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The Fireside

1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
+1 218-847-8192
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (19 reviews)
“prime rib” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
1462 E Shore Dr, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-4723
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This is a well established restaurant that requires reservations. It is only open for supper and offers upscale meals. The food is very good although my steak was ordered medium and came rare. This seemed to be common practice in that the waitress said I...More

Thank sylvia N
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We really enjoyed our dinner; I had the pan fried walleye and Gary had the filet mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and broccoli and au gratin potatoes were nice sides. We sat in the screened porch and watched the sun start to set (bring sun...More

Thank Lisa A
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
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...More

2  Thank SagePrince
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
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
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...More

Thank barefootMinnesota
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...More

1  Thank happytrailsMn
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...More

Thank TripTipsfromTX
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...More

Thank FreezingWinnipeg
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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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View
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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