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All 264 Johnson City Restaurants

The Firehouse Restaurant

627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
(423) 929-7677
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Ranked #7 of 264 Restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Having read many of the reviews, we decided to try The Firehouse Restaurant. If you are unfamiliar with the area, you will need the GPS for directions as it is a ways off the interstate. It appears to be a local favorite, and we were up for trying something different. They were crowded on a Saturday afternoon, but when they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

BBQ chicken was a piece of frozen breast with sauce on it. :( Brisket was tasteless and dry, bun had a freezer burn taste. Potato salad was pretty average.

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Justin S, Manager at The Firehouse Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear of your unpleasant experience with us. Please know that taking great care of our guests is something we take great pride in. It doesn't sound like that is what you experienced when you visited and I am very sorry to hear that we let you down. If you would be so kind, please contact... More 

3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I love the Firehouse it is one my highlights when I visit JC. While I love the meat the best part are his sauces. Need to bottle them. Also the coleslaw not to sweet. Will always be 5 stars in my book👏😄

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Bristol, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a an authentic firehouse that has been converted into a BBQ restaurant, so the decor is all firefighting based. The servers and hosts are all VERY friendly, welcoming you, thanking you for coming, and getting you everything you need with a smile on their faces. You must try the house dressing, as I have not found any comparable... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A restaurant in a renovated firehouse..just had to try it. The bbq was very good.Lits of side dishes to choose from. I had the squash casserole and fried corn..delicious. Prices were average for the area. Definitely will be back.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The restaurant is located in an old firehouse with fire related decor. The concept is neat, however, the food was lacking compared to the competition.

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Union, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Loved the settings, all the firehouse antiques especially the old engine right in the loby. Staff was friendly and service quick. We recommend everything we ate; potato skins, southern pulled pork plate, and pulled pork salad. Stopped in on our way south to Florida, would detour to come here again.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We were on our way to Boone, NC and was wanting to stop for lunch and we had no idea where to go, so we got on Trip Advisor and found this great place!! There was 12 of us. We were greeted right away in a very friendly manner, so glad you chose us kind of way. Our orders were... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the place to go when you don't know what you're hungry for. Not only do they have bbq but they have the best salads, clubs, and sides to choose from. The desserts are not too shabby either. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Visited The Firehouse for the first time today. This restaurant is 1st Class all the way! From the staff,to the decor,to the food! The BEST BBQ hands down!!! The staff couldn't have been more hospitable! Can't wait to visit again!!!!

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Additional Information about The Firehouse Restaurant

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

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