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Fifth Alarm Firehouse Pub

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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120 N Union St, Byron, IL 61010-8628
+1 815-234-7000
11:00 - 01:00
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Byron, Illinois
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gone there for years. In the begining it was good food and good service. Now it's a guess what you'll get. One time the food is ok, but the service is slow. Next time the service is good, but the food is bad. And lately we've had times when both the service and the food are both bad. I've gone... More 

Thank mmorgan47
Fishers, Indiana
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137 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us stopped for a bite on a Friday night. We all loved what we ordered...which was mostly appetizers. Awesome salsa, great potato skins and I thought the chili was fantastic. We were all surprised that it was so high quality. Service was great and the prices were reasonable.

Thank Julie C
Kitty M, Owner at Fifth Alarm Firehouse Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping @ The Fifth Alarm , happy to hear you had a great experience... Ev, the executive chef tries very hard to give you great food at a reasonable price. Please join us again soon. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was so so. Service slow. Drinks good. Nice decor. OK for bar food. Review says I have have more letters so I will ramble on for a bit while I get my words in. Stupid

Thank Arnie B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a nice juicy steak, this is not the place!! Ordered a 14oz medium ribeye, came out well done. I didn't send it back cause didn't want to wait another 20 minutes. Unfortunately this wasn't the first time i displeased with my food. Doubt i will come back.

Thank Dave M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The 5th alarm is an upscale local bar with a full menu of burgers, steak, salmon, and salads. All of the ingredients are organic. None of the salads have ice berg lettuce and all of the salad dressings are made from scratch. Stopped in for a lunch with the entire family, including a 2 and 5 year old. Kids lunch... More 

Thank Bill F
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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483 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I've been visiting this place on-and-off for years now. When it first opened I was pleasantly surprised to find such a nice place in Byron. And by "nice" I mean the setting / physical space. They did a nice job reworking the old firehouse into a restaurant / bar. I still enjoy it every time I visit. I usually order... More 

Thank GoneOffTheGrid
Kitty M, Guest Relations Manager at Fifth Alarm Firehouse Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write the review. We appreciate feedback, both the good and the bad. I would like improve our customer service so if you would provide a day and approximate time you visited I could target a specific staffer and make your next visit " Spectacular". Complaints are an opportunity for us to grow and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Went for drinks & lunch. Had 1 drink and ordered food. After 45 minutes (we asked several times where the food was) we were told there were 2-3 tickets ahead of us!! All the time there were people around us eating that had ordered "after" we ordered. Good drinks, but NOT worth the 2 hrs we were there😞

1 Thank Marilyn C
FifthBoss, Manager at Fifth Alarm Firehouse Pub, responded to this review

We appreciate your taking the time to stop in and dine with us and deeply apologize for the service you recieved during your visit. It is always our goal to provide the best customer service and fresh food from our scratch kitchen. It is obvious that somehow we did not meet that goal during your visit. Please email us at... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the Fifth Alarm for dinner with a friend. I was so looking forward to the fried green beans and were told they were out so that was mildly disappointing. Split spinach and artichoke dip and pretzels with cheese, both of which were sub par at best. My burger was okay, once again nothing spectacular. Our waitress was nice and... More 

Thank MackBrady77
Byron, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The wait staff is friendly, the atmosphere is nice but can get loud and really crowded at night. The food is typical bar food.

Thank William D
Byron, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

we have visited here several times, I know things go wrong sometimes, But it seems as though we keep giving them a chance, there is always an excuse as to why something is wrong.

1 Thank leatherneck751

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 N Union St, Byron, IL 61010-8628
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Byron
  • Phone Number: +1 815-234-7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?