With the state of Minnesota restricting dining to take-out only, we have made the difficult decision to close until the dine-in ban is lifted. As always, we appreciate your support during these challenging pandemic times.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift card, 218.847.8192 or order here.

We look forward to re-opening on Saturday, December 19 at 4:30pm.

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 Cory Wolfe, Executive Chef

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Cory Wolfe started his culinary career in 2010 as a prep cook. He soon discovered a passion for cooking and gained experienced at three restaurants over the next six years. Cory took a brief break from the kitchen, but quickly realized his heart was in the culinary field.

In 2016, he started at The Fireside as a salad cook and worked his up the line to a sauté cook where he continually impressed the kitchen staff. Cory accepted the position of Executive Chef of The Fireside in September 2018. He is excited to put his own mark on the menu and dazzle our guests. When he is not creating house-made dishes for The Fireside, Cory enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, playing cards and watching his son grow. 


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VIP Club & Email Sign Up


With the Fireside's exclusive VIP Card, you will earn rewards with the frequency of your visits and the amount of your expenditures.

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.

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Hours and Events

Closed Until Further Notice Starting Sun., Nov. 22

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.



Gift Cards

Fireside Gift Card

For every $100 purchased, receive $20 bonus gift card through Dec. 23.

The perfect gift available to purchase online and deliver to your door. Please allow 10-14 business days for delivery.

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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!


  1. Competitive Wages
  2. Full & Part Time Hours
  3. Seasonal & Year Round Positions
  4. Health Insurance for Full Time Staff
  5. Management Growth Opportunities
  6. Shift Meals and Beverages
  7. Staff Appreciation Events
  8. Scholarship Opportunities

Fill out our application online or print a copy here.


Contact Us


Temporarily Closed


To Go or Delivery 218.847.8192
Face coverings required.


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 4, please call the restaurant. 



1462 EAST SHORE DRIVE     |     DETROIT LAKES, MN 56501     |     218.847.8192

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