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Jack's Firehouse

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Kept Secret and 1 other guide
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2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2603 (22nd Street)
+1 215-232-9000
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Jack's numerous times over the past twelve years. This past visit I was not impressed at all. I feel they have really lost their quality and taste. They used to have great tasting dishes. My friends and I all agreed it was not the same quality it used to be in the past. Our dishes were... More 

Thank DPhilly18
New York
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Apple cider wow!!!!!!! service excellent. They put a beautiful mix of bourbon, spicy rum and cinnamon brandy which made it alcoholic. It wasn't sweet, just perfect and I plan to come back to enjoy the apple cider again and try the food.

Thank SilvanaZavala
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My husband & I discovered this great place back in June when visiting the Eastern State Penitentiary across the street. We sat at the bar, the staff is attentive & really nice. We had burgers which was one of the best I ever had. The biscuits & cherries was a wonderful surprise. We visited again tonight before heading over to... More 

Thank Selena S
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We did their package deal with the Terror Behind the Walls. The staff were wonderful, the food was great, and the atmosphere couldn't be better. Mick the owner came to check on us. The bacon mac and cheese is very good. The toffee dessert was amazing. And the drinks were delicious. We always make sure to eat dinner here when... More 

Thank amalphiea
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great meal. The pumpkin soup is delicious! Pork chops were good. Desserts: Chocolate cake & Butter Cake were delectable!!

Thank Joyce L
Hustonville, KY
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch after a morning tour of the Eastern State Penn. The service was friendly and we were able to sit outside on a very pleasant day. Mom had the spinach salad with grilled shrimp and enjoyed it. I had my first cheese steak and liked it just fine. DH had a smoked chicken salad sandwich that... More 

Thank ljgordon
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Overall a pretty good food experience, But sometimes it is very good, others less so. it is interesting place to eat.

Thank sana5000
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went to Jack's for a beer and snacks while waiting to get into the penitentiary across the street. The place was great. It's in an old fire house, and they still have the pole, which we were told you are free to climb and slide down if you are so inclined. We elected not to. Instead, we had a... More 

Thank Robin W
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice place for pub food. Very fresh. We also had GREAT service. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. The building is very cool too.

Thank Weaselmcpuppy
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Me & a couple of co-workers did the tour at the Eastern State Penitentiary after we were done we were starving seen Jack's Firehouse across the street decided do grab some lunch. I ordered there Fire House Bloody Mary & they were so delicious I ordered 4 more & felt great when I left. I ordered the crab cake sandwich... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 75
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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

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