The Fireside

4.7
424 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Fireside is a northern Minnesota lakes area icon with house made, hand cut foods. An immense dose of style dominates a menu filled with classic, eclectic and inventive fare. Our stylish, chic and posh dining room is built around an open-air antique charcoal grill with a sensational view of Lake Detroit. For parties of more than 8 people, please call the restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 424 people are saying
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LindaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!
Service superior.
We can’t wait to go back.

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JosephB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Still a place to have a "quiet dinner out." That is a rarity nowadays. Excellent wine list and views of the winter lake.

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BarbA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the price and 30mile drive on a very cold MN night

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ConnorC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fireside is the perfect place for any occasion. I always get to go here when I visit my girlfriend and it is always a good time

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Mitch
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Both of our entrees came out cold and my husband's brocollini was raw. We ordered Fireside coffees for dessert and they were also cold.

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AMBER
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced for small portions.

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Chad
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our meal at the Fireside. Great Service and nice and cozy warm on a below zero night. Highly recommend.

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clarkd
Fargo
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. 2nd time there and it will not be my last. If you’re in the area stop in.

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Tess
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent dinner. Drinks were also great. We had a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner was fantastic!!

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Shelly
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance…great food. Loved everything about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS a great place! All the staff are very professional, kind & accommodating. Food is superb & a varied & extensive menu. Whether a special occasion or an everyday need, it cannot be beat. We’re so very grateful for all making it so very pleasant - and always!

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JimS
Fargo
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live near the Fireside so eat there regularly. The food is consistently good and the service is friendly and efficient. While the prices.are higher then most area restaurants in the area, they are justified by the quality. There is no restaurant in Detroit Lakes that is comparable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding!! Food was outstanding!! The wait time was minimal! We were very happy with everything!

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LaVerneC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A date night with hubby before a Christmas Holiday musical event.

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Lois
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fireside never disappoints. Great food, great service, and wonderful ambience. It is our absolute favorite!

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Carol
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dear husband took me out for my 72nd Birthday...by making a reservation at The Fireside. We had not been there for some time. The service was excellent by a lovely, young lady. And the food was delicious! Plus, we always enjoy the beautiful view of Detroit Lake. There must be a view from every seat in the restaurant due to being right on the shore.

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vipGirlP
Fargo
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The soup — spicy tequila chicken was so good — the main entrees were cold but the server warmed them and the meal was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing dinner here with a couple of close girlfriends. We had delicious food and our server was so attentive and kind. Whenever we asked for a suggestion, she was quick to share her favorite menu items, which always turned out to be delicious choices.

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AngieG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly!
The food was flavorful and I loved the Caymus!

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paulag
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Stephen was excellent, kind, courteous, and professional. Beautiful lake view from our corner table. Food was awesome.

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DeborahK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We definitely enjoyed our meal at the Fireside. The shrimp cocktail was excellent with almost prawn size shrimp. My salad was a harvest salad - with what I thought was to be roasted butternut squash which I didn't taste like it had been roasted. I had to pick them off the salad. The Brussel sprouts were excellent!! Probably my favorite part of my meal. The filet mignon was huge and very tasty. My husband had the walleye which was also very good. The creme brule was also delicious! Definitely a place to return to for a delicious meal and fun evening!

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ChristinaC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing as always. We go once a year during our crafting retreat and it is always excellent.

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VerlynS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very enjoyable evening. My wife and I had a great time.

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was great! The food was good but the prices were very high. The music was too loud interfering with conversations. Not as I remembered it. I would recommend the Fireside to a friend but with a warning about prices. Not a place for people on set incomes.

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LiesaS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would have scored better on the noise level...but we were the noisemakers🤣🤣
Wonderful evening....can't wait to go back!!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the evening was perfect! food was great and service was very good. very quiet dining experience.

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CheriB
Fargo
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved celebrating a birthday at Fireside. The waitess was pleasant and helpful and our food was great! We love the remodel and atmosphere. Thanks!

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garyl
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Squash soup diff than b4. Broth. Used to be creamy. Better b4.

Pepe pasta dry and lumpy. No olive oil?

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JoeyB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend went there for his birthday and everything was amazing the bartender maybe the owner? Was awesome we will definitely be back on the regular

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ChrisS
Fargo
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything tasted great. Our disappointment was the walleye cakes were small and only 2 for the price.

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KristiS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Food was great and view was wonderful.

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JimL
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was over cooked. Salmon charred and dry. Hash browns to crispy and almost burned. Brussel sprout were cooked to mush.
The upgraded salad was so tart (vinegar) your mouth puckered and the 1/2” squares of cooked squash were bland and not good at all.
Our server Amy, was excellent though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service ambience and wonderful server!

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lilcanuck
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband for his birthday. Allie our waitress was wonderful. Attentive but not intrusive. Our whole dining experience was amazing. The food, drinks and ambiance spot on. We are moving to the area and this will be our go to. Thank you Fireside for a memorable evening

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NS55
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! The food was delicious, our server Barb was so nice and just amazing! The portions were generous as well. The plates, and cheese boards were so cool. Then you add the view of the sun setting over the lake! Just fantastic!

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TomM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, the staff and food were great, fun place for friends and family to meet❤️❤️❤️

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BertR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arriving to leaving the experience was delightful. We were just bored and wanted to get out of the house and try something different. We drove almost an hour to get there but it was so worth it! We had fantastic cocktails and appetizers at happy hour prices (4:30 - 6:30). Will definitely return.

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Nicole
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Fireside was great. My husband always enjoys the Key Lime Pie martinis. I had the steak and baked potato. My husband had the ribeye. All tasted amazing! Our server was pleasant and attentive. And the view was beautiful as always. Thank you Fireside for a wonderful experience!

FAQs

The Fireside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (218) 847-8192.

The Fireside is rated 4.7 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.