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The Fireside, Detroit Lakes, MN

The Fireside

4.7
4.7
558 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 558 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Best Ambiance

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Romantic

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Great for scenic views

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  1. MissThePotatoes

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I realize it’s your restaurant, but the menu has changed drastically. It would be nice to have SOME choice of potato with each entree. For example, I had the almond-crusted fish, and it only came with charred broccoli. I would have appreciated a potato included in the meal for that price, without having to order a very expensive side starch. Also, au gratin wasn’t even a choice! Do what you want, but it’s not the same place without the potatoes included in the dinner. I also noticed the prices went up, without a potato! :(
  2. BradleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prime rib done to perfection, could almost cut it with a spoon. Very flavorful. Creamy horseradish had a nice tang to it. Tomato basil soup was rich, and had an Old Fashioned that tasted delicious.
  3. Murph

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Wonderful New York strip and coconut shrimp. Loaded hash browns ok but I’d recommend regular HB or baked potato.
  4. GirlP

    Fargo

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent as always and love the new menu! And the addition of the relish tray!
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A birthday dinner with family. The price has increased significantly as they now charge extra for sides they now call sharables, i.e. potato, etc.
  6. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, took a a while to get our food which was okay had time to enjoy conversation. However with that being said when we got our food my crab ravioli was cold and the first bite killed the meal, sent back made new still only luke warm and my appetite had been killed with the first bite. Probably the worst meal I had ever had there. The others at the table enjoyed theres very much.
  7. PaulL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place in the Lakes Area. They always deliver even when the restaurant is full.
  8. DougA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, unique cocktails, and phenomenal food.
  9. Robert

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, and friendly and accommodating staff.
  10. Taylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it will not be the last! The food was fantastic, great flavor and the presentation was on point. The menu has a nice variety and priced well.
  11. MelissaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, highly recommend! Appreciate being able to reserve a table.
  12. JLJL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gosh, the entire night was outstanding. I had the parmesan crusted walleye and it was incredible. Our server Sam was fantastic. Thank you so much!
  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was exceptional. My husband broke our door key after dinner he welcomed us back in the restaurant so that we could wait for a ride..
  14. MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You get what you pay for and it's well worth it! Wonderful dinner with friends and everything was flawless!
  15. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and meal at Fireside! It was a great way to start a small Christmas! Service was amazing, kind, and helpful as always
  16. JoeS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mushroom risotto was a bummer. Salty with little depth, and undercooked. That said, rest of our food (scallops , shrimp, filet mignon) was AMAZING! Drinks were excellent. Server was so gracious, warm, attentive, and helpful. Couldn’t have been better. Thank you!
  17. DaleS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was exceptional. Service was good. Noise level fine. Able to have normal conversation easily.
  18. MarcyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for an Anniversary dinner! Drinks were delicious, Onion rings fabulous and meal quite lovely! We were sitting in a bit of a drafty spot - but everything was great!
  19. maryd

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner with friends at the Foreside was perfect. The food and atmosphere on a cold winter night was top notch.
  20. GirlsTripWeekend

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    The ambiance was excellent but the food is not rated well. The meat cuts were extremely dry, the rice was over salted & the flavor was definitely off with the walleye. Do not recommend.
  21. BethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved every minute of our experience and the food and service ( Megan)were impeccable!
  22. Lois

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Fireside. It is our favorite restaurant!
  23. SueR

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just had apps in the bar but I love the atmosphere, the staff and the food.
  24. FloydM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous, very hospitable and our waitress was very prompt with everthing. Now, the food was outstanding and when I thought it couldn't get any better, DESERT!!!
  25. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the environment and food with great customer service
  26. GirlP

    Fargo

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was cooked to perfection and finished dinner with an amazing cake!
  27. jer088

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We drive over an hour to dine at the Fireside. It is unique and it serves up some excellent table fare whether it be seafood, beef, pork or pasta. It is always our "go to" for our special occasions and just sometimes when we are passing through. The bar serves up excellent cocktails; and, the staff is always wonderful.
  28. LloydG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    The walleye we had was very greasy and lacked flavor. We were very disappointed with our meal and all the selections were overpriced.
  29. Jarrod

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is friendly and attentive! Server was attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Bartender seated us as it was a quiet night. He was smiling good natured. Made good drinks too! The new Winter mule was tasty and he was knowledgeable about substitution of liquor due to an allergy. Thanks for another great evening!
  30. FredH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Fireside gave us a delightful evening..
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Amazing views. Food was fabulous!!
  32. DanK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful setting overlooking the lake- great staff and the food was fantastic. The wine list was really awesome too!
  33. BradB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    High end restaurant but Walleye was full of bones. Disappointing to pay top dollar for average fish filet full of bones.
  34. RoyH

    Fargo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Fireside has wonderful food and service. It has become a favorite of ours.
  35. BarbG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since we live in the Twin Cities we only dine here once a year on my birthday. We’ve always had a good experience but last night was exceptionally good. We were seated directly in front of a large picture window overlooking the lake. Our waitress, Carin, was so kind and took the time to talk about drink and food choices. She gave us time to enjoy our drinks. The bone-in pork chop and the filet mignon were perfectly cooked for us and the salad and salmon chowder were good. The rosemary bread was amazing. We were able to take some beautiful photos of the sunset on the lake. We had a delicious lemon shortcake - on the house - and it had a birthday candle. As usual - Fireside provided a wonderful experience!
  36. MaryS

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    We went for my Mother in Law’s birthday, her choice. My husband had the ribs, they were tough and dry. She didn’t even give him a knife to cut them with. I had the coconut shrimp. Three shrimp for $37.00, they were so salty that I only ate one and sent it back. She did comp the meal. This was the 3rd time we have been to the Fireside inside of 20 years, the first two times were bad and they haven’t gotten any better. For the prices they charge, they really need to up their game. Take a drive to Spanky’s if you want a nice dinner, because you sure won’t get one here.
  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very positive experience as usual. The harvest salad with delicious squash and an unbelievable balsamic amazed us. We also split an 8oz filet cooked to perfection. A bite of steak, a bite of sautéed mushrooms, and a sip of Domaine Serene Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley was incredible as we watched the white caps on the lake.
  38. JoAnnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only disappointment we had was that we had a reservation for 7p. m. and you were already out of the special. (saturday night). Most of our party of 6 would have ordered the steak special.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walleye was delicious’
  40. KandiceU

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful waterfront restaurant with a great menu and delicious food. Excellent service! A delightful evening as we traveled through Detroit Lakes and we will be back! Great atmosphere and nice lighting too!

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 558 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 4 times today
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

  • 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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