Coronado Firehouse Bar & Grill - Now Open

Coronado Firehouse Bar & Grill
126 Orange Avenue
619-554-2900

On my way down to Coronado Ferry Landing, I stopped by 126 Orange Avenue to check out the progress being made on the newest restaurant on Coronado: Coronado Firehouse Bar & Grill.

UPDATE: It is now open and their website is live! http://www.coronadofirehousebarandgrill.com

Some sample menu items include:

Firehouse Seasoned Calamari, Chipotle Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Mussels
with Shallots and Thyme, Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad, Firehouse Grilled
Chicken Club, BBQ Wild Salmon, 1/3 Pound Classic NY Cheeseburger, Roast
Stuffed Halibut, Roasted Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, BBQ Prawns with Lemon,
Peppers and Rosemary Sprigs, Firehouse Pizza, Seared Ahi Tuna Tataki
Salad...

You can read an earlier post here with more details of the restaurant.

Here are the most recent photos:

Notice the roll-up doors just like the old firehouse used to have.

Main dining room with high ceiling, smokey paint and brick columns.


The main bar area complete with multiple flat screen TVs. The bar has a symbolic 'J' shape to it.


The above black and white photo is from the old Navy Housing fire where Tidelands Park is now.


Etched glass depicting the Coronado Bridge, firefighters and downtown San Diego.


The above photo is of the Coronado Fire Department at 6th and Orange, January 1, 1930. This firehouse was built in 1923 and was designed by the architectural firm Requa and Jackson. It was the 2nd firehouse at this location. This house was used by the Coronado Fire Department until the current station at 6th and D Street was built. Vehicles from L to R are Mack Quadruple Combination, Seagraves Triple Combination, Studebaker Ambulance, and Buick, Chief’s Car. Fire Department personnel are (L to R) C.R. Nichols, Kenneth Pedler, Alfred Godden, Michael Purcell, Herbert C. Rhodes, Percy E. Corrin (Captain), L. C. Welch, Frank H. Welch, Jr. (Captain) L. W. Thompson (Assistant Chief), G. E. Zimmerman (Chief). The original firehouse at 126 Orange Avenue in 1895 was a wooden structure.

The 'new firehouse' at 126 Orange Avenue from 2010. Note the two big roll-up doors on the left.


You can read an earlier post here with more details of the restaurant.


Looking forward to trying it out!


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Tags: business, community, dining

Comment by Doug Ewen on July 3, 2010 at 4:02am
Great photos, thanks for sharing! For sure we will try it!
Comment by lisa on July 3, 2010 at 7:09am
I cant' wait to try this out with my family. My little ones will love the firehouse theme! Any idea what the menu will be like?
Comment by K Rhodes on July 4, 2010 at 9:05am
There is a sample menu on page 14 of the new "A Taste of Coronado" magazine published by Coronado Lifestyle Magazine...it looks delicious!!!
Comment by eCoronado on July 4, 2010 at 9:53am
K - thanks for the tip. Some sample menu items include:

Firehouse Seasoned Calamari, Chipotle Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Mussels with Shallots and Thyme, Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad, Firehouse Grilled Chicken Club, BBQ Wild Salmon, 1/3 Pound Classic NY Cheeseburger, Roast Stuffed Halibut, Roasted Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, BBQ Prawns with Lemon, Peppers and Rosemary Sprigs, Firehouse Pizza, Seared Ahi Tuna Tataki Salad...

Their website isn't live yet, but here it is: www.CoronadoFirehouse.com
Comment by William Bailey on July 5, 2010 at 7:09pm
I was told by some friends who spoke with the owner, that part of their profits will go to charity. So let's support it.
Comment by Jamie Edmonds on July 5, 2010 at 7:35pm
My how times change!


Comment by eCoronado on July 6, 2010 at 10:37am
Many thanks to Candice from the Coronado Library for help identifying and adding detail to the older photos above. Candice -you rock!
Comment by MIKE GAPP on July 6, 2010 at 8:56pm
This should be a great place to eat.

Between them and the Brewery, I might never go downtown again LOL.

Mike Gapp
Comment by John Schulenberg on July 7, 2010 at 11:54am
Is this the location of the former Mexican Village Restaurant?
Comment by eCoronado on July 7, 2010 at 1:15pm
Hi John, yes, it is in same location of what used to be Mexican Village. The property has been split and there is another restaurant on the other side called Sapori.

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