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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
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Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2016

It is an old firehouse converted to a bar restaurant ,I have been here before great crab cakes and burgers ! It is across from the penitentiary ,I had dinner outside and in both very nice outside you have a view of the penitentiary it is in the Fairmount section of Philly very nice happening area

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2016

We sat outside along the side of the building, so things were super quiet. The place has been around forever (though it closed briefly). It is tried and true. And it never disappoints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Do not order the catfish sandwich. I believe it was frozen and then cooked. But in general, it wasn't prepared well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Always a treat to go to Jack's Firehouse. Wait Staff are helpful and friendly, Last there on Father's Day with grandchildren 1 and 3 and they accommodated their needs. Beer selection is great and the food is always prepared well, served properly and good presentation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2016

The food was very good as was the service and attentiveness from our waitress. We ate outside on the side next to the waterfall.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Excellent dinner!!! Met family for dinner. We all had great food and had a very enjoyable evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Jack's Firehouse is a staple to Fairmount Avenue. In fact, the dining experience seems as authentic as the historic firehouse the restaurant sits in. The entire experience was very warm and inviting, while the dishes were also presented very nicely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2016

Service was slow and food was not good, just ok. A group of us ate their and none of us was satisfied with the food that we orders. I orderd the salmon stuffed with crab meat and the best thing about was the sauce they had on the side. Not going there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2016

Food was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2016

Always a treat to eat at Jack's!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2016

We were a large group & the service was fabulous!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 29, 2016

We took some out-of-town friends there for dinner this past weekend. Because of the gloomy, rainy weather, the restaurant wasn't as packed as it usually is, so the noise level was low and we were able to have good conversation during dinner.

As I said, the place wasn't all that busy, but service was a little off that evening. We didn't get the complimentary scones and cherries until we were finished dinner (they're usually the first things put on the table), nor did we get the complimentary sides until two of us were almost finished with our dinners. There was one other thing that bothered us: when one of our party ordered the seitan salad, the server was very pandering and condescending, explaining in detail (without being asked to) what seitan was, as if our friend had no idea what she had ordered. She rolled her eyes after he left the table and asked, "Why does he think I would have ordered the seitan salad if I didn't know what it was?" Perhaps if she had asked what seitan was, before ordering it, his explanation would have been warranted, but my friend made it obvious that she knew what she was ordering.

Other than those little glitches, everything was just fine, as it always is at Jack's. The food, from the salads to soup to steak to crab cakes, was very good. This is why we bring our friends here... although this one friend might think twice about returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2016

I could eat Jack's ribs every night. I mean finger-licking, bone chewing yummm.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2016

Jack's would not have been my first pick for a romantic dinner. However, if I was with a large group this would have been the place to go to. Our seating helped out a lot. We were seated outside toward the back in front of a fountain. The noise level was quiet enough to be able to have an intimate conversation. The food was decent and the pricing was standard for the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was great but it would be nice to add more vegetarian options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Celebrated my daughters graduation with a large group. Would recommend to everyone. it was fantastic!! Great food, great atmosphere and great service!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Great service spectacular place a renovated firehouse! Wonderful folks working there. A very nice wine list and some fun cocktails We will be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Everything was great however we did not realize we could not order off the full menu(which includes sandwiches ) when you are seated in the main section of the dining room.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We were celebrating Administrative Professional's Day. There were 4 people in our party. Jack's was highly recommended to us from one of the girl's in our party. She had been there several times before. We all ordered something different, including the mushroom soup, shrimp & crab bisque, salmon burger sandwich, chicken salad sandwich & green salad with chicken on top. We also shared the apple crisp. Everything was excellent, including the service. We even enjoyed the complimentary biscuits & corn muffins. We will definitely go back to try some of the other items on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Always a great go to restaurant. I brought a colleague from out of town here and he loved the experience. Burgers, steaks and pan fried catch of the day....delicious!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Nice place but the menu is limited for the brunch. Could use some traditional brunch items.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Brought my picky family here for a wonderful meal. We came early--before the dinner rush--and had a tasty meal with great service. I will definitely come again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2016

Amazing as always!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2016

We enjoyed the birthday party of my wife. The ripes were delicious and the service very friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 7, 2016

Always good, had the catfish this time. Great. Very helpful manager got us a cab despite the flower show demand.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Had a great meal as always. Service was spot on. It was perfect for a larger party. We were there for quite a while and never felt rushed. Buffalo dish was superb, crab cakes wonderful as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2016

Have always enjoyed brunch here and recently went for dinner. Disappointed at the heavy menu, not many light fare options

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised on Valentines Day when I attended the brunch at Jack's Firehouse. We had the best service ever! My mom was in a wheelchair and we could not have been better accommodated. The food was excellent and we asked for a few special orders.

Take a bow Jack's Firehouse. You have exceeded all expectations.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Fabulous food with service to match!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2016

The atmosphere was nice. Loved it in the summer when we were able to take a table outside.
Just did some drinks and snacks then. Thought might be a nice spot for diner. Think again. The food was not good at all. My pork was so over cooked that it tasted like leather. One of the other guests at our table had the strip steak, again too over done. No one sent anything back, as we enjoyed being out for the night with friends. Our server was very good, very friendly, and a pleasure. Wish we could say the same for the food !!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Recently ate here with a small group. Overall the service and atmosphere were very nice. The food was good up until my entree arrived which was a NY strip steak. This particlar cut was terrible. There was over a quarter of the steak I couldn't eat due to the fat. Another person in party had the same problem. The filet came out very nice which my other guest had ordered. No other complaints. Would still go back and give it another go.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Key West)·Dined on February 5, 2016

We have been to Jacks several times and love it every time. We like sitting outside more than inside. Our waitress was delightful. Parking is tight in the neighborhood, but there is a lot across the street that is very convenient. Mashed sweet potatoes were awesome!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2016

Very friendly server and outstanding service! Food was very good. Welcoming atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2016

Not the best entrees.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2016

The center of my crab cake sandwich was cold as was the center of my friend's hamburger. We waited a long time for our meal, and it was very hard to get the attention of the waitress, so we just ate the sandwiches. The plate of biscuits and breads served before the meal looked appetizing, but they were disappointing. The biscuits were cold and hard. I can't believe that anyone at the restaurant has tasted the biscuits recently. Next time I go to the museum, I'll find someplace else.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2016

The food was good, not perfect. A frittata came cold. Cheese was ordered in the frittata, but came without. Water was not refilled. Minimal butter for 4 people. The portions were large. We've been before and would go again though.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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