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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

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)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Me & a co-worker had the pumpkin soup & the catfish sandwich. Both were excellent.

The homemade biscuits were very good, too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I thought the food was very good, and the people were extremely nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always enjoyable. Loved eating outdoors. Food and service is terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Overall, we had a very good experience. Good food and good atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The food, service, and atmosphere were amazing. We will go to this restaurant again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Very nice place... Food was great and so was the service. I would recommend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Fairmount. Food is consistent and excellent! We have dined here many many times and will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on August 21, 2017

overall great experience whether I'm going for a night out or business lunch. Never disappoint.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great local establishment Great service and fun people! Try the mojitos and crab cakes!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Scenic View, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I had the brisket sandwich and it was amazing! I also tried the Big burger and it was cooked perfectly!
The bread is extremely fresh and is made in house. Great place for brunch

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent food and a great casual vibe. I had the ribs and fries, but they also served complimentary collard greens. I felt like I was back in the South!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Love this place. Always a good spot for taking out of towners.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

It was a wonderful night with friends. Food and drink delicious. Waiter was the best. Quick, friendly and very attentive person. Would highly recommend. We sat outside on a beautiful night. Thanks to all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

A nice find very near the Philadelphia Museum of Art, well priced and nice menu.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Looking for a close by spot that wasn't a chain. We caught them about two hours before close. Got nice seats outside on the patio. The biscuits were tasty and all the food came out timely. My daughters salad looked at tasted delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Flies around us. Hope they weren't in kitchen. Nice waitress. Food average.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Awesome food and service! Everything was delicious. The waitress provided excellent service.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I have been coming to Jack's for a few years now and it is one of my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia! Such friendly staff and amazing food. Never disappoints!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great place! Server, Luke, the best! Needed to unwind and relax. We weren't rushed. Food was great! Drinks were great! Will be dining there again next time we're in Philly!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Jacks firehouse great place. The ribs were awesome.loved the sauce, ribs fell off the bone.pulled pork nachos yum.will b back.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Casual, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Extremely good food. A little pricey but we'll worth every penny. The service was excellent and this will definitely be a place we'd come back to again and again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Awesome restaurant! Always have great service and delicious food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 9, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Very disappointed with the ribs. On the dry side and the sauce was on the sweet side.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This was my third visit to Jack's Firehouse and again I was not disappointed. The food and service was excellent. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 3, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

This place really makes itself presentable for its weekend brunch. I had only been here for happy hours and the late night crowd previously. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere has a nice, open feel to it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Acapulco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

I remember the Grillin and Chillin show that Jack and Bobby Flay did and I always wanted to try the palce. Well, I got my chance. I thought it would be a little less formal than it was but the food was excellent. I had the roasted chicken breast. the rub had amazing flavor and it was so moist and tender.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients
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