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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
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Reviewed September 23, 2022

We have had dinner from here before and in the past it has been very good. But last night we had probably the poorest prepared dinner ever. Everything was tremendously overcooked and some parts meal were just plain burnt. The rib tips were more like...pork jerky. I ended up just throwing them out because they were practically inedible. The chicken was overcooked and burnt as well. They joined the rib tips in the trash. The half slab was at least edible even though it too was overcooked. Spent nearly $100 on dinner for three, and it was terrible fare. We would have been better off ordering ribs from a number of local fast food joints. Totally worthless dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 19, 2021

Karen and her team did a wonderful job catering for 100 people at our outdoor event. The food and service were impeccable! We'll be sure to visit their restaurant soon, and definitely use them in the future to cater events.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 7, 2020

Definitely a place worth going. Very good bbq place with some unique flair. It’s got a great look and is mostly worth the price. My only problem is the service is rather standoffish and tends to be slow. If you don’t mind waiting, I’d say...give it a go.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 23, 2020 via mobile

I have heard about his place from several people so finally decided to see if it’s worth the hype and I have to say it is! I definitely have had better but not around here. The portions are good size and at a decent price....The brisket it tender and had good flavor. If anytime I’m looking for something delicious I’ll come back here for something to eat. Well done Firewater!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

We stumbled on this place last year, and have been going at least every 2-3 weeks and haven't had a problem. They must have gotten some new management because the service was terrible and the manager was smug and not at all customer-oriented. He refused...to give me the requested BBQ sauces without paying for them, really? I spend $60 and can't get BBQ sauces from a BBQ restaurant for my pounds of BBQ food? Absolutely ridiculous. Further when I got home, I had to subsidize with other BBQ sauce and the ribs were so fatty they were basically inedible. They have lost a regular customer for good - I'll just go back to Sharko's - never had any issues like this there!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

We ordered the South Sider, pulled pork sandwiches, mac n cheese, cornbread and fries. The pulled pork and brisket were excellent. Extremely flavorful and not dry. We loved everything! The restaurant was fun and clean. We enjoy eating at bbq places and think this is...one of the best in the area. We plan on going back!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

I have been to Firewater a couple times now and will back when I get the urge for ribs. I have the pulled pork, and the rib tips so far, both of which are very good. They seem to have found a way to cook...BBQ, they have several sauces available,and the prices are in line. they have 3 locations so check them out online and when in the mood for BBQ give Firewater a try and see what you like best.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

Counter service, decent BBQ foods selection. We were a party of seven and everyone loved the food. I had ribs, brisket and pulled pork w/ mac n' cheese and smoked baked beans. The ribs were cooked to bite off the bone tenderness. The brisket was...great, but didn't have a obvious smoke ring. The pulled pork and smoked beans were excellent. And the mac n' cheese seemed to me to be nothing more then macaroni with melted sliced American cheese poured over it. The prices were reasonable and while I didn't have any, beer is available. This place is decent, clean and provides reasonable value for the $$$ spent. Just don't expect anything that makes you go OMG!!!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Food was good here - my main distraction was everyone else around me. Maybe it was a timing issue of my visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

I've visited Fire Water many times over the past year for lunches and dinners and tried most of their menu. I have to say I think my favorites are their rib tips and Grillmaster burger. This place is always busy and for good reason. I...have often ordered pickup for gatherings at our house and it's always a hit. The ambiance is what I expect from a southern smokehouse. Highly recommend if you're in the area. Quick and delicious eats at a reasonable price. It's become a "go-to" meal for me.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Good bbq at a reasonable price. The pulled pork was amazing. Lots of food too. They have bottled beer for sale.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This has to be some of the best BBQ in the Joliet area. The brisket is probably the best I’ve had anywhere. Also their meals are great because they include sides and a drink. Always the place we go to when in the mood for...BBQ.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Excellent BBQ. Lots of food with order. Love all the different styles of BBQ sauce to choose from. My fave is the mustard sauce. Good bang for your buck. Service is efficient. Ambiance is good! Try it, you'll love it too!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We ordered the rib tips and they were good. They were decent size. The mac and cheese was a little unusual. They have the mac cooked and then add a scoop of cheese sauce to order. It is kind of a southwest flair but not...sure I would select it again. It was fun to taste the different sauces on the table to find our favorite.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Decent barbeque but nothing unique. Not cheap. Tender brisket. 7 possible sauces on the table. Wide selection.

Date of visit: June 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4