Jack's Firehouse

(215) 232-9000 | View Website

2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19130

39.967189 -75.173255

Open Hours

Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, $$$  more

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Business Dining, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Happy Hour, Historic Setting, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Notable Beer List, Notable Chef, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, Outdoor Dining, Private Rooms, Prix Fixe Menu, Quiet, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: North Philadelphia, Fairmount/Art Museum

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Menu
Pulled Pork on Corn Chips, Cajun Butter Basted Grilled Shrimp, Crab Cake with Roasted Garlic Aioli and Pickled Beets, Jack’s Bone Suckin’ Ribs with World Champion Sauce, Cherry Wood Smoked Beef Brisket with Caramelized Onion Slaw, Calamari with Jalapeno Chips, Carrots and Hot Lava, Firehouse Soup of the Day, Black Eye Pea and Smoked Hog Jowls, New England Clam Chowder, Organic Field Greens with Firehouse Dressing... more

Reviews for Jack's Firehouse

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cool Spot – cool restaurant in an old firehouse, great atmosphere outside and in. All local beers on tap (6) which is always a plus. Pulled Pork sandwich is great. Jack's is finally making rolls for their sandwiches, about time. Solid service too, highly recommend

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Pay with cash! – If you use a credit card here, do not let it leave your sight!

Identity theft reported to owner/manager was not received in a professional manner. Needs to keep a watchful eye on employees and be responsible for keeping patrons from being victimized!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place, food, & service – I stopped here for a quick lunch last week after touring the Eastern state historic prison and had an amazing lunch. The atmosphere was classy yet casual, and my server (Laura I think?) was great! We didn't want for a thing. I would recomend jack's to anyone looking for some great food, quick and resonably priced. Thanks Jack's for a great experience in a sea of less then mediocre lunches I've had recently. Ps waitress had the cutest swagger

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

horrible experience – We had a reservation for Jack?s Firehouse for Valentine?s Day, I have been there a few times before, and enjoy their food and atmosphere. The restaurant is usually dimly lit, has high ceiling, and a rustic feel. So it seems as though Jack?s Firehouse has acquired the offices next door that were previously owned by Eastern State. Someone in charge thought it was a bright idea to turn this spare room into extra seating. The room/previous office is a bright white, surrounded by bathroom style horrible brown tiles, and has a loud furnace in it. As you could probable have figured out, we were sat in this room on Valentine?s day, as were a number of other couples (while their main seating area was not even full). I just can?t fathom who at Jack?s Firehouse thought this was a good idea? especially on Valentine?s Day? You could see that everyone sitting there was noticeable uncomfortable. After ordering (looking back on it we should have left before this point) we told the waiter to bring the food to-go, because it was a little embarrassing to be all dressed up and sitting in what looked like a bathroom. You could even see the people walking by on the street looking in, confused to who owned this weird bathroom style room. What stinks is that I liked Jack?s Firehouse, but this move has ruined any chance of me ever going back. We ended up going next door Urban Saloon and drinking, I?ll be eating my Valentines Day to-go salad for dinner tonight! Thanks Urban for saving us!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great atmosphere – Part of the charm of Philly - great food, great customer service, delicious desserts! We've dined both inside and out - large group or just the two of us - and never been disappointed. Food is always warm, presented well, and promptly. Outdoor fountain adds a charming spot to relax and tune out some of the city noise. Service staff are excellent - if you need ANYTHING they will do their best to provide. Be sure to make reservations to avoid disappointment if seating isn't available. And save room for dessert - they are yummy! :)

Recommends
over a year ago

Towering doors of this onetime firehouse [dating back to the 1850s] greet diners for white-tablecloth service as well as bar patrons heading to this Fairmount fave for more casual fare. – Review
Celebrity Chef Jack McDavid - best known for his four-year stint on the Food Network's Grillin' and Chillin' - has been cooking up creative American fare for some 20 years. Standouts include super meaty crab cakes, crispy fried calamari, Jack's Barbequed Ribs, house-cured salmon, and superior cuts of beef - sometimes hailing locally from Philly's own W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences. McDaid is also a fan of fresh game, so expect a smattering of hard-to-find fare, i.e. quail and venison. Bourbon rules here with more options than anywhere else in the city, but there's also 18 wines offered by the glass. Recent updates at Jack's has the front of the house, from outdoor tables next to the man-made fountain and waterfall, to bar service and group dining, finding a more polished experience than in the past.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Cool looking but not worth the price. – The restaurant is really fun looking and the bar and outside sitting seem like they could be fun but the food was over-cooked and over-priced. I don't really hate it but don't recommend it either.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great place to have a party!!! – I had my rehearsal dinner here and could not have asked for anything more! The traditional BBQ is out of this world and can't be beat! The southern style pulled pork and the crab cakes are outstanding! Everyone of my guests was still talking about the food from the rehearsal dinner at the actual wedding! Great private party spaces and a wonderful atmosphere!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere – We were there with a group and the service and food were outstanding! I highly recommend the crabcakes and pulled pork. The desserts were decadent and delicious. Wonderful space with a charming atmosphere.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great service, incredable food – Great place to have a party the server's were very acommodating and thoughtful, the atmosphere is historic vintage Philadelphia, the food was plenty of it and good eating in particular the pulled pork and the buffalo, the desserts were sinfully good. I would recomend dinning to every one.

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