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Jack's Firehouse

2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
+1 215-232-9000
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  • Excellent40%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603
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Reviewed yesterday

This converted firehouse is within walking distance of Philadelphia Art Museum, Rodin Museum, and across the street from Eastern Penitentiary. The large bar is lively and the adjacent open front brings the outside tables and sidewalk into the overall restaurant atmosphere. Food was terrific, good...More

Thank snwa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for lunch after visiting Eastern State Penitentiary (it's right across the street) and the food was excellent! So a first glance at the menu and it seemed to be a little pricey, but considering the quality and "extras" it...More

Thank Janine I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped after a tour of the penitentiary. Food took quite awhile to get and table that came in after us received their food first. Tried my first ever Philly Cheesesteak. Bland and not much meat. The brisket sandwich was tough and light on meat. Neither...More

Thank Ftcguy505
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We won a certificate from a CASA charity event. This was a first time visit for my husband and I. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather while enjoying an awesome meal! Our waitress, Danielle, was kind and very attentive! Mick, one of the...More

Thank 49nosuggestionsfound
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My husband and I had visited the art museum and were looking for some lunch afterwards. Our trusty Trip Advisor app led us to Jack's Firehouse, about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the museum. While it was late in the lunch hour when...More

Thank NorthernVirginiaErin
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We found this place while being tourists and touring the Eastern States Penitentiary (it's a museum now, we weren't sentenced there or anything) which is across the street. TA reviews were pretty good so we (family of 5) had lunch. Restaurant is located inside and...More

Thank shasta2088
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We came here after visiting the old fashioned CLOSED jail. We ordered a cheeseburger, chicken fingers, and 2 salads. The salads were tasty. The chicken fingers were your average chicken fingers. And, the cheeseburger was the best cheeseburger I have ever eaten in Philly. But...More

Thank Hamptongourmet
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were stuck with little option after a visit to Eastern State Penetentary and a thunderstorm so went for closest option. Firstly we found it odd to be seated in far corner when everyone else was at the Bar eating. Not sure if we were...More

Thank HollyFur
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went to this place twice, the first time I went was ok, service was not great though. The second time I just walked out, didn't even receive a menu after I asked for one and was told I will be brought one. Felt like I...More

Thank René A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We stopped here after visiting Eastern State Penitituary. They brought out buttermilk biscuits and cornbread with a bowl of cherries. Yummy delight. The food was well prepared and atmosphere very nice. The smoked chicken added to my salad was very good and flaverful.

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Nearby Attractions
Philadelphia Museum of Art
5,372 reviews
.64 km away
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.74 km away
Eastern State Penitentiary
4,461 reviews
.13 km away
Rodin Museum
1,068 reviews
.60 km away
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Debbie P
Is there anything available on your menu for children?
17 December 2015|
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Response from McMarie | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's a great place to eat.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 75
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail