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The Firehouse Restaurant

627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
(423) 929-7677
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Ranked #3 of 257 restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Allegany
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113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Everyone who worked there was friendly, helpful and polite. The barbeque ribs and chicken were very good, but do make sure one of your sides is the baked potato salad - it was fantastic and I'm not usually a big fan of potato salad. Very clean restaurant, but did I mention the great staff ! Will return when in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you want great food and great service go to firehouse. Barbeque is great , sauce is superb. Tea is great.

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Erwin, Tennessee, USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I had a date night so we decided to go to The Firehouse restaurant. We've been several times and had great customer service every time. This visit was more of the same. Great service and the food was excellent as always. What I did not realize was how affordable dinner is there. My wife had a BBQ... More

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

there were 5 of us, one of whom was trying to get around with a broken ankle - the staff bent over backwards to make his getting in as easy as possible Several folks came over, including the owner to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our meal. we tried the different meats and side dishes and shared -... More

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Jacksonville, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Eat in an actual firehouse and enjoy some great BBQ. A great family atmosphere, I always make time to eat here when I visit JC.

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Fort Lauderdale
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Found this restaurant on trip advisor. It is a fun restaurant from the fire truck in the entrance, to the Dalmatian dog exhibit, also the staff is dressed as fire fighters and our hostess told us about the history of the building and the room we ate in. The food was excellent!!!!

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Butler, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

love the atmosphere of the original building, it is an actual restored firehouse. the staff is very friendly and attentive. they are mostly students from nearby East Tennessee State University. my Fav is the BBQ stuffed baked potato and I have it every time I go. lots of seating upstairs or down. sometimes there is a wait but it is... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The firehouse is very cool building. There is a sort of firefighting and peanuts collection up front. We have never had to wait too long to get seated. The service is very good. Servers are nice and professional. The food is good. The pork dishes are awesome. The sides are pretty good, some are just OK. My only complaint about... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch and it was excellent. Our waitress was attentive, great servce. The food, sure to please. Husband had brisket, I had half rack of baby back. We both had broccoli salad (don't miss it)

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Tri Cities, TN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is great at Firehouse, but the service is even better. I'm not sure who hires and trains the staff but I guarantee you that 99% of the time your service will be spot on. The lacking 1% are sure to be replaced, and regardless, it is unlikely you will ever meet them. Suggestions on food: The BBQ is... More

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