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About Fire

Come join us at Fire in downtown Winter Haven and enjoy a casual dining experience featuring chef driven menus, angus beef, burgers, steaks, fresh seafood, wings and salads- full service bar indoor and outdoor with live entertainment on the patio every weekend, weather permiting. Also check out our location in downtown Auburndale.

325 W Central Ave
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Late Night menu available 10:00pm-close
(7 Days a Week)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(863) 875-5544

Website:
http://www.thefirerestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Our entertainment is forever changing. Please friend us on facebook.com/thefirerestaurant or check out our website at www.thefirerestaurant.com

Catering:
We offer party platters for pick up only. Our platter menu includes salads with our house-made dressings, wings, sliders, gourmet sandwiches or any special requests a guest may have.

Parking Details:
Parking is "on street parking' in front of the building. There is also a public parking garage just 1 block down at the corner of Ave A and Third St NW

Public Transit:
There are several stops in the downtown Winter Haven area.

Executive Chef:
Brett Hill

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Fire Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

3.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our first time there we love the foods and The workers were very nice and very helpful and was always checking to see if we needed anything I can't wait to take friends there

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We love this place. The tuna appetizer is amazing and I love the seafood because it is always perfectly cooked.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Fire. They had a live band (Brass Heart Band) playing great songs on Saturday night and the crowd really enjoyed it. We did too. It's a bit loud for conversation when the band is playing but the music is good. Enjoyed dinner, our group had the Salmon, the Sirloin Steak and the Chicken Ceaser Salad plus mozzarella sticks.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I have rented the patio here before for a party and it was great, this was our 1st time eating a regular meal here. It was great, one of the best steaks I've ever had! Wings, chip/salsa, fried pickles and fresh cut fries are great. Definitely recommend, we will be back for sure.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great, excellent service. I brought my mom there for Mother's Day lunch, she approved! I would recommend again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My mom and I went on Mother's Day and we completely loved what we both had and the service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Good food. Service st the bar a little slow. But overall great place for friends to gather.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Always a great experience

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I took a chance and was extremely happy with the meal and the cost. Have already recommend this to my friends.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My husband had a steak and ask it to be medium rare.....it was well done. I had the oriental chicken salad. It was very good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Char crusted steak is fantastic!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Fire has a nice menu, but the food just isn't that good. Steak salad was only ok - nothing I would order again. Grilled pork chop didn't have much flavor. Outdoor dining area is small but comfortable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Second time at Fire and was not disappointed. A bit loud, but food makes up for noise levels. The MahiMahi dish was superb! We are sure to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Great music

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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This was our first time and it met our expectations. I would go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 17, 2016

Our group was extremely happy with the food, service and ambiance. The staff was very friendly without interupting conversations. We will definitely visit again!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Good variety on the menu. The service was very friendly and accommodating. The food is fresh, and the portions are generous. However, I felt that the dinners should come with two sides instead of one. The steaks we ordered were perfectly cooked and flavorful.
Yes we will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The people are accommodating to us as our daughter is a singer in a band there, but the service is often poor. The food is good & it's a shame the service is not what it should be!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 9, 2016

The food was excellent. And so was the entertainment by The Red Hot Roosters.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 8, 2016

Food was great. Love the bay seasoning wings!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 8, 2016

The atmosphere and service was quite good: a neighborhood feel. The food did not meet the same standard. While very tasty, my meat was slightly burnt -- not charred. My wife's mac and cheese was greasy.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 5, 2016

First time at FIRE. Food was great even though the fried sampler was a bit too fried or brown for me. Might want to either change the grease or not fry it the mushrooms so long. Steaks were great. Waitress was on the inexperienced side with was probably why the steak did not come out cooked as requested.

Beer was cold which is a rarity in FL.

Will return in the near future.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Had reservations through Open Table. Service was very poor. Waitress informed us they were out of almost everything. anything we ordered they were out of. People came in and got up and left. Very poor service, we ended up ordering Steak Tips and it was awful. Meat was very tough. Would NOT go back again EVER!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 31, 2016

It was a little chilly at our table on the "stage", but the food and service were excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Service was bad and waiters did not know their menu. Steak was overcooked, and they had actually ran out of their signature sauce for the wings. Unfortunately a bad experience all around.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 17, 2016

With a sports bar feel, the restaurant provides a pleasant surprise. Menu offers sports bar stables as well as an impressive selection of outstanding and creative appetizers and entree's. Charred steaks are expertly prepared. Just enough char while maintaining a proper interior temp. Prices are fair, service good. Can't wait to introduce my friends to this find. Worth the 30 minute drive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Sorry for this but was disappointed with Fire this time. Menu was limited (mostly bar food) compared to past years and service was less than stellar when we first arrived. Have followed these folks for a number of years at their various restaurants and have to say this is a miss now. Prefer Slyce for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Eclectic mix of people with great food and drinks! The band was great and the party scene even better 😊

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 19, 2015

My family happened upon this place as we are new to the area. We saw the other reviews which gave us courage to try it out. We are so happy that we did because the food was awesome & service was very friendly and awesome too. Our food was arriving late to the table so the waitress brought us more delicious biscuits & butter, which by the way everything is made there and from scratch. We loved the atmosphere and the food, I know we will be frequent flyers at this restaurant. Actually can't wait to take my son who has not tried the food yet!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on June 20, 2015

Really good food and great live music on Saturdays

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 18, 2015

I went there with my sisters and niece for a night out without children and hubbies. I had the crab cakes. The others had the fig flatbread, an "old school" burger, Asian salad and beef tips. The food was good and came out quickly, though I think they can improve on their crab cakes. They were deep fried with a dark crust sitting in a spicy aioli. I asked and was promptly given some regular tartar sauce - a vast improvement over the aioli. I tried all of the food and found out to be average in taste with the exception of the burger which was delicious! Will I go there again? Yes. What will I order? A flatbread or the burger.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 1, 2015

Our 4th or 5th visit to Fire. Last time we were the hubby ordered the buttermilk shrimp and although he knows I'm not much of a shellfish eater, he encouraged me to try one. Our visit there on May 1st I ordered the same meal and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have never had a bad meal here and most of them are outstanding. Highly recommend Fire to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 18, 2015

Although the food is always great, the service is often poor, and was awful on Saturday!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 17, 2015

We visited FIre for dinner, we ordered the appetizer sampler with fried green beans, chips and salsa and onion rings (they were out of fried mushrooms) it was all delicious but rather small for the price of $12.99. I had the fish fry (10.49) which was very good, the fish tasted very clean. The cole slaw was good, but it was very finely chopped (like grits kinda) so I couldn't really get passed the texture. My husband ordered the steak tips (12.99?) and they were also very good. My boys got the smothered chicken (14.49) and a bacon cheddar burger(8.99) and they too enjoyed their meals very much. Other than the appetizer, everything else was well portioned for the price. I will definitely return but skip the appetizer. The service was also very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 10, 2015

We meet my cousin and nephew for dinner on Friday 4/10/15 at Fire Restaurant, in beautiful Winter Haven, FL. Located downtown on Central Ave. I booked the table on Open Table and requested outdoor seating on Central Ave. There are only a few tables out there. Probably for smokers but we do not smoke. There are 2 - 4 top tables and one 2 or 3 top table. We started with a Sampler App. that had 3 Cheese Sticks, Loaded Cheese Fries and Onion Rings. It was very tasty and eaten up. One in our party had a chicken entree, another had a fish entree, another had the Filet Mignon and I had the Ribeye Steak. Everyone enjoyed what they had and the fish entree, which was a Mahi Mahi of some sort, that seemed to be pretty awesome. When my nephew took his first bite, the first words out of his mouth were, OH MY, that is great. Actually it is perfect. And said it was the best fish he had eaten in forever. Now this is coming from a 14 year old young man. So I gather it was pretty darn good. I had the Ribeye steak, cooked medium rare and it was quite tasty. The other two guest did say theirs was very good as well. For some reason, no one would give me a bite to see. I am quite fond of sweet tea, which they seem to have someone in the kitchen from the South, Keep them!!! It was good. We were too full to embark on dessert this time. The service was good and the staff was very friendly. The only draw backs we had, was a baked potato that was not quite cooked all the way through, which was resolved in a timely manor to our satisfaction, and the noisy two young ladies behind us. But it was Friday night and I am over 50. So maybe I was jealous. LOL But overall is was a very pleasant night. Great outdoor dining on a wonderful night. My cousin and nephew seemed to know a lot of the people walking by. Several hand shakes and introductions. Had we been inside we would of missed them. So give Fire Restaurant a try, I recommend it. Prices we fair as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Food was wonderful, service was great, easervation

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 16, 2015

The restaurant was right on one of the main downtown Winter Haven streets that are brick paved and easily found. Our reservation was done for 4 persons at 6:45 on a Monday evening. We arrived a little early and were seated immediately. I noticed that the table only had table service for 2. I mentioned it to the waitress and she promptly fixed it and told us what had happened. Apparently when the computer assigns a table it may not be the most appropriate for the waitstaff, so someone at the restaurant "fixes" the seating--when ours was fixed somehow the number in party ended up 53. The hostess called my husband to confirm how many in the party and he said 2, thinking it was the front desk of the motel. Fortunately they were not busy and could take care of our party of 4 very easily. Our waitress was super. My husband is a joker and she played right along with him. Service was great and the food was prepared to our liking.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2015

I ordered the chicken parmagiana for dinner and was amazed at the tenderness of the chicken. The penne pasta and sauce were unique and extremely tasty. The server was a delight. First time in Winter Haven and was pleasantly surprised.

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 (Key West)·Dined on March 2, 2015

Excellent steaks: young server was very attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 28, 2015

Amazing band. Very energetic and fun. The only bad thing was the service. Waiting at the door to being sat and no one greeting is for a good 15 20 minutes. But after that fact it was all good. Fire is ment for more of a bar scene.

Tags: Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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