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The Fireside

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1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
+1 218-847-8192
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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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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180 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Hoover, Alabama
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

Attended a large reunion dinner at this local institution last fall, Everything about the catered dinner was excellent. The beef and walleye fish choices were both very delicious and served well. I realize this isn't a fair evaluation for a typical couple out for a quiet dinner, but our function was handled so well I thought the Fireside deserved a... More 

Thank ETNTraveler987
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great food, great service, good cocktails. A bit pricey but well worth it. The view is great. Try to sit next to the windows on the lake side.

Thank grc67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: +1 218-847-8192

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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?