Reviews of Firehouse BBQ and Blues (Restaurant)

400 N 8th St, Richmond, IN 47374, United States

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REVIEWS OF Firehouse BBQ and Blues IN Indiana

Livy Bright

BBQ NACHO were great,as well as the food

Harry Mills

Food always delicious. Staff friendly. A regular stop for me.

Stephannie Newkirk

Great atmosphere and food!

P. L. Hackman

Traveling through Richmond? Firehouse BBQ and Blues is everything you can imagine. Delicious and savory dishes, from cheesteak subs and nachos to Brunswick stew, ribs and don't forget their delicious chili. The kids loved eating in the real fire house. Perfect for everyone in the family. And checkout the dessert menu.

laura sowers

Great BBQ! My husband and I play music there and the owner Tom is a great guy and waitresses are wonderful! Love the atmosphere as the building is an old firehouse and it's decorated with pictures of music history as pertaining to Richmond, IN where it's located.

Brent Holsinger

Awesome meetung place for friends, great food, great Que

Garey L Carson

Good food, beer and service. Very friendly staff. Have visited several times, will be back!

Stephen Elsbernd

Excellent food and a nice quiet setting.

Popp Central

Handicap Accessible . Service dog educated staff. A true gem of a restaurant. Carved out of an ole firehouse. Authentic wood beams, hand painted walls & tables and the art continues. Blues in their name is more than just words. Live blues stage. Live bands and blues singers make the evening more than just a fantastic meal. The Barbeque is outstanding! The selected sauces are amazing. Restaurant is extremely clean, staff is top notch. The way your meal is served will be appreciated by all who love Glass & Iron. Truly historic landmark with live entertainment. Dollars spent at The Firehouse support the local farmers, staff, and small business owners.

Eric Barnes

Great food service and beer with live music

David Ernst

Fantastic food and service every time.

Michael Arneal

Rarely do I take the time to do a review. However after eating at the firehouse BBQ I feel I need to share my experience. I ordered the cheese steak, when it arrived it was greasy to the point using a napkin didn't help. The first and only bite I took the cheese was warm however the steak which was a pulled steak like the test of the menu was still cold. After letting the nice waitress know the food was not good and I didn't want to try something else she whisked it away. Yet still charged me for the poorly cooked uneaten food. The grease on the vent was plainly noticeable in the kitchen seems they clean by habit of motion and not to actually clean. This is s place that doesn't understand that you don't need to hide behind sauce and butter rub. If your food is good stand behind it. I do not recommend eating here.

Brenda Grubbs

we sat in the NC ar area and we had excellent service, good food, friendly, great atmosphere, great customer service

Ralph Bane II

Great food and fat friendly service.

Johnny on the Move

Great brisket and u always gonna get laid from a waitress either there in the bathroom or u take 1 home every time

Tony Randall

So very yummy! Cool Blues Music!

Aaron Fowle

Absolutely delicious pulled pork! The pork and mac & cheese was excellent! The service was fantastic. However, I could only give 4 stars because they don't carry mustard bbq sauce and they don't have fries. Overall a very nice experience in a neat old building that used to be a fire station. They also play live music in the evening, I'm not sure which nights though

Jackie Sallee

Wonderful place for music and food!

Tammy Hutchison

Great food, great service, great prices

John Stabler

Great place to eat

Tod Bowen

The brisket I ordered was excellent, as were the scalloped cabbage and the potatoes - very enjoyable place.

Katherine Burch

Great service...great food and drinks

Mark Zoss

We are from Indy and we heard this place was great, we loved it. The menu had a ton of selections and the food was awesome. The atmosphere was great and tons of parking. Highly recommend it.

Todd Knight

Black and blue salad was good!

Alysa Collins

Best brisket around. Great service. Cool atmosphere. Old Firehouse with a lot of original things in it including the fire pole.

Jeff Templeton

Great barbeque food. Great entertainment. Love the tacos!

Robin Helton

I had a fantastic meal, and entertainment that was a plus, I would recommend the firehouse to anyone that is hungry cause the portions were plentiful. The service was great, an this place was very clean. In other words, Yes I will return to be catered to an enjoy the evening. Oh yeah the beer was good too, I had one.

Jason Quelch

Staff was nice and food was alright. No blues music though and BBQ was not that unique.

Erin Bowers

Cute place. My expectations were higher than what was received. Brisktet was served to me almost diced up. Not all i thought it would be.

Nickolas Brown

Good barbeque place fun. Love the decorations

Kimberly Suberlak

We visited once before, and decided to celebrate my college graduation with family and friends. Everyone was happy and remarked how delicious all of the food was. The servers ensured all of the orders were correct and worked to make sure our large party was taken care of.

Robert Bertram

Great food! Took like 5 minutes to get our order.

Craig Johnson

Great food and atmosphere

TIM Ashton

Best tacos and fantastic people! Hugs to the bartender!

Shawn Tucker

It's a neat place. Small enough to be quaint and big enough to have some atmosphere. I came in about 6:00pm on a Saturday. A man and his wife were setting up to sing on the stage up front. It was a country/blues type atmosphere. I was sat within 30 seconds of walking through the front door. However, it took 20 minutes for the waitress to even ask about a drink. I felt like the waitress forgot about me a couple of times. It really didnt seem super busy at that time. So, the service wasnt great. The food is smoked BBQ and they have a variety kids menu. Everything comes out dry and there are 3 sauces on the table: sweet, mild and hot. Sides were served in small Mason jars. I got "the sampler". You can get 3 different kinds of meat with the sampler and 2 sides. I got the brisket, ribs and pork with baked beans and cheesy potatoes. The brisket was dry and didnt really have a lot of flavor. I was disappointed because the waitress really talked it up. However, the ribs fell off the bone and the pulled pork was tender. The portion sizes were decent. The cheesy potatoes was like mashed potatoes with cheddar. The baked beans were pretty basic. The sampler was about $25. My Coke was about $2.50. With tax and tip it was about $35. I had leftovers so the value was fair.

Patty Starnes Hensley

I had black and blue salad and ate every bite! We preordered as we only have an hour for lunch food was ready when we walked in the door

Bob Lynch

Very good food and excellent wait staff.

Marc Parton

Great food and music.

Chris Van Gessel

Good local food and brews. Fun atmosphere. Nice break from the interstate and easy access. Will stop in again.

Chris Sager

Great atmosphere and music and great food.

Raymond Vosmeier

Never had a bad meal here, there ribs are excellent along with everything else, the one and only thing here I don't like and will not eat are the jalapeno cornbread muffins, I wish they gave you a chouce.

Travis Lacey

Only been twice but the monster porkchop and the nachos are both really good. Will definately be back. And you should go too!


Excellent. A great find. We will be back.

Douglas Mitchel

Excellent venue all around... Saw Lita Ford here baby

Mark McKinney

Smoked sausage and pulled pork for lunch. Tasty. Good service, food came out quickly too. Great blues music playing.

Ryliethewarewolf Kathryn

Great Service. Friendly people and fun atmosphere. And the food is fantastic.!

Marc McDugle II

The Firehouse in Richmond is a great place to eat and experience the Uptown area. Located catty-corner from the Model T museum, and up the street from Ullery's Homemade Ice Cream shop, this restaurant is a great place to start your evening! You must try the tacos; they are a definite favorite!

Creekside Barn Company

We went during a busy time, when our poor server was sort of left to flounder when another server took off impromptu. We only knew because we overheard the other server explaining her untimely dilema- BUT- it made no difference in our dining experience. This place was great- I had the portabella mushroom tacos and macaroni & cheese, while my husband had the large sampler platter with the to die for scallopped cabbage (which I ended up ordering a side for myself) , sweet potato casserole & corn cake. We had a ton of food but we ate everything as it was too good not too- And again- I want to stress that our waitress- was on point even under duress- absolutely doll of a girl. Definitely will be back (and did I mention the great decor?) Must do!

Mike Statzer

Just fair

Kay Kirkman

Great food, even some vegan/vegetarian options that were delicious! The entertainment was great & the server attentive to our group. Definitely recommended hangout!

Barbara Conklin

Great place ..good food

Kyle Alvey

Very nice place and good food

svhaze 56

Awesome location and food!

Kayla Audette

The restaurant has a good atmosphere, service and food.

Jack Mayhoffer

Great food and good IPA selection. love the use of the old building.

Steve Foster

Good food and staff. Nice venue.

Brenda Tomlinson

Whenever we are in Richmond, we love to stop by. Great food, craft beers, and music!

Jack McDonald Jr

Stopped in for a 3pm lunch. I ordered the Memphis a d the wife ordered the pulled pork. Her side was cheesy potatoes and I had the scalloped cabbage. We were both happy with the food and we had great service. We also ordered the peanut butter pie. Good stuff.

Amy Morgan

Great food, great atmosphere, and great people. We always ask for Kim...she is friendly and attentive. They have live music least on weekends. Fun place to visit

Michael Frazee

Delicious food and such a cool atmosphere. As a prior firefighter it's really cool to see a piece of history preserved and utilized in such a cool manner. The brisket falls apart in your mouth, the potatoes are amazing, and the drinks are cold! This is a must check out place!


just add some chairs or make the waiting area larger besides that the rest is fine

Ida Jewell

Great atmosphere, but the food could be better.

Vince Vickers

Good food and environment. Service was very good and we enjoyed our meal. Fair size portions.


Excellent setting, and really good music. I would rate the bbq a 6 out of 10. That's only because I cook my own bbq and am partial to my flavor profile.

Zach Decker

Always great food! The atmosphere is awesome as well! Good place to visit if you are from out of town!

Phil Buxton

Cant say enough great things about this place!

Constance Smith

Wonderful kicked back atmosphere and great food.

David Prather

I had the brisket cheese steak and scalloped cabbage.Both were very good,And the service was good also.Def be back when I'm in the area

Jason Wiseman

Delicious. Very impressed. Pulled pork was delicious. Brisket was lean and so goid.

Bobby Mello

The ambiance of Firehouse BBQ is the big draw here. The waitress we had was perfect. The drinks were good. The brisket was delicious.

David Little

Freaking unbelievable bbq!!! The old firehouse building is very cool, but that would be a waste if the food wasn’t worth a darn. Let me tell you something about the food. You can smell it from up the street and you’ll start drooling as you get closer! The brisket is fantastic, and the sauces will not disappoint!

Nunya Biznass

Not afraid to say best food and environment in town. Nice ppl and very relaxing warm place to eat. It's a have to go place. You won't regret it. Guaranteed

Cherie King

Great food, great service, awesome atmosphere! Will definitely be coming back for more!

Pam McDaniel

Good food n service

Jesus Eduardo Sosa Ortiz

Fast service, good food and amazing place.

Marla Butler

Good food, great service. Doug Hart band was perfect!

Kim Howard

Very good. Our table ordered jalapeno appetizer,brisket,pork chops,pulled pork,sugarcream pie and peanutbutter pie. Everything was excellent. We will be going back and highly recommend this restaurant to others

Justin McEowen

Great food and very reasonable price. Will deffinitly be back.

David Baker

We enjoyed Firehouse BBQ! The brisket was very good, the beer and cider were cold and fresh and the live blues were fantastic. Our server was also friendly and attentive. We'll be back!

Lance Eyler

The food is always amazing.

Elijah Moore

Great service and atmosphere. And the food is amazing. Our server Jessica was the best.

John Hastings

Great service. Clean. Great side dishes. Love the fact they did not have fries. I loved the decor and atmosphere. There is a lot to look at and read. I gave it two stars because a BBQ joint should know how to make brisket. It did not have any smoke flavor or much flavor at all. It was like eating a bad roast. I believe that is what it was. It is dry. Which should be hard to do since a nice piece of brisket has a good amount of fat. Go for the sides, music, and anything but the brisket.

Theresa Nelson

They have amazing food.

Whitney Mantooth

The staff has always been friendly when I’ve gone in. They surprisingly have a vegetarian wrap, that tastes great. Live music and fun atmosphere!

Paula G

great food and live music. the bbq ribs were absolutely delicious. if you are a vegetarian order a bunch of their sides.

Barbara Gadd

Great place even when there isn't an event going on!

Dougie Spitler

Great enjoyed every bit of it

Ed Metzcar

Good food!!

Anthony Malone

Love this place. Stopped by for music and drinks, fantastic. Got to get back and hit the menu.

Randy Sabados

Good barbecue not my favorite place to eat but it's always a good place to eat.

Steve McFarland

Great, good food and piano!


Really good food!

misty higginbotham

The ribs were awesome. And the waitress was really nice. Just wish they had a little bit better wine selections

Elizabeth Melville

Delicious food, great prices, wonderful waitress. Unique environment. You have to check out the art painted on the outside of the building.

Teresa Russell

Loves the smokehouse salad and cherry cheesecake! Its to die for

Benjamin Gay

Great food and great staff

shannon donnelly

Food was good but service was very slow. Historical building was charming

Larry Manson

The walls and history are impressive, The BBQ was extremely edible, but not impressive.

Karen C

We had the brisket dinner and the smoked sausage sandwich stuffed with pork, jalapeño, onion , and cheese - delicious! Cheesy potato side dish was great! Finished with p/nut butter pie -

Adam Benjamin

Cool decor but slow service and average food

Victor Parker

Being a ex BBQ restaurant owner has eaten barbecue in 25 different states and five different countries I can only say one thing about this place what they do to the name barbecue should be against the law. It was the science barbecue ribs that I have ever eaten

Pamela Hilgeman

Service is as good muffin very dry, baked beans were out if a can. Everything was good

Dorian Dickinson

This place is a can't miss for food, history and music. It is simply amazing.


Service was good, food was very good but not the best BBQ I've had. Place wasn't the cleanest but not terribly dirty or anything

Anne Dunning

Food, atmosphere & music all good. I tried the smokehouse sliders app as my entree so I could taste 3 different meats - all 3 were good but pork was my favorite. Others had Tom's Mojo (bbq pork topped with mac n cheese) and the brisket. Cheesy potatoes & mac n cheese are our top sides. Beer is cold too.

Mark DelNegro

I travel for work and it takes me to all these interesting places. I try to avoid the big name restaurants. I like to find the one of a kinds. This place is definitely a one of a kind. I had ordered the smoked pork chop with mac and cheese and beans. The pork chop was hand down amazing. The favor was right, was moist and juicy, and the size was fantastic. In all my travels I have never come across a smoked pork chop that was this good. I've tried at a few others along my path of life and they have always been dry. This one holds the bar high. Thank you Firehouse


Service was very quick and friendly. We received our food in less than 10 minutes from ordering, which normally might be concerning, but we just ordered a pulled pork sandwich and a chicken salad. DELICIOUS! Great music too!

Mike Bentley

Great food and service!

Jill Burns

My favorite place to go for BBQ. I love the Taters.

Lincoln Crum

Service was fantastic! So were the mushrooms. Brisket kills it! #lincolnloveslocal

Fred Anderson

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere.

Aaron Kleyla

What a fun little discovery. The place is well decorated and welcoming. Service was quick to seat us and take our order. The food was fantastic. I enjoyed a stuffed baked potato with brisket. Sides included baked beans and jalapeno cornbread. The entire family was pleased and we will definitely be back for a round 2.

Tigerlilly ThatOneGirl

I'm super impressed with this place. I've been around Richmond my whole life and never knew it was SO deep, with SUCH vibrant history abounding, like in this old 1950sish firehouse turned into an eatery & bar. Firehouse BBQ and Blues has the old fire pole, and tons of historical musical facts and pictures hung on the walls. Several tables are made out of old pinball machines! Each wooden table is beautifully decorated with quotes from great songs. The menu is great -- I had no idea Richmond had such an amazing BBQ spot. They have two outdoor patios, and even an indoor stage for live musicians! I asked and they play all different kinds of live music here. I LOVE this place and will definitely be back. Thanks for creating such a relaxing, lovely, and unique dining experience for us right here in good ol' Richmond, Indiana, a town which I literally appreciate more now because of my experience here today! :)

Sheryl Foutz-West

Great food & service. .love this place...

Andrea Simpson

Tom's Mojo is the best sandwich ever

Mary Adair

The family enjoyed the food and we got a pay it forward. It was neat. I never had one before. So we payed it forward to a Grandma and her granddaughter.

Jim Manis

Good food and really unique decor. Live music by fairly well know performers on a regular basis. Lunch is normally when I've been there and the service is quick and friendly. Probably eaten there 30 times and never been disappointed.

Jeff Allen

Good food, beer, and music!

Eric Burns

Food was great as usual. Very little wait time. Took forever to get checked out as our waitress was so busy.

robbielyn olivera

Loved the food and music I gave it 4 stars for price. Pie was 5 bucks for the smallest piece of cheesecake lol. 2 adults 2 kids 80 bucks!

Matthew Fox

Great but I believe the bbq is at times rushed. Good sauce!

Kyle Forest

They did a great job renovating an old fire house for the restaurant. The BBQ is great. A good selection of beer. No wait on the day I was there. Were able to make arrangements for our large group

Ty Gray

Was told to stop in and try this place and it was fantastic. I got the brisket tacos they were really good. It was really more food than I expected because they loaded those babies up. Can’t wait to try something else next time!

Teckla McGuinness

This is a great place!!! It's an old fire house from way back. The food was great and the service exceptional. We were meeting family that we had never met before. The server was so sweet she took photos for us and with 9 phones.


The ribs are quite literally fall off the bone tender and the pork is popping with flavor. But that brisket is absolutely amazing. I lived in Charlotte for a number of years, from Atlanta to Asheville I've had some BBQ in my time. An the brisket is unmatched!

Sam Palahnuk

Housed in a historic fire house, this barbeque restaurant and saloon servers some of the best brisket you'll ever eat. The chicken is moist and tender, the pork is rich and delicious, and, as I said, the brisket is without equal. The staff is friendly, the desserts are unique and delicious. Don't miss this excellent historic dining experience!

Richie Guzior Photography

Great decor on the inside. I ate in the dining room. Place was empty but loved the brisket. Comes plane and you add the sauce you want! I love it that way. Awesome sweet tea and the the staff was very nice. Would love to come.e back for live music!

Linda Kinsinger

My husband's brisket sandwich was barely warm, the pork (served on the side) of my baked potato was cold. I requested only butter for my sour cream. Later I ask for 1 extra butter for my corn bread muffin. Upon getting our bill, I was charged $.60 twice for the butter...$1.20. I didn't get any sour cream but got charged for the butter! Total RIP OFF!! We'll not go back!!

Phillip Earlywine

Very good

Pete Hedges

Live music and great food-all in historically important actual firehouse!

lucille perry

Friendly staff, clean and very interesting refurbished historic fire house. Food was good

Eric Kring

Can't beat a restaurant/bar in an old firehouse! Nice beer selection, great food and service.

Destiny Dale

Major part of the Depot District. Good food, awesome atmosphere!

Brianna Pfoutz

The food was great and the staff was friendly. I rented the upstairs for a party and it was really nice and had a lot of space to work with.

Barry M.

Good food, nice atmosphere and nice prompt waitress

Jacob Tidwell

Good food and quick, polite service. Music entertainment was also a fun aspect.

Jessica Rose

I have had a lot of BBQ, this place is for sure a hidden gem! I got Toms Mojo with the cheesy potatoes

Laura Gray

Loved the sugar cream pie. Be sure to try it

Tabitha Johnson

Good food, good service and wonderful atmosphere!

Robert Quick

I like this place... For a while there, I thought they were going country. But the blues came through. The food is great. It's a great place to visit if you're into old firehouses that have become nice eateries.

earl shaw

Great bbq and prices are decent

Madonna Haley

Great food and atmosphere was nice. Staff was friendly.

Linda Saunders

Mark Sowers & Laura Sowers were awesome performing tonight. Classic Country & Blues at their best.

beverly miller

The greatest ex firehouse ever. Some of the best bbq and entertainment

Rodney Turner

Awesome chilli but it a bit cool by the door good time with good friends.

CR Dillon

Great food and atmosphere!

Beth Staton

Great find! A party of 7 and everyone loved their food. Service was great and music was perfect. Will definitely make the 1½ hr drive back to enjoy this place again.

Paul Feustel

Great ribs, very tender, good flavor. They are a little stingy on the sauce thow. & the bake beans are very disappointing, looks & taste just like van camps pork n beans.

Tobey Sanford

Can't just find a restaurant like this anywhere. A fantastic rehab of an old firehouse with all the character and flavor you'd hope for in the decor, service and food.

Lyle Stevens

Great food we had the best server she was very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu

Murphy's Aquatics

Tasty local treat, Average price between 15 to 25 per person. They do have a kids menu. Brisket was amazing as were the sides. The chili is great and so are the cheesy potatoes. Can't go wrong get the Brisket.

Shauna Hebbeler

The sandwiches and sides are good, but the Cobb salad was awful. Iceberg lettuce, lots of cheap cheese and shredded sandwich

Will Gish

Good food, great live entertainment, historic music area

Sharon Dale

Food and service were excellent. However bringing my mother (who needs a walker to get around) was difficult navigating, esp. Getting over the gigantic hump at the door.

Jm Schull

Love the food wait staff is fantastic always enjoyed going to Firehouse

Dan shiprak

Lovely place. Service was the worst. 15 minutes for a cup of coffee and than had to walk inside to ask for sugar and creamer. 40 minutes for food and when asked why it was taking so long and the waitress got crappy with us and made excuses of why it was taking so long. Do not come here if you are on a time line for lunch. They only have two servers that work three large areas and the patio during lunch hours. Will see how much longer to make a salad. Will be speaking to the on duty manger about the service.

Kyle Turner

Atmosphere staff & food all A++. A true asset to Richmond & all of Wayne county.

Karen Whitecotton

Totally awesome as always

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