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Fireplace Restaurant

718 N State Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652-3107
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Ranked #27 of 120 Restaurants in Paramus
Price range: $5 - $15
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Serving up breakfast, lunch, dinner and the best burgers in Bergen County since 1956!
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We recently met up with family for breakfast at the Fireplace. There were 10 of us and there was no problem with seating. I loved that you just order at the counter and find a seat! The food was very good, endless coffee. The price was right, too! Very enjoyable time, will return and try the lunch menu!

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Paramus, New Jersey
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99 reviews 99 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This 50 year old Route 17 roadside restaurant is quite a few steps up from fast food. Serving hamburgers, hot dogs,chicken, pizza, breakfast etc at counters located throughout the facility by a slew of servers. Seating at picnic type tables throughout the multiple dining areas. Everything is quite good & very reasonably priced.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have so many fond memories of my father and I going here when I was a kid. I went to Bergen Catholic right down the road and we would head over here on occasion after practices etc. The value was great and it was cool because the place was kind of a quality throwback of a time gone by.... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Back in the 70's your first trip to the Fireplace was a coming of age. To young for clubs so this was the place for the tweeners. You felt grown up. In those days some nights you had enough money for a coke and then would eat the free pickles of course when you had enough for the burger and... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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141 reviews 141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Old School joint like you only find in Jersey. An institution. You must know what you going to get in a place like this and The Fireplace will deliver it. Smooth operation. I'd wish it was less expensive for sure. My second time here and I'll be back. The fixins bar is straight up.

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Mississauga, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Terrible service. The man behind the counter was rude, condescending and thought it was annoying to have to help us clarify something we asked about the menu. When I first said hello, he just looked straight at me, not even acknowledging the greeting, let alone returning it - When we(my wife & I) eventually got the food, we ate as... More 

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Haworth, New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

What's not to like? The place is clean, the food is basic and good, the service is prompt and efficient, the ambiance is dated but family-friendly and the prices will not bust the budget. We both had their steak sandwich: a hard roll piled high with sliced steak done exactly as ordered.

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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We have gone to this old time burger joint for many years. The burgers are cooked on a fireplace exactly as you order them. Cooked to perfection. Their fries are average. Their prices are very readonable. They have nice topping that you can put on your burgers free of charge.

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Homosassa, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Located right on Rt. 17 in Paramus, this is the kind of place that we used to see. Walk up to the counter and order from the big board -- we had the Jersey Burger -- hamburg, Taylor Ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato on a bun, cajun sweet potato fries, cokes. Order came out quickly reasonable price. Find a table... More 

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife & I make it a point to stop by every few months. It's my home away from home. Nice cheesesteaks. A nice place you can relax at, and stay awhile. Nothing special about the food, but as a whole, its a nice place to visit. Make sure to try the pickles!

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Additional Information about Fireplace Restaurant

Address: 718 N State Rt 17, Paramus, NJ 07652-3107
Phone Number: 201-444-2362
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Steakhouse

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