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The Firehouse BBQ and Blues is Richmond Indiana's oldest firehouse. Owned and operated by two Richmond Firefighters, it is Indiana's premier BBQ restaurant. We specialize in southern style smoked pork, chicken, and brisket, and serve it up in a comfortable, nostalgic atmosphere. Live Blues music can be enjoyed every Friday and Saturday night. We also specialize in catering. You can plan your event to take place in our banquet room, or we can cater your event at your location.
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American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place for lunch. Locals report a band every weekend which would make it even more awesome but we were near for work. Food is EXCELLENT and we highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 14, 2021

I didn't know this place existed until my wife took us here and I am so glad she did. I absolutely loved everything about this place. The ambiance of the old firehouse was neat. The decorations and pictures were of old rock n roll stars...which I loved. But the best part about it was the food. I am a big fan of BBQ and was excited to try it. They did not disappoint me. I loved everything that I had. tried 2 meats and a couple of sides! The whole family seemed to enjoy their meals as well. I will making a stop here the next time I drive through Richmond for sure!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed December 21, 2020 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and this was the first I have been disappointed. My husband and I both ordered sandwiches. I had pulled pork and he had brisket. The meat on both were dry and the buns were drier. Thank goodness there was...sauce! The sides were good and hot. I had the sweet potato casserole and he had the baked beans. Perhaps it was because it was a Monday? Usually I am there on a Friday or Saturday. A few pickle chips or a little slaw might have helped?More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 4, 2020

We were passing thorough the area and found Firehouse BBQ on TripAdvisor. We called to order takeout. It was ready when we arrived and everything was correct with it. I had a Pulled Pork BBQ dinner with green beans and sweet potato casserole. Everything was...absolutely delicious! My husband enjoyed his Pulled Pork Texas Tater. (It was huge!). His Brunswick stew was quite spicy for his taste. Our only regret is that we don't live in the area. If we did, we would be regular customers!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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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Response from Rae Ann H | Reviewed this property |
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Firehouse BBQ

  • Yes, Firehouse BBQ offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Firehouse BBQ offers delivery services.

  • Firehouse BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5