Old Firehouse Winery

5499 Lake Rd E, Geneva OH 44041
$$ American

A quaint and enticing winery located right in the heart of Geneva-on-the-Lake. The name, Old Firehouse Winery, summarizes the atmosphere; an eclectic collection of fire paraphernalia and the fact that this was indeed the first Firehouse in Geneva-on-the-Lake. Besides its historic charm, much of the enjoyment in visiting the Old Firehouse is in its setting: the Lake Erie Shoreline.

During the Summer months, the large, meandering patio and gazebo overlooking Lake Erie features a full service menu with dishes ranging from sandwiches to ethnic foods, to Barbecue chicken and ribs. Old Firehouse is known not only for its fine food; almost of the eighteen wines have at one time won medals in statewide competition. Nightly entertainment is featured seven nights throughout the summer.”

Excerpt taken from TheOhioTraveler.com.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Indoor seating is first come, first serve basis. Igloo seating is available by reservation only. Reservations Sunday thru Thursday at 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 5:00 only. Reservations Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

We encourage our igloo guests to dress warm during the cold winter months. While the Igloos are heated, it can sometimes still be cool for some guests. If you would like, bring a blanket to snuggle under!

Business Info

  • Address: 5499 Lake Rd E, Geneva OH 44041
  • Cross Street: 531
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Winery
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 440-466-9300
  • Features: Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Tasting Menu, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

Photos

Old Firehouse Winery - Welcome!
Old Firehouse Winery - Our Igloos Old Firehouse Winery - Patio Igloos

Events & Special Hours

New Year's Eve in the Patio Igloos
Dec. 31, 2022 Event 4 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 7 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2022 - April 2, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 7 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - April 3, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 7 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - April 3, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 7 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - April 3, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 9 p.m.
Friday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - April 3, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - April 3, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch or Dinner in the Patio Igloos noon - 7 p.m.
Valid between: Nov. 1, 2021 - April 3, 2023
Summer Hours noon - 10 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
When you book an igloo, you pay $100 which is the minimum spend. This means that if you spend $125 during your time in the igloo, you only owe $25 since you have already paid first $100.
All reservations come through the Table Agent website. We do not do any bookings over the phone or at the winery.
No! The $100 is a minimum spend. The $100 is taken off your bill and you only owe the balance. If you don't hit the $100 you can always buy wine to go!
We take igloo reservations for groups of 2 to 8. If you give us a call at 440-466-9300 we can adjust your reservation for you.
We do have heaters in all the igloos. Depending on the temperature outside, if we had a sunny day, and other factors the temperature in the igloos range from 50 to 70 degrees. We encourage your to dress for the weather.
The reservations are firm and we cannot refund the deposit. However, if we receive 72 hour notice we are offering a Firehouse Gift card valued at $100 that can be used anytime for anything at Old Firehouse Winery.
Igloo reservations are 2-hours long, and you have exclusive use of the igloo for the whole period
Igloo reservations are available for groups of 2 to 8 people. Special events may limit the number of guests allowed in a party.
If there are NO spots available on a particular day it will read "Unfortunately, there are no available tables for (2) people on this day". It is sold out for that day. If there ARE tables the times will appear below IN GREEN.
Absolutely! Not only are the tables hand sanitized, a powered fogger is used on all surfaces to ensure complete coverage of the interior.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.79 out of 5 stars based on 332 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2022
Angela M.
Service was outstanding. We loved the igloo. Food was good. Wines weren’t the best but liked the souvenir wine glass.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2022
Amy Y.
We had a really nice time at Old Firehouse Winery. We enjoyed the food, the kind server and the igloo. It was nice being in the area during their off season. WAY quieter and so friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2022
Amy B.
Angela was absolutely amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Shelley H.
Venue, service and food were great!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 9/10
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Mar 14, 2022
Craig B.
It was very nice and fun. The wether was freezing and the wind was crazy. Maybe another heater in the igloo at the other end of the table would help on really cold nights. Overall it was great though.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 12, 2022
Leann H.
Wonderful experience. Would reccomend to all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 02, 2022
John T.
The igloo was awesome! Waitress was super sweet and the food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2022
Carter F.
Great service. Great experience. Great atmosphere and the food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 07, 2022
Jordan H.
Great food, had lots of fun eating in the igloos! Awesomeness all around from the wine to the waitstaff! Will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 06, 2022
Toni lynn h.
Probably should have thought about the cold.... Assumed it would have had more heaters in the igloo. Was still a blast and the food and service was excellent as always. Will definitely do this again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2022
Karen S.
What a wonderful experience. Loved it

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2022
Jodi S.
Awesome, We will definitely do it again with more people,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 06, 2022
Anna W.
Our group had an amazing experience! We loved the set up and the decor and the heaters were welcoming! Definitely an experience worth doing again. I've ready shared our fu. With others

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2021
Cristy S.
Always love going to the Old Firehouse Winery. When visiting Geneva-On-The-Lake having dinner at the Old Firehouse Winery is a must. We love it especially in the summer when they have live entertainment. Our kids always have fun at the winery and on the ferris wheel. Scott Poland, OH

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2021
Brandon H.
Excellent service.....cool igloos....great experience overall

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 14, 2021
Donna M.
We had a great time food was great our waitress was perfect she was there for everything we needed The only thing I recommend is a dessert!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 12, 2021
Cheryl G.
Erin was wonderful. Food good but could have been warmer/hotter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 07, 2021
Jennifer R.
Wonderful time, great food and great service! The igloo experience was so fun. Can't wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 28, 2021
Kathleen G.
We had an amazing experience at Old Firehouse Winery. The igloo was super fun and very nicely decorated. Our waitress was great! She was super nice and did a great job with taking care of us. The food and drinks were great. We had a wonderful experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2021
Christina W.
We reserved an igloo for our anniversary. It was very nice. The staff was pleasant and our server was really good and attentive. Would recommend visiting here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2021
Mary C.
A great way to celebrate our anniversary.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2021
Cynthia R.
Our waitress was excellent !!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2021
Patty L.
Overall great experience! We were disappointed in the meat and cheese try as some of the cheese was dry and hard and some of the crackers were stale.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2021
Donald G.
The outdoor igloos were a hit. We all loved being outside to watch the sunset.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Jim M.
Really enjoyed the experience. Our server Hannah was very accommodating and took VERY GOOD CARE OF US!!! We were in the outside Igloo. It was very enjoyable. Hannah recommended the Chili... IT WAS OUTSTANDING! All f our food was HOT and Great! I am so glad I brought my wife for her birthday dinner. We are looking forward to going back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2021
Elise A.
Everything was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 04, 2021
Jim C.
Had an awesome time in the igloo!! Our waitress was fantastic! Food and wine outstanding! Hope to go again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 03, 2021
Tammy K.
The dining igloo was such a fun experience! The lake view is stunning! We had dinner and watched the sunset over the frozen lake. It was beautiful. Our server was friendly and very helpful. It was a great evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Mar 01, 2021
Melissa S.
We had such a great time! What a great experience for my mom’s birthday. We even took home wine and wine glasses from their gift shop! We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2021
Stephanie G.
Wonderful experience! Everyone in the group truly enjoyed themselves. Service was wonderful. Our waitress was super nice and provided exceptional service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 11, 2021
Steve S.
Maybe a little more "heat" as February temps by the Lake get down to single digits! Igloos are quite unique.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2021
Amy D.
We had a great experience having dinner in the igloo! We did get cold towards the end of our time in it but we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 03, 2021
Edith M.
Overall experience was good and would do it again. Waitress was excellent. Only drawback was length of time to get the food. It was an hour from time of putting order in and only a half hour until we had to leave. The wait wouldn't have been such a problem if we had been able to take more time eating.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 10, 2021
Amanda C.
The drinks & service were great. Food was good, took awhile to get our food order delivered though. Loved the igloo experience!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 18, 2021
Melissa D.
It was great our server was amazing it smelled like a pool floaty

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 6/10
Mar 19, 2021
Lucy E.
We had a great time in our igloo but service & food could be a little better. We had to ask for & remind our waitress for several things throughout the service. I would definitely go back again in the summertime.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Feb 09, 2021
Tom J.
The outside dining in the igloos was very nice. It was a little on the cold side and the food was just average. However our waitress was amazing and our family had an amazing time.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 26, 2022
Ann C.
We were in an igloo and it was very cold inside. That made it hard to completely enjoy the evening.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 16, 2021
Jennifer O.
Waitresses should close the door as soon as they enter to keep the igloo warm. Class it up and use glass, real plates, and real serving pieces.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 31, 2021
Lilly L.
The igloos are a very fun idea and we enjoyed the experience for our little birthday party. (I was glad it was not a warm day) However, it was very dirty in there. Everything we touched felt sticky and dirty witch made it uncomfortable to eat. There was food and ketchup on the ground from previous users. We arrived early and all the igloos were empty, so not sure how long the food was on the ground. Seems to me that a broom and a long handled dust pan wouldn’t take up too much time between visitors. The ketchup seemed like it was there quite awhile. I realize this is an outside resort restaurant not a fancy restaurant but it’s also not cheap here for food and wine. A little cleaning would have made the experience much better. I’m glad I experienced the igloo but not sure that I would do it again.