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Fireside

Delicatessen, Family Fare
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800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519)581-1200
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Today
7:00 am - 9:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 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
Decent food. Fair prices. Service not great.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
lauraetco
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Kitchener, Ontario
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Kitchener, Ontario
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4 reviews 4 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Always go for their breakfast. Service is great and their great Canadian Benedict is the best of the best! The hollandaise sauce is the best I've ever had.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We love the Fireside and go every couple of months. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is warm and cozy and the food is plentiful and delicious. I almost always get the souvlaki which is amazing, I also usually end up taking home enough for lunch the next day. The chicken strips might be the best I've ever tasted and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I ate here recently for supper with the kids. The table where we sat had just been cleared and was reset as we sat down. No forks! Waitress says... I'll get you forks. Guess what... I ordered the French Beef Dip. The beef was... terrible. Microwaved? Boiled? It was totally bland, and sort of grey. The dip was... so-so. This... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Every time I go to fireside I find hair In my food or my boyfriend does There's thumps in the cream cheese The only reason we go back is bc their Atlantic Benedict is actually decent !!!! Someone really needs hairnets back there !!

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Waterloo, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

So going for brunch on a sunday, your always going to have to wait a while for your food so that was expected. the HUGE portions were not.. wow! you definitely get your moneys worth here! went with a large group we all ordered something different and everyone was happy with everything. def will come back here again!

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Kitchener, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Fireside Deli & Family Restaurant has a warm, congenial atmosphere that makes it a pleasant place to eat. Although it seems to be a place frequented by a higher proportion of seniors than we've seen in other restaurants, there were also families with young children and young people in their teens and twenties. I think what makes this place... More 

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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, Family Fare
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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Kitchener, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?