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Firehouse Grill

4.6
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57 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
An Evanton neighboorhood favorite!
Come in and enjoy a craft beer, great burger, and friendly atmosphere!

Support Firehouse Grill during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 57 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HollyM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Firehouse does a great job of distancing the tables on their patio. The staff is efficient and very friendly. The passing trains may well cause you to pause your conversation. However, street traffic isn't bad at all.

For the 1st time I had their fish & chips and personally found the fish to be overly breaded :( I have dined at Firehouse many times before and have liked other menu options. Great burgers, for example.

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DavidL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

From being a frequent guest in my neighborhood favorite haunt, I am always willing to
overlook any lack of service attention or whatever because the owner and his team are really good friends.

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IrisK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant patio location. Compliant with social distancing. Casual atmosphere for both families and friends. Food plentiful and tasty Service excellent.

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JenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food is fair. We ordered fish and chips, too much batter. And hamburgers, which were just average. Honestly, Culvers has a better burger.

What you're paying for is the location, and outdoor patio. It's nice to sit outside during these summer months.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience.

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JohnK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love the Firehouse and the staff is always friendly and courteous and helpful.Our only issue the last trips have been the checkin process. I understand that the social distancing is a problem but it is confusing if one has a reservation for the patio to check in at the patio entrance or inside where we had to wait for awhile while a walk in group placed their order with the hostess. Better to have a sign for people with reservations to check in at the patio and servers and staff of have a list or reservations on their phones (easy to update from the website reservation data) or put a terminal on the bar on the patio and direct every one there (move the hostess stand outside during good weather). Other than the bottle neck of checking in combined with taking walk in take out orders, the rest of the evening was fantastic.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. I love the outdoor patio. I felt like they were taking all necessary precautions due to Covid-19. I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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Mila
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Great service. Great food. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food. A little loud.

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KayLynn
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Wings Are Really Good. The drinks are Awesome.

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AlwaysOn
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent quality and preparation. Just the way we requested. Cocktail was also prepared for as we asked, dry not too sweet. We had a great time and will make it a regular spot. Outdoor area was clean and watched them sanitize table, etc. Very comfortable and great value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience for the COVID-19 era. Was able to enjoy food outside on a beautiful day without being worried about being exposed to other diners or staff without masks!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

our first time out since the virus hit, patio was nicely spaced apart,food great as always,inside has been refreshed with new fabric in booths etc.

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Tiffany
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful land the server was a gem! We will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be with friends on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food was at the quality I would expect for this type of establishment. Will return again in the future.

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BobAAAAAA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

But if I put a good review, it'll be harder for me to make future reservations.

Seriously, I really like this place, though I do prefer the old menu.

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EllenF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As one of our first out to dinner experience since the Pandemic, it was wonderful. The outdoor patio was spaced out comfortably, and the tables were very clean. All employees were wearing masks and kept appropriate distance. They now have disposable menus per table so you never have to worry about someone else using them. The server was patient (we have 3 kids under 9) and helpful with menu suggestions. I've learned they moved up their seating time from 60 to 90 minutes which made us feel like we were never rushed. Making a reservation on OPENTABLE was very easy and Firehouse did a great job honoring them. A great and easy experience in a not so easy time right now! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabi is the best

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to hang out. Glad I live close and can get there more than once a week.

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megananton
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff was very friendly! They did a great job of keeping patrons comfortable and did an amazing job of making sure we had everything we needed for our meal. Food was delicious, as always. perfect evening!

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vipMarty
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't wait to try this place after they open up after COVID. The patio was nice. The food was good. The server was excellent. The only negative was the hostess. I asked her if the parking across the street was only 30 minutes and she said basically that it wasn't their job. That information should have been easy to know, and for someone who was there for the first time having that information would have been helpful. A suggestion as to where to park would have been nice as well. Overall, it was a good experience.

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melissa
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first experience eating out since the Shelter In Place went into place. We had such a great experience from start to finish. The reservation system was simple and our table was ready to go upon arrival. The staff were all wearing masks, super helpful during the entire meal, and the spacing between tables was well thought out creating a safe and enjoyable experience! The food was absolutely incredible and everyone in our party was more than pleased with their selections! We highly recommend trying Firehouse Grill!

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Kath467
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful adjustment to the needs of social distancing. The outdoor patio was so nice, the service was fantastic, and I felt safe and cared for. Thanks Firehouse!

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LisaH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was disturbing to see too many customers just sitting around without their masks, even when they weren't eating or drinking and while the servers were waiting on them. Otherwise a good experience for my first venture dining out in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The endurance of this team to get through a pandemic and their always creative menu make this a community space that inspires.

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AlbertR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back at a restaurant since the world began to re-open. The service was great! Super friendly and fast.

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Jannie
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect patio for social distancing. Great for even the most careful diners.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was great. The food was horrible. Great space with a great patio in a great part of town but totally wasted on the food there. I won’t go into the details but our meals appeared microwaved and cheap. Ingredients were not fresh and selection was limited. The server made up for horrible food by comping some stuff and throwing in a Free beer so she totally saved the experience. Forgot name but she had really short brown hair and was good at her job. PLEASE DONT LET WHAT YOU HAVE GO TO WASTE. MAKE BETTER FOOD. CARE MORE

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elizabethb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

By the time we got our food, we were informed that we only had 15 minutes to eat due to the time window constraints.

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vipBobbySova
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great job getting set up to manage new Illinois guidance for outdoor service at restaurants!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I think my fish and chips was frozen for over 10 years - dry french fries, frozen cheese curds warmed up - grossest dinner I've had in years

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RobinB
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Our cocktails were expensive and the glass was only 2/3 full.
We waited an hour for our food to arrive. Shortly thereafter we were told there was another reservation coming in for that table.
I realize you don’t want people to linger at an outdoor table, but it was not our fault that we couldn’t be finished with our meal in a 60 minute time slot.

This is a nice outdoor space but not sure I would go back there.

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ThomasS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The outside decorations were very nice. The servers were great. We really enjoyed our time there. Felt like we had been out enjoying ourselves at last!!

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SamanthaL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was great. Their outdoor patio is nice and the food is delicious. They make a fantastic bloody mary. We had great service from the host to the server and food runner.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just getting out from COVID-19

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DavidW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good accommodation of covid needs and still opening.

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vipDiner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you for taking reservations for patio

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TimR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Since we were eating outside,, the noise level from the traffic and the subway was pretty high. But the service was very accommodating and the food excellent.

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Firehouse Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates.

Firehouse Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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