About The Firehouse Restaurant
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The Hope Station building, which is home to The Firehouse Restaurant, is the oldest standing firehouse in the city of Harrisburg and is the second oldest in Pennsylvania. Most of the architecture is the original design; those areas in need of repair were restored to their original splendor. Along with the brickwork, all of the original sashing, window muntins, mullions and doors were retained in the restoration.
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday- Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Firehouse restaurant can accommodate parties of 12 - 200 on the premises. There is no limit to events off-site. Catering packages and flexible menus are offered.
Street parking is available. Public lot available after 6:00pm.
Private Party Facilities:
2nd Floor private room is terrific for groups up to 15.
This room is ideal for business meeting, seminars, business lunches and a host of other business and private functions.
Our 3rd floor private room can do 20 to 100 persons at any time. The room features a full bar at one end, a stage at the other end, plenty of seating restrooms and room for dancing.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
The Firehouse Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Loved the Firehouse Restaurant! The Poly ...
Loved the Firehouse Restaurant! The Polynesian trout with the orzo and fried spinach leaves was outstanding! Went for a birthday dinner. My boyfriend had the filet and crabcake and said it was so tender and the crabcake was all meat. Our server was very attentive yet patient. Will definitely go back again!
I don't know how this restaurant is rate ...
I don't know how this restaurant is rated as one of the top restaurants in Harrisburg. The food is mediocre at best, and that's being overly generous.
My husband and I ordered salads with shrimp and salmon - lettuce tasted old - no flavor at all,
The only plus was the hostess and waitress were very attentive and friendly.
Took my wife here for her 50th Birthday. ...
Took my wife here for her 50th Birthday. We both got blackened salmon and it was great. The fish and chips was HUGE, but we all agreed it was a little lacking in the taste category. Not that the taste was in any way bad, it was acatualky good, gut we all just expected a little bit more taste. Fire bread was great and the service was excellent and very fast.
Restaurant was a little empty because of the holiday being on Monday, but still noise level was fine. Wife really enjoyed herself and was very thankful we chose the Firehoise place for her.
P.S. - I wish I could remember the servers name. Young black fellow and he was one of the best we ever had. Very enthusiastic and know how to take care of his customers. I had a chance to observe other servers at others tables and they were great too.
One sign of a good restaurant...? You can satisfy the "paying, service observant" adult customers along with the teenage picky eaters. Not an easy task but everyone at the Firehouse was able to get it accomplished. All around great experience for everyone.
We went here for our first time on NYE. ...
We went here for our first time on NYE. I looked at the menu in advance so I would have an idea what I wanted to eat. Since it was NYE they had a limited menu so I was not able to get what I wanted from the regular menu. That was a little disappointing. The food was good and definitely looked and tasted chef prepared. The prices for the meals should include a side or salad, though. They really should have more than one stall/toilet in the restroom.
While my boyfriend and I enjoyed our din ...
While my boyfriend and I enjoyed our dinner at the Firehouse on NYE, we did not feel that the cost of the food merited the food we were given. At $32, the crab cakes were tiny and only served with French fries. The frizzled spinach that I had was greasy and made me sick to my stomach. We had also seen inexpensive sandwiches and burgers on the menu, which were removed without explanation or notice on NYE, which was disappointing. Had we known dinner would be so expensive, we would have gone elsewhere.
The food was mediocre at best not bad bu ...
The food was mediocre at best not bad but nothing to get excited about. Service, I would rate a C. Overall experience I would say was not bad, at the same time nothing to right home about. With that being said, I will not be returning unless there are some culinary changes.
Went to the Firehouse Restaurant for a b ...
Went to the Firehouse Restaurant for a business lunch and as always had a good meal and great service. Both of us had the tomato bisque, and we each had a different sandwich from the menu. The Cuban is more than enough on its own and usually half goes home with me. This will continue to be a go-to place for business and working lunches, and for a quick after hours check-in.
The hostess and waitstaff "Ed" were very ...
The hostess and waitstaff "Ed" were very attentive to our short time frame before the concert; drinks & food arrived timely and was delicious. Very accurate restaurant name, firehouse described the definite level of spicyness. Very reasonably priced.
Food and service were outstanding. Both ...
Food and service were outstanding. Both the cold-smoked ribeye and Chicken Genovese were delicious, and the pork roulade special of the night was truly awesome. Our server was very attentive and helpful with several special requests and questions. We enjoyed the interesting atmosphere and history of the old firehouse building. All in all, a standout evening and we are very glad to have gone there for our anniversary dinner.
Great service but horrible food. I sent ...
Great service but horrible food. I sent the food back and 2nd time and both dishes had no flavor. My second meal was spaghetti and meatballs which had no flavor and the meatballs were cold in the middle. It was very disappointing.
My husband and I had a guest in town for ...
My husband and I had a guest in town for the evening and thought it would be nice to check out something new. The firehouse is an interesting setting, in an old firehouse and of course had a firehouse themed menu and decor. On a Monday evening it seemed quiet but the wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great beer menu, with several local brews. Large selection of food, everyone enjoyed their dinner choice. Cool bar seating as you come in though we sat in a cozy booth. A variety of people, a booth of young men hanging out, a young couple, a family of five that looked like they came in after a youth soccer game, an older couple, us older people 50's, 60's. We enjoyed our visit and definitely will go again.
Took our neighbors out for dinner as a t ...
Took our neighbors out for dinner as a thank you for helping us out the last couple of weeks. Our server was great. We all really enjoyed the bread. We each had a different entree and everybody enjoyed their meal. Get place to dine and even had some leftovers to take home.
Excellent meal, had the crab, spinach an ...
Excellent meal, had the crab, spinach and artichoke dip for starters followed by the hook and ladder (ribs with shrimp), they were fall of the bone delicious. The coleslaw that was served with it tasted home made and was a perfect side. Great atmosphere and the staff was very pleasant and helpful!!!!
Arrived a little after 6 pm on Saturday ...
Arrived a little after 6 pm on Saturday evening, found a parking spot across the street, then noticed they were paid parking spots. Of course, you had to pay until 7 pm on Saturdays. With the tow truck literally half a block away, I began the arduous task of figuring out yet another government cash grabbing machine.
Finally entered the restaurant and headed over to the hostess who greeted me nicely. They escorted me upstairs to our booth as my partner had entered upon arrival knowing the government tax grabbing machine would take me a while to master.
Our very pleasant waitress came for our drink order and we ordered two Margarita's on the rocks. The menu listed the drink as El Jimador Tequila, Cointreau and sour mix. One taste of this told me the bartender must have measured the shot of tequila, put no Cointreau in it, and used the absolute cheapest, worst tasting Margarita Mix there is, Master of Mixes. I know a bad Margarita when I taste it, because it's the only drink I ever order. We're off to a bad start, and it didn't get any better as the food arrived. First out was the gumbo. It needed some salt, but was otherwise tasty. Next came the Caesar Salad, with frost on the bowl from where they just pulled it out of the cooler. I had asked about anchovies, but was told they were not available. Why do restaurants serve Caesar Salad and not have anchovies? They cost like $1 a can. Even Red Lobster doesn't have them available, and they're obviously a seafood restaurant. The salad was bland, and blah. The dressing was uninspired and rather tasteless. For my final offering of 25 steamed clams, I was presented with a large bowl with 27 clams that were overcooked, and bland. Now, steamed clams aren't the most flavorful dish, but when properly prepared, they do offer some interesting textures and subtle flavor. These clams were like little rubber balls.
The waitress took the two drinks we sent back off the bill and I left her 20%. Nothing was her fault.
Overall, not too bad of a restaurant. Th ...
Overall, not too bad of a restaurant. The decor is odd-lots and lots of red and black. The old fire equipment was interesting but not compelling. I had a Black Martini that was the best part of my meal. There were not a lot of vegetarian choices but the cheese plate was ok, the spinach salad pretty boring. The rest of my family enjoyed their drinks (margaritas) and meals (ribs, prime rib). Our server was pleasant and efficient.
This place is not just good food it is g ...
This place is not just good food it is good people. Everyone from the reception people the bar area and the table service are outstanding! All pleasant, friendly and have big smiles. You can tell they like working there.
The prime rib was to die for.... and the ...
The prime rib was to die for.... and the fish and chips, which my friend had, was a magnanimous portion. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes. We had reservations and were immediately seated. The area was quiet and nostalgic with a setting reminiscent of the old firehouse that was at the location in the late 1900's.
At first the ambience seemed nice until ...
At first the ambience seemed nice until we notice all the food on the carpet. It looked like it hasn't been vaccumed in days. It was really dirty. The food was ok, but very pricey for the quality compared to other resteraunts within walking distance. I would not reccomend going here.
Changed over the years
It had been about 2 years since the last time I was at the Firehouse and things have changed. It was dead on a Friday evening. The menu was smaller and not impressive. Our server was great and we were sitting in a very quiet area (as in, no one else was sitting on the entire floor expect out table), but the food was average. I'll go back but helpful for a better menu.
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