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The Fireside

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1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
+1 218-847-8192
17:00 - 21:00
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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place was packed last night! The best part was they were offering 3 specials, finally!! They were out of the Mongchon, and I did not feel like Prime Rib, so I ordered the Seared Ahi Tuna. It did not disappoint, yummy! I wish they would offer a special every weekend. Plus, Crystal our server was fabulous!

Thank M B
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in the Lakes Region. We are fans because we like the classic supper club atmosphere and knowledgeable staff that knows when not to intrude. The wine list is interesting and the entrees are consistently reliable and with a light touch of unique. We enjoy the setting with lake views. It is wonderful for romance and... More 

Thank MinnesotaTraveller1
Moorhead, Minnesota
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Granted it was New Year's Eve but not busy there...our service was great but I ordered a steak, medium-medium well. It came rare and the slight amount of hashbrowns were burnt. I had to send it back so I got a new pile (twice as much as the first time) and my steak was done but it took quite awhile... More 

Thank lori H
Olympia, Washington
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a Detroit Lakes must do gem. I would make reservations. If you are here for dinner at sunset bring your sunglasses, everyone else has! For starters the deviled eggs are perfect, I call them Goldilocks eggs, just right! The salads are fresh, crisp and delicious. I had the Crusted Walleye, Parmesan/Almond Crust, Hazelnut in a Butter Sauce. It... More 

Thank MariaT3
1 review
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had the prime rib at the Fireside on 12-09-16 and I must say it was literally like chewing shoe leather. I've had far better at other places at prices 1/3 of that which they charge at the Fireside. Can't speak for the view as it was dark. The service was fine, but not good enough to offset the terrible meal... More 

Thank Rod H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had dinner at the bar. The service was wonderful and the food was fabulous. Higher prices and not sure it's worth it, but still excellent food, service and view.

Thank 707deetraveler
1 review
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous service, food, and drinks! We've been enjoying the Fireside for over 20 years!❤ We can't wait to return!!!

Thank Lherm71
Forest Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Higher end prices with beautiful view. Service was extremely slow for a Tuesday evening with just 2 - 3 tables in the restaurant.

Thank occassionaltrave2016
Detroit Lakes
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

3 of 4 at our table had Ribeye Steak. It was so tough you could hardly cut it. I left 3/4 of mine. My husband had the au gratin potatoes, very little cheese in them. The cheese soup was watered down. I did complain to the manager and received an apology and an $80 gift card. Our guests also received... More 

Thank Jeanie E
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

several of us got together for supper on a sat night. service was excellent and food was good. not a place you would go very often as it is rather expensive and doesn't have food for children.

Thank Jill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Detroit Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 218-847-8192

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