommend Jack's.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2016

The "Jack's firehouse is situated across the old Eastern prison so one can not says it is scenic but it is historic and a very interesting place. The food was good not as spicy as we would have
Liked but the shrimp were excellent. The service was very friendly and ambiance happy and
Casual. They kept the decor from the firehouse making it eclectic.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Loved it several years ago and still delicious- We've come when it opened and many times over the years. Still delicious! We even celebrated our son's graduation there!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Always love Jack's. Our service with Connor was second to none! He made our dining experience awesome. This time we ordered the famous ribs again. Disappointed. They were very dry. Burger and salads ordered were very good

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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