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The Fireside

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1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mazon, Illinois
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice little hide away right on the lake. I would come back at sunset and eat dinner with my wife. The food is great. Try the deviled eggs

Thank Bobby3131
Central City, United States
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32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We enjoyed our food with a view of Lake Detroit in a rustic atmosphere. The food was great! I would recommend the on property restaurant for couples only. The tables are small, and the chairs was high. Romantic for couples, but not practical for a family.

Thank Darlene G
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Beautiful views, great apps and drinks! The dining interior was very nice with and outstanding view of the lake.

Thank LD F
Fargo, North Dakota
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94 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

They are know for their fine dining but I enjoy going in the summer and sitting in their casual patio area. Wonderful food, and splurged for a delish dessert.

Thank TravelGadget
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Love the Fireside, the food is great, you can sit on the deck with a lake view, and the service is excellent. If you want someplace a little more upscale this would be good.

Thank gmarie923
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

They have a new menu. I tried the Shrimp Campanelle and it came with 3 large grilled shrimp on top little ruffle like noodles, green olives, in a light sun dried tomato sauce. It was delicious! The service was fast, and perfect!

Thank M B
Waveland, Mississippi
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We haven't been here for 20 years and it has changed a lot. The view of the lake is nice and the Porch is very open and airy. Love the new look, although it might not be new since it has been awhile. The food was very good. Service was excellent. Only complaint would be is that the menu could... More 

1 Thank Dino O
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I ate here twice in the four evenings I was in DL. The other meals were a reunion celebration. I had the walleye both nights. The ginger soup was great. The walleye cakes as appetizers were very good. Onion rings to slowly savor. The view was wonderful of the setting sun over the Detroit Lakes lake. I cannot get enough... More 

2 Thank Mo M
Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As 35+ year summer residents having lived thru 2 hour+ waits for a table at the Fireside it is frankly sad to see how low it has fallen. The prices are out of control- perhaps for a steak house in New York or Los Angeles the prices are par, but not for DL. It's frankly insulting to have these prices... More 

Thank Jill T
Miramar Beach, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We live here, been coming to the fireside for 15+ years. The fireside has been a excellent restaurant for many years. We are done however... We ate there tonight and were disappointed from walking in where there was no one working at the bar or greeting. The cocktail was very weak, ,food was not tasty, service was terrible and it... More 

Thank bigbaddad69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Detroit Lakes
  • Phone Number: 218-847-8192

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