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Jack's Firehouse

2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
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Ranked #217 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
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Price range: $20 - $75
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 22nd Street
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English first
Delaware, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped here before visiting the penitentiary. Delicious portabella mushroom sandwich and hand cut fries!

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is directly opposite the Eastern State Penitentiary so very convenient when visiting before of after. The food was good quality (Cheesesteak Sandwich) and service was polite and efficient. The restaurant was open at the front allowing almost on street dining which was a blessing on a hot day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had lunch at jack's firehouse. It was the best american burger i have got in america. You also got salad to the plate and fries. Very tasteful and made out of good quality ingredients.

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Philadelphia, PA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped at Jack's during a Made in America event having had a nice meal there a few years ago. We sat at one of their outside tables, which was a very pleasant atmosphere. The wait staff were pleasant as well. My husband had a brisket sandwich, which he said was reasonably good. I had a catfish sandwich, which had... More

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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After touring Eastern State we stopped here for a beer. We checked out the menu and ended up ordering a sampler BBQ dish. Enjoying it so much, we returned on another day for dinner. The food is delicious!

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had talked and talked about stopping at Jack's Firehouse, in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, for sometime and when we finally made the time we were a little disappointed with the experience. There was limited outdoor (casual) seating which is what we were looking for at this time. Jack's has some menu restrictions with regards to their seating and... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As Center City Philadelphia residents, we have a lot of choices when it comes to dining out. We've walked and driven past Jack's Firehouse a thousand times, but since it is not in our neighborhood, we never felt compelled to choose it over a closer option. That changed last weekend when we took a long walk up to the Fairmount... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stopped in here for some drinks after visiting Eastern State Penitentiary (it's directly opposite the entrance). It's a lovely bar with lots of old, quirky things from being an old firehouse. The cocktails were lovely (especially the vodka ice tea one).

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate here after visiting the east state penitentiary, it's right across the street from the prison entrance. We sat down to be immediately welcomed and served with a complimentary bottle of ice cold water (which is very welcome as it's hot this time of year). We placed our food order and then received complimentary scones (or biscuits as they... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed lunch on the patio that looks into the neighbors balconies and the restaurant smoker grills. It felt neighborly but I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like in the evening it the neighbors were home -- perhaps like a neighborhood BBQ? The food was good but not great, there was a hair in one dish which... More

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