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800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519)581-1200
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Ranked #88 of 442 Restaurants in Kitchener
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Kitchener, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been to Fireside a few times - have had a few breakfasts - without complaint. On the last visit, I had a smoked meat sandwich (and for $2 more, got a second sandwich to take home). My son had a cheeseburger and Caesar salad. Everything was great - other than the soup - cream of broccoli. It was... More 

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Kitchener Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Although there is a wait on Sundays, I enjoy coming here to meet with friends as the staff is friendly. They fill our coffee constantly and give good service. Although they are busy they didn't make us feel like we should pay the bill and leave. There are families there but it isn't too noisy.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Love to support family owned restaurants and Fireside is such. However, dining this past Sat. evening, I was served up dreadful food. I had a 6oz steak/veggies(light fare) and the steak was a mere 1/4" thick and didn't have a sear to it and was limp and colourless and barely warm. The veggies were not chopped to even sizes and... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Spending a couple days in Kitchener meant a breakfast out by myself. I chose the Fireside Inn on Ottawa South. Upon entry I noted it was very clean and the gentlemen who seated me very pleasant and helpful. My waitress waited patiently for me to read the menu and then was quick to return with my order. I chose the... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I went for breakfast and it was okay but in the morning with crowds so big I expected better. and was disappointed by the Average and bland food. lovely place, clean etc but if you are expecting flavour forget it

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kitchener ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Been there for breakfast and dinner, both are good but the fireside melt for breakfast is awesome, It is a combination of homefries and sausage hot peppers, peppers, mushrooms covered with cheese and topped with whatever eggs you desire and ask for the rye toast as it is sooo good. Family restaurant so will be a little noisy although just... More 

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Additional Information about Fireside

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

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