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The Fireside

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1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
+1 218-847-8192
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Rush City, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We arrived without a reservation on a Saturday night. We were offered several options and took a high top in the screen porch with a beautiful view and a breeze. Food was great, service was very good. An enjoyable evening.

Thank deb5252015
Sedona, Arizona
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

For starters this is the best restaurant I have dined in for many moons. I went with two good friends who are long-time residents of the beautiful Detroit Lakes area. First night--yes I went two nights in a week--I had a delicious wedge salad and my entree was a crusted walleye fish--over the moon scrumptious. For a finishing touch one... More 

2 Thank Albert G
Omaha, Nebraska
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is upscale and so is the food. Jessica and Hanna did a great job serving us. The pasta was really good. Won't disappoint.

Thank Cidhorn
Auburn, California
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213 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Enjoyed a lovely meal in the outdoor patio. Service was excellent as was the lovely covered veranda. I really liked the pork tenderloin and my wife found the walleye to be excellent.

Thank Len T R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Wade and Setty always remember if we are there for an anniversary or special occasion and their service always reinforces that reason for the visit. Our past visit the food was prepared perfectly to how we ordered and all courses met our palates with freshness and flavor. Always a wonderful evening with great ambiance at the Fireside

Thank barefootMinnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've only entered positive reviews on TripAdvisor, compelled by positive experiences. And, being a "lakes person," I've been at the Fireside several times/year and each time, I've sort of wondered why. Now I'm writing just to alert/affirm some of you out ahead. On Saturday, by choice, we three couples were seated in screen porch section. The view is gorgeous and... More 

1 Thank happytrailsMn
Kerrville, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

This place gets a "5" for ambiance- beautiful place with a view of the lake. Unfortunately, the praise stops there. One dinner companion asked for a particular brand of liquor in the cocktail and could immediately tell that the request was not honored. Substituting some cheap liquor when a specific brand is ordered is never acceptable. Drink was replaced but... More 

Thank TripTipsfromTX
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

My husband and I went to the Fireside for our anniversary dinner at the end of May. We were seated promptly and the waitress was very attentive to our needs. The food was excellent. We had soup along with the main course and dessert. We felt that the cost for this meal was reasonable. The view of Detroit Lake was... More 

Thank FreezingWinnipeg
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The Fireside's porch has a commanding view of Detroit Lake, which is perfect for a lovely summer evening. Reality sets in when you scan the menu. At $16, the burger is one of the lest expensive items on the menu. Steaks and the prime rib can go north of $40. We shred the cedar-wrapped salmon, $31, which was excellent, albeit... More 

1 Thank HowdyDoody4
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The food was delicious. Portions were very small for the price you pay. Atmosphere was lovely. The view of the lake is lovely. I like that there are no TV's in the main dining area.

Thank 507lynettee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Detroit Lakes
  • Phone Number: +1 218-847-8192

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