My Review of Firehouse Subs in Roanoke
I debated over writing about this place because they are a major chain, but that doesn't make it any less of a restaurant. I enjoy finding good local spots to eat, but I also don't have a problem dining at chains if it's an enjoyable place to eat good food.
Since coming to Roanoke, Firehouse Subs has been a model of consistency. They have earned the reputation of being a good restaurant to get a sandwich that tastes good, is served quickly, made by a friendly staff, at a reasonable price. Even with competition from sandwich places like McAlister's Deli and Subway in the same shopping center (Towers), Firehouse maintains a steady flow of customers.
Although Firehouse serves salads, soups, & chili, the menu is primarily about sandwiches For the sandwiches, there are three different categories: hot specialty subs, hot subs, & cold subs. I've had things from each category and been pleased with each one. They offer medium and large sizes for their sandwiches and serve them on white or wheat bread.
Hot Specialty: Hook & Ladder (smoked turkey, honey ham, & Monterey Jack)
Hot: Smoked Turkey with Provolone
Cold: Chicken Salad
*Ordering a sandwich "Fully Involved" means including mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato, & onion
While I doubt Firehouse will be collecting Roanoke's fine dining awards, they will continue to thrive. As a restaurant, they know what they do and they do it well. And good for them for recognizing it.
2019 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015