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The Fireside

1462 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
+1 218-847-8192
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (4 reviews)
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1462 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent my birthday weekend in Detroit Lakes and we had dinner at the Fireside as we did last year. Last year we enjoyed sitting at the front windows looking out at the lake, but unfortunately this year, the front windows were...More

Thank Barb G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, great food, and killer service. Never miss a chance to dine at the Fireside when in town.

Thank jhcartwright4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our food was delicious. The view of the sun setting on the lake was beautiful. Our waiter was efficient but not very attentive or personable. Overall a good experience.

Thank 135jayne
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We visit the Detroit Lakes area every couple of years and look forward to visiting this fine restaurant. This occasion was another fun experience. Really great menu selections are available. The deviled eggs and walleye offerings were the selected choices for our little group. Everything...More

1  Thank Len T R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Went to Fireside for my birthday. The wine and free dessert was the highlights. Unfortunately my Parmesan crusted walleye with frangellico sauce was dry, augratin potatoes were dry, and the Cesar salad had no flavor at all. Husband said his steak was good. Very disappointed...More

1  Thank Gabada
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Fireside is a lovely place for dinner. It's not outrageously priced, and the staff are friendly. In my party of 9, everyone else's food looked really good. I had the ribeye, and it wasn't great. I ordered it rare. It was still undercooked. I'm...More

Thank Deedubs2
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This little hidden gem on the East side of Detroit Lakes is a must for the best tasting Almond Crusted Walleye in Hazelnut sauce. Romaine Wedge Salad was cold and crisp with a really good Blue Cheese Dressing. Wait person was friendly, knowledgeble and on...More

Thank garnett h
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We came to DL for my birthday and my husband made reservations at this place. The service was very good, the view of the lake was gorgeous, and the food was delicious. We both ordered the crusted walleye. Cooked to perfection Andrew sauce made the...More

Thank MandiLW
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Went to the Fireside for the first time. In looking at the website, we thought we were going to a fine dining restaurant. However, when we walked in we could smell musty body odor. We were seated promptly, however our waitress took her own sweet...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just stopped for happy hour-4;30- 6;30. We never go to eat that early but bad weather brought us there early.They have 5-6 appetizers for $7 and beer $4 and some wines$4. The appetizers were not your normal..2 deep sea scallops with sweet pea puree and...More

Thank M4713WEkarenl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1462 East Shore Drive, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Detroit Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 218-847-8192
  • E-mail
The Fireside is a northern Minnesota lakes area icon with house made, hand cut foods. An immense dose of style dominates a menu filled with classic, eclectic and inventive fare. Our stylish, chic and posh dining room is built around an open-air antique charcoal grill with a sensational view of Lake Detroit.
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