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“Great atmosphere bad wine and so so food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Firehouse Winery

Old Firehouse Winery
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: An eclectic winery and restaurant on the famous entertainment strip in Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio's first Summer Resort. Located with a view of Lake Erie, the large, meandering patio provides the setting for nightly summer entertainment. Lots of special events and kid friendly. Full bar service in summer at the "Sunset Bar".
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere bad wine and so so food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

I like going here because they have good music and the atmosphere is fun you are right on the lake. But don't drink the wine stick to beer in the bottle. Food is not great . It's a shame because it is a neat place. I never eat here anymore and I don't drink the wine . But we still have fun.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shellybeads
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Clinton
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Service needs an overhaul, great outside seating though”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

It was warm, breezy and beautiful sitting at a lakeside table so we didn't mind waiting to order, waiting for drinks, waiting for food, check, waiting waiting waiting. About an hour and a half just to get and pay for lunch- which was very tasty and not overly priced. In my opinion the restaurant needs to take some advice from a consultant regarding layout, training of servers, etc. It is very inefficient as the waitresses must run all over the place just to put together an order (drinks, utensils, condiments, all in different locations) so I couldn't blame the server. If you don't have the time to wait, go somewhere else. If you do, then this is one of the best eat spots in Geneva on the Lake and their wine is pretty good too.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank happycampersClinton
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Butler, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I would NEVER go back.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

This poor excuse for a winery is the just plain awful and cruddy. I would have liked to tell you about the food about didn't get a chance to eat any. Came in for dinner on Labor Day Weekend and admittedly they were very busy. They told us to go find a table somewhere that is open. You could see that there were several tables free but filled with the garbage of people that had finished eating and had left. We found an open table, sat down and waited. An employee came by to presumably bus the table in front of us but ended up just messing with the chairs. (Ultimately, it took 3 to 4 people to actually bus that table completely and wipe if off even after some people tried to sit there.) We told him that we needed to be waited on. He said he would find our waitress and send her over. No one came. Long story short - it was quite a long time before anyone even approached us and this was after repeated attempts to find somebody and after 2 hours in we got up and left. We did manage to get a bottle of wine served in tiny plastic cups (which ruins the experience if you ask me). I wanted to leave without paying for it - why should this sorry place get any of my money but we threw money on the table and left. The service is way beyond terrible. It was atrocious. The worst part is that I could tell that they just did not care. I was just another customer and I could be replaced. We ended up speaking with the manager who did not even attempt to make us happy. Do yourself a favor and do not go there.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Denise C
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dublin, oh
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We should have just visited for the Ferris wheel but we decided to have lunch also. Our waitress had a permanent scowl on her face. Stale tortilla chips. Moldy bun. Burnt chicken tenders. Sangria that tasted like kool-aid. It's too bad the food and service is so bad because the atmosphere is quite nice. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the band. The highlight was definitely the Ferris wheel.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank warsawherewecome
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hartford ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good View,Food, Poor service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Go to Firehouse often for the view and the food when it arrives it's always good. The service is always bad! But the last time was the worst ever. Waited over 40 minutes to even be recognized ordered 2 bottles of wine and some water to start another big delay I would have been out of there but the wife wanted to stay. Got one bottle and was informed they were out of Merlot why had she not known this before the order? Had to flag her down to get the water then only took 15 minutes! I only keep going back because we buy the 1/2 off deals otherwise stay away! Very unmotivated staff! But the food and view always great.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yogigm
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