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Fireside Grille

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Bar, Pub
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523 8th St SE, Altoona, IA 50009-1903
+1 515-967-8122
11:00 - 21:45
22:00 - 02:00
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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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Altoona, Iowa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Altoona, Iowa
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, friendly service, good food, pizza, and ranch dressing has to be best in Midwest..... Many TV'S to watch your team win, haven't ever been sitter where we couldn't see a tv. Really enjoy this local gem. I defiantly recommend their catering services for any event. Personally used them many times for catering and always positive feedback on their... More 

Thank Brett L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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

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