Check out this lively, fun place to eat. Located next to a firehouse, its menu is enormous, including nachos, burgers, pasta, chicken and seafood. A ... More
Firehouse Beach Cafe
Check out this lively, fun place to eat. Located next to a firehouse, its menu is enormous, including nachos, burgers, pasta, chicken and seafood. A favorite item is the Martini Pasta, which boasts dry vermouth among the sauce ingredients. As the name suggests, this restaurant has many spicy dishes, which are indicated on the menu with a chili pepper next to the dish. Some dishes get two chili peppers, like the Firehouse Wings. There are several daily specials like Margarita Mondays and a Bloody Mary bar on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
I took my wife to the Firehouse Restaurant on her birthday June 27, 2009 @1:00pm. We sat at the bar and ordered drinks and Calamari. After an hour we received no food . The bartenders were to busy goofing off and flirting with girls to place our order they had forgot to place the order. During our wait they didn't have time to offer us another drink. Don't waste your money at the Firehouse. I am a Captain with the fire department. I am embarrassed they call themselves a Firehouse. Firefighters don't treat people this way. We told the Manager and received no apology.
Captain Dave Folio
Great place to have lunch. There was one incident with a group of guys from Texas who reeked of Crown Royal and Black n Milds! Besides that, this place is great. One of those guys had a martini glass etched in a golden tooth!
I think the Firehouse is really fun and a great place to hang out. I was really surprised by some of the other reviews. While it is not your typical place to eat out in PB that is really the point, it is really ment to bring a different experience to PB. And while I will admit that not everything was always perfect they have really come a long way in working out the kinks, and in my opinion they have done an amazing job. The food is really great, I have heard this from may people, and I see a lot of the same faces there. So I guess they are doing something right!!! And it is almost always busy on weekends and evenings, and is a great place to just have some fun. If you like quiet this is not the place for you. They do have well know dj's that play there and some of san diego's best bartenders that work there. Also the executive chef is an incredible cook and has been classically trained through out the world. I go there all the time and have met some truly great people and made some amazing friends. I think you should give it a try :)
I have mixed reviews on this place. To be honest- go to the SHORE CLUB or wait until the PB ALE HOUSE OPENS…… Here is my reason why; One weekend we went to the Firehouse to watch the football games and had a great experience. But this past weekend was HORRIBLE. I have never been to a place that refused to seat a table of 5 at a TABLE FOR FIVE….And when we asked to be moved, they kept telling us that they were waiting for larger groups to come in. The funny thing is - the table sat unused until right before the game, until we finally had to beg to be seated there. Beforehand- it was 4 large guys and one female sitting at a table for 4 with one person looking out the window with their back turned towards the TV’s.
I know what you are thinking; you should have called ahead or showed up early…. We did on both accounts! Only to be told there were no reservations and at 10:30am, with the restaurant wide-open with seats (game starting at noon), that they couldn’t seat us until our entire party was available. Oh and about the no reservations - I find it amusing to show-up to a restaurant with “reserved signs” on the tables. I guess you have to be in the “know” or be “known” to be seated at an average place. Also- another amusing point was that you couldn’t have late add-ons. But we watched two guys sit at a table for 8, only to see the rest of their group (4 more people for a totally of 6 people at a table for 8), show-up late into the 2 quarter. What happened to not being seated until the entire group was present or the rule of not having late add on’s??? Sad that their customer service is horrible because the food isn’t bad. Make sure if you plan on going to this restaurant you are prepared to follow ALL the rules. Because if you don’t- you may or may not get seated in a restaurant that has open seats.
My advice to the Firehouse: If you enforce rules on us “regular” people 1. make sure you realize which “regular” people you are enforcing it on, because after spending a good sum – we were happy to give our waitress a HEFTY tip and tell her to find a new place to serve (like the NEW PB ALE HOUSE NEXT DOOR) and 2. when your seats are open – a smart business move is to seat the individuals who are there; to accommodate those who are WILLING TO PAY, rather then assume someone else is coming.
"DON'T GO! I went to Firehouse this evening and the food was awful, terrible, gross, disgusting, etc. The waitress recommended the chicken lettuce wrap which was basically fried chunks of chicken with Frank's Red Hot sauce and a stack of lettuce. The cobb salad was mushy and very saucy, and the ahi burger was dry, heavy, and greasy. I wasn't happy with any of the three dishes we ordered and will never go back.
IN ADDITION to the food being bad, the food and drinks were overpriced and the TV's were way too loud. This is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review because I was so dissatistifed with Firehouse. There are plenty of better restaurants in PB, don't waste your time or money with this one."
My friend had heard of the Firehouse and wanted to try it out. I hadn't heard of it, but was very pleasantly surprised! We sat on the top, open area. Very nice:) I was really wanting a burger, and they didn't disappoint. Awesome flavor... Great bun... Great fries! Great lunch before our walk along the beach! Highly recommended!
We went here last year using our Entertainment coupon book. We were with another couple and we showed them our coupons before we ordered, like you're supposed to, and the waitress took them. When we went to pay, though, the waitress said we could only use 1 coupon per table. (The Entertainment book rules say you can use 3 per table.) We got the manager to come over and he said the same thing, only 1 per table. We refused to pay the increased amount because they were obviously pulling a fast one, taking the coupons and then afterwards saying you owed more. They claimed they were calling the police and we waited around a long time before we finally laid down the reduced amount and just left. By the way, we're nice well-dressed senior citizens who've never had any sort of trouble before using our coupons. Don't ruin your evening too, stay away!
I love the brunch on weekend mornings. Food is not fancy and it's great, good selection, prices are not bad for a place on the beach, service is good and the upstairs open balcony is wonderful. Casual, relaxed, one of my favorite places to take out of towners.
Stay by the Pacific Ocean in Sunny San Diego. Learn to Surf. Enjoy the Sun, Fun and Play in the
Sand. Meet lots of Friendly People under our World Famous Peace SignFREE Local Transport to hostel from bus, train, ...
The Heritage Inn Sea World San Diego hotel is centrally located in the Sea World Sports Arena area and four
miles from San Diego Airport. The hotel is just minutes away from some of San Diegos best attractions including ...
The Dana on Mission Bay is the closest hotel to Seaworld San Diego and offers complimentary shuttle service to the
park daily. Nestled among 10 tropically landscaped acres in the heart of San Diego's Mission Bay Park, this waterfront ...