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The Firehouse Restaurant

627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
+1 423-929-7677
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (58 reviews)
“beans” (42 reviews)
“sliced pork” (16 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Johnson City, Tennessee and I visit this restaurant at least twice a month. The food is excellent. The pulled pork is my standard go to however, everything that I have every ordered is great. The Chief burger is great, the chicken is...More

Thank mhudson1989
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

The service here was somewhat slow, but to be fair, they were pretty busy. The food was pretty good, although not spectacular. The biggest disappointment was that the restaurant did not serve any alcoholic beverages. We didn't know this going in, and just wanted a...More

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 4 January 2018

When we lived in Johnson City about 30 years ago, we visited The Firehouse often. As we traveled on I-81 last weekend, we exited to try it again. It was as good as we remembered it. Our party tried a variety of foods and appetizers...More

Thank glars2018
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Very nice place to eat..always clean when there,,food very good,,no alcohol served which is ok,good food a a good price

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Tender and flavorful sliced brisket sandwich! Great sides and wonderful service! Set in historical restored fire station.

Thank Angierobrts
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Really cool restaurant built in an old firehouse. Fantastic barbecue and side dishes, great service, and a good price. My one and only complaint and the only reason I did not rate it as excellent is that they do not serve beer.

Thank W1882NUkevinc
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Everything about it was great. The food-to die for. the atmosphere and service were top notch. Will definitely be back. Can't wait for company to come so we can take them out there.

Thank Terry R
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This restaurant was started by two young college students years ago. They sold barbecue out of the drive-in window of a service station. A few years into the business, they were able to purchase one of the city's old fire halls. Their food is always...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Always great barbeque! A quick in and out for lunch. Great selections, even if you do not eat barbeque!

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We were visiting our grandson at ETSU and he suggested that we all go the Firehouse. Wow, what a great meal. I ordered the Brisket and it was excellent. We loved the way they had decorated the lobby with the old fire truck and historic...More

Thank jelh47
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28 March 2016|
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Response from Volusiagirl M | Reviewed this property |
Firehouse is happy to offer gift certificates !
26 September 2015|
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Response from Darryl H | Reviewed this property |
I double-checked with the restaurant's website and yes, The Firehouse is closed on Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 627 W Walnut St, Johnson City, TN 37604-6619
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-929-7677
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