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:

Visit www.Oldfirehousewinery.com for further Igloo Info,
and www.Gameongotl.com for Cabana Info.

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: Full Bar, 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, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 3, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 3, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Tuesday
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 3, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 3, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Wednesday
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2023 - Sept. 4, 2024
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Thursday
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Friday
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Saturday
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Sunday
All Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024
Half Day Cabana Rental noon - 10 p.m.
Valid between: May 1, 2024 - Sept. 4, 2024

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 526 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 07, 2024
Hillarie B.
Our server was great!! The charcuterie board with meat and cheese was disappointing and it’s something I look forward to at a winery. Very little meat, no crackers unless you ask for $15. The appetizer was delicious just expected more from a winery

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 15, 2024
Kyarra B.
Had dinner in one of the private igloos and it was one of the most beautiful, out of the ordinary, experience my husband and I have every shared.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2024
Brittany D.
Everything was perfect, it was our 10 year anniversary and my boyfriend proposed to me. This was amazing experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 14, 2024
Sarah R.
Love Love Love this winery

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2024
Jodi M.
Our server was sweet kind and professional. She anticipated our needs but gave us our space as well. We enjoyed our Igloo birthday experience and the food and drinks were great as well ! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2023
Sharon M.
My daughters and her friends were on Spring Break and stayed at our lake house for the week… they had a blast in the Igloo and said the food was delicious.. thank you for adding to their memories!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2023
Janet H.
We had a great experience! The igloo was perfect for our small birthday celebration!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2023
suzanne m.
perfect day! Spacious igloo, fantastic service and great company.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 12, 2023
Amber D.
Great experience friendly staff food was great up until the entree I had the chicken it was very bland

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2023
Cheryl R.
It was a phenomenal experience! The value is outstanding. Our server Logan was attentive and efficient. The only downside was it got chilly very fast after about an hour. We would absolutely consider doing it again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 06, 2023
Laurie S.
Everything was absolutely perfect.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 01, 2023
Jodi M.
Kelsey our server was amazing attentive kind and prompt. She is an asset to the Firehouse team. The Igloo experience was amazing. Food spot on great !! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 31, 2023
Michael S.
The igloo dining was a fun experience! The service was fantastic and we were the farthest igloo to get to! We had viewed the menu ahead and the food was what we expected. Came out good temp. The wine was good too. The igloo was a bit chili but not uncomfortable the notes warned us of this. Decorations were beautiful!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 17, 2023
Heather M.
What a great time we had having dinner in the igloo! And our server was amazing!! She was attentive, funny, personable and all of our orders were correct when served. I highly recommend this to anyone trying to escape the winter blues! It is a fun experience! Thanks you Old Firehouse Winery!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 15, 2023
Susan S.
We had the best time at the Firehouse Winery Igloo! Very spacious, warm, plenty of time to relax, eat and enjoy the evening. Everything was above and beyond. Our server Nicole was the absolute best. We visited Saturday 1/7/23. We will definitely come back and do this again and bring some friends! Thank you for an incredible night!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2023
Maritsally M.
Good service. Delicious meal. Good wine.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2022
Jennifer K.
Absolutely a great experience, great way to enjoy the winery in the winter.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2022
Gary C.
Great service and abundance of food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 07, 2022
Rachel R.
We came up for the Turkey Trot and decided to have dinner at our favorite spot. Megan was an awesome server and made sure we were comfortable and had our wine to the table ASAP. Always have a great experience!

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
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2022
Amy B.
Angela was absolutely amazing!

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2022
Leann H.
Wonderful experience. Would reccomend to all.

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 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
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Ambience: 10/10
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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 18, 2021
Brandon H.
Excellent service.....cool igloos....great experience overall

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

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
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
Ambience: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 08, 2021
Elise A.
Everything was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Ambience: 10/10
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: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2024
Tina G.
Our server was great, however when we were asking if we could check into our igloo early, another server was very rude. She appeared to be a head server.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 02, 2024
Patrick Z.
Offering a plant-based protein option would be a great benefit to the menu. The variety of wine and pricing was great!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2023
Joanna J.
Servers were excellent, as was the food. Great location. Will definitely come back again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 02, 2023
Sherrie S.
Great food, great service. Only bad thing, dining in an igloo can get chilly. But overall great time!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 08, 2023
Deborah R.
My granddaughter loves the igloo experience..even though warmer it began to rain ..

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: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2024
Karen H.
Was very disorganized in the beginning. But then they seemed to pull it together

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 13, 2023
Karen H.
Food was cold

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 24, 2023
Lynne K.
We loved being there for the second year! The food & service was great...but the igloo never got warm & we left right after eating so we could warm up! We went for my birthday...guess we'll come up with a different plan for next year..

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 11, 2022
Connie R.
The igloo was an amazing experience. The food was ok. Soup was cool. The waitress was so kind and made everything wonderful.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 19, 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: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 18, 2023
Deborah P.
It was colder in the bubble than i expected

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 17, 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.