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Fireplace Inn

1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
+1 312-664-5264
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (13 reviews)
“onion rings” (4 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is one of the few places in Old Towne Chicago that predates my years as a hippie there. One big difference is that then I could not afford to eat there. I tried 3 things. One was good and two were exceptional. To explain...More

Thank hippoguy
C N, Manager at Fireplace Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

We really appreciate your kind words. I will be sure to let Perry and Ashley that you enjoyed their service and conversation. Best Regards.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

My son recommended this spot which he frequents, but something must have been in the air cause it was NO Bueno for salads on Sunday. We ordered a few things, but I was looking forward to a salad. When it arrived, I was surprised...the lettuce...More

Thank MillieRod
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank astridario
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...More

Thank jazzyart
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...More

Thank KrisK_8
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....More

Thank nancy0901
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,...More

1  Thank Chuck M
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...More

1  Thank jazzyart
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...More

Thank AlexisZA
Reviewed 6 March 2016

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,...More

Thank Liz G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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