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Fireplace Inn

Near North Side
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Californian
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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
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Great service!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
whizzo3
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chicago
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
chicago
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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
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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127 reviews 127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Purdue-Indiana
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Whether you’re going to see a show in Second City, or just hanging out in OT reminiscing about the 60’s and head shops, Fireplace Inn is a great place to stop for drinks or dinner, especially sitting outside in the summer. The wait staff are friendly and accommodating, making sure you know all the specials (half price bottles of wine... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were going to Second City for a show and looked into their dining/show packages. Fireplace Inn was one of the choices. As I was checking out Fireplace's website, I noticed that Tuesdays is 1/2 price appetizers and it was a Tuesday we were going to Second City. So we decided to go to Fireplace Inn on our own and... More 

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Crete, Illinois, United States
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

The Fireplace Inn is one of our old standards. To start, if you enjoy Onion Rings, they have some of the best. They are beer-battered and sumptuously delicious, almost melting in your mouth. Though their ribs are very popular, their fired-chicken is excellent as well, so I recommend the Rib and Fried Chicken combination. In addition to the great food... More 

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

we didn't have time to eat but had heard wonderful things about this restaurant; had some drinks and split a small plate of ribs. Incredible, with amazing sauce, service and people watching!

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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, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
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?