A TRUE CHICAGO
The Fireside Restaurant and Lounge in Chicago has a rich history and has been a beloved part of the community for many years. Located in the Andersonville neighborhood, the Fireside has been operating since 1904, making it one of Chicago's oldest restaurants.
Originally a roadhouse for passersby and hosting the many visiting family and friends of the historic Rosehill Cemetery, it eventually transformed into a restaurant and lounge, changing its name to the Fireside in the 1940s and has retained that name ever since.
Over the years, the Fireside Restaurant and Lounge has become renowned for its warm and cozy atmosphere, featuring our namesake fireplace in the dining room, as well as our famous all-weather patio. It has been a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike, offering a diverse menu that includes classic American dishes, steaks, seafood, and comfort food.
Throughout our history, the Fireside has served as a gathering place for the community, hosting a variety of events and gatherings. It provides a welcoming environment for socializing and dining, earning a reputation as a neighborhood institution that exudes nostalgia and showcases a taste of Chicago's history.
Nestled deep within the charming streets of a historic Andersonville, there lies a restaurant known as “Fireside.” With its rich history, and Rosehill cemetery adjacent location, we attract not only diners seeking a fun time out, but also, possibly, a touch of paranormal activity.
Whispers among the locals suggest that Fireside is not just renowned for its tasty fare but also for the lingering spirits that inhabit its halls. Patrons have reported eerie sensations, unexplained shadows, and mysterious whispers that seem to materialize from thin air.
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We never close. Ever. Open every day of the year. From late night eats on a random weekday, to full service Thanksgiving dinner, we are here!
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