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The Fireside

4.7
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249 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 249 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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GaryV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Fireside always had a great ambience. Food was good, but I don't think it was worth the price. The service was good. We made the reservation early but did not get the lakeside table we requested. The new remodel was a pleasant surprise and very nice.

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HollyP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lakefront dining. Excellent service! Deliciously fresh food!

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RobbieQ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service
Beautiful presentation
Dessert was so so

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, anniversary for dear friends and Sarah , our server was so polite and Made it a super experience!!!

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Chip
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these trying times the Fireside is doing an excellent job of continuing its tradition of high-quality service and food. We continue to use the outside patio as we find it to be very quiet and comfortable. The inside dining room has recently been remodeled and re-decorated presenting a very modern chophouse feel. A full menu is available and my favorites are the filet and the ribs. My father introduced us to The Fireside back in the 50s and we continue to visit them today.

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BradW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going over on the pontoon, docking is easy and the ambiance is outstanding. The food was good, and the service and personal care during Covid is well thought out. We’ll be back, one of our favorites on Detroit Lake!

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BillG
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal. The walleye was terrific, the pork tenderloin was tender and cooked perfectly.
Service was exceptional.
Good value considering the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for a Birthday celebration. We had a wonderful time. Service was superb! Our waitress was amazing. 😊

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GirlP
Fargo
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their patio is gorgeous and the service and food were excellent. They practice amazing COVID precautions — it feels good eating there!

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Mominhouston
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A magical night at The Fireside! The food was superb, the service impeccable and the view- WOW!

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KayR
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my birthday dinner and so good! Barb was our server and she was soooo good!!! We appreciated the table by the window that we requested! I live in Ohio but come to North Dakota and Minnesota every July! We cone to the Fireside to celebrate m, my Mother always treated me to dinner at the Fireside when she was living!

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DianeH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place and wonderful food! The view was awesome!

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TomH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent walleye dinner and our server Kathleen was very pleasant. Very good experience.

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vipBARBARAO
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & good service

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LisaE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We asked for outdoor seating and were given a table in a COVID era extension of their outdoor deck. Fireside made good use of the beautiful lawn between the deck and lake. The lake was less visible because of the trees, but the atmosphere was magical. Real dining chairs were set out at glass topped tables, cloth napkins completing each table setting. It truly was beautiful. I’ll be back next time I’m in town!

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SheriD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to Eat and Great Happy Hour. Service is alway great.

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We four enjoyed the friendly and professional service by Kimo our server. From wine, cocktails, and hors d’ Oeuvres to entrees and dessert, the fare was creatively tasty! Our only complaint was that the cheeseboard was a bit bare: Slivers of a couple exotic cheeses, a dollop of wonderful bleu cheese, very few crackers and bread - even for two people; we were sharing among the four of us. Loved the savory balsamic grapes and fig spread. Our main dishes were: crusted walleye, spaghetti with pecorino cheese, lasagna, and tenderloin. All received High Marks! Creme Brulee was perfect, a “custom-ordered” chocolate sundae much appreciated, and the Trash Can brownie savored. (We didn’t care for the music playing too loud on “our deck,” but we didn’t ask to have it turned down.) All in all, a lovely evening out. We will be back soon!! Judy Hatlie

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two birthdays. We all enjoyed a delicious meal as well as a wonderful family get together. The Fireside is a great place to eat and relax with family and friends!

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SusanH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our food was fantastic. Service a bit slow and not as attentive...we ran out of ice early as it has been in the past but she was kind; young...and busy—running up and down the stairs with I’d guess many other customers to wait on. But food was fantastic and the weather was perfect!

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Jeanette54
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Fireside!! Food was awesome!! We will be back 👍

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vipRandyS
Fargo
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Visitnomore
Fargo
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Fireside never disappoints. Great food, impeccable service and of course wonderful lakeside views of Detroit Lake as you dine. They have redecorated the main indoor dining area and bar so if you haven't been there for a while, check out their new look.

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance, and the view of the lake. Food is good and service is great. Staff followed safety regulations and wore masks. We felt safe.

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BarbaraO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! We were celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary and it was awesome

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Very nice evening celebrating my husband and I’s Anniversary

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Mary
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We had a 6 pm reservation. After waiting 35 minutes for our table we ordered our food to go. Our table finally became available at 6:45

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HeidiO
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great staff and great food! We will be back.

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NinaK
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks and excellent service - can’t wait to go again.

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Sprintgirl
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The recently renovated Fireside was a great choice for our first dinner out after the mandated stay at home order. Everything about our evening out and dinner was excellent. The menu has many choices. I have a hard time moving past the always delicious walleye, and my husband chose the rib-eye which was cooked to perfection! The service was excellent and we certainly enjoyed the recent updates to the interior of the restaurant. We will be back to dine many times during our summer stay in Detroit Lakes.

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Elle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal, service was very good. It’s a very nice atmosphere and the view is lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Considering social distancing rules in effect, team FS did awesome. Feel for them that another table or two would have benefitted both establishment and wanting customer.

The mid-evening rain didn’t help.

Food was fresh, presented swell, and proportioned appreciately.

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Birthday36
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service were all great. We will definitely return.

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GirlP
Fargo
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the outside patio experience was beautiful!

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Lois
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to the Fireside for a special occasion. We were so happy to be on the patio and celebrate our anniversary! The food was delicious!

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ConAK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so pleased how our dining experience was so great in spite of pandemic rules! The staff at the Fireside did a fantastic job!

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CarolynB
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating outside as the sun sets. Our server was awesome on this last visit!

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GLORIAs
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 41st anniversary and will be one to remember. Thank you so much, we enjoyed ourselves over looking Big Detroit and the fine dinner,

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JudyE
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I ordered a medium rare steak and it was medium, disappointed.

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JulieS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! The service was outstanding and the food was prepared to perfection:)

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ConAK
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband’s steak was medium and my steak was medium rare. Opposite of what we ordered. We let Seth know.

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 249 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.