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Jack's Firehouse

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$$ - $$$American, ,
2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
+1 215-232-9000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“ribs” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our lunch at Jack's. The food was very good and the staff was outstanding. It is right across from the Eastern State Penitentiary.

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the worst meals we have had in a while at a supposedly "nice" restaurant. I had the Catfish. Overdone, thin, no substance. My wife had the rib entree. She is a rib fan and these were no good. Service was not good either....More

Thank Ben There S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place to eat and drink across the street from. E.S.P. local menu very well done with large portions. Friendly staff as well. The biggest concern here is no AC. Which is fine on mild days but when it gets into the 90s it can...More

Thank Grayhare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after visiting the Penitentiary across the street. Food was pricey but good. Service was excellent and Stewart was a great waiter! I highly recommend this place!

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: - Convenient location across the street from the penitentiary. - Beautiful building inside and out with vintage charm and pleasant ambiance. - Complimentary buttermilk biscuits and mini-cornbread muffins with butter and cherry compote. Cons: - ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ELSE. We dined in the early afternoon...More

Thank Kelsi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located across the street from Eastern State Penitentiary, with a surface parking lot on the next block, this was a perfect place for our lunch. We had calamari for an appetizer-likely the best I've had, served with "hot lava" a tartar type sauce with a...More

Thank mkphd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for this place. For starters, it’s great looking. And my soup of the day, a cream of portobello mushroom, was wonderful. But it went downhill from there. My BBQ plate (rib, brisket and pulled pork) was dry and over cooked. My...More

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

I scheduled a group lunch for family and friends to celebrate my college graduation. The owner, Mick, was very paitent with all of my questions and offered a customizable menu at great price points. The food and service was great! The atmosphere was casual and...More

Thank pkemp35
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

It was a slow rainy day and we were famished after a long self guided tour of the prison digs. It was either this or the dive looking bar a block or so up the street. We were so glad we picked this place. He...More

Thank HerTriness
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled into Jack’s after an excellent tour of the eastern state penitentiary. We received a very warm welcome and after expecting only to have a drink ended up sharing the pear salad with smoked chicken which was excellent. We stumbled across this place but...More

Thank RobboElviria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
    (22nd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-232-9000
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