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Cheap Eats: Danville Station Firehouse Bar and Grille

Grab a burger with shoestring fries for lunch!


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The restaurant has “in transition” on its menu, reflecting the ongoing construction and renovations necessary as the former Rising Loafer space is transformed into a neighborhood BBQ joint. The patio, untouched by the renovation, is a great place to kick it on a summer day.


Where is it? 340 Hartz Ave., Danville, (925) 838-8800.

When is it open? Breakfast and lunch daily.

Why try it? It’s got a superfriendly family vibe that makes you want it to succeed. On our visit, the owners were taking orders, busing tables, and allowing their young kids to serve the iced tea and sodas. The food is hit and miss, and not exactly original, but the portions are big and you occasionally hit a gold mine.

What to order? The fluffy egg dishes are your best choice at breakfast (Joe’s special is especially satisfying), but the crispy chicken and waffles might tempt you. At lunch, stick with a juicy “top choice” burger with shoestring fries—best eaten by the fistful. 

How much? A few items sneak over the $10 mark.

Who goes? It’s a casual mix of families, singles, and workers on lunch break.

 

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