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The Fireside, Detroit Lakes, MN

The Fireside

4.7
4.7
676 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Summer Hours Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Winter Hours Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (218) 847-8192
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Cory Wolfe
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit Lakes
  • Cross street
    Oxcart Trail
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 676 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for fine wines

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for scenic views

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Steakhouse

676 Reviews
  1. SherryB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect for our anniversary dinner. Sarah, our server, was over-the-top amazing. We would highly recommend Fireside for a special occasion or just a night out.

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  2. CoryK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in and around the Detroit Lakes area. Treat yourself to a wonderful dining experience.

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  3. ToddN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon was outstanding, the only complaint would be for the price point the steak should come with an included side

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  4. JacobM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very nice and helpful! The food was amazing!

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  5. onzedge

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a good dining experience that was made even better by our server Marna. She is awesome.

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  6. CoryD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and amazing waitstaff, made our Valentine's Dinner so very special- Thank you all at Fireside!

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  7. PaulL

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always great. Our server was there on time with all that we ordered. She was very nice and explained to us all of the deals.

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  8. TBob

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fireside never fails. The servers, the quality of the food, the view, ohhh... the view over the lake and the sunset. Everything was incredible!

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  9. KarenE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Megan was very good. The food was excellent, as was dessert and our cocktails.

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  10. JanefromIdaho

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service impeccable!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved this restaurant! You begin with a small vegetable tray with olives and pickles. The waitress was sweet, helpful, attentive and provided great service. We each got a salad. I upgraded mine to a wedge salad. It could’ve been a meal. It was so delicious. My husband had the prime rib (Saturday nights) and I had the chicken parmesan. We both loved what we got! We also had the crème brûlée. It was perfect. We will come again!

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  12. maryK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Talk about price gouging. If you’re looking for a pricey, mediocre dining experience with a great view this place is for you! As a long time customer (family has been coming here for over 50 years) It’s such a disappointment and an insult. Prices are San Francisco level but the food is basic and medium quality.

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  13. Dolly

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    First, we love The Fireside (visit not as often as we should). However, our last experience was not up to par. We believe the wait staff sets the tone of an experience. This night our's was neither welcoming nor helpful when asked questions. For the most part our food was good but not exceptional. My Caesar salad w/anchovies that had excess anchovy oil for some reason. As always the ambiance is very relaxing, even with a full dining room. Of course we'll return; it is normally fantastic. Hopefully next time things will be back to the normal experiences we've had in the past.

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  14. Foodie

    Minneapolis

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been over a year since we last ate here. Came for my birthday dinner with family. Loved the updates to the interior and updated menu! Great flavors! Great service! Will not wait so long to return again.

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  15. LindsyJ

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience!! Great food and great drinks as always!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating a belated New Year’s Eve date and Fireside never disappoints! We started with a cheese platter that was very unique and flavorful. Sara was our server and she was so pleasant and helped us choose just the right entree’s. Always a good experience - thank you to all who make it a great place

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  17. SharonS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fireside is always a pleasant experience. We go here often to enjoy good food and friendly efficient service in a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.

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  18. jer088

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This visit is our first disappointment at the Fireside. We drive an hour to enjoy the Fireside; the cocktails, staff and food are typically very good. This visit however; my prime rib was served warm as well as the baked potato. My wife had the Beef Wellington which was a special for the night. While the fillet was very good, the dish itself was mis-labeled. It would be better if called “fillet in-a-birdcage” as it had no similarity to a Beef Wellington. We’ll return as we really enjoy our meals there but we’ll stick to the basics.

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  19. PeytonB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was prepared perfectly and was served in a timely fashion. Waitress was attentive and patient, but she could’ve smiled a little.

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  20. ConAK

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was excellent and our server, Fran, was spot on!

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  21. JasonM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Had the prime rib and salmon. Both were amazing.

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  22. CheriB

    Fargo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Fireside! The foods is great and so is the atmosphere! The sunsets are amazing!

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  23. Green

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the ambiance - classy but relaxed. We were there for an early dinner so there were several large groups with children and they seemed happy and not chaotic. I noticed they served the kids first so they didn’t get antsy, which I impressed me. Our group ordered two different walleye dinners, one steak dinner, and ribs - all excellent. The shareable Mac and Cheese was to die for; I think I could live on it. Our server was top-notch. We look forward to returning.

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  24. AyushS

    Fargo

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Good for a regular restaurant/steak house but in fact I emailed them for special requests- none of them done but I received a confirmation. Very embarrassing for me in front of the people I brought. Food was good, but service was poor. I wish I chose a different restaurant for the price range I had.

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  25. RuthP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience from the time we walked in. Our server, Marna went above and beyond serving us.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the Fireside delivers excellent food and drinks, superior service and a lovely lakeside atmosphere.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have had! Service was fantastic too!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Best steak ever had at a restaurant and their parm/almond walleye is simply unmatched.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoy the fireside whenever we are there. Ahi tuna as the appetizer was very good as it usually is. My wife had the salmon and said it was delicious. I and another guest were going to have the 8 ounce filet but decided to upgrade to the 14 ounce bone in Hamilton. It was good but probably not worth the upgraded price. I have had the 8 ounce before and it was delicious so probably should have stuck with it. House pino noir with the meal was very good.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, cocktails and service! Atmosphere is nice and cozy. Would highly recommend!

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  31. JackieJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Wine suggestions were helpful and delicious. From the appetizer, entree to dessert, the worked wonderfully together - a balanced, formidable delight.

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  32. Benji

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Incredible! The atmosphere in combination with the food made for an unforgettable evening!

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  33. Sarah

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a pleasant place for dinner and an evening of visiting. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. We make excellent food at home so quality was just fine for us, not anything special.

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  34. Brody42

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ribeye I had was absolutely perfect. Served hot, along with everything else. Hells Kitchen vegas could learn from Fireside. I’ll be back

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  35. BarbaraK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely evening we had last night! Sarah was very attentive and so cordial! It’s been a few years since we’ve had our “ladies night” at The Fireside, but we’ll certainly be back next year!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Fargo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful place to celebrate my birthday. We spent the weekend on the lake and romantic dinner to celebrate my birthday.

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  37. RandyP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great staff, and incredible food!

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  38. SusanH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Food!!Cocktails & atmosphere. Server was Great but a little off at beginning. Thank you for fantastic place to eat!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience- lovely meal in a lovely setting!

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  40. Sheree

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A couple of us had the Salmon special which was delicious. The potatoes were awesome. Cocktails are always great!! :-)

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 676 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Fireside

1462 East Shore Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oxcart Trail
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit Lakes
  • Hours of operation
    Summer Hours Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Winter Hours Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cory Wolfe
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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