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The Fireside Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-3913
+1 773-878-5942
10:00 - 04:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 04:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 04:00
Sat 11:00 - 05:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Before I say anything else, I say this...GENEROUS PORTIONS!! We ordered the crab cake, coconut shrimp, calamari, blackened shrimp salad with extra avocado and sweet potato tater tots (we asked for a side order of this--HUGE). So we made dinner from 3 appetizers, tater tots & salads. I wanted to order a real "dinner" but this was so much food... More 

Thank PMc F
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a suggestion from family that lives on the north side of Chicago. Got a very warm welcome from our server, Tom. We chose to sit in the back patio area, which I would highly recommend. Thought I was going to order lunch until I saw the brunch menu...those breakfast skillets were awesome!! Delicious potatoes!! Another... More 

Thank vikkif07
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This restaurant has some of thee best ribs you'll find North of State St. You can't go wrong with any dish on the menu. And the appetizers are a hit as well!

Thank K C
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The first time my family and I went to fireside was for Easter Sunday Brunch a few yrs ago. The place was busy, the food was cold, just overall unimpressed. The second time is why I'm writing this review. My man and I were looking for a decent dinner after midnight. We decided on trying this place one last time.... More 

Thank Alison R
Plainfield, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We were at a dance competition at Northside cphs and we were looking for a lunch. It need to be close, affordable and fit the variety of tastes a group of 9 could have including 5 ladies under 16. We chose the restaurant, and we were glad we did. Great food; sizes were large and flavorful and a mix of... More 

Thank Matthew B
Evanston, Illinois
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I have been coming here for over 20 years. It's always reliable. Not perfect, but a go-to spot for a good meal that's generally well-prepared, fairly priced, and predictable. Good spit roasted chicken. Blackened catfish, both as a sandwich and entree is good. Chicken fried steak, salmon, pasta dishes all good. Good selection of desserts. Huge variety of beers, many... More 

Thank scooterdork
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Brunch is a fine time...the Bloody Mary gar is a nice touch. The food menu is way too large...Lotta stuff done just ok...nothing stands out.. stick with bar food. Way better than average beer and spirit selection...and staff/service is acceptable. ..

Thank Jim E
Chicago, Illinois
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

On my quest to try all the rib places in Chicago, this was a good one. Vast menu, great staffers, nice location, street parking. Food was good. And lots of options.

Thank hungry_eye
Chicago, Illinois
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2,247 reviews
1,767 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

We tried to figure out what to do for Thanksgiving, which can be a problem, if you just got out of the hospital the day before. Once family members decided to go to different in-laws, we had a choice. Make a small turkey or chicken from Jewel with the fixin's or find a restaurant that offered turkey. A little searching... More 

Thank Allen21096
Palatine, Illinois
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

Patio is all season and just gorgeous! Food is wonderful with some New Orleans inspired dishes. A must for Thanksgiving if you do not want to cook - home style turkey dinner with all of the traditional fixings.

Thank Shyla J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5739 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60660-3913
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-878-5942

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