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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
Jack's Firehouse offers catering services personalized to your needs. Please call for 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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
This place is a neighbor hood gem. We had a great time celebrating my birthday. I had the tea cocktail and it was so delicious. The food has a southern flair. I had the catfish sandwich. It was a very large portion! The fish and chips was enjoyed by my 12 year old.
I took my wife to Jack's Firehouse for a date night with high expectations and in hopes that this could be a go to spot since it's in our neighborhood. My food looked great but was tasteless. The chicken didn't seem to have been seasoned with anything, not even salt and pepper, and the same goes for my bacon mac and cheese which seemed like box craft mac. I doubt we will go back there again, and will most likely try some of the other restaurants on the block.
We enjoyed our drinks and the Calamari appetizer at Jacks. The bbq sampler at $40 however was just borderline ok. Chicken was rubbery, pork was average. Fries tasted old and dry. Ribs and the brisket were the best on there but doubt we would spend that much again for BBQ.
We had a delicious meal after spending a few hours at eastern state penn for Father's Day. The biggest problem (not your fault) was there was a black lives matters protest right outside for the duration of our meal. Needless to say, my husband, a Philadelphia police officer was very distracted. Otherwise, we had an enjoyable meal.
Went to Jack's Firehouse for Mother's day - were delayed in making a reservation so by the time I called around, there were almost no restaurants with seating available in Philadelphia. We had been there years ago and I remember having a pleasant experience, so I was happy with the reservation.
My experience wasn't quite as nice this time. To be sure, the ambiance is very cool. However, the food was mediocre at best (and I'm not that picky), and the service was definitely very slow and not terribly attentive. I was still grateful that we were able to get seating anywhere in the city for Mother's Day, but I probably won't be back - there are much better restaurants in Philly than this one.
We ate here once before, and enjoyed it. I was slightly disappointed by my entree (pecan-encrusted catfish), but our shared appetizer (pulled pork on corn chips) and sides were delicious. The complimentary biscuits and corn muffins, with a tart-cherry conserve, were warm and fresh, and the fries are first-rate. It was a surprisingly warm, sunny afternoon, on Mother's Day, and we were able to enjoy dining in the open air. The service is fabulous; it's a friendly, inviting place.
We were visiting Philly and meeting up with friends for an early dinner before they went to a Flyers game. They recommended Jack's and it looked like a neat place. Bottom line: We had a great time and loved the atmosphere. However, our meals were not very good, and were overpriced. In particular, my barbecue ribs were dry and chewy. We ate dinner at 5:30 PM, and the ribs tasted like they were left over from the night before. I would go back for drinks, but not for dinner.
We went there for brunch with friends. Even the place was almost empty, the omelets were not cooked to order and had almost no filling, in any case. The rolls were rubbery and pretty tasteless. The place looks good; the servers are very nice. The food was truly terrible. We're not going back.
Biscuits and cornbread was good. Salad tasted weird and was under-dressed. Don't order the black eyed pea soup, it's not good- Bland. Entrees were not as described on menu- salmon was supposed to be stuffed with crab but couldn't find the crab until the very end. Catfish was small and burnt, accompaniment was weird vegetable medley, not what menu said. Burger was giant and cooked well but the bun was old and dry. The prices are high for the quality of food. Beers are always good, place is nice looking. Maybe it was because it was Monday?
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