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“okay in a pinch”

The Firehouse Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 94 Restaurants in Florence
Cuisines: American, Soups, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Salem
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“okay in a pinch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We ate here when the other restaurants we tried to get in were full. The food was adequate. Nothing too fancy but nothing outstanding either.

Visited January 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Washington, United States
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225 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Amazing Clam Chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

This restaurant serves the BEST clam chowder we have ever eaten. The deluxe chowder is a serving of their yummy chowder with Swiss cheese, dungeness crab meat, shrimp meat and parmesan cheese baked on top.

The ambiance is this place is wonderfully interesting and the staff very professional and yet friendly.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Karen M
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Grass Valley, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We found the Firehouse Restaurant while walking around old town. My husband is a firefighter so we had to go in. The food was fantastic and the staff was terrific.

Visited November 2013
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Florence, Oregon
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wait staff? Yes you may have to wait.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were there last p.m. for drinks, apps, and the karaoke night. Our wait staff could not remember to bring water (along with drinks we ordered); and then she failed to bring utensils and napkins for one of our party who ordered bowl of muscle soup. Once the utensils came, she delivered a fork instead of spoon. Later, she delivered two more apps along with one fork, which wouldn't work for two diners. She appeared to have no peripheral vision as well, because when we tried to get her attention (which was clearly elsewhere), we could not, but for one time. She did not appear to have malice, but just not focused on her job, it would seem.
As for the food, the apps were OK and came out quickly enough. The karaoke was fun with a DJ who knew how to use his gear and could sing well, to boot.

  • Visited November 2013
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Mobile, Alabama
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Just ok - not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

The clam chowder was highly recommended to us, so we wanted to give it a try. We both got the deluxe or supreme version. It had a triangle of melted cheese melted on the top, with assorted seafood underneath it. Overall, the chowder was very thick with potatoes, celery, and slivers of carrots in it. I wanted to like it, but it just did not seem fresh to me. It appeared to be reheated, and was just ok.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank armywifetoo
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