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800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519)581-1200
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 30
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  • 28
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  • 19
    Average
  • 19
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for dinner with family

Fair prices and good sized servings make Fireside our go-to restaurant when we can't decide where else to go. The service is average though and the atmosphere a bit stale.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fair prices and good sized servings make Fireside our go-to restaurant when we can't decide where else to go. The service is average though and the atmosphere a bit stale.

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Kitchener, Canada
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60 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went for a lunch date with my friend that I have not seen in years and they screwed up her order.It took 30 minutes for them to correct it. No drink refills. My souvlaki was dry and the rice overcooked. I was offered a discount on her meal but they overcharged me $10 to start with. Not at all pleased.... More 

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Ayr, Canada
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went here for a late breakfast. Breakfast served to 2. Large spacious restaurant reasonable prices good food and large portions. Will return for lunch or dinner soon. Staff was slow either short staffed or reassembles service.

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My mother and I went here for dinner the other night and split their dinner special, which included a full rack of ribs with veggies, mashed potatoes, and a starter salad--we had caesar. The salad was average--nothing special. The ribs were fairly good and the meat was quite tender. The veggies looked like they could have been from a frozen... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times with my family as well with friends and colleagues. The food is very good, the portions large and the price very reasonable. When I go with my wife we are able to share a meal and leave satisfied. The staff is friendly and the service good to fair.

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Kitchener, Canada
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My daughter and I stopped in for a late breakfast. We were seated very quickly, and the restaurant was very busy! Our server was absolutely perfect, very attentive! I ordered the breakfast special, which consisted of two eggs, bacon, hash brown potatoes, toast, baked beans, and a orange slice. I also ordered a coffee. My daughter ordered French Toast with... More 

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Kitchener, Ontario
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

To start, be careful about what door you go in. The front of the restaurant is off Ottawa ST.. One server certainly let us know that we went in the wrong one. Another was polite, after we apologized. The food was decent and the prices were fair. In general, the service was a bit slow and not great. I had... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Jumbo Smoked Meat sandwich served with fries and gravy, the largest coleslaw I've seen and an excellent dill pickle quarter. The portion was larger than I remembered (so part of the sandwich had to travel home with me), but it was even better than I remember! Extremely fast service, excellent flavours, and pricing was right at the midpoint. The decor... More 

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Campbellford, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A good choice for a family meal at reasonable prices. We had the souvaki and it was more than I could eat. Excellent. The only downside is the fries are not fresh but that is not uncommon.

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Kitchener/Waterloo
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159 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

No real complaints about this restaurant. Food is good and the service is as well. Prices are fair and there is good selection.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: (519)581-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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