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Fireplace Inn

Near North Side
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1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306 (Schiller)
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We decided we wanted ribs tonight and we wanted to sit outside so we picked The Fireplace Inn . It was very busy when we arrived and were put in the back. Bearing in mind we had a reservation not just a walk up we asked if a table became available in the front could we move. Anyway they did... More 

Thank jazzyart
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355 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Fireplace Inn used to be an open lot with a large canopy which added a certain ambience. Now it's a regular format bar and restaurant. It can be a bit noisy if you're looking for deep conversation. But if you're looking for a pub meal with good vibe, this is a good option. We certainly saw a lot of regulars... More 

Thank AlexisZA
Chicago, Illinois
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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I came here with some friends after a Second City show. The place was packed on a Saturday night and it was hard to get a place to sit. The waitstaff seemed annoyed with us when we tried to ask for water at one point, which wasn't nice. We ended up getting a bunch of appetizers, which were nothing special.... More 

Thank Liz G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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117 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The fireside was so noisy it took an extra effort to talk to the person next to you. Never again. Sorry.

1 Thank 564BobM564
St. Louis
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went here last weekend for drinks. This place has a kind of identity crisis going on. Is it a restaurant, a BBQ joint, a bar, a sports bar? The atmosphere definitely says bar way more than restaurant. I couldn't imagine coming here on a date unless you both love whatever game is on TV. Nothing about the ambience says... More 

Thank TTTStLou
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We made a reservation for our anniversary dinner, online and asked if there were a nicer table, maybe something with a view we would sure appreciate it, but if not that was fine. It was our anniversary and were just looking for a little nicer spot than right in front of the kitchen doors if possible. We got there right... More 

1 Thank luluMilwaukee
Advance, North Carolina, United States
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We chose Fireplace due to TripAdvisor reviews and its proximity to 2nd City comedy club. I loved the ribs (salad, potato) and the service was fantastic. I'd definitely go again.

Thank JoesueFree
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Ordered here on several occasions , cannot believe that the food is better all the time. Greek porkchops, steak, crab cake , all over the top delicious, delivered hot and on time. If your hungry and want exceptional food and service, this is the place. Check Grub Hub.

2 Thank John M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had dinner here prior to attending the 11 pm show at Second City..only a half block from the theater. The Owner/ Manger Ky was an outstanding host and our server Jimmy was super. The food was outstanding, Ky shared a sample of his Ribs straight out of the oven and were they great. we had a Rib dinner and... More 

Thank ken h
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111 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Have ordered from Fireplace Inn on several occasions and I have to say , honestly that the food is better all the time, not that it was less the first time. Our dinner came on time, hot, package wonderfully and simple delicious. The Greek pork chops were out of this world as was the steak and crab cakes . Hungry,... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
  • 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: 13126645264

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