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Fireside Grille

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523 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009-1903
515-967-8122
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11:30 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Fantastic Neighborhood Bar and Grill

Great atmosphere, friendly service, good food, pizza, and ranch dressing has to be best in Midwest..... Many TV'S to watch your team win, haven't ever been sitter where we couldn't see a tv. Really enjoy this local gem. I defiantly recommend their catering services for any event. Personally used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Brett L
via mobile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly service, good food, pizza, and ranch dressing has to be best in Midwest..... Many TV'S to watch your team win, haven't ever been sitter where we couldn't see a tv. Really enjoy this local gem. I defiantly recommend their catering services for any event. Personally used them many times for catering and always positive feedback on their... More 

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Thank Brett L
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

First time to Fireside. The food is fantastic and the service is great. The Cajun Turkey Sandwich was wonderful. I highly recommend it. We will visit again.

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Thank 796linda
West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went there for lunch. Both of our choices were great. He had a burger and I had a Reuben!! Both were awesome. We went during a slower time of the day. Not sure how it is during lunch or dinner rush. I recommend you check it out.

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Thank NisaV
Altoona, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Great for families, excellent pizza, burgers and appetizers. Check out Brandon or Jess and the rest of the staff. Ask for menu suggestions. Fireside burger or Ram burger Southern gentleman pizza or crab rangoon pizza. Spin dip to great chicken fingers. They got it going on with daily specials!

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Thank Crispypc
Romeo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This restaurant is in a strip mall. Nicely decorated. Great service. However average food. Good but not outstanding. I had a chicken salad. Fresh but not great.

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Thank Dorrie1949
Altoona, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I've lived in town for 5yrs and had never heard much about this place but when our work decided to have a get together here I figured it was the perfect chance to try it out on someone elses dime. I had heard mediocre to bad reviews about the place so. It's such a dive. If you don't mind smelling... More 

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2 Thank ctier09
Altoona, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The service here is great. Food isn't anything to really brag about, but it isn't too bad. We had a large group and they easily accomodated us in their big room off to the side with a TV. One waitress handled our party of about 15 and she did it with excellence. She was such a nice lady and really... More 

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Thank Greg G
Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

In town for a class and most of the local instructors said that this was a good spot. Went there with a larger group and was told the special was New York Strip, salad and choice potato for $7.99!!!! Most of ordered this and thus I think we over ran the kitchen. We had an hour for lunch and used... More 

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1 Thank Andrew C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

We enjoy Fireside for that casual, mid week "eat out' after a long day. If you were to ask me for food recommendations, I would suggest starting with their onion rings or crispy wings (skip the Louisana Shrimp ~ other things are so much better), then move on to the breaded tenderloin or one of their pizzas like Cheeseburger or... More 

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Urbandale, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We sat in the bar area for dinner and was surprised by how friendly the bartend was to everyone. After our first drinks, she nailed it every time without asking what we were drinking. It wasn't that she wasn't busy, but it seemed she did it with everyone. When we asked for menu recommendations she named a few, pointed them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 523 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-967-8122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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