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The Fireside, Detroit Lakes, MN
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The Fireside

4.6
4.6
548 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 7 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 548 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

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  1. MG

    MelissaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    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!
  3. OT

    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..
  4. MH

    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!
  5. OT

    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
  6. JS

    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!
  7. DS

    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.
  8. MH

    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!
  9. m

    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.
  10. GT

    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.
  11. BS

    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!
  12. L

    Lois

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy the Fireside. It is our favorite restaurant!
  13. SR

    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.
  14. FM

    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!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the environment and food with great customer service
  16. GP

    GirlP

    Fargo

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was cooked to perfection and finished dinner with an amazing cake!
  17. j

    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.
  18. LG

    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.
  19. J

    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!
  20. FH

    FredH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the Fireside gave us a delightful evening..
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Amazing views. Food was fabulous!!
  22. DK

    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!
  23. BB

    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.
  24. RH

    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.
  25. BG

    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!
  26. MS

    MaryS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 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.
  27. OT

    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.
  28. JA

    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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walleye was delicious’
  30. KU

    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!
  31. LV

    LaVonneN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. Servers are exemplary. Fine food and wines
  32. ME

    MichaelE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Had an anniversary dinner there. We had a rib eye and the BBQ ribs. The rib eye was very good, very good size and well seasoned. The accompanying hash browns were a fail. The salads were good and fresh. We were told that the ribs were not fall off the bone and this was an understatement. Very tough. The sauce was more of a fruit base and not good. The rib meal was accompanied by a corn bread muffin which appeared old and was not edible. Both meals were accompanied by a rosemary bread which also was not fresh. We were provided with a complimentary dessert which was good. The prices were typical in this day and age, but considered the overall quality if the food would have to be considered high.
  33. D

    Dorothy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, great food and service at the Fireside! Thank you Carin for taking such good care of us!
  34. BB

    BonBon

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. Beautiful view of lake. I would request that you include a smaller size steak on your menu. Say 6-7 ounces for those of us who have smaller appetites.
  35. AG

    AllenG

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I enjoyed a really good meal at the fire side, the service was good, the place was nice and clean, the prices weren’t bad. Overall a very nice experience good value.
  36. CH

    CarolH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a perfect evening and our wait staff Allie was fantastic! The Ciopinno was a big hit!
  37. JH

    JudyH

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friendly professional service Sat outside Smiles all around
  38. CG

    CarrieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best anniversary dinner! The food was fabulous as usual. Our waitress was great! Perfect timing on drinks, food, and dessert!
  39. JB

    JBac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful view of the lake, service was great, all around great restaurant.
  40. AW

    AmyW

    Fargo

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Unbelievable view and great service. Good food. A pretty straightforward menu. Wonderful bar. Would definitely recommend.

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 4.6 stars by 548 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 7 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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