Established in 1948, 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. Journey outdoors to our relaxing lake view deck featuring handcrafted cocktails, housemade appetizers and a hand built fire pit. Enjoy while waiting for your table or spend a warm summer evening soaking in the sunset.
About Michael Setterholm, Lead Barman & Owner
In the summer of 1988, Michael “Setty” Setterholm took his first restaurant job at Tower Pizza in his home town of Nisswa, Minn. He graduated Brainerd High School in 1990 and continued his education at Brainerd Community College and St. Cloud State University where he studied electrical engineering, computer science and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elective Studies.
When he wasn’t hitting the books, Setty bartended summers at Granny’s Pub on Gull Lake, now Zorbaz on Gull Lake. After college, he moved to Minneapolis and honed his bartending skills and knowledge at The Refuge and Rosen’s City Tavern. Setty moved to Detroit Lakes in spring 2007 to be the Beverage Manager at The Fireside, and has become a staple of the establishment. He took over as Operating Partner Fall 2018 and is honored to be at the helm of this lakes area icon.
Setty loves making a drink, or opening a bottle of wine that makes a guest pause and enjoy each sip and aroma. Outside of work, he enjoys working on his house, cooking and all things fitness.
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Hours and Events
Planning A Special Event?
The Fireside is a beautiful venue to host your special event. Our elegant dining room features the best lake view in the area and can fit up to 115 people. 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 perfect gift available to purchase online and deliver to your door.
START YOUR CAREER
We strive to be more than your average place to work. We are committed to our staff and guests to provide a respectful and positive environment. Join our growing family and start your career today!
8 TASTY REASONS TO WORK WITH US:
- Competitive Wages
- Full & Part Time Hours
- Seasonal & Year Round Positions
- Health Insurance for Full Time Staff
- Management Growth Opportunities
- Shift Meals and Beverages
- Staff Appreciation Events
- Scholarship Opportunities
MAY 14 - SEPTEMBER 30:
Open Daily at 4:30pm
Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm (Sunday - Thursday)
OCTOBER 1 - MAY 13:
Open 4:30pm Monday - Saturday
Happy Hour 4:30-6:30pm
Casual to Classy
The Fireside gladly accepts reservations. You can make a reservation online or call (218) 847-8192 to book your table. Parties larger than 8, please call the restaurant.
1462 EAST SHORE DRIVE | DETROIT LAKES, MN 56501 | 218.847.8192