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Fireplace Inn

$$ - $$$
Near North Side
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1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306 (Schiller)
+1 312-664-5264
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 16:30 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Turin, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service. Very good selection of beers and good bbq plates. Definitely a nice american place to try

Thank astridario
Chicago, Illinois
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We live local so wanted something fresh and tasty. I have been here before but my son hasn't. Also I hadn't had the burgers before. They were pretty good. I had tossed salad which was fresh. Nice wine for $6 too. There are lots of TV's. I count s 17 in one room. The sound wasn't up too loud though... More 

Thank jazzyart
Chicago, Illinois
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164 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Bottom Line: Not the best BBQ available in Chicago, but the atmosphere is fun and the service is friendly. Food: Pretty heavy on the fried food/bar food stuff. We ordered a Baby Back Rib platter. It came with a salad that was pretty fresh and good tasting. The ribs themselves were way beyond overcooked. It's not like they were dry,... More 

Thank KrisK_8
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

it is out of business. at one time it was a good place for meetings. now it is out of business and there is a lack of fine dining at this section of town.

Thank bossdoc2
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139 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We visited after a Second City show. It was great. Our family of six loved everything we ordered. The chips and guacamole were great and the food was excellent. We had good service. Entrees we ordered were all good and the BBQ sauce was tasty. Pulled pork, BBQ chicken, chicken strips, French dip and sliders great. Check it out.

Thank nancy0901
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went here before going to Second City Comedy Shop and the food was very good, especially the 10 Oz Filet mignon my wife ordered, it was made to perfection, the rack of Ribs I had were good but had better, from the soup, salad, dinner, and dessert, the food was very good and my wife enjoyed her dinner and is... More 

1 Thank Chuck M
Chicago, Illinois
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We decided we wanted ribs tonight and we wanted to sit outside so we picked The Fireplace Inn . It was very busy when we arrived and were put in the back. Bearing in mind we had a reservation not just a walk up we asked if a table became available in the front could we move. Anyway they did... More 

1 Thank jazzyart
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417 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Fireplace Inn used to be an open lot with a large canopy which added a certain ambience. Now it's a regular format bar and restaurant. It can be a bit noisy if you're looking for deep conversation. But if you're looking for a pub meal with good vibe, this is a good option. We certainly saw a lot of regulars... More 

Thank AlexisZA
Chicago, Illinois
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238 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

I came here with some friends after a Second City show. The place was packed on a Saturday night and it was hard to get a place to sit. The waitstaff seemed annoyed with us when we tried to ask for water at one point, which wasn't nice. We ended up getting a bunch of appetizers, which were nothing special.... More 

Thank Liz G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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155 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

The fireside was so noisy it took an extra effort to talk to the person next to you. Never again. Sorry.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
  • Public Transportation: CTA North Avenue #72 Bus CTA Brown / Purple Line Sedgwick Stop CTA Red Line Clark and Division Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-664-5264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?