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American, Bar, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed August 30, 2020

The food and service were mediocre. They were out of several things. We didn’t go at a peak time so maybe why the food wasn’t great. The building was amazing! You can still see the fire pole.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 28, 2020

I had the half rack of ribs, scalloped cabbage and the cheesy potatoes! Yum! Meat fell off bone so tender I loved the selection of bbq to use and it was a really cool atmosphere decorated neat! I also took home a brisket cheesesteak for...lunch the next day and it was phenomenal warmed up!!! Potato salad on side. I will definitely go again before I leave town from working and it’s definitely worth a trip!!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 20, 2020

great food!! had a tex mex wrap and tried all three sauces...the sauces were all good! the service was great too! a must stop for great food and service.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020

Traveling and decided to take my daughter and grandkids on an adventure. Not only did the kids eat their food, but they ate ours as well. Very clean and COVID safe. The employees made us feel so welcome and walked the kids around the restaurant....Provided a wonderful history lesson on the firehouse/town. Then the dessert, well they licked their chops on that as well! This restaurant was a travelers hit! Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 5, 2020

Sad sad So its been a year since the wife an I have ate here but clearly after a year nothing has changed still horrible service an cold food clearly going down hill such a shame.

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Well worth the 5 minute diversion off the highway. PROS: Great BBQ, decent portions, reasonable price, good service. Blues history and atmosphere CONS: wasn't a fan of the exterior decor of skeletons crawling the building.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

We were driving on I-70 and got to Richmond at lunch time. A quick Trip Advisor search showed us Firehouse BBQ, so we got off the interstate and found our way downtown to Firehouse. Are we ever glad we did! The building is distinctive and...the food was delicious. We had the Beef Brisket and the Smokin’ Hog sandwiches. Our sides were the cheesy potatoes and the baked beans. The beans were especially tasty with nice chunks of meat. Service was quick and the staff was terrific. We’ve driven by Richmond for years going back and forth to the University of Dayton. We’re disappointed we didn’t find Firehouse BBQ a whole lot sooner! Don’t make our mistake - get downtown to Firehouse!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

First let me say I contacted this place a couple of times with no response. I had a large group that wanted to try this place after bowling at the state tournament. A couple of us left early to try and get seats. I explained...that I had called, left messages etc. The staff were very accommodating and got us seated, no we unfortunately were not all seated together but it worked. Awesome ambience of the building (old firehouse) and the place was getting busy at 5:00. Food was excellent, we ordered brisket, pulled pork, ribs and smoked wings. All meats had a good smoke flavor and served dry with choice of 3 different sauces. Choice of a couple sides along with cornbread. Good selection of alcohol and beer on tap.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020

So the place is neat ... attractive, and well-appointed, with all sorts of fun decoration ("BBQ for the People"). I had the chili and grilled cheese, and both were good, though definitely not the best that I have ever had. The cheesecake dessert was good,...but the cherry topping was clearly out of a can, and was not very impressive. Perhaps my biggest complaint was that the kitchen seems not to be very well vented, so my clothes came out reeking of BBQ kitchen! But it is pretty good given Richmond ...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

So its been a year since the wife an I have ate here but clearly after a year nothing has changed still horrible service an cold food clearly going down hill such a shame.

Date of visit: January 2020
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I think they could handle the group size but if the ladies want to talk I would suggest something else. It is very noisy there. I would suggest the candle outlet off 70 near Richmond. Warm Glow is the name. They have a... More
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