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Fireplace Inn

1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
+1 312-664-5264
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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“ribs” (15 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Pub
$$ - $$$
1448 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-1306
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This used to be such a great place. Not any more. Decided to go because we were in the area and hadn’t been here in years. We used to eat here several times a year and always loved the ambiance. A great place to have...More

Thank Daisy1833
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here during March Madness to watch a game, have a few drinks, and enjoy some barbecue before heading over to The Second City. I have driven or walked by the Fireplace Inn countless times in the past, but have never stopped in. Surprisingly,...More

Thank CamboIII
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Walked past this restaurant many times, but never visited. a friend and I, were looking for somewhere to eat on a Saturday evening whilst also being able to grab a few drinks and be in a good atmosphere. This ticked all of the boxes. The...More

Thank NickSFCB
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Walked in and was blasted by noise! Surprised that it was really just another loud sports bar. Why they take reservations through OpenTable is a mystery. Hostess had to clear a party from our table, atop which a hand-scrawled "reserved" paper sign rested. Bolted after...More

Thank Rick C
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 20 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 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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