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Big Al's Firehouse

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American, Bar, Pub
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49035 Schoenherr Rd, Shelby Township, MI
Today
10:30 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 10:30 - 23:00
Thu 10:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Warren, Michigan
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The babyback ribs were not as meaty as I have had at other places. The meat was dry. But I liked the barbecue sauce. The salad bar was nothing to get excited about. The service was okay. Nothing outstanding. The server asked me if I was ready to order. I said no. But she did not ask if I had... More 

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Thank Susan M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Husband order ribs. They were ok. Sauce was spread on top and not cooked in. Bread sticks were very salty. Salad bar was lettuce and two toppings. The 12 ounce steak I would say was less than12 ounces, tough, chewy and barely cooked. I like steak raw so it would have been ok, but the flavor was terrible. Wait staff... More 

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Thank Valerie L
Warren, Michigan
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant with lots of choices, great salad bar, large quantity of food. How can you go wrong? Whatever you're in the mood for, BIG Al's there to please. Choices range from sandwiches and burgers to pasta dishes and barbecue favorites. No matter what you order, you'll be happy with your choice and will probably have enough left over... More 

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Thank pamelabastianon
Lake Orion, Michigan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Excellent Food, Great Service, and Very competent and Friendly wait staff! Try the French Onion soup, Best around! Food was hot delivered in a timely manner. Have also used the banquet room with the same great result!

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Thank kerry a
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about this place. Great food, friendly service and a great dining experience every time we go in here for dinner.

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Thank MrsAllen7514
Shelby Township
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Very friendly restaurant. Staff are pleasant and very helpful. Food is great. Clam Chowder is a must try.

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Thank Glamgirls123
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Went with family and had the Firehouse special pizza with fresh tomatoes and bacon , also the salad bar and broasted chicken. Beer was cold service and food was good. I shall return

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Thank mariogN1815HH
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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271 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had the private room, and I must say the wait staff did a great job handling all the diverse people. They readily replenished our iced teas. We had about 5 choices to choose from and everyone was pleased with their meals. The bread sticks are absolutely addictive,so fresh and garlicky. The Chicken Piccante was very good. The sauce had... More 

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Thank Maryann B
Sterling Heights Mi
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

I'd skip this place if I were you....we ordered a fish dinner, it had bones. My burger was not cooked how I asked, but there was no way I was going to send it back...you could tell it was a "frozen" patty. It had no flavor. The mayo is in packets....The onion rings were ok. The fries were ok. For... More 

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Thank SistaSandy121
Michigan
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Went to dinner at 5:30 pm on Thursday and it was full of seniors. The menu seems like it has over 300 items. Spent $24 for a full slab of baby back ribs. They did fall off the bone and mashed potatoes were good. The free breadsticks were super salty. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. The 1/2 lb. was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49035 Schoenherr Rd, Shelby Township, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Shelby Township

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