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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch, had heard about the restaurant and since we were in the area we tried their food. The restaurant is a tavern with a decent food selection. The front door had a sign face mask required. Inside the seating was social distances....The restaurant is locationed in old downtown Sunbury. I ordered their pork tenderloin with a couple of onions under cedar cheese with BBQ sauce, it comes with Kindle potatoe chips and coleslaw. My wife had their hamburger with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and bacon. Both of our sandwiches were very good as were the chips. The wife's hamburger was very thick and cooked as she had requested. Our server was very friendly and provided us with a pitcher of coke but still checked on us. The restaurant has 2 inside dining areas the one upfront has a bar on one side and tables on the other. The other inside dinning area is located in the back and they are divided by a wall and restrooms. They also have an outside dinning area off the back side. The tavern has declarations of several Fire Department pictures and items including turnout gear (firefighter hats, fire coats, trousers and boots. Along with fire items they have insignias on the tables for all branches of the military service along with fire and police. On the ceiling they have military flags displayed. On the front windows they have a fire flag and police flag decals.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed July 25, 2020

What a great hidden gem in Sunbury. We love coming here for drinks and dinner. Friendly staff and we highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020

It's a great local restaurant with good food and drinks. The only downside is it's loud because it's always been busy when I have eaten there.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

We love the food at Joe’s Firehouse Tavern and love supporting local businesses. Fun atmosphere when dining in and also great carry out... wings are fantastic as are the burgers!nice variety on menu... love their homemade salad dressings, too!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 27, 2020

I had an excellent lunch experience recently. The bartender was very friendly and provided advice on my order. I had chicken tenders and they were very good. The draft beer selection is quite nice with a rotating specal for just $4.00. I will definitely stop...back when I'm in the area. The decor was firehouse, fireman related and interestingMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

They have great burgers, wings, waffle fries, even their salad is good. We've tried a lot of different stuff here, the only thing I wouldn't recommend are the nachos. They're a little dry, with tons of chips and not a lot of toppings. I also...don't love how long it takes to get the food. But I guess the food is worth it in the end.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 5, 2020 via mobile

We recently moved to the area, and a friend told us about Firehouse Tavern so we decided to give it a try. The food was great and the service was even better. Our server was Roni and she was so personable and friendly. She took...time at each table to make small talk and really answer our questions about some of the menu items. The chili was delicious, the Impossible burger was really good dressed with mushrooms and Swiss, and the buffalo wrap was very flavorful. The house made chips are also really good. There’s just something about small town, friendly service that you don’t find just anywhere. We’ll definitely be back soon!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

I stopped here after a morning of shopping at the nearby Tanger Outlets. I chose the Average Joe Burger and found it to be well cooked and flavorful. Our server took our order promptly and brought drinks, but our order was glacially slow in coming....The music inside was country and not so loud, making it easy for my friend and I to talk to each other as we waited. No idea why it took so long, as other tables got their food, ate and left before we got our lunch. I would still recommend the place since it has plenty to look at and the food was excellent... once it arrived!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

We stopped at 1pm on a Saturday and it was a pretty happening place. We sat for a bit before anyone came to help us, but after that it wasn’t bad. Our server’s name was Derrick and he made a great drink with peach whiskey!...Firehouse Burger was really good as was the pretzels and beer cheese dip. The only thing that would have improved the meal is if the chips were warm. We will definitely stop again when in the area!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Traveling through to stay overnight we found Firehouse Joe's and stopped for dinner. We were promptly seated and received the menu. They had a fair amount of offerings and selections. My wife chose the Chipolte BLT and I chose the FDNY burger. Both came with...homemade chips. The burger came with bacon and slaw which was different. It was ok but not great, at least to me. But the chipolte BLT was outstanding as I got some of it. The taste was great and with that kick from the chipolte mayo, it was super. I definitely recommend that. So the food was great for the blt, but just mediocre for the burger. The server never came by to ask about refills and when she came to bring the check she was much more engaged with friends at the bar than with us. Anyway it was a neat place with firehouse stuff all around. It is worth the stop for the BLT for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Lucy M
September 24, 2016|
Response from flbirdman | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure they take reservations. But yes, it will be crowded on a Saturday night, most likely
Lucy M
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Janelle330 | Reviewed this property |
Nope. Never had to wait.
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