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.
About Wade Heapy, Executive Chef & Owner
At the age of 13, Wade Heapy took a job washing dishes at a local, family-owned restaurant in his home town. At 17 years of age Wade took another kitchen job at one of Minnesota’s finest golf resorts as a morning prep and breakfast cook. There, his creative juices were encouraged and fine-tuned by a talented executive chef. During this time, he was inspired to attend The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. In June of 1995, Wade graduated with honors and returned home to Minnesota.
Throughout the years, Wade has earned positions in a number of restaurants that include Sous Chef, Executive Chef, General Manager, and Operating Partner. In November 2005, Wade, along with his business partner, took over The Fireside on Big Detroit Lake. He is honored to be at the helm of this lakes area icon that opened in 1948.
Wade’s philosophy is simple: Welcome guests into a great facility with a great view; dazzle them with comfortable, friendly service; and prepare food from the heart utilizing the highest quality ingredients all while preparing everything from scratch in his kitchen. We certainly hope you enjoy your visit. Cheers!
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The more often you come in for a relaxing evening of fine dining, the more rewards you earn.
So please sign up, and come back soon for dinner, drinks, friendship and relaxation on beautiful Big Detroit Lake.
Tuesday - Saturday
Happy Hour at 4:30pm
Dining Room Seating at 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
January 20 at 6:30pm. Call to reserve your spot!
February 3: Big California Wines with Scott from Paustis Wines.
March 4: Cabernet Sauvignon Family Tree Wines with Stewart from Paustis Wines.
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Book your table with the best view in town!
Plan Your Event
HOLIDAY PARTIES | COMPANY RETREATS
GROOM'S DINNERS | WEDDING RECEPTIONS | SPECIAL OCCASIONS
The Fireside is a beautiful venue to host your special event. Our lounge provides a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere with high back mahogany booths and custom wine cork table. Our professional, friendly and efficient beverage staff will expertly concoct for you the best cocktails in town. You may also choose from our thoughtfully selected wine list featuring more than 30 by the glass and 200 bottles.
The Fireside porch room is our dining option for those who like to feel the copacetic breeze coming off the lake in a casually elegant bug-free space. This comfortable and playful setting is the perfect stop by boat to enjoy dinner lakeside. It's also the perfect setting for that romantic first date, a 10th wedding anniversary, wedding reception, or private party. The Fireside porch room can host your private event of up to 130 people. Utilizing the entire facility for a private event increases that count to 250 people.
Call today to work with our chef and special events coordinator to plan a memorable event!
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MID-MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER:
Open nightly for dinner at 5pm
Open Sunday - Thursday for Happy Hour at 4:30pm
OCTOBER THROUGH MID-MAY:
Open Tuesday - Saturday for Happy Hour at 4:30pm and for dinner at 5pm
Casual to Classy
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1462 EAST SHORE DRIVE | DETROIT LAKES, MN 56501 | 218.847.8192