Jack's Firehouse

Jack's Firehouse

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Fairmount - Art Museum, Philadelphia
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    Leah W.
    "Chicken breast w/ bacon mac n cheese in mushroom sauce"(2 Tips)
    Dutch U.
    "Eastern State Pennitentiary."(2 Tips)
    Christopher B.
    "historic East State Penitentiary!"(2 Tips)
    Stefanie S.
    "Brunch with homemade jam & pecan chocolate chip cookies for dessert!"(2 Tips)
Tips and Reviews icon68 Tips and reviews
  • bacon mac
  • eastern state
  • state penitentiary
  • brunch food
  • ribs
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  • Lauren M.heart icon on user image
    Lauren MellottJuly 24, 2017
    One of the best dinners we've had out in a while! The special was a buffalo ribeye (wonderful!), and we also ordered the roasted chicken over bacon Mac & Cheese (also wonderful!). Try the shrimp app!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HaveyMay 4, 2013
    The pulled pork is to DIE for! Ribs and the pear salad are also favorites. Mack was a fantastic server. On my "best of" list for Philly.
  • Leah W.
    Leah WilliamsJuly 16, 2011
    Great atmosphere and service! Chicken breast w/ bacon mac n cheese in mushroom sauce is awesome...ask for their cookies at the end - chocolate chip pecan - so good!
  • Maddie L.heart icon on user image
    Maddie LippincottNovember 26, 2018
    Brunch is spot on -- the Firehouse Steak Benedict is 10/10. Also, NEVER turn down their pecan chocolate chip cookies for dessert. They're life-changing.
  • Rachel S.heart icon on user image
    Rachel ShifmanJuly 29, 2018
    Pretty good whiskey selection, reasonable prices, and really fantastic staff. An all around great neighborhood bar
  • Melissa D.
    Melissa DispenzaJuly 1, 2010
    Little pricey, but the food and atmosphere are worth it! They give you a decent portion, the menu has great dishes, and they even give little chocolate chip cookies when you pay! Love it!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineDecember 6, 2010
    The complimentary buttermilk biscuits to start, the warm chocolate chip cookies to finish, and the heavy-on-the-horseradish Bloody Marys is what makes brunch here memorable. Read more
  • Jon C.
    Jon CJune 2, 2013
    If you are leaving the eastern state penitentiary you should grab lunch here. Get the crab cake appetizer
  • Desiree G.
    Desiree GertzenJuly 2, 2013
    Good food...bar menu reasonable dinner menu a little pricey...very nice wait staff...fun atmosphere!
  • Gwen W.heart icon on user image
    Gwen WrightAugust 15, 2015
    Good appetizers and great outdoor seating
  • Ashley V.
    Ashley VelazquezOctober 27, 2013
    Only worth it if you wanna eat out and go to the penitentiary; nice package available. Limited menu, horrid decor, and I'm pretty sure the water was from the tap. Um, 4 outta 10.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MyersAugust 27, 2013
    Great service. Decent menu. Absolutely epic Bloody Mary's (Secret ingredient is Jägermeister)
  • David F.
    David FruchtmanMay 26, 2017
    Great food. Great service.
  • Christine N.
    Christine NolanJanuary 27, 2013
    Crab cakes and pulled port with chips are excellent! You will not be disappointed :).
  • Eric L.
    Eric LawsonSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If your at the bar...be aware that beer prices change from night to night and bartender to bartender with random taxes SMH ......
  • Tanas H.
    Tanas HaydaJuly 3, 2013
    Mussels were fab, the sausage is a great pairing. Enormous portion too!
  • Camille W.heart icon on user image
    Camille WrightAugust 16, 2015
    Great view. Wonderful appetizers. Love it!
  • Gerardo G.
    Gerardo GarciaNovember 21, 2015
    Try the Philly Cheesesteak Omelette - @JacksFirehouse (via @Foodspotting)
  • Josh R.
    Josh RaabOctober 25, 2013
    The ribs fall off the bone so you know they do them right
  • Dylan K.heart icon on user image
    Dylan KoutskyAugust 15, 2014
    Great music at night. And delicious brunch.
  • Dianaheart icon on user image
    DianaNovember 14, 2014
    Great atmosphere near The Art Museum
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BonkMarch 23, 2012
    Great place to enjoy a draft and gaze upon the historic East State Penitentiary!
  • Gerardo G.
    Gerardo GarciaNovember 21, 2015
    Try the crab cake - @JacksFirehouse (via @Foodspotting)
  • Bridget C.heart icon on user image
    Bridget ChilaFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Great food, great staff, Great bar. Matt and Dean are the best.
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RinaldiDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Host desk straight back to the right of the bar, somebody will seat you. Try the buttercake, it's so good.
  • Vinayak M.
    Vinayak MDecember 16, 2013
    Really expensive place to go for dinner. The bread is amazing though
  • Nate M.heart icon on user image
    Nate MMay 27, 2016
    Cool views,but food is awful (our group had burger, crab cake, salad) Service not great either - brought out 4 tables food at the same time!
  • stephen h.
    stephen harrisJune 7, 2012
    Great service and food. Cool place. Recommended
  • Brett B.heart icon on user image
    Brett BertolinoSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the Skittles shot! #tastetherainbow
  • Domheart icon on user image
    DomJune 30, 2013
    Great drinks. Great atmosphere
  • Kara K.
    Kara KronenwetterFebruary 16, 2015
    Look classier than it should be, but the prices are very reasonable. Catfish sandwich was dry though.
  • Brian B.heart icon on user image
    Brian BAugust 31, 2015
    BLT salad is excellent
  • Serena R.heart icon on user image
    Serena RichardsonOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Matt, Ed, and Josh....tip 'em well!!!! They're awesome!
  • Megan S.
    Megan StephensOctober 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The warm spiked apple cider is the best!
  • James R.
    James RobinsonSeptember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Be wary when ordering drinks at the bar and paying cash. Prices don't include tax, but they tend to round up to the nearest 50 cents, resulting in an automatic tip. Sheisty to say the least.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LawsonSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip the waiter named Ed, Best dude ever !!!!
  • Andrij H.
    Andrij HarasewychAugust 25, 2011
    Best BBQ in Fairmount. Hands down. Try the ribs. Read more
  • Andrij H.
    Andrij HarasewychAugust 25, 2011
    Best BBQ in Fairmount. Hands down. Try the ribs. Read more
  • Laurie M.
    Laurie McKittrickJuly 29, 2012
    Dean is the greatest. Amazing bartender.
  • Stefanie J.
    Stefanie JumpJuly 31, 2011
    The BBQ pork is fricken amazing! And the bus boy is rockin!
  • Scott G.heart icon on user image
    Scott GrossMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There IS a host stand that usually has someone behind it. Look to the right near the back of the bar when you first come in.
  • Kimheart icon on user image
    KimSeptember 5, 2014
    The food and the people.
  • Domheart icon on user image
    DomJune 30, 2013
    Get a 007 ! Awesome drink
  • Tanas H.
    Tanas HaydaJuly 3, 2013
    Oh, AND they play iron & wine? +1 :)
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FergusonSeptember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If your waiter is Ed, tip him well.
  • 💕Linds💕heart icon on user image
    💕Linds💕July 21, 2015
    Catfish sandwich was just OK. Service was stellar though.
  • Cher F.
    Cher FerJuly 8, 2012
    I know from a good source this place doesn't serve fresh bread. If a customer doesn't eat it they serve it to the next person
  • Dutch U.
    Dutch UmbrellaApril 29, 2010
    Great outdoor space with a view of the front of Eastern State Pennitentiary.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CrewsNovember 20, 2010
    Crab-cake sandwich worth slappin your mama...so good!
  • Nick T.
    Nick TaylorApril 10, 2011
    Ask for Emily...she"s the best!!
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