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Fireplace Inn

Near North Side
American, Steakhouse, Californian, Barbecue
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1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306 (Schiller)
CTA North Avenue #72 Bus CTA Brown / Purple Line Sedgwick Stop CTA Red Line Clark and Division Stop
312-664-5264
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent place

My daughter was in town for a few hours and we decided to visit the restaurant. For starters we had the calamri which was very good. I couldn't decide on a burger or ribs so I decided ribs. Not the best I've had, closer to the bottom of the list really. I've had some great ribs on the south side... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My daughter was in town for a few hours and we decided to visit the restaurant. For starters we had the calamri which was very good. I couldn't decide on a burger or ribs so I decided ribs. Not the best I've had, closer to the bottom of the list really. I've had some great ribs on the south side... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We ordered the baby back ribs, excellent. The waiter was a eldery guy with excellent service. We were going to Second City, and he told us a lot of stories in between the serving. Loved it.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Boy lemme tell you...these burgers are amazing! I had the BBQ burger and I seriously fell in love. I'm a die-hard BBQlover so I expect alot and this place delivered. I'm not sure whose idea it was to put pulled pork, bacon and a burger patty together, but thank you. My girlfriend had the peppered egg & bacon burger which... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this establishment on recommendation from the Second City Comedy club. Food was very good; moderately priced. I would call this a bar, not a restaurant. Tables are very close and it is VERY noisy (in fairness, it is March madness) so noisy that you couldn't hope to carry on a conversation. Although it wasn't the experience we... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We come here a lot but Alex has made it the most memorable time for us yet. His professional manner and warmth is exemplary and he deserves the heftiest raise in the restaurant industry. Go here and ask for Alex!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I went to this place because some people we know raved about if. I expected the place to be a restaurant not a bar. It was more like a sports bar, loud and most of the screens were showing UFC crap (not everyone likes this). Our server could barely speak English and misunderstood my drink order. Additionally... More 

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bornholm
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Had a really fantastic meal here in April. The ribs were really superb and great quantities as well. Even though the place was really quite busy, we got a table without a reservation and the service was very efficient. Would certainly recommend to others.

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We ate here before a Second City show to take advantage of the priority seating offered in conjunction with eating here. It wasn't exactly what we expected, but we probably should have done a little more research on that. We were expecting a restaurant atmosphere, but it is definitely a bar atmosphere. Very noisy, but the food was good. Huge... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We made a reservation here via OpenTable and, despite the confirmation email, they said they did not have it. We were seated anyway at a table next to the server station. The noise level was ridiculous and we could barely carry on a conversation. Service was average. Garlic cheese bread appetizer was good and meal was fine. Beer not cold... More 

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Chicago
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164 reviews 164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

This is a great place to eat and enjoy the patio in Old Town. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich and it was yummy. The patio does fill quickly especially on game days.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
    (Schiller)
  • Public Transportation: CTA North Avenue #72 Bus CTA Brown / Purple Line Sedgwick Stop CTA Red Line Clark and Division Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-664-5264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?