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The Firehouse Restaurant

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627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
(423) 929-7677
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ in the Tri-Cities

This converted fire station, thus the name Firehouse restaurant, had been serving up the best BBQ in Johnson City for 25 years. It's by far my favorite joint to get my BBQ fix. The pulled pork is smoked to perfection. The hand cut potato wedges and Tennessee Toast, accompany the pulled pork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This converted fire station, thus the name Firehouse restaurant, had been serving up the best BBQ in Johnson City for 25 years. It's by far my favorite joint to get my BBQ fix. The pulled pork is smoked to perfection. The hand cut potato wedges and Tennessee Toast, accompany the pulled pork platter, along with the unbelievably yummy baked beans;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We had a party of 7 and they really catered to us! Jordon was a great waitress. I had the pulled pork salad which I really liked. Everyone else got ribs which they loved. Sweet tea was good. Would come back!

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Weaverville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

When in town we always plan our trip to include a meal here -they are closed on Sunday's. Large portions and a great price. Save room for yummy desserts if possible but it's hard to do .

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you want a "generic" BBQ experience, The Firehouse is for you. The BBQ is very sweet and is cooked "to a fare thee well." Ditto for the sides. Though the service is good, there is a bottleneck at the hostess's counter than can run 20 minutes or more. I find nothing at all exciting about the food or the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Arrived on a Wednesday night around 8pm for dinner. We were greeted and seated almost immediately by a friendly staff member. Drink order was taken promptly. Service the entire meal was fine. Nothing exceptional but we never went without anything either. I had the brisket with a baked potato and green beans. Sides were good, and the brisket was just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Firehouse has been a tradition since I was a Buc back in the 80's. For continues to be consistent and the beans are on part with Ridgewood which is saying alot! The ribs are real smoke n flavored are always perfect and the pork is always great. The prices at lunch are reasonable as opposed to dinner which is more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Just ate lunch here and it was great. The place is an old forestation and it has a very cool atomosphere. It arrived for lunch and found a line out the door. Its very popular and the food is really good. The BBQ and sauce is excellent, I will be back.

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Almont, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First off, the restaurant is an old firehouse. When you walk in, there is an old fire engine which has been restored sitting in the lobby. Once inside the restaurant, you will find fire hoses and helmets on the walls, and a fire hydrant on the floor. Its very cool! Now for the menu. We ordered the Stuffed Potato Skins... More 

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Monroe, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife & I came here one night on our vacation for dinner while we were passing through the Johnson City area. This restaurant was built in an old firehouse & is firehouse themed. Great place if your looking for bbq, they also have burgers, salads among other things. They served good size portions & prices were very reasonable. We... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Whether a special occasion, a family dinner or a weekday lunch, The Firehouse is the perfect choice for good food, quiet atmosphere and extraordinary service. The owners and managers have a really good model for hiring outstanding young people as waiters. The barbeque pork is the best in the area. I especially like the vinegar based sauce but the sweet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: (423) 929-7677

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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