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About Fireplace Inn

Located in Chicago's historic Old Town neighborhood, The Fireplace Inn has been known for serving the best barbecue in the city since 1969. Steaks, Seafood, Ribs, and Gourmet Burgers dishes line our new menu bringing a remarkable array of flavors to one of Chicago's favorite restaurants. With over 40 flat panel HD televisions, The Fireplace Inn provides an incredible atmosphere to see all of your favorite sporting events. Conveniently situated in the heart of the world famous Chicago comedy district, The Fireplace Inn is also the perfect place to dine before or after a show. Special pricing on private party packages is also available. For more information please inquire within."

1448 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Mon: Closed
Tues: 4:30 - 11pm
Wed: 4:30 - Midnight
Thurs: 4:30 - Midnight
Fri: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sat: 11:00am - 3:00am
Sun: 11:00am - 11pm

Cross Street:
Burton Place

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 664-5264

Website:
http://www.fireplaceinn.com/

Catering:
Contact us at: events@fireplaceinn.com to receive information for Catering

Parking Details:
Valet $12, street parking metered.

Public Transit:
CTA North Avenue #72 Bus
CTA Brown / Purple Line Sedgwick Stop
CTA Red Line Clark and Division Stop

Private Party Facilities:
The Fireplace Inn has a semi-private balcony area which overlooks the main dining room that can accommodate groups of 35 people.

Private Party Contact:
Dani Feigenberg: (312) 664-5264

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact us at: Dani@fireplaceinn.com to receive information for Private Parties and Special Events

Fireplace Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

77% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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Neighborhood Gem (3)
Fun (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was recommended and the lead Up was disappointing. Not a TRUE BBQ no brisket except on a sandwhich?? It's true BBQ with Brisket, pulled pork and Chicken combos. VERY DISAPPOINTED won't be back 😞😞

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was terrible. When I lived in Chicago, Fireplace Inn was one of my favorite restaurants. It is now a horribly loud and crowded sports bar. We didn't stay. We left and walked to Twin Anchors.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I remember this place from years ago, dark and quiet, busy with food like smoked bbq ribs that fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. Today it is a sportsbar with good food. Not the same, but fine for what it is.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great service and the best Purdue bar in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food and VERY good service. Expensive for a casual restaurant/bar.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

My son had just graduated from naval boot camp the day before Thanksgiving. I took him here for Thanksgiving dinner. I had the turkey dinner and it was awesome. My son, had the surf and turf, which was excellent.
Our waiter was fantastic. Couldn’t ask for a better place to spend Thanksgiving with my son in Chicago.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Server looked annoyed that she had to work. It was a Saturday night and it was very busy. I'm not sure if she typically has a bad attitude or a scheduling issue.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great deal on wings and quick service despite a packed house.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fireplace inn is the perfect venue to ‘get lit’ with your peeps. And they have some dope fries. Go in Thursday’s for their half price vodka lemonades. The waiters and door security are super friendly also!

Tags: Spicy, Casual, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was cold ... terrible waiter . Had to ask other servers to get us things twice and had to hunt him down to pay the bill.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great pulled pork sandwich. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Much too loud!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Checked out the menu and made a reservation before a show we were attending.
Was seated at our reservation time.
After looking over the menu our waiter took our order (appetizers and entrees) then came back informing us that the menu was limited because of a power failure the day before. We should have been told this at seating and we had to pick different entrees. Food took a long time and while we were waiting our waiter informed us that an accident in the kitchen was causing the delay. Never got the appetizers we ordered and the entrees were so-so.
Cannot recommend...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It took our server a little time to get to us at the beginning. But after the start he became very attentive and did a great job. We were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. The barbque chicken and ribs were delicious! as were the vegetables and special lemonade!

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Decided to try FPI after a two decade hiatus. Food was decent and sitting on the small front sidewalk patio seemed cozy. Then, our waitress came to the table and the evening went straight downhill. Some of worst service I've ever had (left that on my credit card receipt). She spent most of the evening at the table next to us with what appeared to be an off-duty fellow waitress and her boyfriend. Spent at least ten minutes holding their dog. Really? Scratch this one off of the sit down list and add it to the take out or Uber eats list.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Very crowded w/ lots of background noise for a Thursday night, too much noise for our party to be able to hear each other.
Our waiter was very helpful in encouraging a nearby, loud & roudy party to leave the premises.
Very good ribs & attentive service

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The photo on the website is a bit misleading as it suggests a more subdued atmosphere. The wait staff was marginal and a young man bringing soup to our table nearly dumped it on my wife. If you're looking for a sports bar atmosphere, it's OK. If you're looking for a good steak, try elsewhere.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

great BBQ - great service ... all 7 of us were delighted ... not an easy feat!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Good place to hangout with friends. Great menu to pair with craft beers especially. Service that day was ok, could have been better. However have been there before where the service was great. Good place for friends to get together, recommended for sure.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Good BBQ👍🏻

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Used to be a higher-end dining place. Now it's mostly a bar.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We weren't even able to make it as the restaurant canceled our res. 2 hours before the time - for a birthday dinner. Birthday was ruined thanks to them.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Used to be good but the food has seriously declined.
There was no season to the frys the steak or the chicken. The brisket sandwich had so much BBQ sauce on it it was swimming and the bun was soggy.

Used to frequent here but wil not be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Nice place for a casual meal. Good BBQ in old town

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The Fireplace Inn has always been one of my favorite spots to dine before going to a show at Zanies or Second City. I hadn't been there in a while and was dismayed to see how much it's changed. First of all THERE IS NO FIREPLACE anymore so maybe they should change the name. What once was the namesake and centerpiece of this neighborhood establishment is gone, replaced with another bar. It's also, apparently, more of a sports bar these days and any semblance of style and good taste has been replaced by wait staff in gym shoes that are annoyed when you ask for a menu that's not covered in bbq sauce and wrapped in a ziplock bag. The ribs and the pulled pork are still delicious but noise from the annexed bar spills over into the dining room that's crowded and a little to bright. It was sad the bewilderment of some of the older regulars that came in to enjoy a quiet meal and had to shout amongst all the chaos.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We went before a comedy show. We were seated upstairs at high tables. The seats had no backs and overall sucked to sit in. The meal might of been better but I was too uncomfortable to tell.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

I believe this is probably because it was a nice day out and so many people were out and most places were understaffed, but there was only one waiter and one bartender and service was realllllllyyyy slow. This won't effect my future attendance, but just also something to make note of.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

I had been to the Fireplace in a fairly long time ago when it was a sit down dinner establishment. Since We (wife and I) were taking the family to Second City for an early New Years Eve show we wanted to eat dinner in Old Town. (We used to live in Old Town 30 years ago)

Well a lot has changed in 30 years. The Fireplace Inn was more Sports Bar like with most tables bar height surrounded by stools. The noise level was higher than remembered.

They were able to place us at a table away from the main sports bar where we enjoyed their Ribs, Tilapia and Barbecued beef. All of which had a great taste and generous in proportions. It was not that expensive. Came to about $20 per person without drinks.

Though less of a sit down dinner place and more of a sports bar that serves dinner the food was very good, and the service was great.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Been here twice. Great food and we'll prepared both times

Tags: Live Sports, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Excellent Food and waiter services were always attentative . Portions are large - and delicious BBQ - which was the purpose of our choice. Not a place to drink coffee /!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2016

This is not a horrible restaurant and if there werent so many very good restaurants around, maybe I wouldn't judge it so hard. It just was not good. Nothing! the service was unattentive, it wasn't charming or pretty or cozy. The ribs looked very good, unfortunately they are boiled before broiling making them very easy to eat, but NOT flavorful. Steak was over cooked and the fried shrimp not crispy. I would not be excited to return

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Cool place and good food. Will be back to Fireplace soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2016

have been visiting this restaurant for years. Great ribs, service, and decent prices. Good value for the money. Owners usually on premises!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Had a reservation on game day with a long line outside. They honored the reservation and the host went out of her way to get a table together for us. Good place, good food, even better staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2016

The price was not worth the quality of the food. Ordered the filet medium well and it was burnt. Only go here for the drinks not the food.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2016

Good burgers.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2016

We all had the bbq ribs. The flavor is very good. These ribs fall off the bone and, although I prefer the opposite, I really like the flavor of the sauce. The creamy garlic dressing is tasty, as well. It was a great night to dine outside so we sat in the outdoor patio. Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 14, 2016

Best ribs in the city, flavor is wonderful and they are very tender

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Beautiful night, sat outside, very quaint. Food was beyond expectations. Service was friendly, prompt and attentive.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Not a place to eat, get drinks yes, food no.

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