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Jack's Firehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
As featured in Best Kept Secret and 1 other guide
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2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603 (22nd Street)
+1 215-232-9000
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ restaurant with a casual setting, set within the restored confines of an old Philadelphia Fire House. Great menu, superb beer selection, and fun staff make it a nice stop for lunch or dinner!

Thank David_Valaika
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131 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the service was good, the portions were big but not everyone was happy with their food. The buttermilk biscuits with cherries were good as was the cheesesteak. The brisket was tough and the pork sandwich roll was very wet from the sauce. Nice place.

Thank LoveVirginia
North Port, Florida
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123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Back in Philly for a few days and went to a private party at Jack's. Great venue. Plenty of hor d'oeuvres walking around during the cocktail hour, very tasty. The meal was buffet style with plenty of choices. Mick the owner was a great host and was on top of everything to make sure it all went smooth. Staff was... More 

Thank Joey M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to Jack's numerous times over the past twelve years. This past visit I was not impressed at all. I feel they have really lost their quality and taste. They used to have great tasting dishes. My friends and I all agreed it was not the same quality it used to be in the past. Our dishes were... More 

Thank DPhilly18
New York
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Apple cider wow!!!!!!! service excellent. They put a beautiful mix of bourbon, spicy rum and cinnamon brandy which made it alcoholic. It wasn't sweet, just perfect and I plan to come back to enjoy the apple cider again and try the food.

Thank SilvanaZavala
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I discovered this great place back in June when visiting the Eastern State Penitentiary across the street. We sat at the bar, the staff is attentive & really nice. We had burgers which was one of the best I ever had. The biscuits & cherries was a wonderful surprise. We visited again tonight before heading over to... More 

Thank Selena S
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We did their package deal with the Terror Behind the Walls. The staff were wonderful, the food was great, and the atmosphere couldn't be better. Mick the owner came to check on us. The bacon mac and cheese is very good. The toffee dessert was amazing. And the drinks were delicious. We always make sure to eat dinner here when... More 

Thank amalphiea
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great meal. The pumpkin soup is delicious! Pork chops were good. Desserts: Chocolate cake & Butter Cake were delectable!!

Thank Joyce L
Hustonville, KY
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144 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch after a morning tour of the Eastern State Penn. The service was friendly and we were able to sit outside on a very pleasant day. Mom had the spinach salad with grilled shrimp and enjoyed it. I had my first cheese steak and liked it just fine. DH had a smoked chicken salad sandwich that... More 

Thank ljgordon
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Overall a pretty good food experience, But sometimes it is very good, others less so. it is interesting place to eat.

Thank sana5000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$75
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
    (22nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-232-9000

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Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?