Firehouse Grille at 47 Broad Street in Auburn, Maine is a fairly new restaurant we decided to try. It is owned and run by a couple of former fire fighters.
Some of the walls are fire engine red, and the decor includes axes and hoses and other firefighter paraphernalia. I borrowed the above photo from their website, because the day we were there, the place was full of customers, and I don't like making people uncomfortable by taking their photos.
We started our meal off with an order of beer-battered onion rings, which were crisp and delicious!
Our table was close to the bar, which was semi-circular and quite attractive in light-colored wood (possibly birch) with seating for a dozen or so patrons.
Mr. Eva chose to have the Philly cheese steak sandwich with fries and baked beans. He said the sandwich was one of the best he's had!
I ordered the pastrami and Swiss on rye toast with baked beans and fries. My sandwich was also delicious, although it need more mustard to suit me. After I added some from the bottle on the table, it was perfect. We both loved the baked beans. I felt they were similar to those my mother used to bake. I didn't eat more than a couple of the fries; I thought they were disappointing. (Of course, it could have been because we had devoured those onion rings first--notice the empty platter!) When we return, I think I would try their coleslaw instead of fries. Sweet potato fries are also an option.
We enjoyed our meal enough to want to return at a future date, when the snow is all gone and there is more parking available. Click here to visit their website and check out other items on the menu!
Note: I was not compensated for this review; we paid for our dinners and the opinions expressed are my own and Mr. Eva's.