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Fireside

Delicatessen, Family Fare
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800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
(519)581-1200
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Long lineups but worth it

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Dav049
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Ontario
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?