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.
Summer Hours are here! Open daily at 4:30pm.
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