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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
11:00 - 04:00
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Sun 10:00 - 04:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 04:00
Sat 11:00 - 05:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our family choice for pretty much every holiday buffet outing since it is simply delicious. The choices are awesome, including several Eggs Benedict options, and the Seafood Table is great. Just when you think you can't eat anything else you decide on those capers with some salmon and cream cheese that sits by the shrimp. It is super... More 

Thank Kata B
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great fireplace in a cozy dining room made for a nice comfortable lunch on a Chicago's winter day. The bar has a neighborhood feel and awesome make your own Bloody Mary bar, with every spice, and hot sauce that one could imagine. Several TV's above the bar for watching sports. The food was good and fresh. I had a excellent... More 

Thank Glenn A
Evanston, Illinois
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place has a nice neighborhood bar and grill feel to it. I ordered the Cajun meatloaf, and was disappointed. Rather than arriving in slices, the meat was just piled on the plate. Rather than having a traditional BBQ type coating, a cold pile of tomato puree was put on top of the meat. That said, I have to report... More 

Thank Ronald T
Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Every year our family chooses a restaurant to go to on Christmas Eve. Since we all have very different food likes, we often choose a place that gives variety. The Fireside was our choice this year and we were not disappointed. We were seated next to the fireplace in a very cozy room. We chose a few appetizers, and I... More 

Thank Kathy R
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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
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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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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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?