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Fireside Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
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523 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009-1903
+1 515-967-8122
00:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 12:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
22:15 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:45
22:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:45
Fri - Sat 00:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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348 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for an Altoona soccer club trivia night. We were crammed into a small area that made it hard to get in/out from tables. Service was poor. Had to ask 3x for water & grab own silverware from waitress stand. Gave 3/5 due to food being pretty good. Fried pickles were very good! Too bad service wasn't!

Thank Guitarjess
Altoona, Iowa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A hidden gem just outside the main Altoona shopping district; good food, reasonable prices, great service in a sports bar atmosphere.

Thank C Gary J
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Restaurant is a bit hidden in a strip mall but good food, good price and good service. Sports bar atmosphere. We will definitely come back.

Thank Joanne H
Runnells, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very friendly and continues to check on patrons and watches to see if they think something is needed. Great lunches and dinners.

Thank mas8315
Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Fireside Grille has good food, with fare prices but the service was non existent. We hadn't been there for about two years, boycotting due to poor service then and sad to say, no better now. We had reservations for a party of 8. When we arrived our table was reserved with a tag on the actual table but there... More 

Thank Cheryl E
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Awesome food great service would recommend it to everyone they also have great drinks if you are interested

Thank Terry J
West Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Fireside Grille is the Swiss Army Knife for restaurants in Altoona, Iowa. They have you covered if you're looking for a quick bite after a baseball/softball games with excellent appetizers and pizza. I highly recommend their buffalo chicken wings. For those not in a hurry, I'd also suggest ordering their prime rib when it's on the menu. They offer... More 

1 Thank Joseph N
Altoona, Iowa
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great community involvement. Willing to step up to the plate to help others. Great staff, great service. Dine in, carry out, catering too!! A lot of live fun events: trivia, dj bingo, karaoke, bands and more! Stop for drinks, enjoy the food, stay for a good time.

Thank Crispypc
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We used Fireside Grill catering for our wedding. Jerry did an absolutely outstanding job! Not only did we have a very unfortunate situation that left us without a caterer just about a month before wedding but we were also on a tight budget because we already had an expected amount and spent everything additional. Jerry set up a wonderful food... More 

Thank MrsAHolland
Mitchellville, Iowa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I was very disappointed in the service and food. We were seated immediately and within 5 minutes placed our order. It took the waitress about 15 minutes to bring our drinks to us. I had water and it tasted like baking soda so I was going to ask for another one once the waitress went by. Forty minutes later, no... More 

Thank kalfit01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Bar, Grill, Pub
After-hours, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
22:15 - 02:00
11:00 - 21:45
22:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 21:45
22:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 21:45
22:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 21:45
22:00 - 02:00
00:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 23:45
00:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-967-8122
A locally owned and operated bar and grill. Wednesday night Pub Trivia, Thursday night DJ Bingo. Party room available. Need catering? Fireside Grille in Altoona can accommodate any catering budget.

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