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“Welcome world after being sprung from prison”
Review of Jack's Firehouse

Jack's Firehouse
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Ranked #116 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $75
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 22nd Street
Los Angeles, California
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419 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Welcome world after being sprung from prison”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Right across the street from the Eastern State Penitentiary, there were many visitors who took advantage of non-prison food ( btw, no food available in the pen) and a chance to rest and relax after the tour. This converted historic fire station has its wood front doors open for sidewalk as well as interior ( or sit in the doorway for a mixture of both) dining. The expansive central wood bar had seating for the thirsty. Many soup, salad and lighter fare offered. The apple, greens and blue cheese salad was large and tasty, the service was just right, and it was a fun and interesting setting

Visited October 2013
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English first
Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bar”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

We sat at the bar for a beer before touring the Eastern State Penitentiary. We put a $20 on the bar and ordered our beers. The bartender gave us our beers took the 20. After our beers he gave us a check and no change. He said he didn't see a $20 dollar bill.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Opportunity”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

Enjoyed the outdoor eating area, excellent waitstaff in the middle of the day, and the beauty of the Firehouse

Visited October 2013
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“average”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

complimentary bread and dips while you wait on your food.

We both got a cheestake and it wasnt very good, it was greasy and not very tasty.

Asked waitress for no ice in the drink and she put ice in it. Said we didnt want water and she gave us water.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cumbria
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and great service”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Excellent Philly cheesesteak and good selection of beers. Service was quick and friendly, nice bread and dips while the food was prepared. Great sandwiches too.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Phil B
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