Stopped here for brunch before our guided tour at Eastern State Penitentiary. It was absolutely delicious. I got the filet mignon eggs Benedict on a biscuit and it was perfection. My husband got the pulled pork and said it was a little too salty but not
Poor food and worse service. Took 15 min for the server to show up, and 35 minutes for the food to appear - which was a mixed blessing given the poor quality. Place needs to shape up or close.
The service is always an A+. We brunch here every time my mom visits, because it’s her favorite!
A FIND for Philly museum visitors. Great menu. Superior service. Delicious food. And delightful extras—especially those biscuits with cherries. Yum!!!
Food was expensive and over cooked. No one in my party really enjoyed their meal. I was embarrassed that I took out of town guests there.
My wife and 29 year old son and I had dinner at Jack's last Saturday night. Knowing Jack's barbeque background, we ordered ribs, pulled pork & crab cakes. Everything was delicious. We told the waitress that we had to get to a show at 8, and she was very accommodating and quick. Can't wait to go back.
Me & a co-worker had the pumpkin soup & the catfish sandwich. Both were excellent.
The homemade biscuits were very good, too.
I thought the food was very good, and the people were extremely nice.
An average place overall - ok food, weird tasting drink (the Strawberry Bellini). However, there was a mouse scurrying about the dining room so we got our food packed up and left pretty quickly.
This is the coolest little place. I've been for dinner before and have absolutely loved it. I went out on a whim and tried brunch there. The food was ok but I think I will stick to dinner or lunch. A wonderful little gem, however, that everyone should check out.
We made reservations for 11 am on Sunday after the CHOP walk. We were 30 minutes early. The staff kindly say us by 10:45 before the bar and restaurant opened. Service was great and food was delicious. Recommend the pulled pork with corn chips appetizer as well as the calamari. All six in our party ate or shared everything ordered. Will definitely go back!
Always enjoyable. Loved eating outdoors. Food and service is terrific.
Jack's Firehouse is always a good choice when you just want some good comfort food in a casual setting with friends. This last time, the burgers were perfectly cooked, the crab cakes were deemed "excellent" by one of our group, and the vegetarian risotto was a hit with another. Service was spot-on and friendly, as it always is.
For the first time, we ate on the side patio. Other than some biting gnats, it was very comfortable and cozy, with its twinkling little lights in the trees and moderate noise (which allowed us to have a good conversation without yelling across the table).
At this time of year, it gets a little crowded at Jack's, with the old Eastern State Penitentiary and its "Terror Behind the Walls" haunted house events going on through Halloween, directly across the street. So you might want to make a reservation.
The restaurant is easily walkable from the Parkway and Art Museum area (+/- 10 minutes from 22nd and the Parkway or the Kelly Drive side of the Art Museum). There is usually street parking to be found.
Seated quickly...waitress nice and helpful...ware glasses dirty...salad bland...crabcakes and mashed potatoes cold/room temp and bland...best thing were the cookies at the end....very disappointed...not what I expected!
Overall, we had a very good experience. Good food and good atmosphere.