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Firehouse BBQ

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400 N 8th St, Richmond, IN 47374-3037
+1 765-488-0312
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were in the area looking for something different. What a great find!! We ordered the Sampler plate and it did not disappoint. Try the house bbq sauce. Our bartender Tim was extremely helpful..explained all the menu options, daily specials, and made beverage suggestions. We are already working our calendar to plan a return visit!!

Thank Lisa B
Richmond, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is in a cleaned up firehouse. In a historic part of town. Good BBQ. Relaxed atmosphere. Sometimes has live music.

Thank SuziShapiro
Pompton Plains, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices here seemed rather reasonable. Went for lunch and ordered the brisket w/ cole slaw and baked beans. The prices were fine, and the brisket wasn't bad (wasn't great either), but the cole slaw and baked beans were both pretty bad. The corn bread was also inferior.

Thank JOestreicher
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smokehouse Tacos were well worth it. All of the sides we got were good but the cheesy potato casserole was so good.

Thank Shane T
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185 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! Stopped in for lunch and left wishing we had time to stay until the music started. Character galore! Immersed in Blues history! And great food to boot! We'll be back...with friends! The BBQ is incredible, as is the Dalmatian (hot dog smothered in chili)!

Thank dmark521
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great lunch here. The menu had all your favorites from a good BBQ joint. Had the beef brisket sandwich and cheesy potatoes and they were very good. It's in an old historic firehouse complete with pole! Excellent selection of great beers on tap.

Thank Seth B
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Love the food. Love the atmosphere. Love the music. Hubby and I both had the pulled pork dinner. His sides were baked beans and potato salad. Mine were cheesy potatoes and scalloped cabbage. Three sauces on the table and I definitely prefer the sweet bbq. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

Thank Dawn J
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the visit for the Blues atmosphere. Great BBQ served without sauce so that you may select your choice of four sauces. Great sides. I liked the cheesy potatos.

Thank tiphys
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

No need to use your knife...this chop cuts with a fork! Sierra, our server was great ask her for options! chef Doug Phillips looks like a (really good looking) biker and cooks like a four star chef! Wow! If you want a chop (and I highly recommend it) get the porkzilla... you won't be disappointed slow smoked with a hint... More 

Thank TravelSpirit19
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Have been going here whenever we fly into Dayton. Some of the best BBQ and chicken wings I have eaten in the US. Very friendly and supports fire rescue personnel. I had a Brisket sandwich to go for the plane ride the next day and it was great and reasonably priced compared to airport food. Make sure you take some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 N 8th St, Richmond, IN 47374-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 765-488-0312
The Firehouse BBQ and Blues is Richmond Indiana's oldest firehouse. Owned and operated by two Richmond Firefighters, it is Indiana's premier BBQ restaurant. We specialize in southern style smoked pork, chicken, and brisket, and serve it up in a comfortable, nostalgic atmosphere. Live Blues music can be enjoyed every Friday and Saturday night. We also specialize in catering. You can plan your event to take place in our banquet room, or we can cater your event at your location.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?